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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....

©2022 Tom Hindle (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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With a caveat I give 4 stars

I hate this kind of story where the seemingly good guy is a wretch and the good guy gets done iI will say no more so as not to give the whole story away but aaarrrgggg!

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  • The Curator
  • 01-29-22

Enjoyable art related mystery.

The plot here has something of the Agatha Christie about and, depending on your taste, you can take that any way you want but it’s an enjoyable read written with a light hand.

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  • 01-22-22

Dull mystery that makes no waves

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Dreary characters
Predictable and bland twist
Good narration, though.

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  • 04-24-22

I couldn’t stop listening

Loved how the scene was set onboard the ship and the story really kept me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out who did it.

Was totally not prepared for what happened at the end!

Would 100% recommend this to anyone who loves a good mystery

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  • 03-30-22

Not a great plot for Fatal Crossing

Very poor actually 🥲 Not sensitively read and an unbelievable twist at the conclusion which led nowhere!

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  • 03-10-22

Brilliant!

Great story and fairly good storytelling. The totally unexpected twist in the tail at the end made it brilliant!

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  • 01-25-22

Average

No this is just too ordinary the story in some ways is ok. But really it could be better.