Case of Compartment 7

Case of Compartment 7

by Sam McCarver

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ISBN-13: 9780451199591
Publisher: Signet
Publication date: 02/01/2000
Series: John Darnell Mysteries Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.74(h) x 0.71(d)

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Case of Compartment 7 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fun little book. Some of the characters are real historical figures, including Mata Hari and Agatha Miller (Christie's maiden name). There are assorted spies, war mongers and a gloomy fortune-teller, and of course the Orient Express is the perfect setting. The ending is somewhat muddled, so I deducted a star, but I enjoyed this book throughout and would recommend it for a nice cozy read.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Psychic detective John Darnell prefers to find human answers to even supernatural incidents. His first famous case involved the maiden voyage of the Titanic. On the ship, John met Penny, the woman he later marries. Two years later, John and Penny are riding on the Orient Express where a week earlier a passenger claimed to have seen an apparition of a bleeding woman. The train¿s Board of Directors wants to know what is the truth behind the ghost.

In 1914, Europe is a powder keg about to explode into war. Riding the Orient Express is two English couriers, a German General, Mata Hari, an industrial spy, the heir to the Romanian monarchy, and Agatha Christie. Two people are murdered and it remains up to John to insure that no one else die and the guilty party is caught.

THE CASE OF COMPARTMENT 7 is an entertaining mystery that has the bonus of having Agatha Christie riding the rails. The real persona maintains their known personalities even as they are fully blended into the story line. The action plays against a volatile continent on the verge of World War I. Though somewhat tongue in cheek, Sam McCarver provides an exciting who-done-it that will give much enjoyment to historical mystery fans.

Harriet Klausner