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Murder on the Lusitania

By: Edward Marston
Narrated by: James Langton
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Summary

A maritime mystery from Edward Marston, author of the best-selling Railway Detective series.

September 1907. George Dillman sets sail from Liverpool to New York on the Lusitania's maiden voyage. Posing as a passenger, Dillman is in fact an undercover detective hired by the Cunard Line to keep an eye out for petty crimes. But after some uneventful days aboard, the ship’s blueprints are stolen and then a body is found.

As Dillman works to get to the bottom of the crimes, he makes an unusual friend, first-class passenger Genevieve Masefield, and the two uncover secrets aboard the ship that prove explosive.

The Lusitania was a British ocean liner that was sunk in 1915 by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 passengers and crew. Lusitania held the Blue Riband prize for the fastest Atlantic crossing and was briefly the world's largest passenger ship until the completion of the Mauretania.

Previously published under the name Conrad Allen, the Ocean Liner series is relaunched for a new generation of listeners.

©1999 Edward Marston (P)2022 Allison & Busby Ltd

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"Edward Marston is a master of his craft." (Daily Mail)

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A really enjoyable story.

Working at home I've listened to all the railway detective books and thought I'd try this series too. I'll be buying more.

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Great Fun

I have listened to one of Edward Marston railway stories, which I enjoyed, but I must say this was even better as he created a wonderful sense 0f place and so many characters.
The narrator James Langton was fantastic. He got every accent perfectly. In fact I am putting him up with my favourite narrator Jonathan Keeble. I shall looking out for him reading other books

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A truly strong mystery to the end.

A well narrated mystery which I couidn't put down an ideal book for a holiday period.

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A really entertaining period mystery

I enjoyed this book. Loved the setting, and the characters. The Edwardian age is a particularly favourite of mine and we'll as the great liners of the period and this novel combines.both. The story is well written and entertaining with some great touches. I will definitely be reading more of these. James Langdon gives a fine performance and a good range of accents and is easy to listen to. A good one.

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Just a bit twee

Not for me. I’m afraid. Ok if you enjoy a midweek afternoon film on Channel 5.

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Alright to spend some time

This is a simple historical murder mystery with some engaging characters. Nothing exceptional though good for a holiday read or to spend some mindless time.

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  • 11-02-23

Plodding

The narration is reasonably well done with the characters easily identifiable, although the start was a bit overly portentous.

I have read and enjoyed several of the series written by this author but this one is plodding and frankly tedious with unsympathetic characters and a scant plot.

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Guessed what was going on pretty early

but it was well written and told. Good for a gentle, unchallenging listen. Will probably try the other titles in the series.

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It’s a nice listen, with an excellent narrator. It was just missing a little sprinkle of Golden Age magic. I want to hear more though as it’s enjoyable.

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  • 02-04-22

Edward Marston has another good series

If you like the Railway Dectective, you will like the sea going detective. I am looking forward to the next two books being sold on Audible soon. I only hope audible keeps James Langton.

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  • natalie
  • 11-10-22

not a murder/detective story

It is mainly concerned with people without any personality being angsty about their imagined relationships.