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Murder On The Christmas Express

All aboard for the puzzling Christmas mystery of the year

About The Book


'Whatever you unwrap for Christmas, you had better hope it’s this book This is 21st-century cosy Christmas crime that doesn’t shy away from the darkness. Eighteen passengers, seven stops, one killer Christmas read' JANICE HALLETT
'The perfect book to read on a train...A thrilling journey from start to finish. Highly recommended' ELLY GRIFFITHS
‘It’s wonderful! A page-turning homage to the Golden Age, with a dash of Poirot and a dark, modern heart’ S J BENNETT
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


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Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (November 10, 2022)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781398519831

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Raves and Reviews

‘Magnificent! A smart, suspenseful and snow-covered mystery with plenty of heart and more than a few quiz questions. A total must read for Christmas’ STEPH BROADRIBB

‘I absolutely loved it! Such a clever and pacy read with a glorious nod to classic Christie’ JO JAKEMAN

‘An engrossing and heart-warming mystery. Like a glorious Christmas chocolate – beautiful on the outside with a richly dark centre. Perfect to curl up with on cold winter nights’  MARION TODD

'A genuine Christmas Feast. It's traditional wrapping conceals a fiendish mystery, a heart of darkness and - in Roz - a wonderfully flawed heroine that you will absolutely fall in love with. If you like your Christmas murderous and melancholy, it's going to keep you very happy over the Festive Period' DEREK FARRELL

‘A thought-provoking modern take on a Golden Age mystery. Set on a sleeper train racing into the snow y darkness, this atmospheric tale features a tight cast of vividly-drawn characters, and piercing observation. Expertly crafted, the story kept me glued to the pages until the mystery was finally - and satisfyingly - revealed. A great read - I loved it’ AMANDA JENNINGS

‘It’s an absolute cracker (not sorry...). Many try to emulate Christie but this is the real atmospheric deal’ SINEAD CROWLEY

‘Another cracking Xmas mystery from Alexandra Benedict. This should definitely become an annual tradition. I hope we’re going to see more of Roz!’ GEORGE MANN 

'All aboard the Christmas express for a wonderfully gripping murder mystery this Christmas' METRO

'This festive Agatha-Christie-like whodunnit is full of brilliant puzzles and mystery' THE SUN

‘Atmospheric & Pacy’ BEST

'The ultimate Christmas mystery' SHOTS

'Benedict has pulled together plenty of classic elements – including a locked room mystery – but she’s also thrown a bit of grit into proceedings to elevate the novel beyond its cosy crime trappings' THE CRACK, Book of the Month

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