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

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

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

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Uncle Nat largely fades to the background, and personally, that's for the best; Hal's relationship with the kids is fun to watch, and while a larger cast means he (and consequently, we) have less time to build ties to any of the characters introduced as we have in previous iterations, the side-characters are still largely memorable and play their own role in the story without seeming like fluff pieces there to drift about. The mysteries are so twisty, and the whole new cast feels realistic every time because of the location (looking at you, Death in Paradise! There's a family which is out of the ordinary - the Kratzensteins to get to know, including working out their curse, which sends readers on a thrilling action-packed mystery to get their teeth into and solve.

I haven't read middle grade since I was a child, so was very apprehensive going into this series, but as I am a huge mystery fan, and they came so highly recommended, I decided to give them a go. She now collaborates as a freelance designer with publishers and advertising agencies all over the world, including designing and illustrating The House With Chicken Legs (Usborne) and the Travels of Ermine series (Usborne). With a whole host of new and exciting characters, an incredible setting and plenty of twists and turns, I cannot recommend this enough.

The writing is excellent and the mysteries are complex enough to make you really think with red herrings aplenty. If I could add one small caveat with this book then it would be that there are too many characters, which made things confusing, and quite a lot of them are similarly named also. I liked the twists this one had to it, including wondering if there was going to be a fantasy element, or would it be explained? We enjoyed this book as much as we did the rest of the series but our 9-year old who isn’t easily scared (Harry Potters, Star Wars, Nevermore series etc) found this one a bit much and had some nightmares.

Each time, the general premise is the same: Hal and his uncle go somewhere on a train and solve crime. Like I've said before, I have little to no interest in trains and the like but these books make me care about them.

Elisa Paganelli was born in Modena (Italy) in 1985, and since childhood books have been her bestfriends. This time, Nat and Hal are off through Europe to Berlin, to investigate on behalf of an old friend of Nat’s. Sign up to hear about the latest books, brilliant competitions, fun activities, brand new resources for teachers and events happening near you as well as the latest World Book Day news and how you can celebrate reading all year round. There is a plot reason for this and he does manage to find some time to scribble, but his unique ability to solve the crime through drawing felt less utilised than in previous books. This book, more so than the previous ones, felt like the authors were changing up the formula slightly.



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