It’s 1852. Off the coast of Africa the troop ship Birkenhead slips beneath the waves. Down with her go 450 souls.


The sinking is suspicious by every measure, but one fact is clear, many on board are killed, and eaten, by sharks. 


Was it a Copper Shark that discovered the panicked, screaming sailors that dark and terrible night? Was it a Sevengill or a Cow Shark? Or maybe it was the most feared man-eater – the Great White – that happened upon this flailing feast. One thing is certain – if you want to commit murder by shark, you’ve come to the right place and you might just commit the perfect crime.


MURDER BY SHARK uses state-of-the-art forensic and marine technology to exploreeach theory, uncovers every plot, examines every possibility – and leads us to a startling conclusion.