Monday, March 4, 2013


By: John Boyne
Location: FIC BOY
Genre: Crime buster again

John Boyne- I cant believe the range of genre this man writes- from fable, to historical fiction to who done-its. I wonder if he has three desks in his man cave and he has the three sorts of books he writes on different tables and he just wheels his rolly chair between whichever one his mind is in the mood to create. I have to say though- his fables are my favourite and his wheelie chair should hang there more often. This book though is a classic who dunnit...

It's July 1910: The grisly remains of Cora Crippen, music hall singer and wife of Dr Hawley Crippen, are discovered in the cellar of 39 Hilldrop Crescent, Camden. But the Doctor and his mistress, Ethel Le Neve, have vanished, much to the frustration of Scotland Yard and the outrage of a horrified London. Across the Channel in Antwerp, the SS Montrose sets sail on its two week voyage to Canada. Amongst its passengers are the overbearing Antonia Drake and her daughter Victoria, who is hell-bent on romance, the enigmatic Mathieu Zela and the modest Martha Hayes. Also on board are the unassuming Mr John Robinson and his seventeen-year-old son Edmund. But all is not as it seems...

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