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A First Class Murder (An Eleanor Roosevelt Mystery) Hardcover – March, 1991


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 207 pages
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1st edition (March 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312055277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312055271
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #884,571 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

This is Eleanor Roosevelt's ninth appearance as the fictional sleuth created by the former first lady's recently deceased novelist son. Here the author of Murder in the Blue Room takes Eleanor away from the White House and environs, surrounding her with first-class accommodations--and classy but suspicious characters--aboard the luxury liner Normandie. When a shady Russian envoy traveling to the U.S. is murdered and a stash of jewels owned by White Russians is missing, Eleanor must assess the motives of privileged passengers, including a Russian ballerina emigree, and such real-life characters as Charles Lindbergh, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Benny, Henry Luce, Josephine Baker and a young John F. Kennedy. It's all great fun enlivened by sophisticated dialogue and a splash of a conclusion, even though the celebrity characters other than the sleuth could benefit by portraits of greater depth. Eleanor makes a believable detective and the 1938 prewar atmosphere lends a nice touch of tension to a shipshape plot.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By George Webster, Ph.D., VINE VOICE on April 23, 2001
Format: Hardcover
In 1938, people traveled between Europe and America on luxury liners. Those in First Class were pampered endlessly across the Atlantic, and this is the lot of America's First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, as she sails home on the French liner, Normandie. But it's not going to be a peaceful voyage. Someone murders the Russian Ambassador. Potential assassins seem to be everywhere until Eleanor, with the aid of young John F. Kennedy, son of America's Ambassador to Great Britain, unravels a maze of deceit and danger to trap the killer. As in other Eleanor Roosevelt mysteries, the First Lady solves the murder with grace and brilliance. Along the way, we meet a covey of famous people and get a look at real luxury in travel. The book may be out of print, but it is worth the search for a copy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Irina Poe on December 21, 2012
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This rating was choosen because the book I ordered was in very good condition. I liked it very much. I would recommend it to anyone. I was surprised that I was able to find it at all.
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By Van on August 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
The only reason I picked up this book is for my book club. It was a very light quick read, and enjoyable. No substance whatsoever, but a good way to spend a lazy Sunday. Reminded me of the era of Agatha Christie, with some very real people in very fictitious environments.
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