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It's been a while since I posted this list, and for all our old/new Cruisemates, one of these books, by the pool, with a foo foo in your hand, is a good thing! I have read many, with more to go..With a nod, and, thanks to author, Nancy Cohen, who sent me this list....happy reading!

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Nancy J. Cohen: KILLER KNOTS
Lori Avocato: DEEP SEA DEAD
Maddy Hunter: HULA DONE IT
Nancy Fairbanks: BON BON VOYAGE
Shelley Freydont: HIGH SEAS MURDER
Susan Sussman: CRUISING FOR MURDER
Jane Heller: PRINCESS CHARMING

Cooks Overboard by Joanne Pence
Birds of Prey by J.A. Jance
Charlie Chan Carries On by Earl Derr Biggers
The Widow's Cruise by Nicholas Blake
Board Stiff by Tony Alexander
Death in the Middle Watch by Leo Bruce
The Fennister Affair by Josephine Bell
Death in a Deck Chair by K.K. Beck
Several Deaths Later by Ed Gorman
Murder on "B" Deck by C.V.E. Starrett
Murder in Absence by C.V.E. Starrett
Inspector's Holiday by Richard Lockridge
Voyage into Violence by Frances and Richard Lockridge
The Case of Sonia Wayward by Michael Innes
A Clutch of Constables by Ngaio Marsh
The Patient in Cabin C by Mignon Eberhart
Nobody Cared for Kate by Gene Thompson
The Midas Murders by Margot Arnold
A First Class Murder by Elliot Roosevelt
(YA) Mystery Cruise by Gertrude Chandler Warner
(YA) Deadline by Eric Weiner
Don't Blame the Snake by Tony Fennelly
Death Takes a Passage by Sue Henry
Birds of Passage Bernice Rubens (not quite a mystery but interesting)
The Informant by James Grippando
Buzz Cut by James Hall
Decked by Carol Higgins Clark
No Honeymoon for Death by Mary Kruger
Murder Sails at Midnight by Marian Babson
The Cruise of a Deathtime Marian Babson
The Widow's Cruise by Nicholas Blake
The Goddess Affair by Lillian O'Donnell
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Risk by Dick Francis
The Angels Will Not Care - John Straley
Birds of Passage - Bernice Rubens
Buzz Cut - James Hall
Cooks Overboard - Joanne Pence
The Cruise of a Deathtime - Marian Babson
Damned in Paradise - Max Allen Collins
Death in a Deck Chair - K.K. Beck (1984)
Death on the Nile - Agatha Christie
Death Takes a Passage - Sue Henry
A First Class Murder - Elliot Roosevelt
The Informant - James Grippando
Killed in Paradise - William DeAndrea
The Midas Murders - Margot Arnold
Murder on Deck - (ed.) Rosemary Herbert
Murder Sails at Midnight - Marian Babson
Night Train to Memphis - Elizabeth Peters
No Honeymoon for Death - Mary Kruger
Singing in the Shrouds - Ngaio Marsh
Too Much of Water - Bruce Hamilton
The Trouble with Going Home- Camilla Crespi
You Belong to Me - Mary Higgins Clark
To Davy Jones Below by Carola Dunn
Don’t Blame the Snake by Tony Fennelly
Dana Chambers' THE BLONDE DIED FIRST
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I just finished Deep Black: Sea of Terror by Stephen Coonts. It's about Terrorists who take over a cruise ship and cargo vessel.

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Excellent! I will print this list out and start reading. Thanks Trip!

I would add: "The False Inspector Dew" by Peter Lovesey. It's not only a good mystery (always featured on every "best of" mystery list), it is very very funny.

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Trip I would love to read a lot of these books. I printed out your list several months back and took it to Barnes and Noble and could not find any of them. Where do you find most of your books?
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Any fiction written by Faye Kellerman
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Captain: I have found the online sites of Amazon and Books a Million very helpful in finding books that are not current "bestsellers". And fairly reasonable in prices. If you buy several books at a time usually postage is free.
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This list was given to me by Nancy Cohen, one of the authors on this list. all of which I have purchased or gotten from the library..One of the older ones, I got on ebay..I use Half.com quite a bit, and have had lots of luck getting hard to find books there at resonable prices....

Thes 4 books, I have, and should be easy to get a hold of..Loved them all!
Susan Sussman: CRUISING FOR MURDER
Jane Heller: PRINCESS CHARMING

Nancy J. Cohen: KILLER KNOTS
Lori Avocato: DEEP SEA DEAD

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Thank you---I usually try to get paperbacks to put in the luggage with the weight and space restraints lately. Would you mind if I posted this list on another Carnival Forum? I'll wait for your OK before I do.
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Also: Santa Cruise, A Holiday Mystery at Sea - Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark
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Lina......please give props to the author, Nancy Cohen, she wrote Killer Knots, on this list, part of a great series..she provided me with this list.
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Books by Conrad Allen

1. Murder on the Lusitania (1999)
2. Murder On the Mauretania (2000)
3. Murder On the Minnesota (2002)
4. Murder on the Caronia (2002)
5. Murder on the Marmora (2004)
6. Murder on the Salsette (2005)
7. Murder on the Oceanic (2006)
8. Murder on the Celtic (2007)
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Trip, thanks for the info. I will definately try to find some of these books on-line. I belong to a well-known book club and when I went their site on lite and searched for fiction related to cruise ships, there were only a few and one of those seemed to be x-rated.

