Liverpool Echo 25th November 2013

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by Stephen Done

Inspector Vignoles is a railway detective on the Great Central Railway line in the 1940s and 1950s, in the days of the London & North Eastern Railway ownership. Lots of steam locomotives, human interest and action!

1. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

2. The Murder of Crows

3. The Torn Curtain

4. The Marylebone Murders

5. Last Train to Brackley Central

6. New Brighton Rock

‘The best of the railway detective novels on the market!’ Steam Railway Magazine

'I love it! A real page-turner.' Daily Mirror

'Move over Aidensfield, the new Heartbeat could be here!' Daventry Post

‘Thoroughly recommended for providing an exciting and captivating read. Each move is meticulously told and there is a pace to the story that keeps one wanting to turn the pages.’ Mainline Magazine

‘A captivating group of characters who seem to encapsulate a more innocent age.’ Tony Johnson

'Not just splendidly paced crime thrillers, not just delicious treats for all steam train enthusiasts but really vibrant social portraits of the life and mores of the immediate post war, Austerity Britain. I intend putting them in my 'Best Read of the Year' slot in the run-up to Christmas.' Ewan Wilson, Crime Fiction Buyer, Waterstone's

'An intriguing mystery, warm-hearted and evocative of the time in which it is set.' Dave Baker

'An atmospheric and gripping story in which the characters are painted very vividly.' Sian Harrington

'An absolutely riveting story that has all the elements of a cracking yarn.' British Railway Modelling

'Skillfully constructed and features a host of well-observed characters. Bags of wonderful nostalgia and a gripping denoument.' Tony Boullemier

'Stephen has originated the new literary genre of Post-war Austerity Gothic.' Liverpool Daily Post