Flora Maguire, a young governess, is on her way home on the SS Minneapolis after the wedding of her employer’s daughter. She meets the charming Bunny Harrington on deck on the first night, after having avoided the dining room, conscious of her status among the first-class passengers. Flora finds the body of a man at the bottom of a companionway, but when his death is pronounced an accident, she is not convinced, and, having experienced her own tragedy as a child in the form of her mother’s disappearance, is driven to find out the truth. Flora starts asking questions, but following threats, a near drowning during a storm and a second murder, the hunt is on in earnest for a killer. Time is running out as the Minneapolis approaches the English coast. Will Flora be able to protect Edward, her charge, as well as herself, and uncover the identity of the murderer? Is her burgeoning relationship with the handsome Bunny Harrington only a shipboard dalliance, or something more?
19 June 2015
New & Noteworthy: June 19
• Are you going to the Historical Novel Society Conference in Denver? Diana Gabaldon will moderate "Midwifery: Magic or Medicine?" a panel discussion on June 27. Panelists include Unusual Historicals contributors Lisa Yarde, Kim Rendfeld, and Judith Starkston, along with author Sam Thomas. If you can't make it to the conference, recordings of selected panels are usually made available for purchase - watch hns-conference.org/ for details.
• MURDER ON THE MINNEAPOLIS, the first title in Anita Davison's new Cosy Mystery series, will be available June 30 from Hale Books!
Get more details on MURDER ON THE MINNEAPOLIS at HaleBooks.com.