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Peril on the Royal Train (The Railway Detective Series Book 10) by [Marston, Edward]
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4.5 out of 5 stars 162 customer reviews

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'Marston's attention to detail is second to none. His research is meticulous and this enables the narrative to come alive.' Bolton News

About the Author

Edward Marston was born and brought up in South Wales. A full-time writer for over thirty years, he has worked in radio, film, television and the theatre, and is a former chairman of the Crime Writers' Association.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1380 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby (29 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BOE1DJ8
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 162 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #88,185 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I enjoy this series a great deal, but I feel the author is in danger of the Agatha Christie ploy of giving no clue as to the protagonist in a story until the end and the rest of the book turns out to have being a complete red herring and the denouement turns out to be something of a disappointment. I wonder if the next book needs something of a reboot, or a swift kick up the backside, to head back to the mystery and thrill of the early works in this series. Otherwise I think Mr Marston is in danger of alienating some of his readers.
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Yet another super book in the Railway detective series. Edward Marston is an amazing writer, his research is excellent, his stories keep you interested until the last page. Keep up the good work - cannt wait for the next book.
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Mr.Marston is as rewarding as ever, "Peril on the Royal Train" is as engaging, intriguing and enjoyable as ever and I eagerly await every paperback version as it is printed. Why paperback? I live in a modest bungalow with about 2,000 books and space is limited - a large proportion of the space is occupied by Mr. Marston's books.
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Overall this isn't a bad book, but I have to agree with previous reviews in that it is very similar to a previous Railway detective novel. I've really enjoyed this series, but this is the first time I've been left slightly disappointed.

Here we see newly married Robert Colbeck taken away from his wife and sent up to Scotland with his sidekick Leaning to investigate the derailment of a goods train. Accident or murder? Only Colbeck and Leaning can find out with a little help from Caleb Andrews a retired train driver who by chance leads them to a plot to assassinate the Royal family. The race is on to find these culprits.

Not a bad book. Very well written and easy to read. Would recommend.
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Marston has a format, like a good golf swing, if you repeat it well you'll get good results. For the first time in this novel the rather long winded and superfluous passages of context have been toned down, eg - explanations of who Madeline is and where they met, how her old man used to work the railways, colbecks streit with his boss, lemmings ugly face etc etc. however, Edward, kill Madeline's old man off, he's an embarrassing character, and introduce some new regulars if you're going to carry on with the series.

This all sounds rather harsh, but should not detract from the fact that the entire series is very readable, does what it says on the tin, kind of stuff.
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an easily read story but which becomes more involved the further you read - encourages you to keep reading to the final twist. A book I have already read twice because of the enjoyment it gives.
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I love the Railway Detective series and this did not disappoint. Our hero is now married so that adds an extra dimension (although I quite enjoyed the early 'will they, won't they' situation). Another excellent addition to this series - well plotted, great characters and neat little twists
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Marston's "Railway Detective" series recounts the exploits of debonair detective Robert Colbeck, who specialises in solving crimes committed on the burgeoning railway network of mid 19th century Britain.
I read my way through the first half dozen novels happily enough. They're entertaining if lightweight and undemanding; the kind of fare to relax, rather than tax your brain. Unfortunately, as the series progressed the rot set in, as Marston's strictly formulaic approach led to repetition and stagnation.
By the time of "Peril on the Royal Train" I'd had enough. It was like trying to read a novel written by the author's "Railway Detective" computer programme, and I gave up little more than half way through.
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