Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Murder on the Robot City Express: Robot City…

Murder on the Robot City Express: Robot City Adventures, #4

by Paul Collicutt

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
511,436,638 (5)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Now we turn to a full cast of robots as the newest train of tne Line is trying to beat the record of the last one seven years ago. Aboard are all sorts of big shots, such as directors, actors, sports figures, businessmen, rich girls with dogs and any one rich enough to get on this sure to be a gala trip. Problem is, someone dies on the trip, a quantum physicist. First glance looks like perhaps suicide, but his room has been ransacked. Have important papers been stolen or perhaps something much more valuable? The owner is not about the stop the train on this record breaking run so he puts the the robot Harrison, a simple conductor, in charge of finding out what happened based on the fact that he's always reading murder novels. Well Harrison turns out to be one bright cookie and he starts narrowing down the field to a significant amount of people who could have wanted Prof. Shimizu dead and starts his interrogations. Going to the head of the train whenever he needs information sent to him from authorities or interesting places. A fun mystery, with some real clever detecting going on. It may be hard to figure out whodunit with this one. And "no"! they didn't all do it! haha. Lots of robots on board but with all the characters we don't really get to connect with any of them except Harrison, the conductor and cute Curt: The Coffee Robot (who is on his first day on the job). The book is done in old-time comic book style with newsprint type pages (though thicker quality paper) and pre-'80s comic book illustrations. This is certainly the best of all four books in this series to date. A great read for anyone who likes a little science fiction pulp in their mystery. No word on whether there will be any more in the series at this date yet. Oh, and I forgot to mention there is one small cameo appearance by Curtis the Lighthouse Robot, making him the only robot to have appeared in all 4 volumes. ( )
  ElizaJane | Feb 15, 2011 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

As the world-famous Robot City Express train sets off amid cheers and celebrations to break the cross-country speed record, the passengers do not know that a terrible crime is planned.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (5)
5 1

Templar Books

An edition of this book was published by Templar Books.

» Publisher information page

Candlewick Press

An edition of this book was published by Candlewick Press.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 100,882,511 books! | Top bar: Always visible