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Danger on the Atlantic

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I was happy to have the opportunity to read an advance copy of the 3rd installment in the Jane Wunderly mysteries, since I had read and enjoyed the previous books.  I think it wouldn't detract very much to read this book without having read the others.  I like that the books each have different locales.  The author does a great job bringing her characters to life and making the locations atmospheric.  I particularly liked this book's multiple mysteries and the clever investigation.  This series reminds me of the Countess of Harleigh mysteries, heavy on the charm of the time period and light on any graphic gore.  I look forward to the next book in the series and highly recommend this book.
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This ARC was provided to me via Kindle by Kensington Books and #NetGalley for my honest opinion. Opinions expressed are completely my own. 


Third in a series. I have yet to read the others in the series, I found this one quite enjoyable nonetheless. I look forward to reading the others.
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A delightful and entertaining murder mystery set on the high seas between Europe and NYC at the tail-end end of the Roaring Twenties where a masterfully choreographed but rather evil game of cat & mouse is being played between some potential German spies & a glamorous Anglo-American couple employed by the British government to unmasked them on board a very sparkling ocean liner. A very sophisticated romp full of witty dialogues, gorgeous fashions and lots of delicious cocktails.... Cleverly plotted with enough twists & turns to keep you on the edge of your seat and blessed with a cast of unforgettable characters, this delicious whodunit can also be viewed as a glittering comedy of manners spiked with lots of adrenaline-fueled moments...

A highly recommended read if you enjoy old fashioned murder mysteries set before WWII 👍

Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Books for this terrific ARC
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This is apparently the third in a series featuring American widow Jane Wunderly. I haven't read the previous two books and this could be read as a standalone, although the romantic elements probably suffered from not knowing the back story.

Jane is undercover on a cruise across the Atlantic with Redvers Dibble to catch a German spy, trying to obtain secret plans to pass to the German government. Jane and Redvers are posing as a married couple and they have the assistance of one of the stewards, Frances Dobbins. Apparently Redvers works for 'Her Majesty' which I assume is either a typo or a misunderstanding about who exactly was on the British throne in 1926.

Whilst ostensibly Redvers and Jane are investigating the three individuals who have been identified as possible spies: a german passenger; the german bandleader; and an American who runs the photography office; Jane actually spends more time embroiled in the affairs of a fellow passenger, Mrs Vanessa FitzSimmons whose newlywed husband (is that the right way to say it?) Miles Van de Meter has disappeared. Jane happened to see Mrs FitzSimmons and her husband indulging in a PDA as the ship left its berth which is just as well because none of the ship's crew believe a word Mrs FitzSimmons says, even going so far as to call her Miss FitzSimmons, as if she was fantasising about being married.

Whilst there were allusions to prohibition and dancing the Charleston, there was also a reference to dancing the Jitterbug which https://www.bellaballroom.com/dance-l... tells me didn't become universally popular until the 1930s - some four years after this book is set. Generally, there weren't really enough markers to really point the reader at the right decade in which the novel is set.

Overall, I would say there was a lot of talk about coffee, walking on the deck, changing for dinner and very little detective work, most of which happens off-scene and then Redvers updates Jane back in their cabin, over a cup of coffee. I read historical 'cosy' (lord do I hate that word) mysteries for a glimpse into a bygone era and a satisfying mystery, sadly this delivered neither.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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Danger on the Atlantic starts out as a fairly light-hearted romp aboard a luxury cruise ship. In their third adventure together, Jane and Redvers are posing as a married couple in order to uncover which of three suspects is a spy passing secrets to Germany. They have a fairly equal partnership, slip easily into banter, and are clearly well suited to each other as well as to the detective life. So far, so good.
My enjoyment was soured partway into the book when they casually start sleeping together. That no-strings-attached plot thread sat very badly with me and made me think less of both characters. It's a development that is glossed over and actually (fortunately) barely there on the page, but it does exist and it was distasteful to me as a reader.
The mysteries on board the ship are intriguing enough, particularly that of the woman whose husband has mysteriously disappeared once the voyage commenced. With evidence of his existence largely wiped away, Jane is the only one who's convinced that the woman is really in need of help.
Overall, this one was a mixed bag for me, but I liked enough things in it to keep an eye out for the next one.
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This is a different type of read to than what I usually read, but I love reading books that have a Titanic vibe to them and I felt this one was incredibly gripping and interesting. I definitely enjoyed it and would love to read books similar to this in the future as well as by this author.

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In Agatha Award-winning author Erica Ruth Neubauer’s third wanderlust-inspiring historical mystery, young American widow Jane Wunderly, there are worse fates than adventuring aboard a transatlantic liner with the only man who could change her mind about romance. Unfortunately, her first-class itinerary has an unexpected—and deadly—addition waiting just below deck…
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Love this series and loved this latest addition!! It’s extremely well written and had me hooked by the end of the first chapter. The characters are both likable and interesting. The mystery itself has tons of historic detail and lots of twists and turns. It kept me guessing until the very end. I highly recommend this novel to all mystery lovers who like a good solid read. I can’t wait to read more from this author!!
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