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Everyone on This Train Is a Suspect

By: Benjamin Stevenson
Narrated by: Megan Smart,Barton Welch
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Publisher's Summary

6 WRITERS. 5 DETECTIVES. 4 DAYS. 3 WEAPONS. 2 MURDERS. 1 TRAIN...

When the Australian Mystery Writers' Society invited me to their crime-writing festival aboard the Ghan, the famous train between Darwin and Adelaide, I was hoping for some inspiration for my second book. Fiction, this time: I needed a break from real people killing each other. Obviously, that didn't pan out.

The program is a who's who of crime-writing royalty:

the debut writer (me!)

the forensic science writer

the blockbuster writer

the legal thriller writer

the literary writer

the psychological suspense writer.

But when one of us is murdered, six authors quickly turn into five detectives. Together, we should know how to solve a crime.

Or commit one.

How can you find a killer when all the suspects know how to get away with murder?

©2023 Benjamin Stevenson (P)2023 Penguin Random House Australia

Critic Reviews

'An outstanding and exceptional mystery from start to finish...everything fans would hope for.' JANE HARPER

'Sparkling with wit and witticisms about the world of writers and writing, Everyone On This Train Is A Suspect offers a tip of the hat to the great Agatha Christie novel while at the same time being a modern reinvention of it. Leave it to Stevenson to make high-jinx and murder deviously good fun.' NITA PROSE, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maid and The Mystery Guest

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Exceptionally clever, enjoyable and funny

Loved it. Fellow writers will have laugh out loud moments, with an intriguing mystery underneath the observations on second book blues, writer festivals and publishing, all set against the beautifully described landscape of The Ghan rail journey. The narration brings the characters to life. Until they're dead, anyway.

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Purest fun

Loved the first, and this was a real joy again. Stevenson’s “all cards on the table” style is a cheeky trick but it comes off satisfactorily.

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A fantastic sequel!

I loved being back with Ernest and I'm so glad I chose the audio format for this sequel, it was so enjoyable! A clever and witty story with great narration :)

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Entertaining

I loved Everybody in My Family Has Killed Somebody and I loved this.
I also loved the naration.
I'd been looking forward to this and I wasn't disappointed.

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My favourite living author!

Benjamin Stevenson has a brilliant and unique style of writing. He also has a delightfully twisted sense of humour.
I really enjoyed the narration and I highly recommend this book.

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Another great 'read' . . .

Do enjoy the australian setting!! A good, fun story with quirky characters, a nice easy read on a relaxingday. , Recommended reading.

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Excellent voice acting, excellent sequel.

Holy moly. Hearing McTavish speak instantly took me back to my home town of Leith, and the warmth of our local chippy operator! It was like I was back there ordering a fried haggis with broon sauce!!

The production unit somehow managed to channel Sean Connery to do a guest character spot. Great job.

Amazing brogue, and very easy to listen to. Five stars for authenticity.

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Entertaining

Story was a little slower than everyone in my family has killed somebody but it’s was an enjoyable read/listen. Had me in giggle through several parts of it, very much enjoyed

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Yes to Ernest, no to the narration.

Once again Benjamin Stevenson injects his wit and 4th wall breaking narrative style - giving us more Ernest, on one of the most iconic trains in Australia.

Unfortunately, the narration leaves a lot to be desired. The reading was lacking emotion during suspense scenes, and the constant audible sniffing/inhaling was really off putting. It should have been filtered out during recording, or edited out in post production. I had to switch to the Kindle edition because I couldn’t enjoy the story.

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Slow

Not as good as Everyone in my family is a killer. It felt drawn out, tripping over itself to get the story out. The flow was stilted.
The male narrator sniffing or inhaling heavily in parts was also distracting .

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