A First Class Murder Author:Elliott Roosevelt Since Eleanor Roosevelt made her first appearance in 1985 as a detective in her son Elliott Roosevelt's Murder and the First Lady, she has warmed the hearts and challenged the wits of readers and critics across the globe. Roosevelt's reworking of his legendary mother as a formidable sleuth has been called "adroitly charming" by the Los Angeles ... more »Times, "literate and altogether admirable" by the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and "thoroughly entertaining" by Booklist.
Now, in her ninth investigative outing, Mrs. Roosevelt takes on her toughest, most intriguing case yet. After a brief visit to France in September of 1938, Eleanor is en route to the United States aboard the great liner Normandie, pride of the French Line.
With a passenger list that includes Charles Lindbergh, Jack Benny, Henry Luce, Josephine Baker, and a young John F. Kennedy, the voyage promises to be interesting, and the very real threat of war makes for heated and lively conversation at the captain's table.
But the trip takes a deadly turn when another distinguished passenger suddenly dies, the victim of strychnine poisoning. And when a beautiful young Russian ballerina is accused of the murder, Mrs. Roosevelt once again dons her cap a amateur sleuth to lend her help the shipboard investigation.
A First Class Murder is a first-class mystery by a top-notch writer, a novel that will mark the arrival of Eleanor Roosevelt into the ranks of classic detective fiction.« less