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Interesting if NOT Exciting!
on 27 June 2014
I've looked forward to this collection of short stories since it was first announced. The stories are most certainly varied and in some cases interesting, but nothing particularly excited me, possibly because I'm a regular reader of the "Railway Detective" books. This could possibly be a disadvantage, perhaps a NEW reader to the series would get more enjoyment out of the collection, but to ME, there appeared nothing particularly new and the same old foibles which appear in the main series appear time and again here, which gets wearing after a while.
Some of the stories had very weak connections to anything railway related, which has been picked up before, especially in the "Stationmasters Farewell". Missed opportunity's to explore the individuals who make up these stores. In fairness it must be really difficult keeping up the momentum for this series and perhaps the steam is running out slightly.