When Dorothy Martin travels to London by train she strikes up a conversation with her compartment mate. Dorothy leaves the compartment for tea and when she returns her companion seems to be asleep. By the time they arrive in London, she realizes hes dead. Fortunately, a physician comes by who claims hell handle everything.

The next day Dorothy picks up the paper and finds no mention of the death. A call to the train station alarms her. No one there knows what shes talking about.

Dorothy knows that a cover up is taking place. Using the information the man gave her, Dorothy does some research and realizes that the dead man is Bill Monahan, a person being hailed as the next Bill Gates. It is up to Dorothy to prove that a murder really did happen.

THE VICTIM IN VICTORIA STATION is a delightfully genteel mystery. If youre a fan of the Mrs. Pollifax stories or enjoy watching Murder She Wrote, the Dorothy Martin series will be your perfect cup of tea. (Dec., 256 pp., $5.99—Hardcover published September 1999)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg