A routine commercial voyage into Scarborough takes a horrific turn when the crew stumbles across a booby-trapped corpse afloat on a life raft - and the resulting explosion has fatal consequences. Shocked by the news, the Home Office urgently calls for their trusted detective, Peter Blair, who quickly sets sail into dangerous and unchartered waters. But with the freighter and its crew in desperate danger, Peter may have to risk everything to find the solution - and hope that his detective instincts and years of sailing experience are enough to bring him back alive. Brimming with mystery and steeped in suspense, J.R.L. Anderson's Death in the North Sea is an essential read for fans of classic English crime.