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Death of a Commuter

(Carolus Deene #16)

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"Five men occupied their usual places in a first-class carriage, but the sixth place was empty..." It is most unusual for the sixth man, Mr. Parador, to be late. The five commuters are wondering what happened to him, when a strange-looking man enters the compartment, dressed in black and wearing dark glasses. When he is told that the sixth seat is taken, he replies, in a d ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 30th 2005 by Academy Chicago Publishers (first published 1967)
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" 'Five men occupied their usual places in a first-class carriage, but the sixth place was empty ...' It is most unusual for the sixth man, Mr. Parador, to be late. The five commuters are wondering what happened to him, when a strange-looking man enters the compartment, dressed all in black and wearing dark glasses. No one knows who he is, but when he is told that the sixth seat is taken, he replies, in a deep sepulchral voice, 'He won't be coming.'

"He is right. Parador does not come, and in fac
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A very slow starter and rather boring until the closing stages. I find Deene not particularly believable as a character.
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