The Mystery of Tunnel 51 : Wallace of the Secret Service

  • by Alexander Wilson
  • Narrated by David Timson
  • Series: Wallace of the Secret Service
  • 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Chief of the Intelligence Department Sir Leonard Wallace - bearing always the hallmark of coolness and wit - is up to his earlobes in trouble. Summoned by the Viceroy of India, he makes a rapid flight to India to investigate the mysterious death of British officer Major Elliot and the theft of some very important dispatches.


What the Critics Say

"A romping read.... James Bond may find he has a worthy rival." (Daily Mail)
"The dialogue is reminiscent of that in the early Agatha Christie novels, and there is an air of Simon Templar about Wallace, who seems to be always one step ahead of everyone else." (Books Monthly)


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Customer Reviews

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Would make a good 1930's Grade B Espionage Movie

Overly melodramatic and not my cup of tea. Our hero, Wallace, would actually have made a good silent movie character, with his daring chases, escapes, gun battles, and rescues. Lots of chase scenes, secret passages, upper crust Englishmen running India, and Russian and Indian spies. At one point, after having been seriously burned in a fire, Wallace bravely checks himself out of the hospital to continue his search for some missing documents. Strangely, his blistered skin is not painful, nor is his burned hand. I am not sure whether I will make it to the end or not. The book was written in the 30's and plays like a Grade B black and white spy movie.

The narrator's character voices are good but I find his narrative sections grating. Just a personal preference. Others may not be bothered.
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- Marie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-04-2016
  • Publisher: Lamplight Audio