A Death on the Ocean Wave by Tim Heald
This work discusses mysteries on board ship. In his third adventure, Doctor Tudor Cornwall, head of criminal affairs at the University of Wessex, finds himself literally all at sea. Accompanied by his precocious star pupil, Elizabeth Burney, Tudor boards the good ship 'Duchess' as a guest speaker on a transatlantic crossing which goes spectacularly wrong. Are the Irish journalists actually terrorists in thin disguise? Does the captain really have laryngitis? How come Freddie Grim formerly of Scotland Yard is preaching at matins? Was the flambe at Doctor and Frau Umlaut's table meant to be quite so explosive? Is Prince Abdullah a real Royal? And, most importantly of all, can Tudor solve these and other mysteries before the ship docks?