Format: Mass Market Paperback, 304pp. ISBN: 0312970404 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Pub. Date: January 2000 From the Publisher The Queen Victoria, Britain’s fabulously extravagant new ocean liner, is making her maiden voyage from England to New York. Sarah Deane, English teacher-cum-amateur sleuth, her husband, Dr. Alex McKenzie, and Sarah’s feisty aunt, Julia, are looking forward to the calming sea and salt air. But not all the passengers are lucky enough to make it aboard: A senior member of the British-American trade commission is run down outside of his hotel room just hours before the Vicky leaves Southampton. Then another member mysteriously turns up dead in his stateroom. Are the deaths coincidental accidents or are sinister plots afloat? Sarah’s sleuthing proceeds full speed ahead as she sizes up a throng of eccentric passengers and quirky crew members. But the appearance of a strange nighttime intruder in Sarah and Alex’s cabin raises the question: Is Sarah in too deep or can she catch a killer before it’s too late?