The Torn Curtain (1948)


Book three of the Inspector Vignoles Mystery series.

ISBN 978-1904-109-20-4

2nd Edition revised (2011)




Carriage: UK £2.75 Europe airmail £4.00


It's 1948. Two British soldiers working on the railways in Trieste, Italy, are murdered for no obvious reason - and Allied intelligence is baffled.


Back in England, Detective Inspector Vignoles discovers his office at Leicester Central has been searched, whilst the suave - but decidedly suspicious - Captain Henderson is asking odd questions that stir up long-repressed memories…


Soon Vignoles is leading the murder investigation, only to discover that he is dealing with something far stranger than he could had imagined. A long-lost secret is about to be revealed, and it could rip apart the Iron Curtain to pitch the West into deadly conflict with the East…


A thrilling Cold War adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat as Vignoles's train hurtles towards a beautiful bridge spanning a deep ravine in Jugoslavia - and almost certain death!


"As we have come to expect from Stephen, the story is detailed and fast moving, with an incident on every page. And it is all beautifully told against the background of austerity and tension between East and West at the time. The book is thoroughly recommended for providing and exciting and captivating read." 

Mainline - The magazine of the Friends of the Great Central Main Line. Spring 2010

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