Terror on the Orient-Express(2010)
And Other Stories of Intrigue, Mayhem and Suspense
A collection of stories by David Alexander
Terror on the Orient-Express is a sixteen-story collection including two novellas and a full-length novelette that sets the color and glamor of the legendary international express train against a cast of criminals bent on big-league theft and world-class mayhem in a tale that ranks with those penned by the world's great mystery writers who have time and again used the Orient-Express as a setting for fast-paced international suspense.
The majority of the fifteen stories that follow "Terror" are also full-length and rich in narrative invention and detail. They will more than live up to the expectations readers will take away from the opening story. While all of the stories in the collection are tales of suspense, they are each also strikingly unique. Yet even though they sometimes differ considerably in style and narrative voice from one another, the stories are all linked, though sometimes in subtle ways that only come to light on re-reading the book in its entirety.
In short, this is a true story cycle, not merely a collection of randomly selected short fiction. The sum total these collected tales is that the power of the whole is far greater than the mere sum of its parts.
This is a complex tapestry of fast-paced action, thrilling suspense and surefooted narrative, woven by an accomplished champion at the game. It's a masterful tour de force guaranteed to keep even the most demanding readers spellbound from first page to last.
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Used availability for David Alexander's Terror on the Orient-Express
May 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition