Blood on the Tracks
Poisoned Pen Press, 2018 - Fiction - 349 pages
Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder
"This is the perfect volume for fans of short, high-quality, fair-play detective fiction." --Publishers Weekly
"Never had I been given a tougher problem to solve, and never had I been so utterly at my wits' end for a solution."
A signalman is found dead by a railway tunnel. A man identifies his wife as a victim of murder on the underground. Two passengers mysteriously disappear between stations, leaving behind a dead body.
Trains have been a favourite setting of many crime writers, providing the mobile equivalent of the "locked-room" scenario. Their enclosed carriages with a limited number of suspects lend themselves to seemingly impossible crimes. In an era of cancellations and delays, alibis reliant upon a timely train service no longer ring true, yet the railway detective has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity in the twenty-first century.
Both train buffs and crime fans will delight in this selection of fifteen railway-themed mysteries, featuring some of the most popular authors of their day alongside less familiar names. This is a collection to beguile even the most wearisome commuter.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Obi2015 - www.librarything.com
Anthologies are always a tricky business. All the stories in this volume have a common denominator ,a train,trainstation,railroad, train travel...all play a major part in their criminal make up. And ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - reading_fox - www.librarything.com
A collection of early genre mystery stories set on the railways of 1900s england. Variable in quality but generally nicely done, by some of the more series names in the genre. Easily read, easily put ... Read full review