10th out of 50 books — 6 voters
Murder on the Titanic
by Jim Walker
Using the Titanic's historic voyage and tragedy as a backdrop, Jim Walker's spine-tingling novel follows fictional character Morgan Fairfield as he fights to stay alive and protect his valuable cargo -- a proposed peace treaty. A mystery not to be missed!
Paperback, 487 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by B&H Publishing Group
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I really enjoyed this. As a Titanic fanatic, I enjoyed the way Walker interwove nearly every conspiracy theory about the Titanic into his novel. I enjoyed the characters and the slight changing of history (and by that I mean the creation of new characters and new events that took place in his novel) he presented to his readers. Because so many important people went down with the ship, we will never truly know what completely happened over that tragic five day adventure. It is completely up to sp...more
Feb 05, 2012 Rachel rated it 5 of 5 stars
I have loved the Titanic since I was probably seven years old. I've seen almost every television show or movie about the ship and have read every Titanic book I could get my hands on at my library. Murder on the Titanic stood out the most. It's by far one of my favorites. I love how author James Walker wove in every conspiracy theory about the Titanic into his novel so wonderfully. I loved almost all the characters and the ending was fantastic. I was even more overjoyed when I found out there wa...more
Loved it! An interesting plot with fictional characters intertwined with real historical figures like Benjamin Guggenheim and his mistress, Officer Boxhall, Captain Smith, Bruce Ismay, Thomas Andrews, and many officers and real people who were on the Titanic. Important documents needed to be protected to prevent a war and they must get to the war department of the USA! The Irish Republican Army has a plot or two of their own. And of course there is love, broken hearts, and murder. Riveting to th...more
Murder on the Titanic by Jim Walker is a historical mystery set aboard that most doomed of ocean liners. Morgan is a wealthy young man, pious, honorable, traveling aboard the Titanic to start his new life as an American journalist. Also along for the ride are his estranged childhood sweetheart, her new fiancé, her overbearing mother, and his irreverent best friend. Also on board are Irish anarchists, virtuous poor, villainous rich, and a sprinkling of historical personages. Several people are mu...more
May 29, 2012 Denise rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is a good inspirational romance set on the Titanic in 1912, with a dashing young hero named Morgan Fairfield. Morgan sets off for America to claim his new job for a newspaper in New York City. On board, he meets up with his lost love and her new fiance. What ensues is a drama, a mystery and a romance. It took a while to read or listen to, but I would recommend it for those who enjoy learning more about the Titanic, those who enjoy a romance or a light mystery. The narrator of this audiobook...more
Always liked the movie Titanic so gave this book a try. Author mixed the reality with fictional charactors and happenings. Enjoyed trying to guess "who dun it". Was surprised at the ending. I say, liked the movie....read this book for an added twist!