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March 1946. The railways are falling apart, rationing is getting worse and black marketeers are at work. For Violet McIntyre, a dressmaker living in Woodford Halse, it is a struggle to make ends meet. Her life becomes inextricably linked to an investigation that Detective Inspector Charles Vignoles of the Railway Detective Department is pursuing.

Vignoles believes he's making good progress tracking a gang of money counterfeiters, but when two young cleaners from Woodford engine shed make a startling discovery, everything spirals out of control. The Inspector struggles to understand the worsening situation, and like the smoke from the grimy engines that gets in his eyes, his judgment becomes clouded. But he cannot afford to make a mistake - a woman's life may depend upon it!

©2007 Stephen Done (P)2016 Soundings

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  • 04-22-17

Juvenile

What would have made Smoke Gets in Your Eyes better?

The narration and the writing needed to be aimed at an adult audience , as it is it could only be described as being suitable for third year school children .

Would you recommend Smoke Gets in Your Eyes to your friends? Why or why not?

No , my friends require something a bit more engaging .

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of David Thorpe?

No comment .

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The idea behind the story had some possibilities .

Any additional comments?

No .

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