The Haunting of Tram Car 015

The Haunting of Tram Car 015

The Haunting of Tram Car 015 returns to the alternate Cairo of Clark?s short fiction, where humans live and work alongside otherworldly beings; the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities handles the issues that can arise between the magical and the mundane. Senior Agent Hamed al-Nasr shows his new partner Agent Onsi the ropes of investigation when they The Haunting of Tram Car 015 returns to the alternate Cairo of Clark?s short fiction, where humans live and work alon...

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Title:The Haunting of Tram Car 015
Author:P. Djèlí Clark
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Haunting of Tram Car 015
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

The Haunting of Tram Car 015 Reviews

  • Mir
    Apr 29, 2019
    Read because I much enjoyed A Dead Djinn in Cairo. This is set in the same time and place, although with more "everyday" type characters. I'm expecting that the author has at least one more story planned for Cairo, as some of the details about the side characters, especially Siti, seem...
  • HBalikov
    Apr 15, 2019
    ?Wait, your tram is haunted?? The superintendent answered with a dour nod that made his moustache droop. ?Tram 015, that runs the line down to the Old City. It?s one of the newer models that came out in 1910. Only two years in service, and we?re already having these trouble...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Feb 20, 2019
    Listened to the audio version and I found the story so good! I only wish it had been longer. ...
  • Skip
    Aug 27, 2019
    Set in Cairo circa. 1912, The Haunting of Tram Car 015 is an excellent detective story with imaginative world building, strong writing, ample folklore, and steampunk elements. At its core, it is a haunting of an aerial tram car, which is how residents (Cairenes) move around the Egyptia...
  • Julie Davis
    Mar 31, 2019
    I really liked this novella and the two partners. I hope this author will write more about these two. ...
  • Rachel
    Jun 23, 2019
    Fantastic!!! ...
  • unknown
    Feb 13, 2019
    Delightful characters in an inventive and unusual Middle Eastern fantasy setting, with a light tone I found irresistible. A bit slight, if self aware about it. Wouldn?t be surprised to see a full novel in this world eventually. ...
  • wishforagiraffe
    Jul 28, 2019
    Great alt history with wonderful worldbuilding and fun characters. Plot was served well by the novella format, even with a good subplot thrown in. I'd happily read more about the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments, and Supernatural Entities. I'd also be thrilled to live in Clark's versi...
  • carol.
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cairo, 1912 or so. There's a ghost in Tram Car 015, although Senior Agent Hamed is fairly certain it isn't a ghost. You see, the world has been opened to the land of the djinn since 1860 or so, and it's more likely that the troublemaker is some kind of lesser djinn. But Inspector and h...
  • Caleb Masters
    Nov 08, 2018
    P. Djl Clark returns with another excellent novella bursting with warm characters and a fantastic world that left me craving more. Set in an alternate 1912 Cairo, this steampunk-djinn-noir follows two agents, Hamed and Onsi, in the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments, and Supernatura...
  • Denise
    Aug 27, 2019
    3.5 rounded up ...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    Feb 07, 2019
    A monster-of-the-week story set in a well worn, beautifully expansive world. It is unique, charming, and deeply magical in a way that only asks for more stories to be told. ...
  • Sadie Forsythe
    Jul 17, 2019
    4.5, round up I basically loved this. I adored Hamed and his new partner Onsi. I loved the setting and the world. I thought the dialogue was sharp and the story satisfying. My only complaint (and the loss of half a star) is that on occasion I felt like the tone of the dialogue was i...
  • Cassandra
    Mar 21, 2019
    I keep trying to figure out what I want to say about The Haunting of Tram Car 015. Is the prose gorgeous? Yes. Are the characters wonderfully alive? Absolutely. Is the world-building astounding? Yes and yes again. But what sticks to the mind long after marginalia of the book has beg...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    May 05, 2019
    Agent Hamed takes his new partner to investigate a haunting in a tram car?except everyone knows there's no such things as ghosts and no one has ever heard of a haunted tram car. Clark is quickly becoming one of my absolute favorite short story and novella writers. I absolutely lov...
