Murder on the Pneumatic Railway

Murder on the Pneumatic Railway paperback and ebookReviews:

” [A] very well written , deeply researched story” — Historical Novel Society

“An entertaining Victorian mystery with its cast of varied and likeable characters.” — Vesper1931, LibraryThing

“Get the book and shirk all other responsibilities while you enjoy this Victorian era who-dunnit.” — Nichole Scanlon, GoodReads


In 1870 London, the body of a postal clerk is found inside a pneumatic railway car, and surgeon Samson Light has been accused. Tommy Jones must abandon his many jobs to pursue the witness who can exonerate his former tutor.

Inspector Morgan of St Giles Station seems unusually reluctant to pursue the case, so Samson’s barrister, wife, and friends must investigate.

Clues lead to the General Post Office, the London Pneumatic Despatch Company, the highest realms of the Foreign Office, and inside Clerkenwell Gaol itself. Why was an ordinary clerk killed and, if it wasn’t Samson who did it, who did?

Murder on the Pneumatic Railway
Novel, 286 pages
Published 22 March 2023
Historical Mystery / Historical Fiction
ISBN: 979-8-9853027-6-9 (paperback) 
ISBN: 979-8-9890337-2-0 (hardcover)

ISBN: 979-8-9853027-7-6 (e-book) 
Library of Congress Control Number: 2023903786