23. Off The Rails

There’s something so linear and definite about a train journey — it can only take you from A to B, with no possible deviations. Except when murder intervenes, and throws everything off the rails.

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Books and sources:
The Complete Sherlock Holmes  by Arthur Conan Doyle
—”The Fallow Fields of Fiction” by Arnold Bennett in The Author’s Craft: And Other Critical Writings of Arnold Bennett
The Edwardian Detective: 1901-15 by Joseph A Kestner
Thrilling Stories of the Railway by V.L. Whitechurch
The Cask  by Freeman Wills Crofts
Bloody Murder  by Julian Symons
Masters of the “Humdrum” Mystery: Cecil John Charles Street, Freeman Wills Crofts, Alfred Walter Stewart and the British Detective Novel, 1920-19  by Curtis Evans
“A Mystery of the Underground” by John Oxenham, collected in Capital Crimes: London Mysteries
4.50 from Paddington  by Agatha Christie
The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
An Autobiography by Agatha Christie
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
Stamboul Train by Graham Greene
Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Railway Detective by Edward Marston

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