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Blood on the Tracks: Railway Mysteries (British Library Crime Classics) (2018. Auflage)

von Martin Edwards (Herausgeber)

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"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."--Provided by publisher.… (mehr)
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Titel:Blood on the Tracks: Railway Mysteries (British Library Crime Classics)
Autoren:Martin Edwards (Herausgeber)
Info:Poisoned Pen Press (2018), Edition: First Edition, 356 pages
Sammlungen:Deine Bibliothek
Bewertung:***1/2
Tags:English literature, modern literature, mystery, anthology, short stories

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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 it is true that trains and stations create a very special atmosphere. This collection consists of contributions by Athur Conan Doyle, Dorothy L.Sayers,Baroness Orczy,R.Austin Freeman,Will Croft and other highly talented mystery writers. Some of these stories are very good(The Mystery of Felwyn Tunnel,The Man with the Watch,The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway and many others...)and some were,well just average.

But as mentioned before,anthologies are tricky! ( )
  Obi2015 | Jul 19, 2020 |
This is a collection of mystery short stories set along railways, running from a Doyle non-Holmes (at least, overtly -- an anonymous detectives who might be Holmes suggests an incorrect solution) story, "The Man with the Watches" through to the mid-twentieth century. It includes a story by Canon Whitechurch, a clerical contemporary of Doyle who specialized in railway mysteries, a story by Freeman Will Crofts --usually given to railway timetable alibi stories, but in this case an unpleasant story from the would-be murderer's point of view (something I generally dislike) --there is likewise a horror story, from the point of view of the guilty man, which iI particularly dislike -- up to a much more cheerful story by Michael Gilbert about a female (though by no means sexy) fence. While some individual stories like Gilbert's are enjoyable, overall I did not get as much pleasure out of this collection as I have from some others. ( )
  antiquary | Mar 18, 2020 |
The publishers at Poisoned Pen Press have brought out great vintage mysteries with their British Crime Classics series. Blood on the Tracks: Railway Mysteries is the second installment I've read. This particular book is a collection of short stories centering around the theme of the railways in England. The stories include such classic writers as Dorothy L. Sayers and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, along with several lesser known authors. The railway settings, traditional detective methods, and wonderful characters make this collection a terrific read for any mystery reader. I liked that the book featured short stories, which was a nice way to sample many different unfamiliar authors. Unlike most short collections where you have to take the good with the bad, I enjoyed the majority of the tales included with the exception of one. Another plus was the ability by the editor to include stories that featured a strong female lead detective, which I am sure was difficult to find given the time in which these were written. Definitely a fun read all around.

Thank you Poisoned Pen Press for the privilege to read a free copy of this book via NetGalley. ( )
  BookishHooker | Dec 16, 2019 |
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 it is true that trains and stations create a very special atmosphere. This collection consists of contributions by Athur Conan Doyle, Dorothy L.Sayers,Baroness Orczy,R.Austin Freeman,Will Croft and other highly talented mystery writers. Some of these stories are very good(The Mystery of Felwyn Tunnel,The Man with the Watch,The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway and many others...)and some were,well just average.

But as mentioned before,anthologies are tricky! ( )
  Obi2015 | Aug 20, 2019 |
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-down, there was nothing particularly clever or shocking in any of the cases, solutions, characters or writing. ( )
  reading_fox | Mar 23, 2019 |
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AutorennameRolleArt des AutorsWerk?Status
Edwards, MartinHerausgeberHauptautoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Bodkin, Matthias McDonnellMitwirkenderCo-Autoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Bramah, ErnestMitwirkenderCo-Autoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Crofts, Freeman WillsMitwirkenderCo-Autoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Doyle, Arthur ConanMitwirkenderCo-Autoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Eustace, RobertMitwirkenderCo-Autoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Freeman, R. AustinMitwirkenderCo-Autoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Gilbert, MichaelMitwirkenderCo-Autoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Innes, MichaelMitwirkenderCo-Autoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Jesse, F. TennysonMitwirkenderCo-Autoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Knox, RonaldMitwirkenderCo-Autoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Meade, LTMitwirkenderCo-Autoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Orczy, BaronessMitwirkenderCo-Autoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
SapperMitwirkenderCo-Autoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Sayers, Dorothy L.MitwirkenderCo-Autoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Vickers, RoyMitwirkenderCo-Autoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Whitechurch, Victor L.MitwirkenderCo-Autoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
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"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."--Provided by publisher.

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