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Aye Write! 2022 – Ocean Going Thrillers
May 15 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm£11
Pack your trunk and get ready to set sail with these three thrillers set on the high seas.
Louise Hare – Miss Aldridge Regrets
London, 1936. Lena Aldridge is wondering if life has passed her by. The dazzling theatre career she hoped for hasn’t worked out. Instead, she’s stuck singing in a sticky-floored basement club in Soho and her married lover has just left her. She has nothing to look forward to until a stranger offers her the chance of a lifetime: a starring role on Broadway and a first-class ticket on the Queen Mary bound for New York. After a murder at the club, the timing couldn’t be better and Lena jumps at the chance to escape England. Until death follows her onto the ship and she realises that her greatest performance has already begun.
Tom Hindle – A Fatal Crossing
November 1924. The Endeavour sets sail to New York with 2,000 passengers – and a killer – on board When an elderly gentleman is found dead at the foot of a staircase, ship’s officer Timothy Birch is ready to declare it a tragic accident. But James Temple, a strong-minded Scotland Yard inspector, is certain there is more to this misfortune than meets the eye. With just days remaining until they reach New York, and even Temple’s purpose on board the Endeavour proving increasingly suspicious, Birch’s search for the culprit is fraught with danger.
Araminta Hall – Hidden Depths
Lily is pregnant, travelling onboard the Titanic to her beloved family in the United States, hoping she can get there before her mind and body give up. For a long time now she’s known her husband is not the man he’s pretending to be and she’s not safe. So, when she meets widower Lawrence she knows he’s her last chance for help. But Lawrence knows he hasn’t got time to save Lily. Lawrence is the only person on board the unsinkable ship who knows he will not disembark in New York.