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Murder on Deck! : Shipboard & Shoreline Mystery Stories - Rosemary Herbert

Murder on Deck!

Shipboard & Shoreline Mystery Stories

By: Rosemary Herbert (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 1998
ISBN: 9780195086034
Number Of Pages: 352

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The sea itself has always been a mystery--cold, dark, vast, and unfathomable--indifferent to human wishes and perilous to the ill-prepared. So what more appropriate setting for the ultimate human mystery, the seemingly unsolvable murder.
In Murder on Deck Rosemary Herbert proves that the opulence of the cruise ship and seaside resort has attracted some of the greatest writers in the genre. From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, and Viola Brothers Shore to William Faulkner, Ellery Queen, John Mortimer, Susan Moody, and many others, Murder on Deck offers 25 stories that plumb the depths of ghastly crimes. Many of these stories take place on luxury liners, or holiday shorelines, where mostly privileged vacationers have sought a pleasant and highly civilized escape from their daily lives. Imagine their chagrin when murder is thrust into their midst and the high tide of anxiety rolls in. Our detectives, too, are often on vacation, taking time off from pondering the impenetrable and are thus forced into a busman's holiday of restoring order and calm to a shattered idyll. In addition to acclaimed stories in English, Murder on Deck sails into international waters with stories by Gabriel GarcA-a MArquez (Colombia), Saho Sasazawa (Japan), and for the first time ever in English, Chris Rippen (The Netherlands). Dutch author Janwillem van de Wetering rewrote his 1985 story "Messing About in Boats," especially for this anthology.
A marvelous collection for the mystery lover or armchair traveler, and perfect reading for any vacation, especially the ocean cruise or trip to the beach, Murder on Deck weighs anchor and heads for the high seas of unforgettable intrigue and watertight suspense.

Industry Reviews

"This collection plumbs seaside resorts and oceanbound ships for the ultimate mystery experience."--Library Journal Murder On Deck confirms Rosemary Herbert's title as our eminent authority on mystery fiction. More important, it gives us a delightful collection of overlooked gems."--Tony Hillerman "A pleasing collection of 'shipboard and shoreline mystery stories'.... With a crew of contributors ranging from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to John Mortimer,this compendium of aquatic crime is perhaps the most satisfactory anthology of the year."--The Wall Street Journalr "Splendid stories. Oceans of delight."--Colin Dexter

The "Gloria Scott"p. 3
The Ship's Runp. 19
The Mackenzie Casep. 34
Problem at Seap. 51
Sailp. 64
Hand upon the Watersp. 92
The Boat Race Murderp. 104
The Adventure of the Murdered Shipp. 114
Two Bodies on a Bargep. 127
Invisible Handsp. 138
The Sailing Clubp. 153
Honeymoon Cruisep. 163
The Last Voyage of the Ghost Shipp. 179
Invitation from the Seap. 184
Where is Thy Sting?p. 199
The Theft of the Bingo Cardp. 210
Rumpole at Seap. 225
Oh, Who Hath Done This Deed?p. 257
The Man Who Rowed for the Shorep. 267
Messing About in Boatsp. 275
With a Little Help from My Friendsp. 292
Ferry Noirp. 309
Creditsp. 329
Indexp. 331
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ISBN: 9780195086034
ISBN-10: 0195086031
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st June 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.7  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.52