- File Size: 381 KB
- Print Length: 158 pages
- Publisher: The Bartram Partnership (July 4, 2017)
- Publication Date: July 4, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073QWJBPH
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,572 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Murder in the Morning Edition (The Morning, Noon and Night Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The author makes it clear that this is the first book in a trilogy. Each book is short and thus easy to read. The author accomplishes this and leaves the reader with Colin’s article for the paper without an ending; thus guaranteeing that you will buy the next two books.
The leading characters are Colin Crampton, a reporter for the Evening Chronicle, and his friend Shirley. Does this sound like Clark Kent and Lois Lane? On a train they observe a man wearing custom fitted leather gloves and a briefcase that he guarded closely. All of a sudden a James Dean look alike grabbed the briefcase. Via a series of events, Colin becomes the holder of the briefcase and the mysterious pair of gloves disappeared. Upon opening the briefcase Colin finds twelve thousand dollars and the mystery begins.
At the end of the book some of the mysteries solved yet the mysterious man with the pair of gloves is still missing and Colin has not finished his story.. Thus go get the next book to solve, not likely because this is a trilogy, thus the next book.
I am only going to give this book a three star review because I never thought I was reading a real mystery. I felt it was too much like a Clark Kent and Lois Lane serial without Clark ever entering the phone booth. I don’t plan on going to the movie next Saturday to see the next episode of this serial.
In an instant, they look back, and the man with the briefcase is gone. And so is the James Dean lookalike. By this time, they’re so caught up in their game that it’s become real. They hurry to the nearby train station, and see briefcase man ready to board. And soon the James Dean lookalike shows up, knocks the man to the ground, and makes off with the briefcase. Crampton runs after him, chases him into car traffic, where the young man is struck and rather gruesomely killed. Crampton picks up the suitcase. Inside is about $20,000 in 100-dollar bills. $20,000 in US money at the beach in Brighton?
Returning to the station, Crampton finds the robbery victim has disappeared. His would-be robber has no identification except for two tattoos (both sayings by James Dean). The reporter will write a crackerjack crime and mystery story for tomorrow’s paper – only to find out his crime has been superseded by one of the biggest crimes in British history – the Great Train Robbery of 1963. But that story is in London, and Crampton is in Brighton. So he begins the slog-work it takes to try to solve what happened at the train station.
“Murder in the Morning Edition” by British author Peter Bartram is the first part of a three-part novella series linked with a common story, the other two being Murder in the Afternoon Extra and Murder in the Night Final. Each is self-contained, but with an overall mystery story serving as the common thread.
Bartram has had a long career in journalism, including being a reporter on a weekly newspaper, an editor for newspapers and magazines in London, and freelance journalism. He’s a member of the Society of Authors and the Crime Writers’ Association. Bartram has also published a collection of Colin Crampton stories, “Murder from the Newsdesk,” and three other Colin Crampton mystery novels.
And he knows the business he’s writing about in these stories. “Murder in the Morning Edition” has all the hallmarks of an intriguing story about journalism, a dash of noir, and a solid mystery to solve.
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