Murder Underground
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Murder Underground

Code 213448
Reviews (1) 4 out of 5
£8.99
This classic mystery novel is set in and around the Northern Line of the London Underground. It is now republished for the first time since the 1930's.
About This Item
Author: Mavis Doriel Hay
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division (2014)
Format: Paperback
Size: 18.8cm x 13.2cm, 288 pages
 

This classic mystery novel is set in and around the Northern Line of the London Underground. It is now republished for the first time since the 1930's with an introduction by the award-winning crime writer Stephen Booth.

When Miss Pongleton is found murdered on the stairs of Belsize Park station, her fellow-boarders in the Frampton Hotel are not overwhelmed with grief at the death of a tiresome old women. But they all have their theories about the identity of the murderer, and help to unravel the mystery of who killed the wealthy 'Pongle'. Several of her fellow residents - even Tuppy the terrier have a part to play in the events that lead to a dramatic arrest.

About the Author:

Mavis Doriel Hay (1894 - 1979) was a novelist of the golden age of british crime fiction. Her three detective novels were published in the 1930's and have now been reintroduced to modern readers by the British Library.

 

4 out of 5
A little fiction amongst all of the fact in the LTM shop. A really enjoyable read in what is really a whodunit originally written and published in 1934. The story revolves around the Northern Line Stations of Belsize Park, where the murder takes place, and Hampstead. Whilst not really full of LT items, the story does use much of the layout of Belsize Park Station. The book has been re-published by the British Library and if you want to 'travel' back in time to 1934 this is the novel to read. Plenty of 1930's 'speak' as well as understanding the living accommodation of the time. Much of the plot takes place in a boarding house, popular for people to live in at the time. To say more would be to spoil the plot, an enjoyable read and one that I recommend.
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