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The sixth book in the Jim Stringer series, 2009. For all the people in the Quiet Carriage.
The right of Andrew Martin to be identified as author of this work. Andrew martin series: Jim Stringer. Other author's books: The Last Train to Scarborough. Death on a Branch Line. A CIP record for this book. ISBN 978-0-571-22969-7. Underground, Overground. Murder At Deviation Junction js-4. The Blackpool Highflyer.
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For the past seven years, Andrew Martin has been throwing soot, sulphur and other steam-age .
For the past seven years, Andrew Martin has been throwing soot, sulphur and other steam-age effluvia about as background material for highly original railway murder mysteries and even murkier imaginings. We first met his delightfully dogged hero Jim Stringer as a fireman on The Necropolis Railway. Like all the Jim Stringer adventures, The Last Train to Scarborough bewitches with its detail, dry humour and laid-back ruminations, but the strangeness of the plot and the originality of the murder method puts this latest book into a weird class of its own. Topics.
The Last Train to Scarborough. One night, in a private boarding house in Scarborough, a railwayman vanishes, leaving his belongings behind. Author: Andrew Martin. A reluctant Jim Stringer is sent to investigate. It is March 1914, and Jim Stringer, railway detective, is uneasy about his next assignment. It’s not so much the prospect Scarborough in the gloomy off-season that bothers him, or even the fact that the last railwayman to stay in the house has disappeared without trace.
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Andrew Martin has a gift for clever description, and his characters display an interesting Dickensian quality (in the best . Aside from the railway detail which will appeal to train buffs, Andrew Martin knows this early twentieth century period well and this is where the novel shines.
Andrew Martin has a gift for clever description, and his characters display an interesting Dickensian quality (in the best sense). This title certainly contains many of the elements that make this series so excellent, but it gets off to an odd start with a sort of stream of consciousness chapter that is, to put it mildly, bewildering. The description of the places where the story is set is very realistic and the characters' attitudes are very true to the period, too. And the mystery will have you up half the night finishing it.
Start by marking The Last Train to Scarborough (Jim Stringer, Railway . The opening of the book certainly didn't grab my attention or make want to turn the pages faster and in fact it for me never really got going at all.
Start by marking The Last Train to Scarborough (Jim Stringer, Railway Detective, as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Andrew Martin himself is a Yorkshireman, who studied at the University of Oxford and qualified as a barrister. He has had a career as both a freelance journalist, a non-fiction author, and has written works for television and radio as well as some other crime fiction including this series of novels. I managed about half the book and speed read the rest.
It is the eve of the Great War, and Jim Stringer, railway detective, is uneasy about his next assignment. It's not so much the prospect Scarborough in the gloomy off-season that bothers him, or even the fact that the last railwayman to stay in the house has disappeared without trace. It's more that his governer, Chief Inspector Saul Weatherhill, seems to be deliberately holding back details of the case - and that he's been sent to Scarborough with a trigger-happy assistant. And when Jim encounters the seductive and beautiful Amanda Rickerby a whole new personal danger enters Jim's life...
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