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For young American widow Jane Wunderly, there are worse fates than adventuring aboard a transatlantic liner with the only man who could change her mind about romance. Unfortunately, her first-class itinerary has an unexpected—and deadly—addition waiting just below deck . . . Atlantic Ocean, 1926: Voyaging from Southampton to New York, self-reliant Jane is determined to prov For young American widow Jane Wunderly, there are worse fates than adventuring aboard a transatlantic liner with the only man who could change her mind about romance. Unfortunately, her first-class itinerary has an unexpected—and deadly—addition waiting just below deck . . . Atlantic Ocean, 1926: Voyaging from Southampton to New York, self-reliant Jane is determined to prove herself a worthy investigator on the stately ship—even awkwardly going undercover as the fashionable wife of her magnetic partner, Mr. Redvers. Few details are known about the rumored German spy the duo have been tasked with identifying among fellow passengers, but new troubles unfold once wealthy newlywed Vanessa FitzSimmons announces the sudden disappearance of her husband at sea . . . Miles Van de Meter, the man Vanessa rushed to marry in Monte Carlo, has allegedly vanished into thin air along with his luggage. Redvers guesses the shifty heiress may be weaving tall tales for fun between flutes of champagne, yet Jane isn’t convinced—not after the stunning murder of a trusted acquaintance sends them into uncharted waters. Facing two dangerous mysteries and a boat load of suspects, Jane must navigate a claustrophobic quest for answers before the culprits can slip from her grasp on land . . . or, worse, ensure she and Redvers never reach their destination.


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For young American widow Jane Wunderly, there are worse fates than adventuring aboard a transatlantic liner with the only man who could change her mind about romance. Unfortunately, her first-class itinerary has an unexpected—and deadly—addition waiting just below deck . . . Atlantic Ocean, 1926: Voyaging from Southampton to New York, self-reliant Jane is determined to prov For young American widow Jane Wunderly, there are worse fates than adventuring aboard a transatlantic liner with the only man who could change her mind about romance. Unfortunately, her first-class itinerary has an unexpected—and deadly—addition waiting just below deck . . . Atlantic Ocean, 1926: Voyaging from Southampton to New York, self-reliant Jane is determined to prove herself a worthy investigator on the stately ship—even awkwardly going undercover as the fashionable wife of her magnetic partner, Mr. Redvers. Few details are known about the rumored German spy the duo have been tasked with identifying among fellow passengers, but new troubles unfold once wealthy newlywed Vanessa FitzSimmons announces the sudden disappearance of her husband at sea . . . Miles Van de Meter, the man Vanessa rushed to marry in Monte Carlo, has allegedly vanished into thin air along with his luggage. Redvers guesses the shifty heiress may be weaving tall tales for fun between flutes of champagne, yet Jane isn’t convinced—not after the stunning murder of a trusted acquaintance sends them into uncharted waters. Facing two dangerous mysteries and a boat load of suspects, Jane must navigate a claustrophobic quest for answers before the culprits can slip from her grasp on land . . . or, worse, ensure she and Redvers never reach their destination.

30 review for Danger on the Atlantic

  1. 5 out of 5

    Natalia R

    An excellent addition to the series.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Joan Happel

    In this intriguing 3rd Jane Wunderly mystery, Jane is once again teamed up with enigmatic Redvers Dibble, her partner from the first two mysteries. It is 1926 and this time the duo is posing as a married couple on a voyage aboard the Olympic sailing from Southampton to New York. Their task is to find a German spy but Jane’s attention is soon diverted when a wealthy newlywed, Vanessa FitzSimmons, claims her husband, Miles Van de Meter, has disappeared along with his luggage. Redvers and the crew In this intriguing 3rd Jane Wunderly mystery, Jane is once again teamed up with enigmatic Redvers Dibble, her partner from the first two mysteries. It is 1926 and this time the duo is posing as a married couple on a voyage aboard the Olympic sailing from Southampton to New York. Their task is to find a German spy but Jane’s attention is soon diverted when a wealthy newlywed, Vanessa FitzSimmons, claims her husband, Miles Van de Meter, has disappeared along with his luggage. Redvers and the crew dismiss Vanessa’s claim, purporting that Miles never existed except in the young woman’s imagination. Jane on the other hand saw the couple together at the start of the cruise and believes that Vanessa is a victim of gaslighting. When someone is murdered, Jane and Revers race to uncover the murderer, solve the mystery of the missing husband, and still find their German spy; all while their mutual attraction for each other heats up. With a profusion of suspects, a whole ship to cover, and no one seeming to be who or what they claim; Spunky Jane and the irresistible Redvers are pulled in many directions to set up for the dramatic reveal at the end. Danger on the Atlantic is a wonderful combination of mystery, romance and jazz age atmosphere. This is a fun series with a unique setting for each book, and a terrific feel for the time period. I highly recommend this one to fans of historical mysteries as well as cozy mysteries in general. Thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for the e-ARC.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mark Baker

