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Beware of the Trains - Edmund Crispin
Beware of the Trains
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How acute are your powers of perception? Do they begin to match those of Gervase Fen, Oxford don and sleuth supreme? First published in 1953, Beware of the Trains is a collection of sixteen short mysteries. Fen must link a missing train conductor to the murder of a thief, decipher cryptograms to... show more
How acute are your powers of perception? Do they begin to match those of Gervase Fen, Oxford don and sleuth supreme?

First published in 1953, Beware of the Trains is a collection of sixteen short mysteries. Fen must link a missing train conductor to the murder of a thief, decipher cryptograms to solve the death of a cipher expert and puzzle out a locked-room mystery on Boxing Day.

Erudite and complex, these Gervase Fen cases are classic crime at its finest: plot, atmosphere and anecdote, bound together by Edmund Crispin's inimitable wit and charm.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781448217465
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery
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4.5 Beware of the Trains (Gervaise Fen short stories)
I've read a couple of Gervaise Fen full length novels and enjoyed them quite a bit, but I think I might like the short stories even better. That wonderful, dry English humor: check! Well plotted mysteries: check! Fair play plotting: check! (although as Crispin cites in his foreword, 4 of them requ...
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