Murder on the Lusitania

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St. Martin's Minotaur, 1999 - Fiction - 266 pages
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"September 1907. George Porter Dillman sets sail from Liverpool on the New York-bound Lusitania for its maiden voyage. Hired by the ship's captain to pose as a passenger, George is in fact sailing the high seas as a private detective for the Cunard Line. While on board, he expects to deal with only petty crimessome random vandalism, perhaps a scuffle or two in the bar - but then the ship's blueprints are stolen from the chief engineer's room and a man is killed in his cabin." "The murder victim is Henry Barcroft, a grating, nosy journalist who'd been covering the maiden voyage for a wire service and making a nuisance of himself among the other passengers. No one seems sorry to see him go, and George Dillman soon discovers that several on board even stand to gain from Barcroft's demise. Working quickly to solve the crime, George makes an unusual and spirited friend, Genevieve Masefield, and the two uncover secrets about their fellow travelers that prove explosive."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - Condorena - LibraryThing

The launch of a great new floating palace steamship was a very big deal in 1907. The Lusitania, the latest of these belonging to the famed Cunard lines is ready for it's maiden voyage across the North ... Read full review

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George Dillman has been hired as ship detective aboard the Cunard's newest ship, the Lusitania. It isn't long until the ship's plans go missing. Then a murder occurs. The crew keeps the murder under ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Conrad Allen is the author of five previous mysteries in this series, featuring sleuths George Porter Dillman and Genevieve Masefield investigating murder aboard some of the most famous luxury liners of the early 20th century, including the Lusitania, Mauretania, Minnesota, Caronia, and Marmora. He lives in England.

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