    Jane Wunderly is making her way back to America, but she isn’t crossing the Atlantic alone. She’s crossing with Redvers, and she’s been asked by his employers to help him track down a German spy on board. Then, Jane meets Vanessa, a socialite who claims that her new husband has vanished from the ship. Can she solve the two cases? Or will one distract from the other? There is plenty going on here, which is why it surprises me to find the pacing is slightly off. It was a bit slow at the beginning a Jane Wunderly is making her way back to America, but she isn’t crossing the Atlantic alone. She’s crossing with Redvers, and she’s been asked by his employers to help him track down a German spy on board. Then, Jane meets Vanessa, a socialite who claims that her new husband has vanished from the ship. Can she solve the two cases? Or will one distract from the other? There is plenty going on here, which is why it surprises me to find the pacing is slightly off. It was a bit slow at the beginning and it felt rushed at the end. Overall, there was still a good mystery here with plenty of twists. I didn’t have everything worked out by the end. I loved the setting, and felt like I was traveling in style with Jane. Well, style for 1926. Jane and Redvers are the only returning characters, but I didn’t mind since I loved watching them interacting. The new characters are strong and helped pull me into the book. If you are looking for a charming historical mystery, this series is for you. NOTE: I received an ARC of this book. Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Thompson

    Another exciting adventure for Jane. Jane and Redvers are crossing the Atlantic and this time Jane is officially helping with the case. You'll love the cruise ship setting and the mystery will keep you guessing until the last minute. Another exciting adventure for Jane. Jane and Redvers are crossing the Atlantic and this time Jane is officially helping with the case. You'll love the cruise ship setting and the mystery will keep you guessing until the last minute.

  5. 5 out of 5

    JoAn

    Danger on the Atlantic by Erica Ruth Neubauer is the third book in the Jane Wunderly historical cozy series. This was an entertaining mystery filled with Jane and Redvers investigating passengers and crew members for German spies and a missing husband of one of the passengers. The plot moved smoothly but did slow down in the middle before picking back up the pace for the dramatic reveal. Jane and Redvers are developing organically throughout this book as they grow closer due to sharing a cabin as Danger on the Atlantic by Erica Ruth Neubauer is the third book in the Jane Wunderly historical cozy series. This was an entertaining mystery filled with Jane and Redvers investigating passengers and crew members for German spies and a missing husband of one of the passengers. The plot moved smoothly but did slow down in the middle before picking back up the pace for the dramatic reveal. Jane and Redvers are developing organically throughout this book as they grow closer due to sharing a cabin as a "married couple" for the investigation. It was interesting about Redvers past as that did explain some of his attitude and personality changes during the investigation. Although the main mystery was supposed to be revealing the German spy, the hunt for the missing husband took over most of the book and connected directly to the dramatic reveal which I found to be odd. All in all a lovely afternoon of reading that kept me turning the pages. I voluntarily reviewed a digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from Kensington via NetGalley. All of the above opinions are my own.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Charlottesville Bookworm Jeannine

    I love Jane and Redvers. I especially like that they act like the mature adults and aren’t as overly dramatic as some of the main characters in cozies. When the premise for this book was set up at the end of book 2, I was really excited. Murder on a boat? Fake marriage? Sign me up! So Redvers gets his handlers to allow Jane to pose as his wife on a transatlantic voyage. They even give her a wardrobe to make her fit in with first class passengers. They use her last name (though one person on the s I love Jane and Redvers. I especially like that they act like the mature adults and aren’t as overly dramatic as some of the main characters in cozies. When the premise for this book was set up at the end of book 2, I was really excited. Murder on a boat? Fake marriage? Sign me up! So Redvers gets his handlers to allow Jane to pose as his wife on a transatlantic voyage. They even give her a wardrobe to make her fit in with first class passengers. They use her last name (though one person on the ship uses Redvers’ last name and we never find out how/why) and do all the things first class passengers do while trying to find a German spy. They have three suspects and do a lot of sleuthing separately to figure out which one is “the one.” (Pause to say a personal hang up of mine is sleuthing couples who split up for the bulk of the investigation and only come together for information dumps.) There’s a secondary mystery that Jane is pursuing because she identifies with a woman whose claims about a disappearance aren’t being taken seriously. There are times when it doesn’t seem like Jane and Redvers are getting anywhere, but then everything is resolved in about 20 pages of whirlwind action. What holds me back from the four star rating is the lack of affection between Jane and Redvers, whose relationship makes HUGE leaps during this trip. Aside from a few brief moments (“Do women liked to be seduced?”), I feel like I was told they were falling in love instead of shown. I’m fine with closed door or fade to black, but I would have loved some sweetness or flirtation between them beyond Redvers remembering how Jane takes her coffee.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Dawn Michelle

    I love this series so much. This outing has all that is needed in a book; adventure, an Atlantic crossing, spies, socialites, smuggling, a twist even I didn't see coming [though I had some of the mystery guessed, this was enough to knock me out of the water] and of course murder. Jane and Redvers have their hands full in trying to find the German spy they've been sent to foil and finding all of the above dumped into their laps. While doing all they do, they continue to work through Jane's troubl I love this series so much. This outing has all that is needed in a book; adventure, an Atlantic crossing, spies, socialites, smuggling, a twist even I didn't see coming [though I had some of the mystery guessed, this was enough to knock me out of the water] and of course murder. Jane and Redvers have their hands full in trying to find the German spy they've been sent to foil and finding all of the above dumped into their laps. While doing all they do, they continue to work through Jane's troubled past and make real progress there [I LOVE how Jane doesn't need Redvers but has come to realize she loves working WITH him and how good they are together] and their sweet romance blossoms even more, give the close quarters they are "forced" to share. All-in-all, it is really a delightful story that just leaves me wanting the next one ASAP. ;-) Thank you to NetGalley, Erica Ruth Neubauer, and Kensington Books for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    I love this series so much. Another great installment!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Gina

