• The Newcastle Train Murder & Death on the Crumbles

  • The Famous Trials Series
  • By: Edgar Lustgarten
  • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Performance
  • Release date: 09-01-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ivan and Inge Berg
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (15 ratings)

Editor reviews

The Newcastle Train Murder & Death on the Crumbles describe two sensational crime trials from the early 20th century.
In 1910, John Nisbet, a cashier transporting 370 pounds in his work satchel, was found dead in his train compartment. Due to questionable eyewitnesses and cloudy statements, the police arrested passenger John Dickman for the murder. The ensuing trial gripped Newcastle and all of England.
In 1924, a pregnant woman was found brutally murdered in a bungalow on "The Crumbles" beach. Her married lover was suspected, but could anyone prove his guilt? Narrator Edgar Lustgarten engrossingly performs the events of each twisted tale with grim delight.
Show More Show Less

Summary

The Newcastle Train Murder
The frightful Newcastle train murder of 1910 led to a verdict based largely on evidence of identification. Death on the Crumbles
In 1924, Patrick Mahon admitted to dismembering the victim's body but denied committing the murder. This fascinating trial was presided over by "The Hanging Judge", Mr Justice Avory.
©1976 Edgar Lustgarten (P)1976 Ivan and Inge Berg
Show More Show Less

Regular price: £4.19

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Buy Now for £4.19

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-04-15

Cover Art Issues

Book was ok. I've enjoyed this series but the train murder was probably the least interesting. Second story was good and worth the small outlay. Title suffers from cover art issues though as the cover displayed is for a different title.

Read more Hide me
See all reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 15-03-10

Flawless

Very good stories read out by an astonishing voice.

Because Mr. Lustgarten imitates the voices of all actors without becoming ridiculous and aditionally comes up with a nice and perfect style of language (I am german; I am impressed and willing to learn from Mr. Lustgarten's speech), his show is a very intellectual piece of audiofile on Audible. (Even for native English speaking people I think.)

Although just reporting of more or less one sinlge trial day per case, the stories get very interesting and intense due to detail and sudden moments of excitement. And the cases as well as their outcomings are real!

I liked this show so much that I learned "Death on the Crumbles" by heart word for word. (Yes, this is no joke.) "The Newcastle Train Murder" will follow; and maybe the other shows, too.

Tom Ellard from the australian electronic music group "Severed Heads" used some spoken material of "Death on the Crumbles" in their song "Dead Eyes Opened". That is how I came to Mr. Lustgarten's "Famous Trials" and from where others may know short parts of it's content or the voice. The main part of the song is underlaid by the long part where the narrator explains the reason for Patrick Mahon's fright of thunderstorms related to the murder. "[...] As the head of Emily Kaye lay upon the coals, the dead eyes opened, and Mahon fled out to the deserted shore. [...]" (Content cite) Became interested? So did I, when I heard this part.

I recommend this file to everyone who is interested in the smart way of audio entertainment.

Read more Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Tony Vieira on 12-08-18

Exceptional!

Theses Famous Trials recordings by Lustgarten are incredibly fun. I love ‘em. I’m a trial lawyer and they’ve reminded me of the purpose - of the life and of the power for justice inherent in the work. Thank you for reproducing them. Give us more!

Read more Hide me
See all reviews