A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle – Book review

Read my review of my  #ballstothebacklog buy, a murder mystery on a ship bound to an art fair in 1924.

Genre: historical crime

Source: My own, bought on impulse as I loved the cover blurb

November 1924. The Endeavour sets sail from Southampton carrying 2,000 passengers and crew on a week-long voyage to New York.
When an elderly gentleman is found dead at the foot of a staircase, James Temple, a strong-minded Scotland Yard inspector, is certain there is more to this misfortune than meets the eye.
Birch, the ship’s officer, agrees to investigate, and the trail quickly leads to the theft of a priceless painting. Its very existence is known only to its owner . . . and the dead man.
With just days remaining until they reach New York, and even Temple’s purpose on board the Endeavour proving increasingly suspicious, Birch’s search for the culprit is fraught with danger.
And all the while, the passengers continue to roam the ship with a killer in their midst .


I enjoy a good murder mystery- the kind of murder mystery where you have a room (or ship ) full of suspects with murky motives, a grumpy detective and a reluctant sidekick and this book has it all.

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