    In Danger on the Atlantic, the third installment in Erica Ruth Neubauer's Jane Wunderly series, there are rumblings of unrest in Europe. Jane and Redvers pose as a married couple traveling on an ocean liner to discover who among three suspects is a German spy. But a missing newlywed husband and a gaslit bride distract Jane from her primary mission, putting her in peril from multiple sides. For the character development and the backstories of Jane and Redvers alone, this is a great read. While the In Danger on the Atlantic, the third installment in Erica Ruth Neubauer's Jane Wunderly series, there are rumblings of unrest in Europe. Jane and Redvers pose as a married couple traveling on an ocean liner to discover who among three suspects is a German spy. But a missing newlywed husband and a gaslit bride distract Jane from her primary mission, putting her in peril from multiple sides. For the character development and the backstories of Jane and Redvers alone, this is a great read. While the story does have some uneven pacing, the plot generally ticks along and there are enough red herrings to keep the reader guessing for a long while. There are a few more will they/won't they moments between Jane and Redvers, but they also serve to deepen their connection. He is a bit dismissive of her thoughts on occasion, but in general, he treats her as a partner, which allows her to trust again after her disastrous abusive marriage. If you haven't read the others, the only thing you're missing out on is Jane's overbearing aunt, so reading the first two is not crucial to enjoying this one. If you enjoy Christie-type puzzles, you'll like this book. 4/5 stars I received an advance copy from Kensington and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

  10. 5 out of 5

    marita lazarus

    A fun historical mystery set on a luxury cruise ship crossing the Atlantic - from London to New York. This is the 3rd book, and it's such a great who dunnit. I was guessing right to the end, although I am happy to say that I did figure out the mystery. If you have never read any of the books in the series, do not worry, you can read this book as a stand-alone. The previous books serve to give you a better understanding of the relationship between Redvers and Jane, but are not necessary for the my A fun historical mystery set on a luxury cruise ship crossing the Atlantic - from London to New York. This is the 3rd book, and it's such a great who dunnit. I was guessing right to the end, although I am happy to say that I did figure out the mystery. If you have never read any of the books in the series, do not worry, you can read this book as a stand-alone. The previous books serve to give you a better understanding of the relationship between Redvers and Jane, but are not necessary for the mysteries in this book. Jane and Redvers are not only looking for a german spy but also delve into a missing husband who is ghosting his wife. This series is truly delightful and well written and I look forward to more from this author.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Alison

    This is apparently the third in a series featuring American widow Jane Wunderly. I haven't read the previous two books and this could be read as a standalone, although the romantic elements probably suffered from not knowing the back story. Jane is undercover on a cruise across the Atlantic with Redvers Dibble to catch a German spy, trying to obtain secret plans to pass to the German government. Jane and Redvers are posing as a married couple and they have the assistance of one of the stewards, F This is apparently the third in a series featuring American widow Jane Wunderly. I haven't read the previous two books and this could be read as a standalone, although the romantic elements probably suffered from not knowing the back story. Jane is undercover on a cruise across the Atlantic with Redvers Dibble to catch a German spy, trying to obtain secret plans to pass to the German government. Jane and Redvers are posing as a married couple and they have the assistance of one of the stewards, Frances Dobbins. Apparently Redvers works for 'Her Majesty' which I assume is either a typo or a misunderstanding about who exactly was on the British throne in 1926. Whilst ostensibly Redvers and Jane are investigating the three individuals who have been identified as possible spies: a german passenger; the german bandleader; and an American who runs the photography office; Jane actually spends more time embroiled in the affairs of a fellow passenger, Mrs Vanessa FitzSimmons whose newlywed husband (is that the right way to say it?) Miles Van de Meter has disappeared. Jane happened to see Mrs FitzSimmons and her husband indulging in a PDA as the ship left its berth which is just as well because none of the ship's crew believe a word Mrs FitzSimmons says, even going so far as to call her Miss FitzSimmons, as if she was fantasising about being married. Whilst there were allusions to prohibition and dancing the Charleston, there was also a reference to dancing the Jitterbug which https://www.bellaballroom.com/dance-l... tells me didn't become universally popular until the 1930s - some four years after this book is set. Generally, there weren't really enough markers to really point the reader at the right decade in which the novel is set. Overall, I would say there was a lot of talk about coffee, walking on the deck, changing for dinner and very little detective work, most of which happens off-scene and then Redvers updates Jane back in their cabin, over a cup of coffee. I read historical 'cosy' (lord do I hate that word) mysteries for a glimpse into a bygone era and a satisfying mystery, sadly this delivered neither. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review. Bumped for release.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    This ARC was provided to me via Kindle by Kensington Books and #NetGalley for my honest opinion. Opinions expressed are completely my own. Third in a series. I have yet to read the others in the series, I found this one quite enjoyable nonetheless. I look forward to reading the others.

