Death on the Lusitania - Patrick Gallagher (Hardback)
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Death on the Lusitania - Patrick Gallagher (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages
Published: 25/01/2024
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Set onboard the fateful final voyage of the Lusitania, Graham's pulsating historical thriller poses a locked room murder mystery to a sleuthing civil servant.

The ship was doomed before it ever left port. His fate was sealed before he ever stepped on board. From R. L. Graham, Death on the Lusitania is an immersive WW1 historical novel set aboard the ill-fated ocean liner.

New York, 1915. RMS Lusitania, one of the world’s most luxurious ocean liners, departs for war-torn Europe. Among those on board is Patrick Gallagher, a civil servant in Her Majesty’s government tasked with escorting a British diplomat back to England.

When a fellow passenger is believed to have shot himself in his cabin, Gallagher is asked by the captain to investigate the scene but one crucial detail doesn’t fit. The man’s body was discovered in a locked cabin with the key inside and no gun to be found. Was it really suicide? Or murder?

Gallagher believes one of the passengers is a deadly killer who could strike again to protect their true reasons for being on board. And all the while, the ship sails on towards Europe, where deadly submarines patrol dark waters.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781035021918
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 622 g
Dimensions: 242 x 163 x 40 mm


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What's not to love about a fast-paced, richly detailed crime thriller set on the doomed RMS Lusitania? The rich supporting cast, many of whom are suspects, means that this book is unputdownable. A real page turner! - Ben Kane, the Sunday Times bestselling author

Set on a doomed ocean liner, this engaging and well researched mystery is perfect for lovers of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers - Philip Gray, author of Two Storm Wood, The Times Thriller of the Year

Very much enjoyed this shipboard murder mystery with an appealing sleuth in Patrick Gallagher and a positive cornucopia of suspects. Totally absorbing! - Leonora Nattrass, author of Blue Water

Masterfully weaves historical detail with an enthralling locked-room mystery. Impeccably researched, the story is not just a great crime tale, with a compelling central character in Patrick Gallagher, but a haunting imagining of the last hours of the Lusitania - Chris Lloyd, author of Paris Requiem, the Winner of the HWA Gold Crown for Best Historical Fiction

A wonderfully gripping read, capturing a vanished age and an enduringly fascinating real-life mystery, with a brilliant cast of characters and mounting tension. I enjoyed it tremendously - Oliver Harris, author of Ascension, BBC2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick

A vivid historical detective mystery coupled with an exciting WWI espionage drama, replete with sinister, devious characters - Greg Mosse, author of The Coming Darkness

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“A Christie-esque mystery on the high seas!”

Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan for sending me a review copy of this book! It was very Agatha Christie-esque in the way that you were told that the main detective knew a part of the mystery- the killer or the... More

Hardback edition
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“A bit too long”

I was looking forward to this book as I heard that it had a locked room mystery which is one of my favourites.
I ignored the fact this book was set during WW1 and unfortunately did not realise the Lusitania was a... More

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“Felt like it was trying to take Death on the Nile and change a few words without any of the Christie gusto we all know and love...”

Death on the Lusitania*
*The readers death caused by long-suffering plot, boredom, and an attempt at Agatha Christie with little success. I try not to review books so meanly, however, I had to pick up and restart... More

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