THE QUARRY LINE MYSTERY by A. C. Stewart

THE QUARRY LINE MYSTERY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A ghost freight that runs against the signals and appears to disappear in mid track piques young Bill Park's curiosity. But he's not too quick to connect the train's monthly trip with the disappearance of fertilizer and feed from his father's company. Nor when he's caught snooping by the engineer, a pathetic sort bent on administering punishment to people who ""betray"" their pets, can Bill decide whether to ignore a series of threats and forced promises and betray the engineer in return. It all makes for a rather lethargic mystery, but the stolid reality of the British workingclass youngsters with limited prospects and big ambitions and Bill's many side trips in railroad cars and lorries help take up some of the slack.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1973
Publisher: Nelson