Blood on the Tracks

Blood on the Tracks : Railway Mysteries

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'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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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 32mm | 350g
  • The British Library Publishing Division
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0712352708
  • 9780712352703
  • 27,096

Table of contents

The Man with the Watches - Arthur Conan Doyle
The Mystery of Felwyn Tunnel - L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace
How He Cut His Stick - Matthias McDonnell Bodkin
The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway - Baroness Orczy
The Affair of the Corridor Express - Victor L. Whitechurch
The Case of Oscar Brodski - R. Austin Freeman
The Eighth Lamp - Roy Vickers
The Knight's Cross Signal Problem - Ernest Bramah
The Man with No Face - Dorothy L. Sayers
The Railway Carriage - F. Tennyson Jesse
Mystery of the Slip-Coach - Sapper
The Level Crossing - Freeman Wills Crofts
The Adventure of the First-Class Carriage - Ronald Knox
Murder on the 7.16 - Michael Innes
The Coulman Handicap - Michael Gilbert
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About Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards is series consultant for British Library Crime Classics. He is an award-winning crime writers, Chair of the Crime Writers' Association and President of the Detection Club. The Golden Age of Murder, his study of the Detection Club, was published in 2015 to international acclaim, and won the Edgar, Agatha, H.R.F. Keating and Macavity awards for the year's best book about the genre. The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books was published by the British Library in 2017.
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