Mary Celeste: The Greatest Mystery of the Sea

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Pearson Longman, 2006 - History - 289 pages
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Mary Celeste is an iconic mystery - a perfectly seaworthy ship found wandering aimlessly at sea, her crew strangely and inexplicably missing.

Paul Begg tells the story of the discovery of Mary Celeste and the people who vanished, and investigates over a century’s worth of speculation and survivors’ tales, searching for the facts behind one of the world’s great mysteries.

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User Review  - Meggo - LibraryThing

A fascinating tale of a mystery ship - found abandoned and drifting in the North Atlantic with no sign of what happened to her. The truth is probably more prosaic - the crew abandoned a ship they ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tom Wescott - Goodreads

Excellent book. Not only is it a must-have for anyone with an interest in this enduring mystery, I'd go so far as to say if you only purchase one book on the subject, it should be this one. Read full review

About the author (2006)

Paul Begg is the author of Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History (Longman 2004) and two other highly respected books about Jack the Ripper. He is also the author of Into Thin Air (1981), which included a chapter about the Mary Celeste and wrote extensively for The Unexplained, a part-work to which he contributed an article about Mary Celeste. He has appeared on a Channel 5 documentary about the discovery of the mystery ship's wreckage.

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