Fourth in the Corinth/Browne Murder Mystery Series. Lord Benyon is on the Queen Mary, bound for New York. It is 1937, and his mission is to persuade President Roosevelt to supply Britain with arms and money if it comes to war with Germany. Those who want him to fail will not stop at murder to achieve their aim. But, when Benyon refuses police protection, Special Branch asks Lord Edward Corinth to keep an unofficial eye on him. However, it is not Benyon who is murdered but a racist senator from South Carolina, who has enraged many of his fellow passengers - not least Warren Fairley, the black singer. But if Fairley is too obvious a candidate, there are other suspects. How about union organiser Sam Forrest, with whom Verity Browne - going to America at the Party's behest to liaise with Communist sympathisers - is so taken? The thrilling denouement is yet another triumph for classic murder-mystery writer David Roberts.
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David Roberts worked in publishing for over thirty years, most recently as a director, before devoting his energies to writing full time. He is married and divides his time between London and Wiltshire.Review:
Roberts just keeps getting better with each book in this historical series. * Publishers Weekly * Dangerous Sea is taken from more elegant times than ours when women retained their mystery and even murder held a certain charm. The plot is both intricate and enthralling, like Poirot on the high seas, and lovingly recorded by an author with a meticulous eye and a huge sense of fun. * Michael Dobbs, author of Winston's War and Never Surrender * A perfect example of golden-age mystery traditions with the cobwebs swept away * Guardian * A really well-crafted and charming mystery story * Daily Mail * A gripping, richly satisfying whodunit with finely observed characters, sparkling with insouciance and stinging menace -- Peter James A classic murder mystery with as complex a plot as one could hope for and a most engaging pair of amateur sleuths whom I look forward to encountering again in future novels * Charles Osborne, author of The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie, on Sweet Poison * Roberts' use of period detail... gives the tale terrific texture. Recommend this one heartily to history-mystery devotees * Booklist on Bones of the Buried * Roberts just keeps getting better with each book in this historical series * Publishers Weekly * The plot is both intricate and enthralling, like Poirot on the high seas, and lovingly recorded by an author with a meticulous eye and a huge sense of fun * Michael Dobbs, author of Winston's War and Never Surrender * Praise for David Roberts:
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