  13. 5 out of 5

    The Cozy Review

    I adore the character of Jane Wunderly! She has spunk, intelligence, and a sense of justice. In the newest addition to the “A Jane Wunderly Mystery” series, Danger On The Atlantic, Jane gets involved in an undercover spy investigation aboard a cruise ship bound for New York. Redvers, a hunky spy/Intelligence Officer, or so we assume, is on board to find a spy that could cause damage to the security of the country and the world. He and Jane are posing as husband and wife, and things are about to I adore the character of Jane Wunderly! She has spunk, intelligence, and a sense of justice. In the newest addition to the “A Jane Wunderly Mystery” series, Danger On The Atlantic, Jane gets involved in an undercover spy investigation aboard a cruise ship bound for New York. Redvers, a hunky spy/Intelligence Officer, or so we assume, is on board to find a spy that could cause damage to the security of the country and the world. He and Jane are posing as husband and wife, and things are about to get interesting when they have to share a stateroom. There is a cruise ship full of people with defined personalities and odd peculiarities, but one of them is a killer with a lot to hide. So the question is, which one of the many passengers is capable of cold-blooded murder? The main suspects are known from the beginning, as Redvers and Jane discuss their undercover assignment and who they are on board the ship to watch and, if possible, uncover their secrets. Once they are on their way across the Atlantic, there is no one to call for help if they are found out. The suspects are all good candidates for being spies and killers, but some are more likely than others. It doesn’t take long before Jane’s undercover work brings her into the heart of the cruise ship's seedy side and a mystery she isn’t sure she can solve. Evidence stacks up against one particular passenger, and a sinister plot reveals itself. The undercover operation is in jeopardy when a killer decides that the couple must exit the cruise ship before it reaches port. With a few twists and turns, Jane and Redvers identity and the purpose for their presence on the ship are revealed. The killer is found, but the bigger question of who the spy takes a bit longer. Characters in this series are always amusing and easy to like. I missed Janes's Aunt in this newest installment; I feel that she always adds intrigue and a few chuckles to the story. Unfortunately, she didn’t make an appearance this time around, which detracted from my overall enjoyment. However, other characters did an excellent job of making up for Aunt Millie’s absence. Redvers is as secretive as always, but he does open up a bit about his past, making him a much more interesting character. I felt Jane grew into a more trusting person, allowing her to accept her attraction to Redvers without too much drama. Jane’s undercover assignment aboard the cruise ship leaves readers wanting her and Redvers to have more adventures. I, for one, cannot wait to read the next book in his series. Readers will get lost in the past as they read Danger On The Atlantic. They will long for a time when some things, such as cruise ships and undercover agents, spies, and old-world charm, held more fascination than they do today. But no matter what readers think of these types of adventures, they will fall in love with Jane and Redvers and happily await their next assignment.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bridget

    Erica Ruth Neubauer has written a marvellous third instalment in her Jane Wunderly Mystery series. American WW1 widow Jane is on a trip from Southampton to New York. She is pretending to be the wife of Mr Redvers so that the couple can keep an eye out for a rumoured German spy. When Miles Van de Meter vanishes, reported missing by his new wife Vanessa, Jane starts searching for answers. Set towards the end of the Roaring Twenties, the protagonist Jane, a war widow, is full of fun, intelligent and Erica Ruth Neubauer has written a marvellous third instalment in her Jane Wunderly Mystery series. American WW1 widow Jane is on a trip from Southampton to New York. She is pretending to be the wife of Mr Redvers so that the couple can keep an eye out for a rumoured German spy. When Miles Van de Meter vanishes, reported missing by his new wife Vanessa, Jane starts searching for answers. Set towards the end of the Roaring Twenties, the protagonist Jane, a war widow, is full of fun, intelligent and very engaging. I enjoyed the mystery aspect which was a puzzle the soupcons of romance and the understated humour. I'm planning on reading the first book that I've missed, Murder at the Mena House and I'm very much looking forward to solving more mysteries with Jane as well as satisfying my curiosity as to where she'll wind up next. I have no hesitation in recommending Danger on the Atlantic and if you favour sophisticated historical cozy mysteries, you should definitely give this series a try. I received a complimentary copy of this novel at my request from Kensington Books via NetGalley. This review is my own unbiased opinion.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Gina Parrish

