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Dead Man's Tunnel

Dead Man s Tunnel Dead Man s Tunnel is the third installment in Sheldon Russell s s series featuring yard dog Hook Runyon Near the end of WWII Hook Runyon railroad bull and his dog Mixer are sent to the West S

  • Title: Dead Man's Tunnel
  • Author: Sheldon Russell
  • ISBN: 9781250001009
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dead Man s Tunnel is the third installment in Sheldon Russell s 1940s series featuring yard dog Hook Runyon.Near the end of WWII, Hook Runyon, railroad bull, and his dog, Mixer, are sent to the West Salvage Yard in the high desert of Arizona Not far away is the Johnson Canyon Tunnel Though remote and ordinary as tunnels go, it is the gateway to the steepest railroad gradDead Man s Tunnel is the third installment in Sheldon Russell s 1940s series featuring yard dog Hook Runyon.Near the end of WWII, Hook Runyon, railroad bull, and his dog, Mixer, are sent to the West Salvage Yard in the high desert of Arizona Not far away is the Johnson Canyon Tunnel Though remote and ordinary as tunnels go, it is the gateway to the steepest railroad grade in North America and a potential bottleneck for the delivery of war supplies So vital is this tunnel to the war effort that a twenty four hour military guard has been assigned for the duration Hook s orders are to catch copper thieves and to stay out of sight and out of trouble But things go awry when Hook receives a call that one of the guards has been killed mid tunnel by an oncoming train Lieutenant Allison Capron from the Army Transportation Department is called in to help with the investigation At first, suicide by train is suspected, but the evidence soon suggests homicide resulting from a love triangle Unable to fit his own findings into either of these theories, Hook suspects something sinister.

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    1. I've found a new (to me) favorite author. Sheldon Russell's series about one-armed railroad yard dog, Hook Runyon, has completely captivated me. He's also got a perfectly awful mongrel dog that always makes me smile. Plus, Mr. Russell writes wonderful strong women characters, in this case an army lt. While there's always a mystery to solve, the charm of these books lies with the character. Funny, quirky, gritty. The series is set mainly in the Southwest during the years of WWII.


    2. Dead Man's Tunnel was my first Sheldon Russell read. I thought maybe I had made a mistake when I first began the book, because a salvage yard with an old geezer, a mutt, and a detective did not seem to be my cup of tea. However, the book turned out to be pleasantly entertaining.Scrap's hobby and addiction to all things junk is one of my pet peeves! I guess I am a glutton for punishment since this is the very thing the entire story centered around. However, Scrap and Hook's interactions left me g [...]


    3. Gruff, funny and tension-filled, all at the same time!Set in Arizona in the mid-1940’s, this book follows Walter “Hook” Runyon, railroad investigator (a/k/a a “railroad bull” or a “yard dog”) as he attempts to answer several questions. First, is how a young army guard, charged with guarding a strategic nearby railroad tunnel for over a year, wound up dead on the tracks in the tunnel? Second, is who has been stealing copper from Hook’s “employer” (a junk yard dealer named Scra [...]


    4. Set in the mid-40's, DEAD MAN'S TUNNEL is the third book in the Hook Runyon series. Hook is a one-armed "yard dog," (security force) for the railroads, charged with handling just about anything and everything that happens on or around the trains, the lines, or in the train yards. Hook is sent to Arizona, where copper thieves are targeting the West Salvage yard. Not far away is Johnson Canyon Tunnel, which has the steepest railroad grade in North America. This tunnel was vital during the war for [...]


    5. Third book in the Hook Runyon Mystery. Great drama with the return of Hook Runyon, the one-armed railroad bull who finds himself investigating the death of a military guard. When he gets to the scene,inside the Johnson Canyon Tunnel, it doesn't take Hook long to realize this is no accident. The mystery takes place at the end of WWII. As Hook scours the area around the accident, he is convinced it is murder. When Allison Capron from the Army Transportation Department shows up, Hook is sure that t [...]


    6. Written in a cool laconic voice with dry humour, some passages of this book were genuinely arresting. However, the plot was somewhat meandering and dragged somewhat along the initial 3/4 of the book. It was only towards the last 1/4 of the book that the treads started to come together, though in a somewhat improbably fashion. Although enjoyable to read, it was a little difficult to get to grips with characters other than the main protagonist, and the end left me feeling that the author promised [...]


    7. This is the 2nd book in this series that I have read about a one-armed railroad detective, known at the time as a Yard Dog. The time period is World War II. I liked the story quite a bit and also the locale (northern Arizona.) The Yard Dog hero, named Hook Runyon, moves about the railroad, then known as the Santa Fe, on steam locomotives, called various colorful names like kettles, and small vehicles that can cruise the rails. Somehow I was enchanted by the whole book.


    8. This is the third in the Hook Runyon Mystery series and maybe the best yet. I enjoy the dry humor in these books, and there are some great one-liners ("I'd give you a hand," he said, "but I only got the one.") The plot twists kept me engrossed until the very end.


    9. this seemed pointless and rambling and abadoned. i really liked his first book, yard dog, but this one has more holes than my old pendleton. The Yard Dog





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