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Davison, Anita, Murder on the Minneapolis

A cozy, Edwardian crime mystery, set aboard a luxurious steamship
Flora Maguire, a 22 year old governess, is on her way home on the S.S. Minneapolis to England from New York after the wedding of her employer’s daughter. Conscious of her status among a complement of only first class passengers on the ship’s maiden voyage, she avoids the dining room on the first night, and meets the charming Bunny Harrington on deck. 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 when she is threatened, followed by a near drowning during a storm and a second murder, the hunt is now 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 discover who the murderer is? Is her burgeoning relationship with the handsome Bunny Harrington only a shipboard dalliance, or something more?