Danger at Dead Man's Pass (Adventures on Train)
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She now lives and works in UK as a freelance Illustrator and Creative Designer, accompanied by her beloved pets. The mysteries don't stop there, with such sensational intrigue at a creaky house, that has just the right amount of spookiness, with its private train line. Karakters worden op slimme wijze geïntroduceerd en er wordt met net genoeg informatie verwezen naar avonturen uit het verleden zodat het verhaal ook goed te volgen is zonder de vorige delen te hebben gelezen. At first it was really confusing trying to get my head around all of the characters and how they were all connected and then after the 100 page mark the plot just got a little bit too ridiculous for me.
As in previous books, this one combined a thrilling story and a classic denouement at the end with lots of interesting facts as Uncle Nat and Hal travel across Europe. This time, Nat and Hal are off through Europe to Berlin, to investigate on behalf of an old friend of Nat’s. Harrison Beck undertakes another locomotive mystery in the fourth instalment of Leonard and Sedgman’s thrilling Adventures on Trains series, as a cursed family of railway tycoons high in the German mountains makes for a sinister supernatural mystery.
We were spoilt for choice in this book with sleeper trains, the Metro, personal steam engines on branch lines and even model trains.
Danger at Dead Man's Pass is the 4th-installment of my favorite Middle Grade series, Adventures on Trains. I particularly liked the inclusion of some new background on Uncle Nat that should make for some interesting plot developments going forward and keep the series fresh. Harrison and his Uncle Nat are now getting a tiny little bit famous because of their skills and have been invited to investigate a case in Germany. Sign up to hear about the latest books, brilliant competitions, fun activities, brand new resources for teachers and events happening near you as well as the latest World Book Day news and how you can celebrate reading all year round. De plot op zich is ook bepaald niet simplistisch te noemen, dus je krijgt wel waar voor je geld en tijd.She now collaborates as a freelance designer with publishers and advertising agencies all over the world, including designing and illustrating The House With Chicken Legs (Usborne) and the Travels of Ermine series (Usborne). The book contains all the elements that we've enjoyed before - the relationship between Hal and Uncle Nat, the friends and characters they encounter, the real places that we can then look up about afterwards, but above all, the exciting plot and twists that come later in the story! I enjoyed the German (which Kindle provides a translation for), and the methods of travel like the Eurostar. I am still excited to carry on with the next book in this series and I do still class this as one of my favourite series of all time, this just wasn't my favourite installment.
The mysteries are so twisty, and the whole new cast feels realistic every time because of the location (looking at you, Death in Paradise! Of ja, toch wel, één klein dingetje: er werd naar de Franse taal met 'Français' verwezen - dat moet natuurlijk 'français' zijn. Na twee boeken die zich verder weg afspeelden, blijft Dodemansrit weer wat dichter bij huis en rijden we door naar de top van de Brockenbahn in de Duitse Harz, een hele streek die ik nog graag wil bezoeken en waar dan ook zeker een rit met een van de bekendste stoomtreinritten ter wereld nog op mijn lijstje staat. In the first three books, Hal and Uncle Nat had adventures in their native-UK, in the United States and South Africa.
The attention to detail over this is brilliant, because there is no difference in line strength in the drawings - it is done with cross-hatchings rather than the style of the earlier books which mimics different pencil strengths.