    If you’re wondering if you should read this book, let me tell you straight away—don’t. Go watch the movie DANGEROUS CROSSING (1953) instead. It’s much better, and this book steals the plot almost identically. Now, I read a lot of mysteries. I am not bothered by “inspired by” or “based on” or “adapted from” or “reminiscent of” but this author took just about entire plot straight out of the movie and doesn’t give credit where credit is due. Even the title seems ripped off. I haven’t read the first If you’re wondering if you should read this book, let me tell you straight away—don’t. Go watch the movie DANGEROUS CROSSING (1953) instead. It’s much better, and this book steals the plot almost identically. Now, I read a lot of mysteries. I am not bothered by “inspired by” or “based on” or “adapted from” or “reminiscent of” but this author took just about entire plot straight out of the movie and doesn’t give credit where credit is due. Even the title seems ripped off. I haven’t read the first two, and I only read this one because I am doing some research of my own about ocean liners. (That’s why I watched the movie in the first place.) Other than the complete lack of originality, the writing was mediocre. Too much telling (how she feels, what she’s thinking, how she’s reasoning through things) and not nearly enough showing. Then there are the gender stereotypes. The protagonist female relies only on her intuition and feelings to do her sleuthing. But she is constantly doubting or ignoring her feelings and intuition, so she seeks affirmation from her male counterpart over and over again. Then she stands up for another woman who is being gaslighted before changing her mind and starting to gaslight her herself. All the while, the duo are terrible detectives. The reader is 50 steps ahead of them for the entire novel because they keep taking coffee breaks and forgetting all the clues they have already collected. The protagonist does not solve one part of the mystery in the end. I still gave it two stars for the setting and the main romance plot, but overall I don’t recommend.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Eden

    2022 bk 108. In this third of the series, Mrs. Wunderly finds herself aboard an ocean liner heading to the states and involved in Redver's mystery this time. The couple are posing as a married couple as they search for a German spy. Jane finds her own mystery when a lovely fellow first class passenger loses her husband. Unfortunately, both villains were obvious to me as a reader, and a good part of the book was spent not on the mystery but on the small details of the Jane and Redver's relationsh 2022 bk 108. In this third of the series, Mrs. Wunderly finds herself aboard an ocean liner heading to the states and involved in Redver's mystery this time. The couple are posing as a married couple as they search for a German spy. Jane finds her own mystery when a lovely fellow first class passenger loses her husband. Unfortunately, both villains were obvious to me as a reader, and a good part of the book was spent not on the mystery but on the small details of the Jane and Redver's relationship. I want to love this series as it has most of the elements that I love in a mystery - but something just doesn't gel for me.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Linniegayl

    The third installment of the Jane Wunderly mystery series was quite interesting. Jane and Redvers are posing as a married couple on an ocean liner heading towards the United States, with the task of locating a German spy! We learn more about Jane and Redvers in this book, and are introduced to a number of intriguing fellow passengers. I found the mysteries (because there ends up being more than one) intriguing, and the resolutions satisfying. I look forward to seeing where Jane and Redvers go af The third installment of the Jane Wunderly mystery series was quite interesting. Jane and Redvers are posing as a married couple on an ocean liner heading towards the United States, with the task of locating a German spy! We learn more about Jane and Redvers in this book, and are introduced to a number of intriguing fellow passengers. I found the mysteries (because there ends up being more than one) intriguing, and the resolutions satisfying. I look forward to seeing where Jane and Redvers go after this book.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    Nothing like a good story set aboard an ocean liner with some mystery to boot! Wonderful characters and an awesome plot! Told from Jane's point of view (my favorite thing because I can relate to the character more), I was glued to the book until I finished it. So many twists and turns! Oh my! This story had me guessing right up until the end! I'll have to go back read her other novels as this a new to me author. I highly recommend this book. My thanks for a copy of this book. I was NOT required Nothing like a good story set aboard an ocean liner with some mystery to boot! Wonderful characters and an awesome plot! Told from Jane's point of view (my favorite thing because I can relate to the character more), I was glued to the book until I finished it. So many twists and turns! Oh my! This story had me guessing right up until the end! I'll have to go back read her other novels as this a new to me author. I highly recommend this book. My thanks for a copy of this book. I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sara Spock

    Another heart-racing adventure with Jane Wunderly! I absolutely loved climbing aboard the RMS Olympic with Jane and Redvers for this third installment of the Jane Wunderly mysteries. The dashing duo voyage the high seas through more waves than the Atlantic could provide. A missing bridegroom, a German spy, a murdered steward… the mysteries keep piling up for our intrepid Jane to solve. Through this narrative, Jane learns to trust her instincts and her co-conspirator, Redvers, building on the rel Another heart-racing adventure with Jane Wunderly! I absolutely loved climbing aboard the RMS Olympic with Jane and Redvers for this third installment of the Jane Wunderly mysteries. The dashing duo voyage the high seas through more waves than the Atlantic could provide. A missing bridegroom, a German spy, a murdered steward… the mysteries keep piling up for our intrepid Jane to solve. Through this narrative, Jane learns to trust her instincts and her co-conspirator, Redvers, building on the relationship established in Books One and Two. Again, Neubauer does an excellent job building Jane’s surroundings, describing the opulent ship and the first class accommodations well enough that you’ll feel as though you climbed aboard with her in Southampton. If you like historic mysteries, well plotted character arcs, and lots of intrigue, do not miss the Jane Wunderly Mysteries. Danger on the Atlantic stands alone, but you’re missing out if you don’t read the first two books! Thanks to Kensington Books, NetGalley, and Ms. Neubauer for the opportunity to set sail with Jane in exchange for my review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Alisha

