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The Lost Special (Arthur Conan Doyle)

A detective is stuck with a seemingly impossible to solve mystery: how could a train vanish without a trace from a single tracked route between stations?

Very reminiscent of a Holmes story but not in this form a Holmes story.

Date: 2014-01-29 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emt-hawk.livejournal.com
That was the plot of the last of the Cummerbach SH tv shows I watched.


Date: 2014-01-29 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kithrup.livejournal.com
I don't think that's the case... it does indeed sound familiar, but I don't recall it from the Moffat show.

Unless it was one of the small vignettes in "The Sign of Three"?

Date: 2014-01-29 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emt-hawk.livejournal.com
No, it was the one where he "returned from the dead."

Date: 2014-01-29 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kithrup.livejournal.com
"The Empty Hearse," then?

I was planning on rewatching it, so I'll look out for that. Thanks.

Date: 2014-01-29 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nelc.livejournal.com
So it's not one of the sequels to The Lost World then? Because I was betting it had something to do with Prof Challenger's lost pterodactyl (which was really a baby quetzalcoatlus).

Date: 2014-01-29 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harvey-rrit.livejournal.com
I liked Donald Westlake's take on the idea: KAHAWA.

Written chiefly from the viewpoint of the crooks, of course. A trainload of coffee is stolen from Idi Amin....
Edited Date: 2014-01-29 10:23 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-01-29 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] movingfinger.livejournal.com
Archive.org had a set of five "Railway Mysteries" in this series read by Benedict Cumberbatch up for a while---they're gone now. (I've now asked for their return.) Quite charming!

Date: 2014-01-30 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chrysostom476.livejournal.com
Does Sir Topham Hatt have an alias?


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