I just got caught up in reading James Patterson about a year ago and, while his books are not cruise related, I love his Alex Cross books and also the Women's Murder Club series. If you haven't read those, start with the first one (they are numbered 1 - 9 in the titles). Once I pick up one his books, I can hardly put it down without reading cover to cover.
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NBBS...I love him too...I love his short chapters..grabs you from page one!
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WOW what a great POST, thank you so much. I love to read and it is HARD to find "cruise" books to satisfy the appetite in between cruises as well as some deck-time reading.
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Murder in a Deck Chair is hard to get through. I don't think I will finish it.
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I too love mysteries--especially set on a ship or a train. I took a list of all Conrad Allen's books plus about 4-5 others off the list Trip had put up to Barnes / Noble a few days ago and they didn't have a one of them. I have a gift Cert. from there I was planning to use-- guess I'll have to just save it for something else and go elsewhere to find my murder / whodunit books set on ships and trains!
We have a large used book store here called halfprice books--sometimes you can find some good reading there. I'm going to give them a try tomorrow.
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A couple of suggestions..try www.half.com, I have gotten older books there.One of my bookstores in Fla, that I go to all the time, may be able to help as well..Try www.Murderonthebeach.com...I have one more place but my mind went blank
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Has anyone tried "The False Inspector Dew" yet?
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I took a list of all Conrad Allen's books plus about 4-5 others off the list Trip had put up to Barnes / Noble a few days ago and they didn't have a one of them
The Conrad Allen books I listed I actually bought from Barnes and Noble on-line. Problem was some were used. But they were hard cover, in nearly perfect condition, and cost less than a new paperback.
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Wow, what a list Trip....Last one I read was Decked, could use another soon, working on a James Patterson book at the moment, I just love the Alex Cross series...
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I liked the book Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen not quite a mystery but a lot of fun away.:-D
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I loved that one too.....he needs to get us another book pronto..It's been a while. Try any Of Laurence Shames books,,almost like a cruise...sey in Key West, very Hiassen like!
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Kat, talk about perfect timing, ask and you shall receive..Yayay!
New York Times best-seller Carl Hiaasen will sign & discuss his new crime novel, Star Islan.. Meet twenty-two-year-old Cherry Pye (née Cheryl Bunterman), a pop star since she was fourteen—and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster.
Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her “undercover stunt double,” Ann DeLusia. Ann portrays Cherry whenever the singer is too “indisposed”—meaning wasted—to go out in public. And it is Ann-mistaken-for-Cherry who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott.
Now the challenge for Cherry’s handlers (über–stage mother; horndog record producer; nipped, tucked, and Botoxed twin publicists; weed whacker–wielding bodyguard) is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence a secret from Cherry’s public—and from Cherry herself.
The situation is more complicated than they know. Ann has had a bewitching encounter with Skink—the unhinged former governor of Florida living wild in a mangrove swamp—and now he’s heading for Miami to find her . . .
Will Bang Abbott achieve his fantasy of a lucrative private photo session with Cherry Pye? Will Cherry sober up in time to lip-synch her way through her concert tour? Will Skink track down Ann DeLusia before Cherry’s motley posse does?
All will be revealed in this hilarious spin on life in the celebrity fast lane.
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Here's a book that is not on the list yet: "Saferwaters," written by a shameless cruise addict. It's available on the two big bookseller websites and there is an author site at Teresa Tucker I'd say it's a great book to bring on your next cruise. What say you?
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Kat, talk about perfect timing, ask and you shall receive..Yayay!
New York Times best-seller Carl Hiaasen will sign & discuss his new crime novel, Star Islan.. Meet twenty-two-year-old Cherry Pye (née Cheryl Bunterman), a pop star since she was fourteen—and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster.
Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her “undercover stunt double,” Ann DeLusia. Ann portrays Cherry whenever the singer is too “indisposed”—meaning wasted—to go out in public. And it is Ann-mistaken-for-Cherry who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott.
Now the challenge for Cherry’s handlers (über–stage mother; horndog record producer; nipped, tucked, and Botoxed twin publicists; weed whacker–wielding bodyguard) is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence a secret from Cherry’s public—and from Cherry herself.
The situation is more complicated than they know. Ann has had a bewitching encounter with Skink—the unhinged former governor of Florida living wild in a mangrove swamp—and now he’s heading for Miami to find her . . .
Will Bang Abbott achieve his fantasy of a lucrative private photo session with Cherry Pye? Will Cherry sober up in time to lip-synch her way through her concert tour? Will Skink track down Ann DeLusia before Cherry’s motley posse does?
All will be revealed in this hilarious spin on life in the celebrity fast lane.
Does he read this thread? That is to funny perfect timing. I will have to pick that book up.
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As I cruise and research and hold on board book signings, I hear many of my readers say they like the cruise crime adventures: Currents Deep and Deadly and Currents of Vengeance, the first two novels in the Darcy Farthing adventure series. They take place on a ship cruising around Cape Horn. Book number five will take place in the South Pacific.
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