Killer Cruise – Dawn Brookes

Book blurb:

“A body in the water. A plethora of suspects. Rachel Prince must be on another cruise!

When a cruise ship singer turns up dead, Rachel Prince and her octogenarian traveling companion, Lady Marjorie, are thrown headlong into a topsy-turvy murder mystery that threatens to be their last!

Crew aboard the fictional Coral Queen find themselves stretched to the limit by the antics of a Queen tribute act, a troublesome stag party and a group of excitable female cheerleaders.

Rachel is accompanying Lady Marjorie on a cruise around the Baltics. The older woman is hoping for a mystery while Rachel seeks peace and quiet.

PC Rachel Prince, cruise ship sleuth can’t believe it when a man dies under suspicious circumstances. The probable homicide occurs shortly after an unpleasant encounter with a Freddie Mercury lookalike. Rachel and Marjorie find themselves absorbed by the man’s untimely death, and surrounded by suspicious characters with ample motive for killing the unpopular victim.

The Chief of Security wavers between involving Rachel in the investigation and keeping her away from it. Sarah, Rachel’s best friend and cruise ship nurse is keen to keep her out of harms way, but it’s a case of the irresistible force meets the immovable object when there’s a mystery to be solved. Rachel is spurred on by the incorrigible Marjorie who is keen to interfere and test her own sleuthing skills.

Chief Waverley and Sarah are fighting a losing battle, and become more and more exasperated by Rachel’s involvement. In addition to this they both have problems of their own.

As the dead man appeared to have more enemies than friends, this mystery tests Rachel to the limit. She finds herself in danger as she tries to keep Lady Marjorie safe while solving the crime.

Join the crew and passengers aboard the Coral Queen for another exciting adventure at sea!”

My thoughts:

Who would have thought that so much unpleasantness could happen aboard a cruise ship.

But seemingly the good ship the Coral Queen attracts those sorts of things.

Luckily for them they have our heroine Pc Rachel Prince.

I like how each book we learn more and more about Rachel and the firey old lady Marjorie and her old friend nurse Sarah.

As with previous books there is a lot going on but the writing is done in such a way that it is easy to follow and never a dull moment.

I love the covers for these books, simple yet colourful and attractive

We welcome back our favourite narrator Alex Lee who once again does a spectacular job of telling this story

so if you want a bid of cosy crime this winter try season, give this book and This series a go, it can work as a stand alone, with some minor references to previous books but it doesn’t effect the enjoyment of this latest book.

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You can follow Dawn here: @dawnbrookes1

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