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Martin, Andrew 1962-

Works: 56 works in 286 publications in 1 language and 7,390 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Railroad stories  Historical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Humor  Juvenile works  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: PR6113.A78, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Andrew Martin
Most widely held works by Andrew Martin
The lost luggage porter by Andrew Martin( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the winter of 1906, and Jim Stringer has been promoted from amateur sleuth to official railway detective for York station. When the station's mysterious lost luggage porter tips him off to a group of railway thieves, Jim is instructed to infiltrate the thieves' gang and unwittingly enters the orbit of a deranged villain. His plight is made even worse when threats are made against his pregnant wife. Can Jim get to her before the criminals do?"--Page 4 of cover
The Necropolis Railway by Andrew Martin( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bright and ambitious, young Jim Stringer moves from the English countryside to London deter- mined to become a railway man. It is 1903, the dawn of the Edwardian age, when steam runs the nation and the railways drive progress. Jim can't believe his luck to have gotten his foot in the door at South East Railway, run out of Waterloo Station. He finds, however, that his duties involve a graveyard shift, literally--a railway line that takes coffins from London morgues to the gigantic new cemeteries being dug in the city's outskirts. He also learns that his predecessor had disappeared and that his coworkers seem to have formed an instant loathing for him. Forced to live by his wits and to arrive at his own deductions--assisted by his landlady, for whom he falls--he tries to figure out what is going on before he is issued a one-way ticket on the Necropolis Railway"--The publisher
Murder at Deviation Junction by Andrew Martin( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a train becomes snarled in a snow drift in the frozen Cleveland Hills, and a body is discovered in the process of clearing the line, struggling Edwardian railway detective Jim Stringer is plunged into a perilous case as he chases a ruthless killer across the country, only to find the pursuer becoming the pursued
The Blackpool highflyer by Andrew Martin( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the summer of 1905 and Jim Stringer is copiloting a special train filled with overheated excursionists headed to Blackpool, the seaside resort on the English coast. At the moment when the train picks up speed, a huge rock comes into view farther down the tracks; it lies directly in their path. Full stop of the engine; full steam ahead with the mystery. As he did in The Necropolis Railway, Stringer doffs his railway hat and dons his detective's derby, assisted once more by "the wife" and her brilliant detecting skills"--Publisher description
Flight by elephant : the untold story of World War Two's most daring jungle rescue by Andrew Martin( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decorated veteran of the Royal Flying Corps, Mackrell was a tea plantation overseer in his mid-fifties, with a taste for adventure. Hearing that the Chaukan party was stranded by the monsoon, he knew of only one way to save the fever-weakened and starving refugees. Mackrell undertook a rescue mission given no chance of success by the authorities. The astonishing true story of a middle-aged tea planter, Gyles Mackrell, who mounted an epic rescue mission, with the aid of a herd of elephants and their mahouts
The Baghdad Railway Club by Andrew Martin( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baghdad 1917. Captain Jim Stringer, invalided from the Western Front, has been dispatched to investigate what looks like a nasty case of treason. He arrives to find a city on the point of insurrection, his cover apparently blown - and his only contact lying dead with flies in his eyes. As Baghdad swelters in a particularly torrid summer, the heat alone threatens the lives of the British soldiers who occupy the city. The recently ejected Turks are still a danger - and many of the local Arabs are none too friendly either. For Jim, who is not particularly good in warm weather, the situation grows pricklier by the day. Aside from his investigation, he is working on the railways around the city. His boss is the charming, enigmatic Lieutenant-Colonel Shepherd, who presides over the gracious dining society called The Baghdad Railway Club - and who may or may not be a Turkish agent. Jim's search for the truth brings him up against murderous violence in a heat-dazed, labyrinthine city where an enemy awaits around every corner
Death on a branch line by Andrew Martin( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sweltering summer of 1911. Trouble is brewing with Germany. Half the country is on strike; the other half seems to be in flames. And in his most perplexing case to date, railway detective Jim Stringer has forty-eight hours to solve a murder not yet committed." "One Friday evening, a special train rolls into York station. It carries a young aristocrat lately found guilty of murdering his father. Briefly entrusted into Jim's custody, he warns of yet another murder about to happen in his home village." "Jim and his strong-willed wife, Lydia, take the train along the near-deserted branch line, They seek out the intended victim, who, despite their attempts to warn him, Stubbornly refuses to leave on the next train. Jim has one weekend to track an ever-growing number of suspects, stop a murder, and unravel a conspiracy of international dimensions."--Jacket
Night train to Jamalpur by Andrew Martin( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North East India, 1923. On the broiling Night Mail from Calcutta to Jamalpur, a man is shot dead in a first class compartment. Detective Inspector Jim Stringer was sleeping in the next compartment along. Was he the intended target?
The last train to Scarborough by Andrew Martin( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the eve of the Great War, and Jim Stringer, railway detective, is uneasy about his next assignment. It's not so much the prospect Scarborough in the gloomy off-season that bothers him, or even the fact that the last railway man to stay in the house has disappeared without trace. It's more that his governor, Chief Inspector Saul Weatherhill, seems to be deliberately holding back details of the case - and that he's been sent to Scarborough with a trigger-happy assistant. And when Jim encounters the seductive and beautiful Amanda Rickerby a whole new personal danger enters Jim's life
Somme stations by Andrew Martin( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the first day of the Somme enlisted railwayman Jim Stringer lies trapped in a shell hole, smoking cigarette after cigarette under the bullets and the blazing sun. He calculates his chances of survival - even before they departed for France, a member of Jim's unit had been found dead. During the stand-off that follows, Jim and his comrades must operate by night the vitally important trains carrying munitions to the Front, through a ghostly landscape of shattered trees where high explosive and shrapnel shells rain down. Close co-operation and trust are vital. Yet proof piles up of an enemy within, and as a ferocious military policeman pursues his investigation into the original killing, the finger of accusation begins to point towards Jim himself
The yellow diamond by Andrew Martin( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Superintendent George Quinn, Mayfair resident and dandy with a razor-sharp brain, has set up a new police unit, dedicated to investigating the super-rich. When he is shot in mysterious circumstances, DI Blake Reynolds is charged with taking over. But Reynolds hadn't bargained for Quinn's personal assistant, the flinty Victoria Clifford, who knows more than she's prepared to reveal. The trail left by Quinn leads to a jewellery theft, a murderous conspiracy among some of the most glamorous (and richest) Russians in London, and the beautiful Anna, who challenges Reynolds' professional integrity
How to get things really flat : enlightenment for every man on ironing, vacuuming and other household arts by Andrew Martin( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A witty manifesto about how and why men should do housework - and a very useful guide for both the millions of men who shirk household duties and the women who live with them
Belles and whistles : five journeys through time on Britain's trains by Andrew Martin( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Martin recreates five of these famous train journeys by travelling abroad their nearest modern day equivalents. Sometimes their names have survived, even if only as a footnote on a timetable leaflet, but what has usually - if not always - disappeared is the extravagance and luxury
Underground, overground : a passenger's history of the Tube by Andrew Martin( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why is the Victoria Line so hot? What is an Electrical Multiple Unit? Is it really possible to ride from Kings Cross to Kings Cross on the Circle line?The London Underground is the oldest, most sprawling and illogical metropolitan transport system in the world, the result of a series of botch-jobs and improvisations. Yet it transports over one billion passengers every year - and this figure is rising. It is iconic, recognised the world over, and loved and despised by Londoners in equal measure
Funny you should say that : amusing remarks from Cicero to the Simpsons by Andrew Martin( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fool and his words are soon parted, wrote William Shenstone in 1764; one might add that A wit and his words are rarely collected. Here is the antidote: a dazzling survey of the funniest remarks, quips and observations from Ancient Rome, the Bible and Chaucer right up to The Simpsons and The Office. More than 5,000 of the very funniest remarks to have appeared on paper since, well, paper was invented. The lines we all wish we could have said are arranged thematically and cover all aspects of life: from the world we inhabit to the things we eat, smoke and drink; from the way we move around to what and how we learn oh, and the pointlessness of football. Within each theme, the quotationsare placed chronologically providing a real sense of the development of thoughts about each subject as well as seeing how jokes evolve over the years and, in some cases, who borrowed from whom."--Publisher's website
Night trains : the rise and fall of the sleeper by Andrew Martin( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Night trains have long fascinated us with the possibilities of their private sleeping compartments, gilded dining cars, champagne bars and wealthy travellers. Authors from Agatha Christie to Graham Greene have used night trains to tell tales of romance, intrigue and decadence against a rolling background of dramatic landscapes. The reality could often be as thrilling: early British travellers on the Orient Express were advised to carry a revolver (as well as a teapot). In Night Trains, Andrew Martin attempts to relive the golden age of the great European sleeper trains by using their modern-day equivalents. This is no simple matter. The night trains have fallen on hard times, and the services are disappearing one by one. But if the Orient Express experience can only be recreated by taking three separate sleepers, the intriguing characters and exotic atmospheres have survived. Whether the backdrop is 3am at a Turkish customs post, the sun rising over the Riviera, or the constant twilight of a Norwegian summer night, Martin rediscovers the pleasures of a continent connected by rail. By tracing the history of the sleeper trains, he reveals much of the recent history of Europe itself. The original sleepers helped break down national barriers and unify the continent. Martin uncovers modern instances of European unity - and otherwise - as he traverses the continent during 'interesting times'"--
Soot by Andrew Martin( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

