Travelling back and forth to Fife from the North East two days in a row last week may not sound like much fun, but there was a definitely silver lining. I got through two of Edward Marston’s Railway Detective novels! As my thoughts on both novels were very similar, I thought I might as well kill two birds with one stone and review them together. I won’t go into any big plot spoilers – there’s nothing worse than a mystery spoiled!
I was very much in need of a new murder mystery series, having long ago finished the Sherlock Holmes canon and then systematically worked my way through all the Poirot and Marple novels, C.J. Sansom’s Shardlake stories and all 21 Phryne Fisher novels. I do prefer my murders historical though – modern crime just doesn’t draw me in the same way – and so the Railway Detective series by Edward Marston seemed a suitable choice, especially as I had read the Christmas special (see my review here) in December and had quite enjoyed it.