this is my 171st Friday Forgotten Book review of a forgotten or seldom read book
Night Ferry to Death by Patricia Moyes, Henry Holt (Owl), 1985 paperback. Mystery, Chief Inspector Henry Tibbett
I’ve read many of Patricia Moyes’ mysteries, and I have yet to be disappointed. This was no exception. I enjoy these characters, the settings, the plots.
This novel centers around a theft of diamonds from the Dutch jeweler Van Eck, a theft which occurs while Chief Inspector Henry Tibbett and his wife Emmy are on holiday in Amsterdam. The thief takes the stones aboard the overnight ferry from The Hook to England, and is murdered on board, in the sleep-seat section. The dead man is identified as the thief, however the diamonds are not found. Henry and Emmy were in the sleep seat section as well, and so at the scene of the murder.
Later events, including a break-in at the Tibbett apartment, convince Henry there is a connection and when Scotland yard is called into the murder/robbery case, Henry takes it.
As usual, interesting characters and the likable Tibbetts make for an enjoyable book. I remain a fan of Moyes’ mysteries. Recommended.