The Dublin Railway Murder: Victorian real-life whodunnit derailed by too much detail

Thomas Morris is successful in recreating an 1850s Dublin that had been shocked to the core by a railway cashier’s violent death, but the story loses its way amid the minutiae

5th December, 2021
The Dublin Railway Murder: Victorian real-life whodunnit derailed by too much detail
Dublin’s Broadstone railway terminus as it appeared in 1860, where chief cashier George Little had been murdered four years earlier. Picture: James Spollin

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The Dublin Railway Murder: The Sensational True Story of a Victorian Murder Mystery

By Thomas Morris

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