The Last Train to Scarborough - Andrew Martin Reviews
Description:ISBN 0571229700 / Genre: Crime / Thriller / Author: Andrew Martin / Paperback / 320 Pages / Book is published 2010-04-01 by Faber and ... more
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~~The Steam Detective~~ It can't be easy coming up with a new formula for crime fiction these days, but Andrew Martin's Edwardian railway detective Jim Stringer is a true original. The series was new to me and I found the book refreshingly engaging. Martin's characters are quirky, the setting atmospheric and the plot intriguing. This is a fairly light but satisfying read, with just sufficient depth, themes of jealousy and ambition, and a strong sense of authenticity. There may be a touch of Sherlock Holmes about the atmosphere, but there are enough differences and the plot is original, with perhaps just a hint of 'film noir'. ~~A storm ... Read the complete review
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