  • Geoff
    Feb 26, 2019
    Clark is rapidly becoming one of my favorite fantasy writers. He gets world building and does a great job of presenting difference without it being cloying or didactic. And Carol?s review said it better and first: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...
  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    Mar 22, 2019
    An alternate reality, the beginning of the 20th century. Cairo is the center of world culture and technology, magic and the arcane arts are now widespread, so much so that even the conservatives at Harvard and Oxford and finally attempting to include it into the curriculum, and human...
  • Holly (The Grimdragon)
    Jan 19, 2019
    ?Quite dreadful. No one liked desk duty. It often seemed half their job was paperwork as it was. Who joined the Ministry for the thrill of filling out endless reports, in triplicate no less? Then again, he thought dismally, neither did they expect to spend their days haggling with go...
  • Bart
    Mar 02, 2019
    Actual rating: 4.25 Great worldbuilding in such a short book. I hope the author writes more stories in this universe. ...
  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    Feb 07, 2019
    A pitch-perfect investigative story, characters and worldbuilding I thoroughly enjoyed, and I had a big smile on my face by the end. I love this alternate history version of Cairo! And setting an investigation of a haunted tram car during the lead up to a vote on women's suffrage was i...
  • Brendan
    Jul 02, 2019
    4.5 I have the Tor publishing label has some interesting novella's so outside of the Murderbot series I thought I'd check one out. The Haunting of Tram Car 015 appealed to me mainly thanks to the name. It seemed to cover what the book was about without actually reading what is was a...
  • K.J. Charles
    Feb 20, 2019
    Absolutely terrific. A fantasy-detective novella set in an alternate early 20th century Cairo, where the emergence of djinn a few decades ago have turned Egypt into the main global power. Our heroes are from the supernatural department of the police, attempting to deal with what looks ...
  • Queen
    Mar 12, 2019
    This has one of my favorite alternate-history world-building, plus a great mix of magic and technology. ...
  • Sarah (CoolCurryBooks)
    Jun 11, 2019
    The Haunting of Tram Car 015 is a delightful novella that has made me certain that Clark is my favorite steampunk author. Steampunk is such a hard sell for me, but Clark?s imaginative settings, well-realized characters, and intriguing plots win me over. The Haunting of Tram Car 01...
  • Arlene
    Mar 20, 2019
    While I was sad that this didn?t star Agent Fatma from his short story set in the same world in the same year of 1912 Cairo, I will say I liked this one, but I guess I?m a sucker for female detectives who dress in Englishmen garb. ??? I thought the story was definitely well...
  • Daniel
    Feb 24, 2019
    Superb! I pre-ordered this follow up to A Dead Djinn in Cairo as soon as it was listed, and hadn't really paid any attention to the blurb, so I hadn't realized Fatma wouldn't be the main character here, and that was a slight adjustment as I started reading. But Agents Hamed and Onsi de...
  • Gary
    Apr 28, 2019
    Set in 1912 in the same alt-history story universe as the author?s A Dead Djinn in Cairo, The Haunting of Tram Car 015 excels on multiple fronts: as a [magical] detective yarn, as a chilling, classically structured haunted house story, and as a vehicle for historian Clark?s specula...
  • Kay
    Oct 29, 2018
    Another solid one from Clark. This novella felt more deeply developed than The Black God's Drum but is equally exquisite. This stories also addressed issues (though tangentially) of feminism and empowerment. I am still out on the epilogue but I am definitely yearning for more stories f...
  • Acqua
    Sep 17, 2018
    The Haunting of Tram Car 015 is a wonderful, atmospheric novella set in an alternate Cairo, featuring haunted steampunk technology. I already knew I liked P. Djl Clark's writing because of The Black God's Drums (...another alt-history, darker novella you should try if you haven'...
  • The Artisan Geek
    Jan 12, 2019
    20/1/19 I was not disappointed! This was really good! My review will be up soon on my youtube channel. 8/11/18 This book cannot come any sooner! I need this in my LIFE! You can find me on Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Website ...