The Thirty Nine Steps • John Buchan ——— About this man who is thoroughly bored with London. Then a murder is commited in his flat. As an obvious suspect for the police and an easy target for the killers, he goes on the run in his native Scotland where he will need all of his courage and ingenuity to stay one step ahead of his pursuers. Supposed to be really good, and BONUS for us "bookclubbers" (haha) the PBS adaptation has Rupert Penry-Jones in it!
The 100 best novels: No 42 - The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan (1915)