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The Rome Express

The Rome Express by Arthur Griffiths
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The passengers in the sleeping car of the Rome Express were just woken and informed that they will reach Paris soon, and a general bustle fills the train. Only one passenger cannot be awoken by the porter, no matter how loudly he knocks on the compartment door. At last, when the door is forced open, the occupant of the compartment is found dead - stabbed to the heart! The murderer must be found among the passengers...

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[Illustration: " M. Floçon interposed with uplifted hand ."]


By Arthur Griffiths

With a frontispiece in colours By Arthur O. Scott




The Rome Express, the direttissimo , or most direct, was approaching Paris one morning in March, when it became known to the occupants of the sleeping car that there was something amiss, very much amiss, in the car.

The train was travelling the last stage, between Laroche and Paris, a run of a hundred miles without a stop. It had halted at Laroche for early breakfast, and many, if not all the passengers, had turned out. Of those in the sleeping car, seven in number, six had been seen in the restaurant, or about the platform; the seventh, a lady, had not stirred. All had reëntered their berths to sleep or doze when the train went on, but several were on the move as it neared Paris, taking their turn at the lavatory, calling for water, towels, making the usual stir of preparation as the end of a journey was at hand.

There were many calls for the porter, yet no porter appeared... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - October 14, 2014
Subject: The Rome Express
An OK story told by many readers some better than others you can miss chapters 7-9 without losing the plot too much,

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