Murder at Deviation Junction : A Novel of Murder, Mystery and Steam Paperback
Part of the Jim Stringer series
A train hits a snow drift in the frozen Cleveland Hills.
In the process of clearing the line a body is discovered, and so begins a dangerous case for struggling Edwardian railway detective, Jim Stringer.
Jim's new investigation takes him to the mighty blast furnaces of Ironopolis, to Fleet Street in the company of a cynical reporter from The Railway Rover, and to a nightmarish spot in the Highlands.
Jim's faltering career in the railway police hangs on whether he can solve the murder - but before long the pursuer becomes the pursued, and Jim finds himself fighting not just for his job, but for his very life as well.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 03/04/2008
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780571229666
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Review by johnthefireman
The fourth in the railway detective series. Once again it is quite ordinary, slow-moving, sedate and quaint, and that perhaps is its attraction. It's not a "whodunit" but the plot does keep you guessing a bit. And there are hints of how staid old Jim Stringer tries to spice up his sex life.