Murder on the Santa Special: A Traditional English Country Village Whodunnit
The sleepy village of Bramley is deep in decline: the school, cottage hospital and local post-office are threatened with closure, and the Bramley Cross and Brocklehurst Preserved Steam Railway is in desperate need of repair and extension if it is to survive. When a benefactor in the shape of an... show more
The sleepy village of Bramley is deep in decline: the school, cottage hospital and local post-office are threatened with closure, and the Bramley Cross and Brocklehurst Preserved Steam Railway is in desperate need of repair and extension if it is to survive.
When a benefactor in the shape of an obscenely wealthy Russian oligarch begins to transform the fortunes of the village, tongues wag about the provenance of his village-saving cash – is he Mafia or self-made millionaire? Concerns abate with the transformation of the Post Office, a new maternity unit for the hospital and a completely revamped railway museum - featuring Stalin’s famous armoured carriage.
But the sudden death of a passenger on the train line’s popular Santa Special forces one canny villager to investigate. Elderly Miss Parrish has a sharp mind and a fearless determination, but is she really prepared for what she discovers?
N M Scott was born and educated in south London, and after a career in advertising moved to Rottingdean, Sussex, where he now lives and works. He maintains a lifelong interest in the history of transport, church architecture and the ‘Canon’ of Sherlock Holmes.
Publish date: 2014-03-11
Publisher: Book Guild Publishing
Pages no: 119
Edition language: English
Thoroughly enjoyed this well-written but short mystery. It was only 120 pages and cost $8.50. I had no idea it was this short when I bought the ebook. On the plus side, I would love to read more by this author and think the setting in this book would make a great series. Worth reading but the cost...