The Case of Cabin 13 by Sam McCarver, Signet 1999 mass market paperback, mystery novel, first printing, signed with signed bookmark. This is the first Professor John Darnell mystery.
“Passengers are dying on White Star Lines transatlantic ocean liners: three mysterious suicides, on three different ships, all in first-class cabins numbered 13.
With the maiden voyage of their newest ship imminent — an incomparably lavish vessel called the Titanic — the cruise line can’t afford a fourth. Professor John Darnell, the world’s first and only paranormal detective, may be their last hope of debunking rumors of a murderous ghost.
As the world’s largest and purportedly safest ship sets sail, neither Darnell’s sixth sense nor his investigative skills can protect him from the twin perils he is about to face.” – review on Goodreads
this paperback lived in a box for a few years before I took it out to read. The Titanic angle drew me in, but the mystery itself is pretty pedestrian. This is the first in a series.
A mystery set on the Titanic is very intriguing. Too bad the mystery plot is not that good.
The bad guy was revealed at the midpoint, and then it was chasing around amid the sinking and rescue.
Still, since I have the other one..
I never heard of it but I agree about the Titanic part being interesting. Of course, Jacques Futrelle, author and creator of The Thinking Machine (Prof. Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen), was on the Titanic and went down with the ship.
Yes, I read that when looking him up after I got the SS collection.
Like Tracy and Jeff, I’ve never heard of Sam McCarver. I’m pretty sure I don’t have this book or any of the rest of this series. I’ve been sorting books that have been in boxes for years, too. There’s sure to be a few clunkers mixed in with the Good Stuff.
There always are, George, there always are.
I’ve never heard of him either. Not exactly a cover that would have caught my attention.
I agree, I’m not sure what made me buy it in the first place.This would sure be a good one in a game of stump the panel, author category.
Rick, you probably should have been forewarned when you took it out of the box by that sinking feeling.
Okay, Jerry, sit down and relax, it will soon pass. 🙂
Too bad because I know you were having trouble sinking into something.