Murder on the Oceanic

Murder on the Oceanic

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by Conrad Allen
     
 

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George Dillman and Genevieve Masefield have to be on their mettle when the great J.P.Morgan sails to New York with them on the Oceanic, a vessel that belongs to a shipping line Morgan owns. The death of his bodyguard and the theft of priceless paintings from his stateroom throw everything into confusion.

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George Dillman and Genevieve Masefield have to be on their mettle when the great J.P.Morgan sails to New York with them on the Oceanic, a vessel that belongs to a shipping line Morgan owns. The death of his bodyguard and the theft of priceless paintings from his stateroom throw everything into confusion.

The presence on board of an unwanted suitor for Genevieve, and a mad Welsh artist with his wife and mistress in tow, complicate an already difficult situation. The only way to placate the infuriated J.P.Morgan is to solve the murder but time is limited and there are far too many suspects.

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Delightful escapism

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148839378
Publisher:
SKLA
Publication date:
10/30/2013
Series:
Dillman and Masefield , #7
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
279,221
File size:
871 KB

Meet the Author

Conrad Allen is better known as Edward Marston, the Edgar-nominated author of the Nicholas Bracewell series and of several other historical mysteries. He lives in England.
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Murder on the Oceanic 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
This time ship detectives George Porter Dillman and Genevieve Masefield work the cruise vessel the Oceanic debarking from Southampton, England, briefly stopping in Cherbourg, France before crossing the Atlantic with a final destination of New York. The two sleuths are concerned with the world¿s leading financier J.P. Morgan coming on board with a retinue of art, antiques, and other valuables their trepidation is increased by learning that Mr. Morgan keeps his collectibles in his room, making it a somewhat easier prey for thieves than say locking it in the ship¿s vault. --- George tries to plead with Mr. Morgan to better safeguard his valuables, but is unable to get close to the wealthy banker as his bodyguard allows no one near his charge unless told otherwise. A few days out to sea, someone kills the bodyguard with a slash to the throat and much of the collectibles are stolen. With Genevieve tied up investigating a rash of small thefts, George works the Morgan murder-theft by himself until an inadvertent comment by a robbery victim leads the two detectives to link their previously thought of exclusive cases together. --- The latest ocean going historical mystery is a fabulous tale filled with terrific twists that will surprise the readers (and the two stars). At over thirty knots speed, the fast-paced tale moves rapidly forward along two wonderful currents (though George¿s is the prime investigation) until they merge into a fabulous who-done-it. Conrad Allen remains captain of the ocean cruise mystery with this refreshingly original intricate plot, new secondary characters providing plenty of color and insight into the era to include real persona from the period, and a wonderful relationship between the protagonists inside a strong investigative story line. --- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago