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Death on the Railway, Second Edition

Manuel Rose

A horrific thrill ride you won't be able to put down, until the unbelievably shocking ending! Death on the Railway is a supernatural crime thriller with an element of romance. This thriller is set in the highly stressed, fast-paced world we live in today and will appeal to readers who enjoy psychological thrillers.

When the parents of 21-year-old Angelo Russo are tragically killed in a car accident, he is left in the care of his older sister, Carina Russo, who seduces him. Both Angelo and Carina fall deeply in love with one another, but Carina fears that her professional modeling career will be in jeopardy should the salacious secrets of her life be exposed. After she has a fight with Angelo, she disappears into the night, never to be seen alive again.

Once Angelo gets hired to be a conductor for Morton City Railway, he discovers that his beloved sister has become a murder victim of the city's psycho serial killer, the "Railway Butcher." Angelo is incessantly haunted by his sister's ghost as more of his colleagues and friends become victims of the "butcher."

Angelo's crusade to find justice for Carina and his friends quickly turns into one needing to prove his own innocence, when he becomes the prime suspect during the police investigations. When a new love, named Carlita Gomez, also enters his life, Angelo accepts that he needs to let go of his romantic love for Carina in order to find true happiness; but Carina isn't ready to let go, and he must now fight for his life and to protect the woman that he loves.

This new version will be more reader-friendly and less offensive. However, since "Death on the Railway" is primarily a horror story, this book is NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. This new version still contains graphic horror, gore, violence and mature subject matters.

Author, Manuel Rose, injects his many years of railroad experience and knowledge into this novel in order to help make this terrifying tale more believable.

Book Details

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  • Publish Date: Oct 5th, 2023
  • Pages: 374
  • Language: English
  • Edition: - 0002
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 1.00in - 1.62lb
  • EAN: 9798218293550
  • Categories: Horror - GeneralErotica - Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

About the Author

Rose, Manuel: - Manuel Rose was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is the exclusive owner and CEO of Manuel is an author of both children's books as well as adult thrillers. Manuel started his own business in 2000, which has evolved and branched out into multiple avenues, including some of his how-to educational products. As an avid professional audio/video producer, writer, singer, and voice actor, he provided the screenwriting and narration for the instructional films that he produced, as well as character voice-overs for his line of children's audio books, including his project, "My Child Storytime VOL. 1," which is a CD that features all original stories and songs. Manuel is also a proud member of ASCAP and a author. Please Visit His Websites at: https: // http: // https: // https: // // https: // https: // https: //
Praise for this book Review

Subtitled "a racy horror thriller novel," Rose's bloody serial-killer epic kicks off with the "Railway Butcher" of a Massachusetts town killing one of the many beautiful young women whose body he will harvest for parts. The raciness, though, comes in to play in the story of protagonist Angelo Russo, a young man whose parents recently died in a car crash-and is still reeling from a (graphically described) sexual liaison with his sister, who soon numbers among the Butcher's victims. The police consider Angelo a suspect. His sister, Carina, haunts him as he tries to put his life in order, training for a railroad job, and it seems that anyone he gets close to winds up dead.

True to its genre, nothing is quite what it seems in Death on the Railway, as the fast-paced narrative twists, builds, and gets weird. Angelo at times can't tell if he's dreaming of his dead (apparent) sister or being haunted by her highly libidinous ghost, and that feeling of not-quite-reality permeates the novel. Rose's concrete, matter-of-fact prose presents wild and grotesque moments in an offhand way, often with little buildup, eviscerations described in the same tone as the lessons Angelo picks up in his training to be a railway conductor. More shocking than the bloodshed is its abruptness: a best friend and several potential love interests drift into the story only to be killed before their connection to Angelo is felt in any significant way.

The violence is likely too familiar to jolt devotees of the genre., but Angelo's attitudes toward a "drag queen" he meets likely constitute the book's truest shocks: Dude sleeps with his sister and acts like other people's ways of loving are deviant? That character ultimately proves one of the novel's most engaging, even as the blinkered protagonist keeps saying things like "You're not going to try any funny stuff, are you?"

Takeaway: This serial-killer thriller's most upsetting shocks aren't its many murders.

Great for fans of: Andrew Martin's The Blackpool Highflyer, Tim Weaver Vanished.

Production grades

Cover: A-

Design and typography: A

Illustrations: N/A

Editing: B

Marketing copy: A-

All Aboard "Death on the Railway" for Forbidden Lust and Grisly Killings


By Cynthia Conrad September 28th, 2021

Death on the Railway by Manuel Rose is a slasher-type horror novel, but it is also the story of an emotionally and sexually immature protagonist who faces a series of horrific events that force him into taking on the responsibilities and more mature mindset of an adult.

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All Aboard "Death on the Railway" for Forbidden Lust and Grisly Killings

By Cynthia Conrad