From Publishers Weekly
The Cunard Line's sleuthing team of George Porter Dillman and Genevieve Masefield, posing as first-class passengers on the Caronia, try to help a nave young Boston woman en route to England in search of a titled husband. This latest entry in the light Edwardian series from the pseudonymous Allen (Murder on the Lusitania, etc.) features a pair of lovers suspected of murdering the man's wife who are being escorted by Scotland Yard officers for trial in England. An overly swift climax, too much irrelevant (and at times anachronistic) dialogue and a minimal sense of the importance of social class in this period will jar some readers. Established fans, though, will relish the usual gaudy cast of characters and the intriguing ambiguity of the two detectives' relationship.
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In Praise of Conrad Allen
“A clever and amusing tale of sea-bound adventure. Delightful escapism.”---Chicago Sun-Times on Murder on the Minnesota
“Allen does a nice job of fusing information about the fascinating size, complexity and extravagance of the Mauretania with stories of its diverse passengers. It makes his sophomore effort a success as both mystery and entertainment.”---Cincinnati Post on Murder on the Mauretania
“Sure to delight nautical-history enthusiasts as well as mystery fans...Combined with the puzzling mystery, the careful attention to historic details and well-developed characters make for first-class entertainment.”---Publishers Weekly on Murder on the Mauretania
“The shipboard atmosphere does sparkle, especially in the first-class staterooms and elegantly fitted public rooms where the better class of passengers congregate to flash their jewelry and cheat at cards.”---Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review, on Murder on the Lusitania