Book: Death on Route 37 by Reginald Gray
categories: Book, Thriller, Whodunnit, Mystery, Murder, Suspense, England, Outer London, Crime Fiction
Reginald Leonard Gray about this book: The book is a fictional story of the hold-up and robbery of a double-deck bus at a quiet bus stop on the outskirts of a fictional English town. During the robbery the bus driver is shot and killed. The tale follows the fate of the four robbers involved and the ensuing investigation by local police. Clues to the motive and the identity of the killer are very few. The book, I am told, is an easy read but holds the interest of the reader to the very last chapter.
I started writing very late in life because my job in accounts and my family life with five offspring left little time to spare until I retired from work in 1992. However I have always been an avid reader, particularly of crime fiction, and had always wanted to write a novel of my own. The plot for the story came to me one day when out for a walk and a bus stopped beside me to pick up passengers. When I started to write it I must admit that I had no idea how it would end but when putting pen to paper, or more accurately keying into the computer, the ideas just came together. a fair bit of editing and amendment followed but I am pleased with the result. I have been asked 'why route 37' in the title but this was just an arbitrary local bus route the seemed to fit the purpose. The cover of the book was inspired by the picture of a bus which fitted the story to a 'T'. I have the glimmer of an idea for a second book but that, at the moment, is just a twinkle in my eye. We shall just have to wait and see.
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