Krystyna Green writes:
Well, seasonal change is well and truly underway so it’s fitting that our reading choices should mirror what is going on outside! In Blood on the Siberian Snow by C.J. Farrington we return to the village of Roslazny – a place where it really is always winter and never Christmas. And once more we are reunited with Olga Pushkin, 2nd class railway engineer (recently promoted) and aspiring author… and her nearest and dearest – and her enemies too, who are plentiful, from her scheming boss who wants to exile Olga to Mongolia, to her evil aunt who lives in the big green house in the centre of the village.
If you missed out on Olga in her first outing, Death on the Trans-Siberian Express, then do pick her up now. The series is a delight and it seems to me that what the author has done is recreate the trials and tribulations come across in The Archers… and has transplanted them to the frozen wastes of Siberia where you are never that far away from murder and mayhem. The books are charming and funny while Olga herself is wonderfully realised and oh so Eastern European in outlook, especially when it comes to matter of the heart… and railways. Enjoy!