Peril on the Atlantic
Mysteries at Sea 1
A M Howell
In Peril on the Atlantic, a story set in 1934, Alice and Sonny investigate an assault on Joseph, a cabin steward on board the RMS Queen Mary. Alice has been invited aboard the ship by her father, the staff captain. However, her excitement at actually spending some time with her father soon turns to dismay. This is because her father is very preoccupied with his duties and requires Alice to stay below decks. Of course, Alice has no intention of doing so, especially after she overhears the assault on Joseph. But she has not seen his assailant, so sets out to identify the attacker.
Alice recruits help from two other young people on board. Charlie, a bellhop, and Miriam, a Jewish girl whose family are fleeing Germany.
It soon transpires that virtually everybody on the ship seems to have a secret. There is more than just one mystery to solve. This is one of the reasons why Peril on the Atlantic is such an excellent read. The multiple plots make for an extremely gripping mystery story. The story is set against the backdrop of the Queen Mary’s attempt to break the Blue Riband record for crossing the Atlantic.
Bookwagon is happy to stock several of A M Howell’s period mystery stories, including The House of One Hundred Clocks.