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Summary

Halloween 1861. A special train with two carriages steams across the Lake District at night on its way to a place notorious for its record of supernatural incidents. Lighting inside the carriages is poor, and without warning, the lamp goes out in the last compartment of the second carriage, plunging it into darkness. When the special reaches the end of its journey, the passengers pour out on to the station platform. There are almost 60 of them in all, laughing and jostling. The prevailing excitement is shattered by a cry - a dead body has been discovered in the seats. This will prove to be a very puzzling new case for the Railway Detective.

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Dreadful

Formulaic loco whodunnit. A plot so flimsy that you could drive a steam loco through it, but I guess it gave the narrator an opportunity to air a variety of Edith Evans Victorian high camp voices.
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Never Guessed the Killer

I was really surprised by the end of the book. I never had a clue it was him who dun it.

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  • 14-02-20

My Heavens What A Crashing BORE.!!

I have to say ,.. that without a doubt that this book is incredibly boring,.. watching paint dry for an eight hour stretch would have been far more enjoyable ... horrible