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Murder on the Mauretania (George Porter Dillman and Genevieve Masefield Mysteries) Hardcover – December, 2000
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Following Murder on the Lusitania, this second of the series set on great ocean liners of the early 20th century is sure to delight nautical history enthusiasts as well as mystery fans. American George Porter Dillman and English beauty Genevieve Masefield are now working for the Cunard Line as detectives on the Mauretania, the largest ship in the world. Setting sail on its maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York, the ship carries more than 2,000 passengers and a record shipment of gold bullion stored in its hold. While Masefield, posing as a first-class passenger, socializes and observes the elite, Dillman seeks the culprit responsible for several silver thefts from second-class passengers. The prime suspect, Max Hirsch, disappears on the day of a violent storm. Did someone push him overboard? And who later steals some of the gold bullion? Dillman and Masefield, innocently helped by eight-year-old Alexandra Jarvis and the ship's mascot, a black cat named Bobo, turn up some truly surprising answers. From the opulent, glittering images of first class to the crowded quarters of the hopeful immigrants in steerage, Allen vividly renders the class structure of the early 20th century. Of particular note are the dialogue and social banter of Masefield's upper-class friends. Combined with the puzzling mystery, the careful attention to historic details and well-developed characters make for first-class entertainment.
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In this leisurely, low-key comedy of manners on the high seas, the deeply attractive pair of George Porter Dillman and Genevieve Masefield hide their relationship on board the maiden voyage of the Mauretania in 1907. Both are detectives employed by Cunard, and both work in secret. Pilfering of silver objects and an oily petty thief attract their attention. Genevieve joins a circle of indolent but charming fellow travelers in first class; in second class, George befriends a lively little girl with eyes for the ship's cat. The hold of the ship carries gold bullion, a concern of far greater import to our sleuths than the silver thefts. Finally, halfway through the book, the murder of the title takes place, further upping the ante. The true enticements here, however, aren't the crimes or their severity but the ship's luxurious accoutrements, the dress and repartee of the ladies, and the flattery and rakishness of the gentlemen. Good period fun. GraceAnne DeCandido
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