Thursday, October 31, 2013

New MystereBooks: Murder on the Oceanic and Murder on the Celtic by Conrad Allen

New MystereBooks (Mystery eBooks)

Here is a mystery, suspense, or thriller ebook that we recently found by sleuthing (as it were) through new or recently reissued titles from independent publishers during October 2013 priced $3.99 or less …

Murder on the Oceanic and Murder on the Celtic by Conrad Allen are the 7th and 8th (and most recently published) books in this series featuring ships detectives George Porter Dillman and Genevieve Masefield and first published in hardcover by Minotaur Books in February 2006 and February 2007, respectively. Conrad Allen is a pen name used by Edward Marston. Use this link to see a complete list of all eight titles in this series on Amazon's Kindle Store.

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Murder on the Oceanic by Conrad Allen

Murder on the Oceanic by Conrad Allen
A Dillman and Masefield Mystery
Publisher: Conrad Allen
Publication Date: October 29, 2013

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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Murder on the Celtic by Conrad Allen

Murder on the Celtic by Conrad Allen
A Dillman and Masefield Mystery
Publisher: Conrad Allen
Publication Date: October 29, 2013

When they sail from New York on the Celtic, a White Star ship, George Dillman and Genevieve Masefield face an immediate problem. They are warned that a dangerous criminal may be aboard. Genevieve excites the interest of two passengers, a Briton and an American, who compete for her attention. Also on board is the creator of the most famous fictional detective of them all — Sherlock Holmes. Dillman is delighted to meet Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but the author is soon the victim of a crime when his annotated copy of A Study in Scarlet is stolen. More thefts follow.

Sir Arthur and his wife attend a séance and Genevieve, though highly sceptical, also wishes to see the medium in action. The leisured luxury of first class is contrasted with the privations in steerage where some passengers are emigrants who were refused entry to America. One man is so distressed that he contemplates suicide. While the Celtic sails on, Dillman and Genevieve work frantically to solve the various crimes even though they put themselves in jeopardy. An interested observer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle learns the essential difference between detection in a story and in practice.

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