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Death in the Tunnel
Death in the Tunnel: A British Library Crime Classic | Miles Burton
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On a dark November evening, Sir Wilfred Saxonby is travelling alone in the 5 oclock 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 conspiracybut the investigators are puzzled about the conspirators motives, as well as their identities. Can there be a connection with Sir Wilfreds 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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Beginning this one as my lunchtime time read - thank you for sending it @Kendyl ! I thought it fitting to have my coffee in an Orient Express mug 🚂

rretzler ❤ British Library Crime Classics! 6mo
Aimeesue I love those editions. ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
mabell @rretzler @Aimeesue This is just the second one I‘ve read/reading, but the covers are fabulous! *must collect them all* 😆 6mo
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Every shelf of every bookshelf in our house is populated with gems I would someday like to read. (Except for most of the books on the shelf below - those are Chris‘)
This shelf in particular has quite a few. 😍 #tbrshelfie #LiteraryLuck

Stacypatrice Your shelf makes my heart feel like 😊 11mo
Gissy A beautiful picture! Shelves full with lovely📚📚📚📚and bookish things! 😍❤️❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!!! 💚🍀❤️ 11mo
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mabell @Stacypatrice Thank you! ❤️ A reminder I need to read more! 😄 11mo
mabell Thanks @Gissy ! There are quite a few treasures from you on there! 😊❤️ 11mo
mabell Thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ! 😄❤️ 11mo
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Exams done! Commence reading at speed again! Litsy, I've missed you. So my first act was to finish a book on microbes i was already reading, and then I picked this up and it went down all in one go. Less bizarre than The Secret of High Eldersham, pretty satisfying mystery.

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#JuneBookBugs Day 10 - Death

Sir Wilfred Saxonby is traveling alone in a locked train car. The train stops momentarily in a tunnel, and when it emerges Sir Saxonby is found shot to death. It's up to Inspector Arnold of Scotland Yard to get to the bottom of this case.

Redy2trvl This sounds right up my alley! 3y
LizzyM I love the British Library Crime Classic editions! 3y
JazzFeathers Wow! Sounds good 😆 3y
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Thinking back to last year when I visited Foyles and first discovered these delightful British Library Crime Classics. I wish I could curl up on my sofa and read one right now.

DreesReads Lovely! I have never seen those. 3y
Reviewsbylola Wow, I could spend some time at that table! 3y
DGRachel Those are so pretty! 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon Those covers!!!! 3y
LauraBrook These dang covers are so great, and I've spent so much money on them! I'm reading one right now, in fact. 3y
LeahBergen 😍😍 3y
The_Old_Astronomer What publishing company are those covers from? 3y
The_Old_Astronomer Oops. Nvm 3y
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