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The Rome Express

2.75  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
A mysterious murder on a flying express train, a wily Italian, a charming woman caught in the meshes of circumstantial evidence, a chivalrous Englishman, and a police force with a keen nose for the wrong clue, are the ingredients from which Major Griffiths has concocted a clever, up-to-date detective story.

Arthur George Frederick Griffiths was an English author. His works
Paperback, 136 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Dodo Press (first published 1896)
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Mark Stephenson
Dec 14, 2009 Mark Stephenson rated it really liked it
First published in 1896, this is a fairly short fictional account of nine people aboard an express train sleeping car most of whom awake near the end of their journey from Rome to Paris to learn that one of their number has suffered death by a stab wound to the heart. Two are French businessmen, two are English brothers- a General and a clergyman, two are women- an attractive widow and her maid.The conductor, a Dutchman named Groote, has made trouble for the widow and her maid by insisting that ...more
May 27, 2013 Evgeny rated it it was ok
This is a fairly OK mystery novel. A man is murdered aboard a train bound for Paris. Only somebody in the same car could have done this, so the number of suspects is limited. French police investigates the crime, only to arrive to a completely wrong conclusion. It does not help any that some of the passenger behave in a way that would get them beaten by modern friendly cops (ah, the realities of our life).

The novel is short, just the right length for it not to get boring. For a better mystery on
Feb 16, 2011 Tori rated it it was ok
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Adam Smith
Apr 16, 2016 Adam Smith rated it did not like it
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A murder on the express to Paris results in the passengers of the Rome Express being held in police custody while they endeavor to pin the crime on a culprit.

This was terrible. M. Floçon is such an idiotic detective that he ignores evidence out of hand and in the end has to be handed the solution to the case straight up, and even then refuses to do anything on it until the culprit pretty much turns himself in. He's so bad at his job that towards the end the perspective flips to someone else just
Aperna Deb
Sep 29, 2013 Aperna Deb rated it did not like it
Not a nice mystery book at all. Murder occurs in a running train and one of the passengers must be the murderer. Reminiscent of the orient express, but of course this appeared 40 years earlier. The plot is quite thin. When the face of the victim was highly disfigured, it was quite clear what the denouement is going to be. Maybe this was a novely 100 years ago. This notwithstanding, the fact that a person can disguise as another person who has been travelling in a train for a rather considerable ...more
May 19, 2015 Yan rated it liked it
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A novella-length sleeping car murder mystery from the 1890s. It won't rock your world, but it kept me entertained on a plane trip.
Jul 01, 2014 Sangita rated it it was ok
A fast paced read - a detective murder mystery, a simple one. The characters are pretty interesting though.

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An interesting mystery that takes place on a train en route to Paris.
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