TITLE: MURDER ON THE CELTIC
AUTHOR: CONRAD ALLEN
Details: George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield Mystery
This was the 8th book in this series, and, rather against my principles, I hadn't read any of the previous ones before starting on this book. But, since by the looks of it, only the two main characters are recurring ones, this wasn't an issue at all.
This is a mystery series set on ocean liners during the early 20th century, with George Dillman and Genevieve Masefield being on-board detectives hired by the liners to solve any crimes committed during a voyage.
On this trip from New York to England, the two detectives meet Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when a to him very important copy of "A Study in Scarlett" is stolen from Doyles cabin.
But, events soon escalate with more thefts from first class cabins and the disappearance and suspected murder of a passenger.
This was an entertaining and light read, and as such just what I needed after the much heavier and darker story that was "Drood".
However, I won't be rushing out to find the rest of the series. The story felt a bit superficial to me with none of the characters appearing to have any depth to them and any issue broached only getting the most passing of detail.