The Titanic Murders

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Berkley Prime Crime, Dec 31, 1998 - Fiction - 258 pages
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Before the tragedy, there were the murders. Jacques Futrelle was among the many famous passengers on the R.M.S. "Titanic". One of the most celebrated American mystery writers of his time, he was also one of the over 1,500 people who didn't survive the ship's disastrous sinking. But what if Futrelle's crimesolving talents were engaged before it went down? Inspired by actual people, events, and historical details, this unique mystery is a masterpiece of fact, fiction, and foul play.

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User Review  - jtck121166 - LibraryThing

This is quite fun: by taking the great disaster as a backdrop to a murder mystery, the author makes himself three great gifts: 1. The opportunity to ladle on titanic levels of dramatic irony; 2. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

This was an interesting murder mystery set on the doomed liner, in that all the characters and suspects are real historical figures, many of them the famous names like Astor, Guggenheim, Strauss and ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Max Allen Collins was born in 1948 in Muscatine, Iowa. He is a two-time winner of the Private Eye Writer's of America's Shamus Award for his Nathaniel Heller historical thrillers "True Detective" and "Stolen Away". Collins also wrote the Dick Tracy comic strip begining in 1977 and ending in the early 1990s. He has contributed to a number of other comics, including Batman. Collins created his first independent feature film, Mommy, following a nightmarish experience as screenwriter on the cable movie The Expert. Collins has been contracted by DC Comics to write three tie-ins to his critically acclaimed graphic novel "The Road to Perdition", which was adapted into the feature film. Author of other such move tie-in bestsellers as "In the Line of Fire" and "Air Force One", he is also the screenwriter/director of the cult favorite suspense films "Mommie" and "Mommie's Day".

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