Death in the Tunnel

Death in the Tunnel - Miles Burton

I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


Sir Wilfred Saxonby is dead, shot in a locked compartment on a train moving through a tunnel. Was it a suicide or was he murdered?


I loved this book. The mystery was interesting and while I figured out who one of the perpetrators was halfway through the book and how the murder was accomplished, the mystery of why he had Sir Waxonby killed was more than enough to keep me engaged. I did find the characters of Inspector Arnold and Desmond Merrion to be a little flat and underdeveloped, but that didn’t bother me. I prefer the focus in mysteries to be on the clues and possible motives, not on developing the character of the investigating officers. So if you prefer your detectives to be a little more fleshed out, than this probably isn’t the book for you. I did have a bit of an issue with the last chapter – it felt a little rushed. Overall this was a thoroughly enjoyable read and I will be picking up the other books in this series. I gave this book four stars.