From acclaimed author Steve Robinson comes a bold new Jefferson Tayte mystery.
On a foggy night in 1914, the ocean liner Empress of Ireland sank en route to England and now lies at the bottom of Canada’s St Lawrence River. The disaster saw a loss of life comparable to the Titanic and the Lusitania, and yet her tragedy has been forgotten.
When genealogist Jefferson Tayte is shown a locket belonging to one of the Empress' victims, a British admiral’s daughter named Alice Stilwell, he must travel to England to understand the course of events that led to her death.
Tayte is expert in tracking killers across centuries. In The Lost Empress, his unique talents draw him to one of the greatest tragedies in maritime history as he unravels the truth behind Alice’s death amidst a backdrop of pre-WWI espionage.
This is the fourth book in the Jefferson Tayte mystery series, but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story.
©2014 Steve Robinson (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Neil on 08-01-15


Loved the story and a great follow on from the other titles. The fact that the stories are based around real historical events adds to the enjoyment. More please

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs M Scott on 20-08-17


I loved the past and present woven together to produce a very brilliant plot of historical intrigue and modern day technology. The narrator is great at doing the character voices so it's easy to listen too. I enjoy family history anyway and to have it used in a thriller makes a great story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Gayle Breska on 16-04-18

Love this series of books

I have really been enjoying this set of audible books. The narrator is very good and the story line is a nice murder mystery. Can’t wait to listen to the last two books in the series as well as looking forward to more from this author.

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3 out of 5 stars
By VAreader on 04-02-18

Ludicrously contrived

Another well narrated Jefferson Tayte mystery, this one with a plot that unfortunately borders on the ludicrous. Alice’s various actions in the face of an eloborate spying plot against Britain involving her family just don't seem at all credible and the whole narrative structure crumbles as a result. Pity - the historical context (Empress of Ireland) is very interesting and real.

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