On the shocking discovery of a passenger's body on the Great Western Railway excursion train, Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant, Sergeant Victor Leeming, are dispatched to the scene.
Faced with what initially appears to be a motiveless murder, Colbeck is intrigued by the murder weapon - a noose.
When it emerges that the victim had worked as a public executioner, Colbeck realises that this must be intrinsically linked to the killer's choice of weapon. However, the further he delves into the case, the more mysterious it becomes. And when a second man is strangled by a noose on a train, Colbeck knows that he must act quickly. Can he catch the murderer before more lives are lost?
Set in Victorian England and rich in historical detail, The Excursion Train will hold you captivated from the beginning to the end of its journey.
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- Kathi "Love books! Classics and lighter fiction, mysteries (not too violent please :-). And selective non-fiction--whatever takes my fancy."
I was expecting more....
I thought this story would be richer, and more detailed in railroad/train history. It's not.
I'm not sure if it's the writing or the narrator, or a combination of both, that gave the audiobook a 'lacking something' feel.
For others that like to know details like this before hitting the play button in front of the kids:
2 curse words used right near the beginning of the book.
The storyline enfolds itself around an "attempted rape" (won't add spoilers)
Adultery seems to be a preferred theme.