When the seemingly harmless Miss Froy disappears on a transcontinental train, Iris Henderson enlists the help of her fellow English passengers, including dilettante musicologist Gilbert Redman to confound the schemes of Dr Hertz and his sinister accomplices.
The formula of an innocent thrust into a nightmare would fascinate Hitch for decades to come, but here he packs the tale with strong characters and important details.
Reviewed by David Parkinson
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