    Danger on the Atlantic starts out as a fairly light-hearted romp aboard a luxury cruise ship. In their third adventure together, Jane and Redvers are posing as a married couple in order to uncover which of three suspects is a spy passing secrets to Germany. They have a fairly equal partnership, slip easily into banter, and are clearly well suited to each other as well as to the detective life. So far, so good. My enjoyment was soured partway into the book when they casually start sleeping togethe Danger on the Atlantic starts out as a fairly light-hearted romp aboard a luxury cruise ship. In their third adventure together, Jane and Redvers are posing as a married couple in order to uncover which of three suspects is a spy passing secrets to Germany. They have a fairly equal partnership, slip easily into banter, and are clearly well suited to each other as well as to the detective life. So far, so good. My enjoyment was soured partway into the book when they casually start sleeping together. That no-strings-attached plot thread sat very badly with me and made me think less of both characters. It's a development that is glossed over and actually (fortunately) barely there on the page, but it does exist and it was distasteful to me as a reader. The mysteries on board the ship are intriguing enough, particularly that of the woman whose husband has mysteriously disappeared once the voyage commenced. With evidence of his existence largely wiped away, Jane is the only one who's convinced that the woman is really in need of help. Overall, this one was a mixed bag for me. Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for this digital review copy.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jean-Luc

    A delightful and entertaining murder mystery set on the high seas between Europe and NYC at the tail-end end of the Roaring Twenties where a masterfully choreographed but rather evil game of cat & mouse is being played between some potential German spies & a glamorous Anglo-American couple employed by the British government to unmasked them on board a very sparkling ocean liner. A very sophisticated action-packed romp full of witty dialogues, gorgeous fashions and lots of delicious cocktails... C A delightful and entertaining murder mystery set on the high seas between Europe and NYC at the tail-end end of the Roaring Twenties where a masterfully choreographed but rather evil game of cat & mouse is being played between some potential German spies & a glamorous Anglo-American couple employed by the British government to unmasked them on board a very sparkling ocean liner. A very sophisticated action-packed romp full of witty dialogues, gorgeous fashions and lots of delicious cocktails... Cleverly plotted with enough twists & turns to keep you on the edge of your seat and blessed with a cast of unforgettable characters, this delicious whodunit can also be viewed as a glittering comedy of manners spiked with lots of adrenaline-fueled moments... A highly recommended read if you enjoy old fashioned murder mysteries set before WWII 👍 Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Books for this terrific ARC

  22. 5 out of 5

    Meredith

    This time around Jane Wunderly and Redvers are setting sail from Southampton to New York City to track down a rumored German spy. Undercover as a married couple, they investigate their fellow first class passengers on the ship but keep getting side tracked by a missing passenger, that no one but his wife and Jane ever saw. Are they connected or is Jane being lied to by a mentally ill heiress? It is a fascinating story and I admit, the conclusions to both cases took me by surprise! I look forward This time around Jane Wunderly and Redvers are setting sail from Southampton to New York City to track down a rumored German spy. Undercover as a married couple, they investigate their fellow first class passengers on the ship but keep getting side tracked by a missing passenger, that no one but his wife and Jane ever saw. Are they connected or is Jane being lied to by a mentally ill heiress? It is a fascinating story and I admit, the conclusions to both cases took me by surprise! I look forward to the next book in the series and thank #NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of #DangerontheAtlantic.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jan

    You don't NEED to have read the first two, but you're really missing some good reads if you don't! This one easily stands alone as the author brings in the relevant information within the story. this time Jane and Redvers are looking to stop a German spy from selling dangerous information, get involved with a fellow passenger who is being gaslighted, and masquerade as wife and husband. The humor is understated, the characters vivid, the plot complex, and the whole thing entertaining! The publishe You don't NEED to have read the first two, but you're really missing some good reads if you don't! This one easily stands alone as the author brings in the relevant information within the story. this time Jane and Redvers are looking to stop a German spy from selling dangerous information, get involved with a fellow passenger who is being gaslighted, and masquerade as wife and husband. The humor is understated, the characters vivid, the plot complex, and the whole thing entertaining! The publisher's blurb is a good hook so there's no need to repeat that. Loved it! I requested and received a free temporary ebook copy from Kensington Books via NetGalley. Thank you!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rosalyn Dunsford

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading an ARC of this historical mystery. I hadn’t had the pleasure of reading any of this series before. What a shame, great characters and plot. Don’t miss out. Jane and Redvers are so great together. I’ll be watching for more in this series.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Panda Incognito