York 1799: In August, an artist is found murdered in his home - stabbed with a pair of scissors. Matthew Harvey's death is much discussed in the city. The scissors are among the tools of his trade - for Harvey is a renowned cutter and painter of shades, or silhouettes, the latest fashion in portraiture. It soon becomes clear that the murderer must be one of the artist's last sitters, and the people depicted in the final six shades made by him become the key suspects. But who are they? And where are they to be found? Later, in November, a clever but impoverished young gentleman called Fletcher Rigge languishes in the debtor's prison, until a letter arrives containing a bizarre proposition from the son of the murdered man. Rigge is to be released for one month, but in that time, he must find the killer. If he fails, he will be incarcerated again, possibly for life
Ghoul Britannia : notes from a haunted isle by Andrew Martin( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Untitled elephants by Andrew Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Somme stations by Andrew Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A notice pinned up in the railway police office on Platform Four at York station. Detective Sergeant Jim Stringer recognizes immediately that he must do his patriotic duty, to join what would become known as the Railway Pals and set sail for France
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The Blackpool highflyer
The Necropolis RailwayMurder at Deviation JunctionThe Blackpool highflyerDeath on a branch lineThe last train to ScarboroughSomme stationsHow to get things really flat : enlightenment for every man on ironing, vacuuming and other household artsFunny you should say that : amusing remarks from Cicero to the SimpsonsGhoul Britannia : notes from a haunted isle
Alternative Names
Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin écrivain britannique

Andrew Martin (novelist) Brits journalist

Andrew W. Martin

Andrew W. Martin escritor británico

Martin, A.

Martin, Andrew

Martin, Andrew John 1962-

Эндрю Мартин

اندرو مارتین ژورنالیست بریتانیایی

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