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Danger at Dead Man's Pass (Adventures on Train)

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Ultimately that didn't really stop us from enjoying the book, but I think the final details when Hal explains things were somewhat lost on us as we weren't clear even then who was who. By ticking the box below, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

Danger at Dead Man’s Pass can be read as a stand-alone novel, or enjoyed as part of the Adventures on Trains series. It would have been quite useful to have it, as I was struggling to figure out how one branch of the family were related, but that was a minor thing.This time, Nat and Hal are off through Europe to Berlin, to investigate on behalf of an old friend of Nat’s. Legend has it the Kratzensteins, a family of rich and powerful railway tycoons, are cursed, but there is no such thing as a curse, is there .

She works as a freelance Digital Media Producer for clients such as the National Theatre, and Harry Potter West End, and previously worked as a Senior Digital Producer at the National Theatre, the Royal Opera House and Shakespeare’s Globe. This time however the adventure is planned as Nat has been invited to travel by train to help solve a mystery.This rainy and gloomy afternoon, uncle Nat meets Hal after school with an urgent letter addressed to both of them, asking for help.

There's a scene at the end, for example, that is just deliciously tense nailbiting stuff and normally I'd be all 'yeah, whatever' but because it's written by Leonard and Sedgman, it is BRILLIANT. Whilst Hal and Nat did travel to reach the crime scene and trains were still a key component of the story, I did miss the element of a crime occurring on a train and needing to be solved before it reaches its final destination.As with the previous novels the characters are well developed and the plot moves along at a good, convincing pace. There was something very heart-warming about an uncle and his nephew solving mysteries together too.

De plot op zich is ook bepaald niet simplistisch te noemen, dus je krijgt wel waar voor je geld en tijd. Uncle Nat and Hal do travel by train to get to Germany, and then the Kratzenstein's do have a private funeral train that is used for Alexander's services, but besides that, you are at the Kratzenstein's gothic-feeling home. Wat dat betreft, deed dit boek me een beetje denken aan een paar van de mysteries van De Vijf van de grote Enid Blyton. We were spoilt for choice in this book with sleeper trains, the Metro, personal steam engines on branch lines and even model trains.I know that you do kind of have to suspend disbelief with these books but I think this one just took it way too far. Elisa Paganelli was born in Italy and since childhood, hasn’t been able to resist the smell of paper and pencils. I read the first three books in the series in the space of a week and was already desperate for the next. The answer to the mystery seemed pretty basic, although this time I was so confused trying to keep up with the characters I didn't have time to try and piece together clues to the mystery.

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