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New books about the Titanic

Published: Saturday, April 7 2012 4:00 p.m. MDT

"The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Titanic Tragedy" by William Seil brings the detective and Dr. Watson aboard the ship to investigate a theft of submarine plans. (Provided by Random House) "The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Titanic Tragedy" by William Seil brings the detective and Dr. Watson aboard the ship to investigate a theft of submarine plans. (Provided by Random House)

With the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic, several books have been released about the now-infamous cruise liner.

What if Sherlock Holmes was on the RMS Titanic? In the novel "The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Titanic Tragedy" (Titan Books, $9.95) by William Seil, Holmes and Dr. Watson are on board to carry out a secret government mission involving stolen submarine plans.

In Anita Stansfield's novel "Passage on the Titanic" (Covenant Communications, $16.99) she relates the story of Irene Corbett, the only known Utahn and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be aboard the fated vessel along with several fictional characters.

In "The Company of the Dead," (Titan Books, $15.95) David J. Kowlaski uses the sinking of the Titanic for a 745-page novel that includes adventure and conspiracy theories linking the Titanic to President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

"Passage on the Titanic" by Anita Stansfield is a historical novel involving Irene Corbett  of Utah, who died in the tragedy. (Provided by Covenant Communications) "Passage on the Titanic" by Anita Stansfield is a historical novel involving Irene Corbett of Utah, who died in the tragedy. (Provided by Covenant Communications)

And now released in paperback, "Unsinkable: The Full Story of the RMS Titanic" by Daniel Allen Butler (DaCapo, $16) includes the day leading up to the sinking along with the aftermath in the years after.

Contributing: Melissa DeMoux

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