Conflict in the Captain’s Log

In a historic ship, perhaps a pirate vessel or military ship, a captain’s log is discovered that hints at an unsolved crime.

The crime took place centuries ago, but the clues are encrypted in the entries of the logbook. Your detective protagonist must decode the cryptic messages and solve the crime, even if it is just for historical closure. This prompt merges historical and detective fiction, bringing up themes of truth, justice, and how we interpret history.

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