    This was thoroughly disappointing. This book's cover is what first attracted me to the series, when I saw this on-order in the library catalog, and I greatly enjoyed the first book. The second was a horrible letdown, but I hoped that this one would get the series back on track. (Please note that the following review contains some mild spoilers, although I don't reveal anything about the mystery's resolution.) Unfortunately, this story is extremely dull. The premise of Redvers and Jane posing as a This was thoroughly disappointing. This book's cover is what first attracted me to the series, when I saw this on-order in the library catalog, and I greatly enjoyed the first book. The second was a horrible letdown, but I hoped that this one would get the series back on track. (Please note that the following review contains some mild spoilers, although I don't reveal anything about the mystery's resolution.) Unfortunately, this story is extremely dull. The premise of Redvers and Jane posing as a married couple on board an ocean liner to try to unmask a German spy is an appealing premise, but the book drags on interminably, with way too much detail about their movements on the ship, random conversations with other passengers, and time spent drinking coffee. They also rarely sleuth together, and just give each other info-dumps about their latest progress. Since the book is from Jane's perspective, this means that the reader only learns about Redvers's work secondhand. They very quickly determine who the spy is, but do nothing about it. There is no suspense or interest here, and the book also fails to give the reader a compelling reason why we should care about the spy. The author seems to have assumed that readers' foreknowledge of WWII will make them care, but it's the mid-1920s, so the characters don't have a sense of urgency related to a future war, and they never even talk about what information the spy was involved with until we're near the end. There is no reason to care about the espionage plot, feel a sense of menace related to the spy's character (since he's actually rather nice), or feel a sense of urgency related to international stakes. This is the most boring spy mystery plot I have ever read, and the bulk of the book is actually about a man who disappears and how everyone on the ship thinks that his wife is crazy, has imagined him, and is imagining all of the strange circumstances someone is gaslighting her with. This drags on as well, and since there is zilch going on with the spy mystery for a reader to feel invested in, Redvers's frustration with Jane pursuing another case falls flat and is totally unconvincing. Almost all of the conflict between Redvers and Jane feels forced and just pads out the page count. Their decision to sleep with each other partway through the book is also both predictable and dubious, considering her background with an abusive marriage, how hard it is for her to trust him, and how much tension has existed between them during the journey. They also have a big fight right after this, in a way that seems totally unrealistic and unreasonable. There isn't really any sexual content on the page, and it's a classic fade-to-black, but the psychological elements driving their decision don't make sense, and it feels like the author was just checking off boxes of what she thought should happen next, without timing the sexual relationship in a way that made sense for the characters individually or as a couple. I fully anticipated that this book would end with a dramatic declaration of love, and it does, but it was way cheesier and more cringe-worthy than I had imagined possible, happening in the midst of climactic, rushed events related to the resolution of the case. It's also a rather convoluted and boring mystery resolution, especially since one of the key players was never even mentioned until near the end, giving the reader very little chance to deduce anything related to that element. And, really, that's the whole mystery, since we've known who the spy is since near the beginning. The only other reveal has to do with the spy's onboard partner, and I predicted that early on. (view spoiler)[I couldn't imagine any other reason for the author to give that insufferable character so much page time, and it also seemed suspicious than her last name was literally one letter different from the spy's, which was confusing at first and then just annoying. (hide spoiler)] Overall, this book was a total disappointment for me. There were some charming and humorous details every once in a while, and I was moderately engaged enough to keep reading, but the mystery and the love story are both frustrating and poorly developed, and I don't know if I will give this series another chance.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Taylor - Muse Ignited Reads

    This was a great addition to what is fast becoming one of my new favorite mystery series - its setting in the 1920s gives it all those Agatha Christie and Golden Age of Crime fiction vibes, plus Jane and Redvers are wonderfully drawn complex characters. **Thank you to both NetGalley and Kensington Books for an eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review!** I will say in this particular outing in the series, the personal relationship's developments over-shadowed the mystery (which was a bit This was a great addition to what is fast becoming one of my new favorite mystery series - its setting in the 1920s gives it all those Agatha Christie and Golden Age of Crime fiction vibes, plus Jane and Redvers are wonderfully drawn complex characters. **Thank you to both NetGalley and Kensington Books for an eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review!** I will say in this particular outing in the series, the personal relationship's developments over-shadowed the mystery (which was a bit convoluted). The mysteries themselves in the first two installments were much stronger and more interesting for me. This one suffered a bit from a couple things, namely living up to one of my favorite tropes: murder on board, ie the manor house murder (albeit in this case a rather large "manor house"). The fact that a murder itself didn't start off the mystery but instead a series of possibly (or not) interconnected odd occurrences just lead to a convoluted feeling (potential spies, a potential missing person, possible gaslighting) until a murder did finally occur and from then the plot progressed a bit better in terms of the mystery portion, with some nice cat and mouse interplay. That being said the developments in Jane and Redvers personal relationship made up for the lack or lulls in the mystery plot for me, and made this one that penultimate book in the series where your lead couple finally get together. She's done a great job of having interesting and different settings in all the books so far and I hope that continues with the series. This is definitely a series I recommend to readers who enjoy Agatha Christie and other Golden Age era writers, but also contemporary cozy fans who like a strong female lead still discovering herself - the roaring 20's vibes are a great selling point too.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ann

