Book Review – Fear on the Phantom Special

A very readable story of 350 pages, the 17th in the Railway Detective series by Edward Marston

The murderer(s) are not obvious at all. At various times I suspected most of the leading characters but none of them were the ones who dunnit! There is a slightly weird ending which to my mind needs some explanation and I hope there’s a sequel explaining the ending. The only quibble is the method deployed to murder a character, which I think would have been heard by someone, but maybe not.

This book is recommended and I especially like how there are two mysteries in one, one being investigated by Robert Colbeck in the Lake District and another by his wife in London of a less serious nature.

Julian Worker is a writer of travel books, mystery stories, and fictional lists. His work can be seen here.

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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