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Author Topic: A Cornish Christmas Mystery  (Read 4442 times)

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Re: A Cornish Christmas Mystery
« Reply #75 on: January 08, 2018, 10:00:49 pm »
the novels of Edward Marston (if you know him).
Marstonís railway detective seriies is very readable and set in the 1850s. Well worth a try if you havenít come across his work.

Thank you for an excellent story Martin. Whilst reading the different chapters, I kept thinking of 'The Railway Detective' - I am currently reading the penultimate book, so, no more Chandler and Timms from port perran and not much more Colbeck and Leeming from Edward Marston. :'(.  As Mito alluded to, you have plenty of time to think of an Easter story ................  ???
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Re: A Cornish Christmas Mystery
« Reply #76 on: January 08, 2018, 10:14:10 pm »
Thanks very much, really enjoyable.  I missed  the closing date for the poll unfortunately, I'd planned to put "other", but to be honest, I didn't have a clue.  Easter mystery would be good.
Cheers, Trev.


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Re: A Cornish Christmas Mystery
« Reply #77 on: January 08, 2018, 10:37:03 pm »
Have you sold the film rights yet?

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Re: A Cornish Christmas Mystery
« Reply #78 on: January 08, 2018, 11:19:42 pm »
Thank you Martin,

Really enjoyed that. I missed the 'whodunnit' poll too but then I'm rubbish at that and probably would have got it wrong anyway which is probably why I still like Columbo.

You're probably all quilled out before Easter but a Summer Mystery would be great. Maybe?

Thanks again,

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: A Cornish Christmas Mystery
« Reply #79 on: January 09, 2018, 05:25:48 pm »
Hi Martin,
Thanks for an excellent tale. I started to read the first 2 chapters as you wrote them and then decided to wait until you had finished the story before reading the rest. It was excellent to read the whole story line from start to finish just now. Didn't see the vicar being the culprit. Well done.
Look forward to more mysteries from you in the future.
Cheers.
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Re: A Cornish Christmas Mystery
« Reply #80 on: January 09, 2018, 08:13:31 pm »
Thank you John.
It was inspired by both Agatha Christie and the novels of Edward Marston (if you know him).
Marstonís railway detective seriies is very readable and set in the 1850s. Well worth a try if you havenít come across his work.

Many thanks, Martin.

I have not heard of Mr Marston (until now).  I'll make a point of finding his books.

I do like Agatha Christie and Margery Allingham, though.  And, more up to date, Colin Dexter.

All the best.

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« Reply #81 on: January 12, 2018, 11:25:52 pm »
Marston’s railway detective seriies is very readable and set in the 1850s. Well worth a try if you haven’t come across his work.
Thanks, no I had not, but per your suggestion - this morning postmanpat delivered me my first two :) and am now 1/2 way thro' "The Railway Viaduct" :)
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« Reply #82 on: January 13, 2018, 01:09:02 am »
 :hellosign: Many thanks Martin, a very enjoyable story
      regards Derek.

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Re: A Cornish Christmas Mystery
« Reply #83 on: January 13, 2018, 02:14:00 am »
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I kept thinking of 'The Railway Detective' - I am currently reading the penultimate book,
Once youve finished the series the home front detective series  is worth a look.

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Re: A Cornish Christmas Mystery
« Reply #84 on: January 13, 2018, 03:44:23 pm »
@MalcolmAL  I started with 'The Railway Viaduct' and was hooked. I then scoured around to read the series from book 1 - they all follow on chronologically, following the detectives through life. Amazon is a good source to look, most of the series I bought for £2/£2.50p each.

@themadhippy I have to agree. I only have the last 'Railway Detective' to find but have read 'Five Canaries', one of the 'Home Front' series. I hunted around and found books 1 and 2, so I am reading that series from the beginning.

Am now awaiting Book 2 in the 'Cornish Mystery' series. (Hint hint) @port perran
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« Reply #85 on: January 13, 2018, 03:53:23 pm »
they all follow on chronologically, following the detectives through life.
Good point, you must be telepathic, I was about to ask about that :) I'll go do some googling to find the list.

Like when we had to dive back in time from half way through Patrick O'Brian / Capt. Aubrey when Patrick realised he had started too late in the Captain's life and had to write some prequels !

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Re: A Cornish Christmas Mystery
« Reply #86 on: January 14, 2018, 12:49:55 am »
  I started with 'The Railway Viaduct'
follow on chronologically,
I found the bibliography and turns out that we are not too temporally disoriented, the other one that I bought 'on the spur' was #2"The Excursion Train" which swmbo is reading at the mo..

My verdict on Viaduct - a bit disjointed and episodic to begin (1/3) [with overtones of Deus ex Machina /controlling mind dictating what he says next] but eventually got into its stride and was well enjoyed.

However I expected,
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spoiler alert - tear here and digest anyone not yet reading --
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Luke Rogan to be shot much earlier than Sir Thingumy Whatsit got a rountuit,
a little hastily ended perhaps ?

If Sir Whatsit was that well connected (and harking back to) the Bonaparte era I expect he could have called upon friends of Blucher to spirit him away into The EU and then would follow a right good romp and merry dance   :) !

Sorry @port perran   I am confounding your topic, praps we should sart a Railway Detective topic somewhere ?
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Re: A Cornish Christmas Mystery
« Reply #87 on: January 14, 2018, 08:53:41 am »
Like when we had to dive back in time from half way through Patrick O'Brian / Capt. Aubrey when Patrick realised he had started too late in the Captain's life and had to write some prequels !

I really enjoy the Aubrey/Maturin novels and have rationed myself to one every couple of years to make them last...

Sadly, I did not do this with Jane Austen and just keep re-reading them.

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Re: A Cornish Christmas Mystery
« Reply #88 on: January 14, 2018, 11:48:36 am »
Iím just about to finish the latest one entitled A Christmas Railway Mystery (marston must have stolen the name from me) which is excellent.
Iíve read them all now, they do pop up in 2nd hand bookshops/charity shops quite often.
As Mad Hippy states the Home Front series is also good.
As for another story from me.......well.......maybe - perhaps a Summer one.
Weíll see.
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« Reply #89 on: January 14, 2018, 03:05:31 pm »
As for another story from me.......well.......maybe - perhaps a Summer one.
Weíll see.

That will, hopefully, be something to look forward to.

All the very best.

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