It gives me great pleasure today to share another of my My Weekly online reviews and on this occasion it is of Murder on the Christmas Express by Alexandra Benedict.
Published by Simon and Schuster on 10th November 2022, Murder on the Christmas Express is available for purchase through the links here.
Murder on the Christmas Express
Eighteen passengers. Seven stops. One killer.
In the early hours of Christmas Eve, the sleeper train to the Highlands is derailed, along with the festive plans of its travellers. With the train stuck in snow in the middle of nowhere, a killer stalks its carriages, picking off passengers one by one. Those who sleep on the sleeper train may never wake again.
Can former Met detective Roz Parker find the killer before they kill again?
All aboard for . . . Murder on the Christmas Express
My Review of Murder on the Christmas Express
My full review of Murder on the Christmas Express can be found on the My Weekly website here.
However, what I can say here is that Murder on the Christmas Express is far more disturbing and gritty than I had anticipated and all the more affecting for it.
About Alexandra Benedict
Alexandra Benedict has been a composer, singer-songwriter, actor, and lecturer in crime fiction, and is now an award-winning writer of novels, short stories and scripts. As AK Benedict, she writes high-concept novels, speculative short stories and scripts. Her first novel, the critically-acclaimed The Beauty of Murder, was nominated for the eDunnit Award; her short stories have featured in many anthologies; and her audio drama has been shortlisted for multiple awards including the BBC Audio Drama Award 2020, and, twice, for the Scribe Award, winning it in 2019. As Alexandra Benedict, she writes contemporary tributes and takes on Golden Age crime fiction. The Christmas Murder Game was an Amazon Fiction Bestseller and was long-listed for the CWA Gold Dagger Award. Her latest novel, Murder on the Christmas Express, arrived on November 10th. She lives on the south coast of England with her fiancé, writer Guy Adams, their daughter, and their dog, Dame Margaret Rutherford.