Murder on the Condor Ferry, crime author on location research
The Condor team gave me every assistance in my research for which I am extremely grateful. Here are some photographs taken at the time to aid my research.
|Arriving at Portsmouth International Port|
In Lethal Waves, it is early morning, January, a woman arrives at the Portsmouth International Port.
She buys a single ticket, with cash, to Guernsey at the Condor Ferries desk. She is travelling as a foot passenger and has hand luggage only, a handbag.
Requesting a cabin from the cabin management team on board the Commodore Clipper. On board the ferry she asks the Cabin Management team at the Information Desk for a double superior en suite cabin. Again she pays by cash. She goes straight to her cabin and locks the door.
|Superior ensuite cabin|
Commodore Clipper ferry to Channel Islands from Portsmouth
When the ferry docks in Guernsey just after four p.m. there is no sign of her. She hasn't shown up to board the minibus to take her to the terminal, what's more her cabin is still locked. The deputy cabin manager enters it using a pass key and finds, lying between the cabin beds, the body of Evelyn Lyster. (We didn't go as far as to enact this you'll be pleased to know!)
|On the Bridge of the Commodore Clipper from Portsmouth to Guernsey|
The Captain is informed and the States of Guernsey Police are called in. Inspector John Guilbert, along with Inspector Andy Horton, board the Commodore Clipper.
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It was fantastic to see over one of my favourite ships which I watch regularly sailing in and out of Portsmouth - Inspector Andy Horton's patch. And I've had the opportunity to return to the Commodore Clipper ferry when I had another exclusive tour and a photo shoot on board to launch Lethal Waves.
|Pauline Rowson on quayside with Commodore Clipper|
|Engrossed in a good book.|
I would like to express my sincere and warm thanks to Condor Ferries for allowing me to feature them in my crime novel to the captain and crew of the Commodore Clipper ferry for all their help.
Lethal Waves is published in the UK in hardcover on 28 February 2017 and in the USA on 1 June 2017. It is available from all booksellers and for loan in libraries.
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