A Knight at Sea by R. J. Raskin
Black Apollo Press
$18.00 ($14.00 on Amazon)
Raymond Chandler is sailing back to England on the SS Mauritania – a tired writer
on his last legs still mourning the death of his beloved wife. On board he meets a
man named Marlow with a drinking problem that rivals his own. Also on board are
various characters related to Chandler's Hollywood past, including an aging movie
star who strangely disappears.
Much to his displeasure, Chandler suddenly finds
himself playing the part of detective in an Agatha Christie play. More than a taut
mystery, A Knight at Sea is a serious novel about the perils of Hollywood and the
politics that surrounds it. Beyond that, it’s a story about an aging writer on his
one last quest. Put it all together you have a potent brew, a mystery within a
mystery – intelligent and thought provoking.