By Howard Finney.
First appearance: DETECTIVE DRAGNET, September 1932.
reprinted on THE NOSTALGIA LEAGUE website.
"Murder on the Limited" is a good combination of a railroad story and murder mystery with a couple of twists. The investigators of the crime, detectives, if you will, are railroad men: seasoned professionals who know the train and its operations inside and out. The murder mentioned in the title has all the trappings of a classic locked room mystery, but is investigated, and solved, in a manner that owes more to the hard-boiled school of detection than the cerebral style that one usually associates with the locked room dilemma.
Category: Detective fiction