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Murder on the Celtic (George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield #8)

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George Porter Dillman and Genevieve Masefield have crossed the Atlantic Ocean numerous times in their capacity as ship's detectives for many of the huge passenger lines of the early twentieth century. On several of those crossings they've had the pleasure, and in some cases the trouble, of sailing with some very famous passengers. Dukes. Duchesses. Artists. Actors. Musicia ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by Minotaur Books
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Jill Hutchinson
I have read several of the books in this series and they are always light and enjoyable. The continuing characters are George Dillman and Genevieve Masefield, a married couple (although that is unknown to the passengers) who are detectives working for the White Star line of luxury passenger ships at the turn of the 20th century. As one might expect with often over 1,000 people on board crime is not unknown. They travel first class where most of the criminal incidents occur and must keep their ey ...more
Nancy Oakes
As of today, Murder on the Celtic is the last of the George Porter Dillman/Genevieve Masefield mysteries. To my great delight, the author finally managed to break through the formulaic stranglehold of his previous mysteries to offer a fun read. The same elements are there (thefts, a death on board) as in the past books, but this time he's jazzed it up a bit with an addition to the basic plot. I am one tough cookie when it comes to mystery novels, because I've been reading them since I was about ...more
Bev Hankins
Wonderful period mystery series. Can't resist the charm of the ocean liner era. three & a half stars
Cornelia
This is a charming mystery giving the reader a glimpse of life in the early 1900's on the first class deck of a luxury passenger liner traveling from America to England. The detectives that work for the cruise line are an unusual husband and wife team, George Porter Dillman and Genevieve Massfield. She’s English, he’s American, and they keep their marriage a secret for as two singles they can separate and investigate and gather information better.

In this particular book, two passengers have bet
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Colleen
Two stars doesn't mean I didn't like this book (it does mean okay after all). After all I've now read seven of these books--my issue is how bland this series can be--which ironically enough is why I read them. I know I won't be up until 2 in the morning desperate to discover the murderer's identity.

The two detectives are also so perfect and beautiful and smart and capable (it was covered in this book that the one flaw was complacency) that they're also very boring and formulaic. My other quibbl
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Diane Heath
This is the first book by C Allen that I have read. It was a very enjoyable book and I look forward to finding the others in the series. It is a period style mystery and even when one suspects the correct culprit there are so many others who are possibilities. The manner of diversion is well done and one is satisfied with the ending without feeling hoodwinked or cheated
George
Mar 21, 2007 George rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Mystery Readers
Eighth in the series featuring George Porter Dillman and Genevieve Masefield shipboard mysteries.

Set in 1910, the adventures of the ship board detectives continue after their voyage to New York aboard the Oceania. Now on their return voyage to England aboard the Celtic, the duo find themselves having to find another ship board murderer, along with solving several thiefs among first class passengers before the ship arrives in England. There is the usual interactions between passengers, Masefield
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Sean
nice setting; light mystery - not heavy reading; the ending comes as a nice surprise - didn't see it coming. My 1st Conrad Allen book - I'll look for more by him. My only complaint is that it seemed to take about 1/2 the book for the crime to be committed. That said, it was still a good read (didn't seem to drag at all). It was just like, "Uhhhhhh, so when's the murder going to happen."

I see that as of July 2012 the avg rating is 3.5 stars which is about where I'd put it, but I can't enter a 1/2
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Ruth Ellen
This was one of the better books I have read in the last few days. I liked how George and Genievere worked together and apart to solve the murder and thiefs that plegde the passagers of the Celtic. It was a good and had a satisfing ending.
Linda
Another good entry in the series. So sad that this is the last one. Good mystery in this one, never saw it coming as to how it was done.
Sarah
Sep 05, 2007 Sarah rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: mystery lovers
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Another in a list of books by this author using these characters. Love this genre and his style. highly recommend.
Della O'Shea
Quick, clever mystery with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle the victim of a shipboard theft....what could be better?
Stephanie
Nice short mystery, but they all seem to be pretty much the same.
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A pseudonym used by Keith Miles
Keith Miles (born 1940) is an English author, who writes under his own name and also historical fiction and mystery novels under the pseudonym Edward Marston. He is known for his mysteries set in the world of Elizabethan theater. He has also written a series of novels based on events in the Domesday Book.

The protagonist of the theater series is Nicholas Bracewell, th
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George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield (8 books)
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  • Murder on the Mauretania (George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield, #2)
  • Murder on the Minnesota (George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield, #3)
  • Murder on the Caronia (George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield, #4)
  • Murder on the Marmora (George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield, #5)
  • Murder on the Salsette (George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield, #6)
  • Murder on the Oceanic (George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield, #7)
Murder on the Lusitania (George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield, #1) Murder on the Mauretania (George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield, #2) Murder on the Oceanic (George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield, #7) Murder on the Minnesota (George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield, #3) Murder on the Salsette (George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield, #6)

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