Murder On The Christmas Express (Paperback)
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Murder On The Christmas Express (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 28/09/2023
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Waterstones Says

With a nod to the conventions of the Golden Age of Crime, Benedict's page-turning festive whodunit finds 18 passengers stranded on a derailed train on Christmas Eve with a killer stalking the carriages.

Eighteen passengers. Seven stops. One killer.

In the early hours of Christmas Eve, the sleeper train to the Highlands is derailed, along with the festive plans of its travellers. With the train stuck in snow in the middle of nowhere, a killer stalks its carriages, picking off passengers one by one.

Those who sleep on the sleeper train may never wake again.

Can former Met detective Roz Parker find the killer before they kill again?

All aboard for . . . Murder on the Christmas Express.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781398519855
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

PRAISE FOR MURDER ON THE CHRISTMAS EXPRESS: ‘Magnificent! A smart, suspenseful and snow-covered mystery with plenty of heart and more than a few quiz questions. A total must read for Christmas’ STEPH BROADRIBB ‘I absolutely loved it! Such a clever and pacy read with a glorious nod to classic Christie’ JO JAKEMAN ‘An engrossing and heart-warming mystery. Like a glorious Christmas chocolate – beautiful on the outside with a richly dark centre. Perfect to curl up with on cold winter nights’ MARION TODD ‘A genuine Christmas Feast. Its traditional wrapping conceals a fiendish mystery, a heart of darkness and – in Roz – a wonderfully flawed heroine that you will absolutely fall in love with. If you like your Christmas murderous and melancholy, it's going to keep you very happy over the Festive Period’ DEREK FARRELL ‘A thought-provoking modern take on a Golden Age mystery. Set on a sleeper train racing into the snowy darkness, this atmospheric tale features a tight cast of vividly-drawn characters, and piercing observation. Expertly crafted, the story kept me glued to the pages until the mystery was finally – and satisfyingly – revealed. A great read’ AMANDA JENNINGS ‘It’s an absolute cracker (not sorry . . .). Many try to emulate Christie but this is the real atmospheric deal’ SINEAD CROWLEY 'As twisty and turny as Agatha Christie’s classic, but with a fresh and sharp modern take. A fantastically atmospheric and compelling mystery, I couldn’t stop racing through the pages' KAT AILES, author of The Expectant Detectives ‘Another cracking Xmas mystery from Alexandra Benedict. This should definitely become an annual tradition. I hope we’re going to see more of Roz!’ GEORGE MANN  ‘All aboard the Christmas express for a wonderfully gripping murder mystery this Christmas’ METRO ‘This festive Agatha-Christie-like whodunnit is full of brilliant puzzles and mystery’ SUN ‘The ultimate Christmas mystery’ SHOTS ‘Benedict has pulled together plenty of classic elements – including a locked room mystery – but she’s also thrown a bit of grit into proceedings to elevate the novel beyond its cosy crime trappings’ THE CRACK, Book of the Month   PRAISE FOR ALEXANDRA BENEDICT’S CHRISTMAS BOOKS: ‘The perfect gift for quizzers and mystery addicts . . . A delicious locked room mystery crammed with cryptic clues, secrets in sonnets and a deadly game. But it's more than a series of puzzles, it's also an entertaining exploration of relationships and a riveting read’ VAL McDERMID ‘Perfectly pitched for cold nights and warm fires. A lovely Golden Age tribute’ SINEAD CROWLEY  ‘A perfectly plotted festive mystery’ SUSI HOLLIDAY ‘This is the perfect Christmas book. Get it for yourself to read when the nights are cold and dark and give it as a present. To everyone!’ MARTYN WAITES ‘Curl up by the fire (and lock all the doors) for this Christmas cracker of a book’ C. S. GREEN ‘Utterly original and breathtakingly intriguing . . . A must-read this Christmas’ STEPH BROADRIBB ‘The perfect updating of the classic Christmas Country House mystery . . . Fabulous festive fun’ DEREK FARRELL ‘The perfect Christmas read . . . and puzzles galore for both readers and the players of the game’ W.C. RYAN ‘Clever and twisty’ CRIME MONTHLY  ‘One for book lovers that can't get enough of mystery fiction – even during Christmas’ SUN ‘Packed with riddles, anagrams and puzzles, this is an engaging murder mystery that will grip you until the end’ DAILY MIRROR ‘Atmospheric and pacy’ BEST

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“Poor”

A disappointment as a murder mystery, it became more of an essay against a certain type of male and how,quite rightly, abhorrent they are. All very good and justified, but be honest and write an essay - don’t dress it... More

Hardback edition
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“Dark and tense”

triggers, spousal-abuse, traumatic-delivery, PTSD, trains, closed-circle-mystery, multiple-murder, investigation, retired-cop, social-media***

A little too dark and fraught for me, but my neighbor really enjoyed... More

Hardback edition
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“A modern murder mystery set on an iconic train”

I loved this book. It has some deep themes running throughout, the chapters are short, and this book is pacy, meaning you can complete it quickly. It's a fantastic, emotional Christmas read.

Paperback edition
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