While waiting at a train station, Nikki Collins witnesses a murder from a nearby building. When she brings the police to the scene of the crime, they think she’s crazy since there’s no body. She then enlists a popular mystery writer to help with her sleuthing.
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**1/2. After an Agatha Christie premise, Deanna-Marple-Durbin, helped by a writer of crime stories, investigates a murder. I'm not very fond of the comic film noir genre but there are a few oddities in Lady on a Train. Firstly, the quasi-incestuous relation between Ralph Bellamy and his aunt Charlotte then the attendance by phone of H.G. who seems less a father to Deanna than her pimp sending her to his NYC branch.