Death on Board
Original title: Mort à bord
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- Over 3,600 copies sold
August 1936, France: The masses are thrilled to be enjoying their-ever legally mandated paid vacation! On the beach at Deauville, where Adrien Savoisy always spends the summer, the other rich habitués are scandalized by the invasion of working-class tourists. But Adrien has fallen head over heels in love with a pretty camper, Thérèse Madec. Alas, soon after they meet, two young women – one of whom was a friend of Thérèse’s – are found dead on the beach. Determined to get his beloved away from the scene of the crime, Adrien decides that they will embark on the ocean liner Normandie, which is leaving for New York.
Luxury and delight are the order of the day during the 4-day crossing: dinner at the captain’s table, cocktails at the grill-bar, champagne in their cabin, lounging on the sun-deck… Until two more murders prevent Thérèse and Adrien from enjoying their romance. Between Pheasant Souwaroff and Bibesco Bombe for dessert, our turtledoves are forced to investigate. Then Thérèse disappears, just a few short hours before they are supposed to arrive in New York…
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