A Burial at Sea

A Burial at Sea

A Mystery

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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Eighteen seventy-three is a perilous time in the relationship between France and England. When a string of English spies is found dead on French soil, the threat of all-out war prompts government officials to ask Charles Lenox to visit the newly-dug Suez Canal on a secret mission.Once he is on board the Lucy, however, Lenox finds himself using not his new skills of diplomacy but his old ones: the ship's second lieutenant is found dead on the voyage's first night, his body cruelly abused. The ship's captain begs the temporarily retired detective to join in the hunt for a criminal. Lenox finds the trail, but in the claustrophobic atmosphere on board, where nobody can come or go and everyone is a suspect, he has to race against the next crime-and also hope he won't be the victim.At once a compulsive murder mystery, a spy story, and an intimate and joyful journey with the Victorian navy, this book shows that no matter how far Lenox strays from his old life, it will always come back to find him.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781452624587
1452624585
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Langton, James
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JLHCKY
Jul 22, 2017

Is it wise to be confined on a long ocean voyage with an unknown killer on board? The government sends Charles Lenox MP on the "Lucy" to, ostensibly, obtain information on developments in Suez. The French, the English, are having diplomatic difficulties; could they go to war over the canal? Charles will be acting as a spy in fact. He doesn't want to do it but his influential brother persuades him. And then a body shows up early in the voyage. Again a most satisfactory outing for our young detective and parliamentarian.

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Eosos
Jun 06, 2014

Lenox has become a typical stolid English politician, except for his propensity to still get involved with the odd investigation.

I found this one better than the last but still not as good as the first three. The entire murder mystery as sea seemed a little over the top and was missing some of the easy flow and fun of my favorites in the series.
Still, it was enjoyable and the mystery was good.

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