Dangerous Sea

Dangerous Sea

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Baker & Taylor
Traveling aboard the luxury liner Queen Mary, journalist Verity Browne assists Lord Edward Corinth to coordinate a secret meeting between a British economist and President Roosevelt, an assignment compromised by an assassination attempt.

Perseus Publishing
Optioned by Columbia for a major motion picture, this new who-dunit continues the popular series. It features one of the most perfectly mismatched pairs of sleuths in British mystery fiction: the aristocratic Lord Edward Corinth and left-wing journalist Verity Browne. In a lively new adventure, Verity finds herself, despite her communist sympathies, traveling in a first-class cabin of the elegant, luxuriously appointed RMS Queen Mary. And not Edward Corinth but the handsome and charismatic Sam Forrest, an American labor-union organizer, occupies the quarters next door. However, Corinth is on board?at the behest of the eminent British economist Lord Benyon, who has scheduled a top-secret meeting regarding his country’s rearmament with President Roosevelt in the United States. Only the secret is out, and someone wants Lord Benyon out of the way. But it’s U.S. Senator George Earle Day who turns up dead. An inflammatory right-wing racist, Day has managed to make many enemies among the ship’s passengers, most notably the politically controversial black American singer and actor Warren Fairley, his Hollywood starlet wife, a leading German-Jewish aeronautical engineer, a charming American socialite of dubious pedigree, and an effete English art dealer whose curiosity is outstripped by his deceit.

Optioned by Columbia for a major motion picture, this new who-dunit continues the popular series. It features one of the most perfectly mismatched pairs of sleuths in British mystery fiction: the aristocratic Lord Edward Corinth and left-wing journalist Verity Browne. In a lively new adventure, Verity finds herself, despite her communist sympathies, traveling in a first-class cabin of the elegant, luxuriously appointed RMS Queen Mary. And not Edward Corinth but the handsome and charismatic Sam Forrest, an American labor-union organizer, occupies the quarters next door. However, Corinth is on board?at the behest of the eminent British economist Lord Benyon, who has scheduled a top-secret meeting regarding his country's rearmament with President Roosevelt in the United States. Only the secret is out, and someone wants Lord Benyon out of the way. But it's U.S. Senator George Earle Day who turns up dead. An inflammatory right-wing racist, Day has managed to make many enemies among the ship's passengers, most notably the politically controversial black American singer and actor Warren Fairley, his Hollywood starlet wife, a leading German-Jewish aeronautical engineer, a charming American socialite of dubious pedigree, and an effete English art dealer whose curiosity is outstripped by his deceit.


Blackwell North Amer
It is the spring of 1937 and distinguished economist Lord Benyon is on the Queen Mary, sailing to New York. His highly important mission is to persuade President Roosevelt to provide Britain with arms and money if it comes to war with Germany - as seems very likely. But there are powerful people who want the mission to fail and will not stop at murder to achieve their aim. Major Ferguson of Special Branch asks his friend Lord Edward Corinth to keep an unofficial eye on Benyon, who refuses to be surrounded by policemen on the Queen Mary but is prepared to have Edward at his side. Also on board is Verity Browne, travelling to America at the Party's behest to liaise with Communist sympathizers there.
Tragedy soon strikes - but it is not Lord Benyon who is murdered but a racist senator from South Carolina who has managed to enrage a number of his fellow passengers, including Warren Fairley, the black singer, actor and communist. But surely Fairley is too obvious a suspect? There are others who might have a motive for murder - such as the German aeronautical engineer, or Marcus Fern, the city banker who is acting as Benyon's secretary. And what about Bernard Hunt, the art dealer, or even the young American union organizer Sam Forrest, with whom Verity is so taken?

Baker
& Taylor

Traveling first-class aboard the luxury liner Queen Mary despite her communist sympathies, left-wing journalist Verity Browne assists Lord Edward Corinth to coordinate a top-secret meeting between an eminent British economist and President Roosevelt, an assignment that is compromised by an assassination attempt and a host of political adversaries.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, c2003
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780786712151
0786712155
Branch Call Number: F ROB
Characteristics: 248 p. ; 22 cm

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Oct 25, 2016

The fourth book in the Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne series

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