What took place on the first world cruise on RMS Carinthia in 1925-26 that has remained a secret for so long? Authorities have hidden the identity of the wealthy murderer for nearly 100 years. Why? Wealthy, kind, generous, and handsome, are words used to describe the killer by his fellow passengers. How could such dark secrets about a murderer be kept from everyone on board, including the woman he fell in love with and married while on the world cruise? Learn about life on board the luxury liner in 1925 and meet the people who traveled together for five months, unaware of the danger posed by their fellow passenger, Davie Tidwell. Meet Davie's wife Margaret. Will she ever discover his dark secret? Meet some of the other passengers on the Carinthia world cruise. The retired judge from Wyoming and his charming wife play bridge with the murderer. The drug merchant from Denver and the oilman from Texas become friends with the murderer and join him most evenings to play poker. The couple from Toronto who sell Russian furs and the wealthy farmers from California explore exotic ports with him. Everyone likes Davie, but no one is aware of his dark secrets. Will one of his new friends become his next victim?
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About the Author
Russ Smith grew up near Detroit in the suburb of Grosse Pointe, and now lives part of the year in Benzie County, Michigan near the Village of Beulah. Arizona is his home for the rest of the year unless he's traveling somewhere looking for the next story. Russ has lived and worked in many parts of the United States as well as in many countries in Europe and Asia.Ocean liners and cruise ships, their history, and the people who work and travel on them have always intrigued Russ. Many of the characters in his books are based on people who he's met while on a ship, or while traveling or working in various places around the world.Russ has a B.A. in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Michigan State University and he has earned MBA and M.Ed degrees from Arizona State University.Before he wrote mysteries, Russ worked in the semiconductor industry, holding various positions in organizational development, finance, and supply chain management.The Carinthia Secret is the author's second novel. The first, Table 29–A Murder Mystery, was published in 2017.His website is: www.crimemysteryauthor.com