Murder on the Salsette

Murder on the Salsette

by Conrad Allen

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BN ID: 2940016311951
Publisher: SKLA
Publication date: 02/13/2013
Series: George Dillman & Genevieve Masefield Series , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 278,074
File size: 883 KB

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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 Salsette 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
bcquinnsmom on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Here we are at number 6, and once again it's the same sort of crimes that have plagued Dillman and Masefield in the past. Nothing's changed but the name of the ship and the fact that they are not on the Cunard line any more. Arrgh! This time our somewhat less than dynamic detective duo are aboard the Salsette, making their way from Bombay to Aden. Once again, Genevieve makes friends with those in first class, while George does his thing with the second class passengers. As the ship sets sail, all is well until a woman reports some missing jewels and cash, which she had left in a hatbox in an unlocked cabin. Then a series of petty thefts begin; complicating the investigation (of course) is a murder. With a number of suspects to choose from, Dillman and Masefield have their jobs cut out for them. If you go look back at my reviews for each and every one of the books in this series, you'll pretty much see the same thing written for each one. This series defines the term "formulaic." If you're interested in historical mysteries, or if you're following the series you may like it; however, you really want to start with book one in the series so you're not confused about the relationship between Dillman and Masefield. 2 more to go and I'm done with the series. Personally, unless something changes, I can't wait until it's over!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed. Didn't guess outcome to close to ending
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harstan More than 1 year ago
George Porter Dillman and Genevieve Masefield are private detectives for the P&O cruise line. After working together on several cases they fell in love and were married by the captain of the Marmora as it sailed to Australia. After honeymooning in Bombay they are working on the Salsette which is sailing to the Aden Protectorate. The purser assures them they will have a quiet cruise since there is relatively no crime on the Salsette.--- That statement proves false almost immediately when a woman passenger has her jewels stolen from her unlocked cabin while she rendezvoused with her lover. Three more passengers have their purses stolen when they are on deck, sleeping or talking to other passengers. Genevieve is in charge of finding the thief as George concentrates on finding out who murdered Dudley Nevin, an Englishman who was sent to India after a scandal in England. In fact, the person, Dudley tried to harm is also a passenger on the ship and George is waiting for the right moment to confront him.--- Although the year is 1909, sea cruises have not changed much in the last ninety plus years. There are still class divisions and cliques and the crew is sometimes treated as serfs by some of the passengers. The two mysteries are well crafted, especially the theft sub-plot. Readers are going to be shocked when they discover who the thief is. The murder mystery is also well done although there are hints that reveal the identity of the killer midway through the storyline. Conrad Allen has written an entertaining and enjoyable sea cruise mystery.--- Harriet Klausner