39 Steps

The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay, #1)The 39 Steps by John Buchan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Pretty good for a mystery. My first Buchan read.

Buchan points out that disguise is about more than physical appearance. The surroundings, playing the part well, and continuing in it sincerely when you are suspected - those are more critical.

If I compare to Sayers or even Christie, I'd read them before Buchan again, I think.
His writing is tighter, perhaps, but doesn't leave as much time to wonder what's going on.

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