Plugged Nickel

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  • Paperback
  • 219 pages
  • Plugged Nickel
  • Robert Wright Campbell
  • English
  • 27 May 2019
  • 0671643630

About the Author: Robert Wright Campbell

A screenwriter who turned to writing novels Many of his earlier books were published as by R Wright Campbell but later works were credited to Robert W Campbell or simply Robert Campbell He also published one book as FG Clinton For , see his obituary in the Los Angeles Times.


Plugged Nickel[PDF / Epub] ☄ Plugged Nickel By Robert Wright Campbell – Johndore.co.uk When someone pulls the emergency brake up on the California Zephyr, Jake Hatch is catapulted out of the train onto a severed corpse All mystery buffs will enjoy the adventures of Jake Hatch, a railroa When someone pulls the emergency brake up on the California Zephyr, Jake Hatch is catapulted out of the train onto a severed corpse All mystery buffs will enjoy the adventures of Jake Hatch, a railroad detective with a widow at every whistle stop.

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10 thoughts on “Plugged Nickel

  1. Col says:

    Synopsis blurb.The night was pitch black, filled with driving rain when the California Zephyr jolted to a stop on a desolate stretch outside McCook, Nebraska Somebody pulled the emergency brake, catapulting Jake Hatch out of the train and onto a severed corpse He stumbled over the trousered bottom half Someone else found the torso, neatly divided at the belt.It was Hatch s job to piece together the truth All he had to go on was a book of sonnets and a money clip in one pocket, and three Synopsis blurb.The night was pitch black, filled with driving rain when the California Zephyr jolted to a stop on a desolate stretch outside McCook, Nebraska Somebody pulled the emergency brake, catapulting Jake Hatch out of the train and onto a severed corpse He stumbled over the trousered bottom half Someone else found the torso, neatly divided at the belt.It was Hatch s job to piece together the truth All he had to go on was a book of sonnets and a money clip in one pocket, and three cigarette butts and a lipsticked handkerchief in the other And a plugged nickel, now hidden in his own pocket, leading him to a criminal mastermind, a case of espionage, and an almost perfect murder My take.Robert Campbell was one of my first forays into crime and mystery fiction back in the late 80s early 90s and he s an author I still have a soft spot for Plugged Nickel provided 220 odd pages of a fast reading mystery in the company of railroad detective Jake Hatch As I read it, elements of the story came back to me, so I m fairly sure it was a re read just long enough ago that the details remained tantalizingly out of reach second time around.Hatch is on board a train when the emergency brake is pulled Pretty soon half a torso is found, shortly followed by the other half only a bit further down the road we discover that the halves don t match up and are from two separate bodies.More searching ensues All our body parts are eventually recovered as well as other bits and pieces namely the Plugged Nickel of the title which provide sufficient clues for Hatch to try and identify the victims and come up with a hypothesis for their murder.Hatch with some of the facts at his command has to set up a sting operation to flush out the guilty, but not before another death occurs.Easy reading, really enjoyable, an interesting setting with a lot of our narrative occurring in and around the railway, a great main character in Jake Hatch a variation on the sailor with a girl in every port there s a warm bed and a meal waiting for him at most of his train destinations Clever use of one of his girlfriends to help unravel the mystery Elements of humor throughout a good time read I enjoyed this one just as much second time around.4 from 5 In his lifetime Robert Wright Campbell died 2000 wrote around 30 books, mainly in the mystery genre There was a second Jake Hatch book Red Cent which I have somewhere I can t remember whether this one was read or not, not that it matters It will be at some point Bought copy second hand no doubt about 25 years ago.Read in June, 2016I highlighted another of his books in a 2 BY post last month.http col2910.blogspot.co.uk 2016 06http col2910.blogspot.co.uk 2016 07

  2. Robert says:

    This was a short lived series only two books about a railroad detective Set in the 1980s, but really harking back to the 1930s, the character seems out of place but what the hey Campbell was an entertaining writer, and well worth a read for mystery fans.

  3. Jim Hager says:

    Enjoyed the railroad setting it was described well

  4. Chris says:

    I m not really a mystery fan but this one was a fun read.

  5. Helen says:

    RR detective, modern setting with retro flavor