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Death in the Tunnel - Miles Burton
Death in the Tunnel
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On a dark November evening, Sir Wilfred Saxonby is travelling alone in the 5 o’clock train from Cannon Street, in a locked compartment. The train slows and stops inside a tunnel; and by the time it emerges again minutes later, Sir Wilfred has been shot dead, his heart pierced by a single bullet. ... show more
On a dark November evening, Sir Wilfred Saxonby is travelling alone in the 5 o’clock train from Cannon Street, in a locked compartment. The train slows and stops inside a tunnel; and by the time it emerges again minutes later, Sir Wilfred has been shot dead, his heart pierced by a single bullet.

Suicide seems to be the answer, even though no reason can be found. Inspector Arnold of Scotland Yard thinks again when he learns that a mysterious red light in the tunnel caused the train to slow down. Finding himself stumped by the puzzle, Arnold consults his friend Desmond Merrion, a wealthy amateur expert in criminology.

To Merrion it seems that the dead man fell victim to a complex conspiracy―but the investigators are puzzled about the conspirators’ motives, as well as their identities. Can there be a connection with Sir Wilfred’s seemingly untroubled family life, his highly successful business, or his high-handed and unforgiving personality? And what is the significance of the wallet found on the corpse, and the bank notes that it contained?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781464205811 (1464205817)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Pages no: 232
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery
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alwaysbooks
alwaysbooks rated it
A classic mystery from days gone by. The body of Sir Wilfred Saxonby is discovered on a train, but the carriage was locked, so he must have killed himself, mustn't he? The days when legwork really was legwork, when every little detail had to be worked out with no help from computers or smartphones! ...
fromfirstpagetolast
fromfirstpagetolast rated it
Sir Wilfred Saxonby sits alone in his locked compartment as the train he is travelling on enters a tunnel. When the train emerges from the other side of the tunnel, Sir Wilfred is dead. All evidence indicates suicide but Inspector Arnold and his friend Desmond Merrion believe that murder is more li...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
2.0 Death in the Tunnel
From the book description on Goodreads: On a dark November evening, Sir Wilfred Saxonby is travelling alone in the 5 o clock train from Cannon Street, in a locked compartment. The train slows and stops inside a tunnel; and by the time it emerges again minutes later, Sir Wilfred has been shot dead,...
ELK's Library
ELK's Library rated it
4.0 Death in the Tunnel
I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Sir Wilfred Saxonby is dead, shot in a locked compartment on a train moving through a tunnel. Was it a suicide or was he murdered? I loved this book. The mystery was interesting and while I figured out who on...
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