The Last Train to Scarborough Hardback
One night, in a private boarding house in Scarborough, a railway man vanishes, leaving his belongings behind...It is the eve of the Great War, and Jim Stringer, railway detective, is uneasy about his next assignment.
It's not so much the prospect Scarborough in the gloomy off-season that bothers him, or even the fact that the last railway man to stay in the house has disappeared without trace.
It's more that his governor, Chief Inspector Saul Weatherhill, seems to be deliberately holding back details of the case - and that he's been sent to Scarborough with a trigger-happy assistant. And when Jim encounters the seductive and beautiful Amanda Rickerby a whole new personal danger enters Jim's life...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 05/03/2009
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780571229697
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Review by devenish
Jim Stringer,Steam Detective,faces his most difficult and dangerous case to date. He is sent undercover to a Scarborough boarding house,from which a railwayman has disappeared. Here he comes across various characters,none of whom are quite what they seem. These include the landlady,Amanda Rickerby,who is dangerous indeed to our Jim.This is the latest in the series of Railway Detective novels set in the early 1900's which feature the engaging characters of Jim Stringer and his wife Sylvia.