Death on the Way (Freeman Wills Crofts)

The Southern Railway Company is widening the Redchurch-Whitness railway line in Dorset. One of the engineers, young Ronnie Ackerley, is found dead on the tracks, ostensibly the victim of an accident; another engineer apparently hangs himself a few months later. But Inspector French thinks otherwise.

Freeman Wills Crofts

This was first published in my Master's thesis on the detective story, University of Sydney, 2011/12.  The reader should check out: Mike Grost's article on Crofts Curtis Evans' Masters of the “Humdrum Mystery”: Cecil John Charles Street, Freeman Wills Crofts, Alfred Walter Stewart and the British Detective Novel, 1920-1961 (2012). REVISED: I have incorporated the … Continue reading Freeman Wills Crofts