The Blackpool Highflyer by Andrew Martin

The Blackpool Highflyer

Andrew Martin

Steam trains, wakes week and a mystery - what more could you want? And it's part of a series too. This book is a must for steam freaks and crime busters alike. My grandad used to work on steam trains and this book brought it all back. I could almost smell him. It just shows you - women can get sentimental about steam trains as well as men! Not so much 'trouble at t'mill' as 'trouble on't mill outing'. Roll on Jim Stringer's next adventure.

Extract

I would not tell Clive to slow down, not even with the wife on board and her expecting. I was done with showing fear. I turned to the firehole, looked inside: the fire was shaking, every white-hot coal had been set jumping by the speed ....

I looked through the spectacle glass and it was clean. I could see for miles along the line. Blackpool Tower, the tallest building in the country, and there it was: a tiny thing, ten miles off, jumping about in the corner of the glass, trying to come loose and move to the centre.

Parallels
  • The Necropolis Railway by Andrew Martin
  • Abracadaver by Peter Lovesey
  • The Railway Detective by Edward Marston
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