Thursday, September 13, 2018

Top ten trains in novels

Sarah Ward is the author of The Shrouded Path and three previous books in the DC Childs crime series set in the Derbyshire Peak District. One of her top ten trains in novels, as shared at the Guardian:
1222 by Anne Holt, translated by Marlaine Delargey

In this Norwegian take on Murder on the Orient Express, a northbound train from Oslo gets stranded during one of the worst snow storms in the country’s history. Passengers move to a nearby hotel where a body is discovered, leaving ex-cop Hanne Williamsen to uncover the murderer. One of the best Nordic noir books, it perfectly conveys the isolation of snowy landscapes; I remember reading it during one windy, wintry night in the Peaks.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Also see Andrew Martin's top ten books about trains.

--Marshal Zeringue