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Dangerous sea - David Roberts

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Title
Dangerous sea
Author
David Roberts
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Constable
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20171005

A murder mystery featuring Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne.

1937. Lord Benyon is on board the Queen Mary, bound for New York, where his mission is to persuade President Roosevelt to supply Britain with arms and money, if it comes to war with Germany. Those who want him to fail will stop at nothing to prevent him from reaching an agreement with the American President. So, when Lord Benyon refuses police protection, Special Branch enlists the help of Lord Edward Corinth: he is to board the ship and keep an unofficial eye on Benyon.

Verity Browne is aboard the Queen Mary too, going to America on behalf of the Communist Party to liaise with sympathisers to their cause. There is indeed a murder on board, but not that of Lord Benyon: the victim is a right-wing Senator from North Carolina. The obvious suspect would be Warren Fairley, an African-American singer, actor, and communist. But the Senator has enraged many of his fellow passengers, such as Sam Forrest, the union organiser with whom Verity is so taken...

Praise for David Roberts:

'The plot is both intricate and enthralling, like Poirot on the high seas, and lovingly recorded by an author with a meticulous eye and huge sense of fun' Michael Dobbs, author of Winston's War

'A classic murder mystery [...] and a most engaging pair of amateur sleuths' Charles Osborne, author of The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie

'A perfect example of golden-age mystery traditions with the cobwebs swept away' Guardian

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David Roberts worked in publishing for over thirty years, most recently as a director, before devoting his energies to writing full time. He is married and divides his time between London and Wiltshire.

Praise for David Roberts:

The plot is both intricate and enthralling, like Poirot on the high seas, and lovingly recorded by an author with a meticulous eye and a huge sense of fun
Michael Dobbs, author of Winston's War and Never Surrender

Roberts just keeps getting better with each book in this historical series
Publishers Weekly

Roberts' use of period detail... gives the tale terrific texture. Recommend this one heartily to history-mystery devotees
Booklist on Bones of the Buried

A classic murder mystery with as complex a plot as one could hope for and a most engaging pair of amateur sleuths whom I look forward to encountering again in future novels
Charles Osborne, author of The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie, on Sweet Poison

A gripping, richly satisfying whodunit with finely observed characters, sparkling with insouciance and stinging menace
Peter James

A really well-crafted and charming mystery story
Daily Mail

A perfect example of golden-age mystery traditions with the cobwebs swept away
Guardian

Type
BOOK
Edition
Reprint
Keyword Index
Great Britain - History - George VI, 1936-1952 - Fiction.|Detective and mystery stories.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
256

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