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What a brilliant stormy read, with surprises and a deadly deed! -Death on Deck by Verity Bright – #Historical #Mystery

My Review:

When your beau lets a birthday girl down
No point in wearing a frown!
Instead make the most of an invitation
And take your staff with you on vacation!

On an opulent ocean liner to New York they'll go
An uneventful trip - you guessed it, NO!!
Eleanor witnesses a deadly crime
A man shot and falls overboard, no rescue in time.

What's worse is the weapon that had been used
It belongs to her beau, now she's confused!
It seems he's on a mission that's undercover 
With much more now for them to discover.

With first class suspects and fishy clues
And Clifford there to give them news
Can they help catch the killer?
To find out for yourself read this historic cosy crime thriller!

With stormy seas and surprises galore
You're never quite certain what will be in store!
A cruise across the Atlantic that's deadly for some
And a brilliant ending with promises of things to come.

I've thoroughly enjoyed every book in this set
And this is perhaps the best one yet!
For my complementary copy, I say thank you,
As I share with you this, my honest review.

Book Description:

When Lady Swift embarks upon her first luxury cruise she imagines a gilded ballroom, afternoons on deck taking tea and all the delectable food she can eat. But she can’t seem to escape from murder…

Lady Eleanor Swift is all set to spend her birthday with her beau, dashing Detective Hugh Seldon, until he calls to cancel on her again at the last minute. What’s a girl to do? Pack up her staff and her faithful old bulldog, Gladstone, and head off on a cruise to New York, that’s what!

On the stunningly opulent ocean liner Celestiana, Eleanor tries to forget her worries and make the most of her trip. That is, until she sees a man being shot and falling overboard. On closer inspection of the scene, Eleanor literally stumbles over the likely murder weapon. And the nick in the barrel is unmistakeable: this gun belongs to Detective Seldon…

With some discreet digging, Clifford discovers Detective Seldon is aboard the ship on an undercover mission. Eleanor doesn’t want to make waves but she’s sure that something fishy is going on and he’s being framed. To get Seldon off the hook, Eleanor casts her net wide and searches for the real murderer among a sea of suspects including European nobility, Italian opera stars and American nouveau riche. But does the victim’s expensive gold ring point to a lavish lifestyle or is it a red herring?

When another passenger is found dead in his first-class cabin, a poisoned whisky glass clutched in his hand, Eleanor realises they are really in hot water. Will the killer be Eleanor’s catch of the day, or will she spend her birthday at the bottom of the sea?

A totally charming, unputdownable Golden Age mystery with characters readers will adore. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Lee Strauss.

Buy Link: Amazon: https://geni.us/B0BMGRWZDWsocial

Author Bio:

Verity Bright is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing partnership that has spanned a quarter of a century. Starting out writing high-end travel articles and books, they published everything from self-improvement to humour, before embarking on their first historical mystery. They are the authors of the fabulous Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery series, set in the 1920s.


There are twelve previous books in this fabulous series:

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One comment on “What a brilliant stormy read, with surprises and a deadly deed! -Death on Deck by Verity Bright – #Historical #Mystery

  1. Verity Bright
    March 15, 2023

    Thanks so much for the wonderful review, Elaine! So pleased you enjoyed this one 🙂


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