The Lost Luggage Porter, Paperback Book

The Lost Luggage Porter Paperback

Part of the Jim Stringer series

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)

Description

In York, Winter, 1906 - two brothers have been shot to death.

Meanwhile, Jim Stringer meets the Lost Luggage Porter, humblest among the employees of the North Eastern Railway company.

He tells Jim a tale which leads him to the roughest part of town, a place where the police constables always walk in twos.

Jim is off on the trail of pickpockets, 'station loungers' and other small fry of the York underworld.

But then, in a tiny, one-room pub with a badly smoking fire, he enters the orbit of a dangerous, disturbed villain who is playing for much higher stakes...

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780571219049

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3.5

This is a better read than either of the first two books. Firstly there is much less about trains, which is good news for me, as Jim Stringer is now a railway detective working out of York. Also the mystery part of the novel works well and is actually thrilling as Jim gets entangled in a series of crimes that may or may not be linked. As before the period feels beautifully evoked and this time we get to see more of his family.

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3

York sounds a very dangerous place according to this book. Stringer, the Steam Detective, gets in over his head here as he becomes involved in a criminal gang out to rob the railway. This reader got the impression that Martin didn't know how to end the story - the shoot out at the end isn't terribly convincing.Still, these books do help dispel any merry nostalgia about steam railways.

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