Three days into the maiden voyage that would end in disaster, a passenger is found dead inside a locked cabin - the victim of a murder. Jacques Futrelle, author of the popular "Thinking Machine" mysteries, is asked to use his knowledge of criminology to conduct a quiet investigation. Adding to the delicate nature of the inquiry is a suspect list that reads like a Who's Who of high society - and every single one of them has a motive for murder. Accompanied by his intrepid wife, May, Futrelle pursues leads all over the palatial ship in what would prove to be his greatest - and final - mystery.
Once again, author Max Allan Collins creates an astonishing work of historical fiction in this vivid, enthralling account of the Titanic’s fateful passage.
©2012 Max Allan Collins (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Collins creates an atmosphere of class and sophistication you would have expected to experience on the Titanic, and a good storyline to match. The only thing I can really criticize is using real people's names instead of making fictional characters to interact with the Titanic passengers. I have also seen other reviews of this book voice the same concern. Overall a great story!
As a life-long Titanic buff I found this story to be like of of the countless untold stories of so many on that fateful voyage. Although obviously fiction it was well written, well narrated and I learned about a writer I had never before heard of, who was lost with the shop and 1500 others in that dreadful night in 1912. Highly recommend!
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