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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Two crime books. Absolute contrasts to each other!

The discovery of a young woman's body is startling. For her teacher Beatrice to find it whilst out on a ramble with her dog was earth shattering. Amber was her star performer in a drama laid out in school and why would anyone want to murder her was beyond understanding.

Beatrice's daughter Jes is the lead detective on the case and facing demons of her own. Told in several narrations, the story is complex with several strands which have to be unified if we can get to the bottom of this mystery.

The characterization was intense so much so, that I was suspicious of them all and disliked practically all of them!

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Standing Stone Books.

A selection of stories, all with a railway background all set in a particular time and setting very reminiscent of Briish colonial times!

It was nostalgic to read this collection of stories. All mysteries, some murders some could be solved very easily, some inexplicable, and some were sheer genius in the solving.

A book ideal not just for readers of crime, but also for those who love the railways!

Very well put together, extremely entertaining.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review courtesy of Poisoned Pen Press.


  1. These both sound really good. I love the cover for the second one.

  2. I love that they're so different yet both sound so good.

  3. I'm glad you really enjoyed the railway mysteries. That sounds like a great collection.