    I enjoyed the book a lot. The character of Jane is very compelling with her difficult background. The pairing with Redvers make a duo that Nick and Nora would envy. Well Done For young American widow Jane Wunderly, there are worse fates than adventuring aboard a transatlantic liner with the only man who could change her mind about romance. Unfortunately, her first-class itinerary has an unexpected—and deadly—addition waiting just below deck . . . Atlantic Ocean, 1926: Voyaging from Southampton to I enjoyed the book a lot. The character of Jane is very compelling with her difficult background. The pairing with Redvers make a duo that Nick and Nora would envy. Well Done For young American widow Jane Wunderly, there are worse fates than adventuring aboard a transatlantic liner with the only man who could change her mind about romance. Unfortunately, her first-class itinerary has an unexpected—and deadly—addition waiting just below deck . . . Atlantic Ocean, 1926: Voyaging from Southampton to New York, self-reliant Jane is determined to prove herself a worthy investigator on the stately ship—even awkwardly going undercover as the fashionable wife of her magnetic partner, Mr. Redvers. Few details are known about the rumored German spy the duo have been tasked with identifying among fellow passengers, but new troubles unfold once wealthy newlywed Vanessa FitzSimmons announces the sudden disappearance of her husband at sea . . . Miles Van de Meter, the man Vanessa rushed to marry in Monte Carlo, has allegedly vanished into thin air along with his luggage. Redvers guesses the shifty heiress may be weaving tall tales for fun between flutes of champagne, yet Jane isn’t convinced—not after the stunning murder of a trusted acquaintance sends them into uncharted waters. Facing two dangerous mysteries and a boat load of suspects, Jane must navigate a claustrophobic quest for answers before the culprits can slip from her grasp on land . . . or, worse, ensure she and Redvers never reach their destination.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Pauline

    I somewhat enjoyed reading this book. Its very light reading. Some areas of the book were more enjoyable than the others. I enjoyed the detail of the cruise ship and the descriptions of each room/area of the ship. I have been on a cruise and I was able to visualize the ship. I realized once I started reading this book, that it is the 3rd in a series. I haven't read the first two books so I don't have a knowledge of Jane's past. I would have liked more details into hers and Redvers past relations I somewhat enjoyed reading this book. Its very light reading. Some areas of the book were more enjoyable than the others. I enjoyed the detail of the cruise ship and the descriptions of each room/area of the ship. I have been on a cruise and I was able to visualize the ship. I realized once I started reading this book, that it is the 3rd in a series. I haven't read the first two books so I don't have a knowledge of Jane's past. I would have liked more details into hers and Redvers past relationship. The book just touches upon it and I felt there was very little spark between the two characters. A better background between the two needs to be in each book. This way if someone picks up a book between the series there is a better understanding of the relationship. The entire book is through Jane telling the story. I would have liked if the author let us see what the other characters were thinking and more of their past. I understand that Jane and Redvers are on the cruise ship in the first place to find a German spy and then this other mystery with Vanessa arises. The book covers more of the Vanessa mystery than the German mystery. I just felt that there was no real depth to any of the characters. It seems main plot of the story line was just skipped over. Each of the two mysteries are tied up by the end of the cruise, which is fine, but I personally prefer more depth to the characters and story line.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Julianne

    Murder at the Mena House, the first book in this series, is a favorite of mine. I was slightly disappointed in the second book in this series, but am pleased that I enjoyed this one just as much as the first in the series. The ship setting, like The Mena House hotel in Egypt, was so fun, and I love how detailed the author is in creating an atmosphere. I truly felt like I was on the ship with Jane and Redvers drinking gin rickeys. Jane is a fantastic sleuth, and the relationship progression betwe Murder at the Mena House, the first book in this series, is a favorite of mine. I was slightly disappointed in the second book in this series, but am pleased that I enjoyed this one just as much as the first in the series. The ship setting, like The Mena House hotel in Egypt, was so fun, and I love how detailed the author is in creating an atmosphere. I truly felt like I was on the ship with Jane and Redvers drinking gin rickeys. Jane is a fantastic sleuth, and the relationship progression between her and Redvers developed quite nicely in this installment. If you like mysteries with a strong sense of place and historical detail, this is a great series to try. I did find the ending to be a tad predictable, but it didn't detract from my enjoyment at all. While this could be read as a standalone, I think readers would get more enjoyment out of the series having read at least the first one prior to this one. If you are a fan of Sara Rosett's High Society Lady series, Ashley Weaver's Amory Ames series, Rhys Bowen's Molly Murphy series, or Jessica Ellicott's books, check this series out. I can't wait to see where Jane and Redvers go next. I do hope it's another exotic locale, as I think that's when they shine the brightest. Thank you to Netgalley and Kensington for my complimentary digital copy. All opinions are my own.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Homerun2

    Jane Wunderly and her investigative partner Redvers are hunting for a German spy secretly operating in 1926 aboard an ocean liner in this outing. They are disguised as a married couple and sharing a cabin which leads to some interesting situations, since they are still trying to overcome past relationship baggage. Jane, who was unhappily married to an abusive husband and is now widowed, is not certain she ever wants to share her life with a man again. But she absolutely wants to be an equal partn Jane Wunderly and her investigative partner Redvers are hunting for a German spy secretly operating in 1926 aboard an ocean liner in this outing. They are disguised as a married couple and sharing a cabin which leads to some interesting situations, since they are still trying to overcome past relationship baggage. Jane, who was unhappily married to an abusive husband and is now widowed, is not certain she ever wants to share her life with a man again. But she absolutely wants to be an equal partner and know that she is being heard. She and Redvers have to do some adjusting since they are both independent by nature and have to learn to work together cooperatively. They have a short list of suspects and spend time checking backgrounds, searching rooms, chatting up suspicious characters and looking for their quarry. In the meantime, a woman asks Jane for help after her newlywed husband disappears and the ship's crew treats the woman like she's crazy. Jane knows how that feels and is determined to come to the woman's aid. A fun and quick read with interesting characters. Thanks to the publisher and to Net Galley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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