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Murder on the Celtic, Conrad Allen

Label
Murder on the Celtic
Title
Murder on the Celtic
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Conrad Allen
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Language
eng
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Review
  • This is one of those series that one wouldnt have expected to go on as long as it has. George Porter Dillman and Genevieve Masefield are happily married, although when theyre at work, as detectives aboard transatlantic cruise ships in the early years of the twentieth century, they pretend not to know each other. The series, of which this is the eighth installment, follows a fairly strict formula: Dillman and Masefield solve a murder onboard an ocean liner while juggling various complications and trying to find a spare moment to be alone together. But its a formula that leaves plenty of room for variation, and here the variation is that our heroes must deal with the galumphing enthusiasm of Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, who absolutely insists on assisting them. The Dillman-Masefield series succeeds, despite the built-in repetitiveness, because its creator, the prolific mystery novelist Edward Marston, writing here under a pseudonym, is such a graceful stylist. In his hands, elegant shipboard mysteries with charming protagonists never grow old. -- David Pitt (Reviewed 02-15-2007) (Booklist, vol 103, number 12, p37)
  • A dangerous fugitive and a series of thefts mar a voyage the Celtic makes in 1910 from New York to London in Allen's satisfying eighth shipboard mystery to feature the husband-wife detective team of Bostonian George Porter Dillman and Englishwoman Genevieve Masefield (after 2006's Murder on the Oceanic). While the lovely Genevieve fends off suitors vying for her affections (the pair conceal their marriage supposedly for more efficient sleuthing), she and George are on the lookout for Edward Hammond, a thief wanted for murder who might have sneaked on board. Among the legitimate first-class passengers is novelist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, whose cherished first edition of his novel A Study in Scarlet—which introduced the character of Sherlock Holmes—goes missing. The light, well-executed plot will live up to the expectations of Allen's fans. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed January 8, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 2, p36)
  • /* Starred Review */ Theft and murder mar yet another transatlantic voyage.Ship's detectives George Porter Dillman and his wife Genevieve Masefield (Murder on the Oceanic, Feb. 2006, etc.) anticipate a quiet trip until the purser reports there may be a killer on board. The New York Police Department's sketchy description of Edward Hammond is all they have to work with. Beautiful Genevieve soon acquires two swains: Frank Spurrier, proprietor of a well-known London auction house, and self-made Joshua Cleves. While Joshua dines with Genevieve and elderly English aristocrats, and Frank enjoys the company of honeymooners David and Jane Lowbury, George has to fend off the advances of tablemate Sophie Trouncer, a devotee of mediums. Also aboard are Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his wife, whose annotated copy of A Study in Scarlet is stolen while they attend a sance. It's just the first of a rash of thefts. The mystery deepens when David Lowbury vanishes and a complete search of the Celtic discloses only his coat, hidden in a lifeboat. Refused entry by immigration authorities, some steerage passengers have been sleeping on deck, and George hopes one of them has seen the murderer. George and Genevieve's activities trolling the ship for clues nearly make George the next victim of a clever murderer.A particularly neat mystery makes this retro puzzler one of Allen's strongest. (Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2006)
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160605
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DLC
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1940-
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Allen, Conrad
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
George Porter Dillman and Genevieve Masefield mysteries
Series volume
0008
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  • Celtic (Steamship)
  • Ocean liners
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Dillman, George Porter (Fictitious character)
  • Masefield, Genevieve (Fictitious character)
  • Ocean travel
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a mystery featuring George Porter Dillman and Genevieve Masefield
Label
Murder on the Celtic, Conrad Allen
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st St. Martin's Minotaur ed.
Extent
278 p.
Isbn
9780312356194
Lccn
2006048685
Other control number
9780312356194
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o71210301
  • (OCoLC)71210301
Label
Murder on the Celtic, Conrad Allen
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st St. Martin's Minotaur ed.
Extent
278 p.
Isbn
9780312356194
Lccn
2006048685
Other control number
9780312356194
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o71210301
  • (OCoLC)71210301

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