4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie
Page Count: 351 pages
Publication Date: November 1957
(This summary is from my local library’s website)
Elspeth McGillicuddy is down from Scotland for a holiday and boards the 4:50 train from Paddington station to visit her friend, Miss Marple. During the journey, another train pulls alongside, and through the window Mrs McGillicuddy witnesses a tall, dark man strangling a blonde woman.
Only Miss Marple believes her account, and realising that the body must have been thrown off the train, with the help of maps and train timetables she pinpoints the exact spot where the body must be.
With the help of her young friend Lucy Eyelesbarrow, she goes about the tricky task of uncovering a murder – and a cunning murderer… Continue reading