This is the latest mystery with the Railway Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his partner Victor Leeming. It’s 1857 when the body of the Stationmaster of Exeter England is found murdered. Joel Heygate was very popular by the townspeople and he also was an avid bird watcher. Colbeck finds that a canary and owl hold the key to finding the murder. He hopes to solve the case quickly so he can return to London for his marriage to Madeline. Colbeck and Leeming make a good team and try to eliminate the three suspects in the case. Edward Marston has written ten of these enjoyable Railway Detective book.