Night Ferry To Death Author:Patricia Moyes As passengers board the overnight ferry from the Netherlands to England, a frantic little man pleads for a cabin as if his life depended on it. But along with the rest of the angry travelers who had counted on first-class comfort and privacy, he is told that all the cabins are unexpectedly booked. His only choice is to sleep in a lounge with e... more »veryone else. The next morning, he's dead.
Returning from a vacation in Amsterdam, Chief Superintendent of Scotland Yard Henry Tibbett and his wife, Emmy, are among the passsengers in the lounge. They discover that the man was murdered and the killer had to be one of their sleeping companions. The dead man, it turns out, was carrying diamonds stolen from a wealthy Dutch jeweler, but the gems cannot be found on board.
What appears to be a simple case of incompetent criminals double-crossing each other is actually far more sinister. A desperate woman is driven to suicide. The person she claimed was her brother denies he has a sister. An old man drowns at a seaside resort. And someone has gone to such great lengths to break into the Tibbetts' Chelsea apartment that Emmy's life is in danger. Finally, Henry and Emmy must take one last trip on the night ferry, a voyage that proves even more shocking than the first.« less