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I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Published by British Library Crime Classics and downloaded via NetGalley.

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 woman. 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.

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 1930s. Includes an introduction by Stephen Booth, award-winning crime writer.

I would class this classic mystery as partly comedy farce and murder/mystery, and is very well plotted and written.  Even though I guessed the culprit quite early on, it was a delight to watch all the pieces of clues knit together so seamlessly.

An enjoyable read for anyone who likes the classic mysteries.

4 Stars****

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