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3.0 out of 5 stars The best JB Fletcher mystery for awhile...
Thankfully Bain shows some return to form with this latest MSW outing, which see's Jessica aboard the Queen Mary 2 for a transatlanic crossing.

The premise is fine, although overly complicated and under developed - murder, stolen jewels, smuggling, M16, Mosad, terrorist funding, insurance investigation, too many people 'under cover'... Thankfully the awful...
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3.0 out of 5 stars The best JB Fletcher mystery for awhile..., 1 Dec. 2010
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Thankfully Bain shows some return to form with this latest MSW outing, which see's Jessica aboard the Queen Mary 2 for a transatlanic crossing.

The premise is fine, although overly complicated and under developed - murder, stolen jewels, smuggling, M16, Mosad, terrorist funding, insurance investigation, too many people 'under cover'... Thankfully the awful character of George Sutherland (Jessica's sometimes sweetheart) was relegated to a minor 'top & tail' role in the story, whereas I had feared (when seeing the story was set in London) that he may feature in the whole thing! I know its 'only a book' but I really dislike the character of George Surtherland and his tweed jacket with elbow patches, and blue 'button down' shirt and Scottish 'brogue' - I really hope he becomes a victim in a future novel so that readers of the series don't have to endure anymore 'romantic interludes' or his 'darlin' Jessica, we must find time for us...'-moments!!

The setting on the QM2 too is great and wonderfully detailed. Having travelled on this great ocean liner several times, I was actually able to picture the locales and ship settings, however I found it ittitating how the author couldn't make up his mind as to what to call the ship (sometimes Queen Mary 2, then Queen Mary Two, then QM2, then Q M Two.... its just QM2. Simples!).

The conclusion was something of a let down and quite confusing, almost as if Donald Bain (author) got to the end and hadn't planned on the what, when, where and why, so just blamed everyone for having done something at sometime to someone else! However it was nice to see a couple of the old (occasional) characters from the TV series crop-up (although neither was written as particularly likeable).

On the whole, an okay read, but not a stratch on the earlier 'Murder on the QE2'.
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