November 1924. The Endeavour sets sail from Southampton carrying 2,000 passengers and crew on a week-long voyage to New York.
When an elderly gentleman is found dead at the foot of a staircase, ship's officer Timothy Birch is ready to declare it a tragic accident. But James Temple, a strong-minded Scotland Yard inspector, is certain there is more to this misfortune than meets the eye.
Birch agrees to investigate, and the trail quickly leads to the theft of a priceless painting. Its very existence is known only to its owner . . . and the dead man.
With just days remaining until they reach New York, and even Temple's purpose on board the Endeavour proving increasingly suspicious, Birch's search for the culprit is fraught with danger.
And all the while, the passengers continue to roam the ship with a killer in their midst . . .
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First Class…. 1924. The Endeavour sets sail. A spectacular week long voyage planned from Southampton to New York. When a body is discovered early into the sailing Scotland Yard Inspector, James Temple, begins an investigation. He’s certain that there’s a killer in their midst. With a ship full of suspects, the theft of a priceless artwork, and an investigation fraught with danger at every turn can the case be solved before they reach New York? Wonderfully atmospheric and evocative whodunnit with a credible, colourful and well crafted cast of characters. First class.