Mr Briggs' Hat : A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder Paperback
In July 1864, Thomas Briggs was travelling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner.
He entered a First Class carriage on the 9.45pm Hackney service of the North London railway.
At Hackney, two bank clerks entered the carriage and discovered blood in the seat cushions; also on the floor, windows and sides of the carriage.
A bloodstained hat was found on the seat along with a broken link from a watch chain.
The race to identify the killer and catch him as he flees on a boat to America was eagerly followed by citizens both sides of the Atlantic.
Kate Colquhoun tells a gripping tale of a crime that shocked the nation.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, Section: 16, b/w photos
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 02/02/2012
- Category: True crime
- ISBN: 9780349123592