Violet Harper might be fearless when it comes to caring for the dead, but she trembles at the thought of boarding trains-those behemoths of belching smoke and screeching brakes. Nevertheless, she must travel via one of these beasts from Southampton to Portsmouth. Her anxiety turns into horror when a fellow passenger is murdered as the train carriage enters a tunnel. Can Violet discover who the murderer is before the train reaches its next stop? Note: this is a short story, not a full-length novel.
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A Death on the way to Portsmouth based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
3.5 stars DEATH ON THE WAY TO PORTSMOUTH is a nice introduction to undertaker Violet Harper and her husband Sam and provides a little reprieve to readers anxiously awaiting the next Lady of Ashes book. We find Violet facing her fear of trains and is comfortable chatting with Mr. Peck, whom Sam met during his travels. All is well until one of the other passengers dies, and Violet must examine the suspects, the handful of passengers in the second class train car. Though DEATH ON THE WAY TO PORTSMOUTH is obviously a quick read, Trent gives readers a satisfying puzzle. I enjoyed figuring it out along side Violet.