Hell Train

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Solaris, Dec 27, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
33 Reviews
Four passengers meet on a train journey through Eastern Europe during the First World War, and face a mystery that must be solved if they are to survive...Bizarre creatures, satanic rites, terrified passengers and the romance of travelling by train, all feature in this classically styled horror.

Imagine there was a supernatural chiller that Hammer Films never made. A grand epic produced at the studio’s peak, which played like a cross between the Dracula and Frankenstein films and Dr Terror’s House Of Horrors...
Four passengers meet on a train journey through Eastern Europe during the First World War, and face a mystery that must be solved if they are to survive. As the ‘Arkangel’ races through the war-torn countryside, they must find out:
What is in the casket that everyone is so afraid of?
What is the tragic secret of the veiled Red Countess who travels with them?
Why is their fellow passenger the army brigadier so feared by his own men?
And what exactly is the devilish secret of the Arkangel itself?
Bizarre creatures, satanic rites, terrified passengers and the romance of travelling by train, all in a classically styled horror novel.

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Nice book, nice characterization, nice plot. - Goodreads
Good fun and - pacing caveat aside - well worth a read. - Goodreads
Hell Train starts with an intriguing premise. - Goodreads
He is not the only contemporary writer doing this. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Wilde Sky - Goodreads

A script writer composes a piece about a train full of the dead and dammed plus four people who are to be judged. This book has an unusual storyline and format. If you enjoy horror stories it is worth a read. Read full review

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User Review  - Christopher Ligatti - Goodreads

Nice hammer horror vibe. Definitely can see Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing in this one. I thought it was a lot of fun but found the ending a bit confusing and with an unnecessary twist. Well, still a good ride. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Born in Greenwich, London, Christopher Fowler has written for film, television, radio, graphic novels, and for national newspapers. He is a regular columnist for both UK The Independent on Sunday and the Financial Times. Fowler is the multi-award winning author of more than thirty novels and ten short-story collections, including the lauded Bryant & May Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery novels. In 2010 was nominated for eight national book awards.

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