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Old December 9th, 2007, 08:12 PM
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I have been fortunate recently, to receive 2 books about cruising from the authors. One is a mystery set on a cruise ship, called Killer Knots, by Nancy J. Cohen, and the other is, Don't Miss the Boat, Cruising Through The Leisure Years, by Janet Go, and Perry McGiness. I have to say I loved both books:) I bet any Cruisemate would enjoy them!

As many of you already know, I collect books set in Florida, and I have read all of Nancy's previous books. This one set on a cruise ship, was just the icing on the cake, for me:)

I read it just before I went on my western cruise, and Nancy's character, Marla Shore, was sailing my itinerary on the Tropical Sun! This cruise which should have been a relaxing one, was made just a bit more interesting with her soon to be in-laws, sailing along with them. Also add in a group of employees of an Art Museum, who each received a free ticket from a mysterious benefactor, and things quickly take a turn for the worst.

Nancy is a cruiser herself, so she really takes us along on everything, we know and love, and truly, this book is a great antedote for PCD!
Her descriptions of the ship and the islands, makes for a wonderful read for all cruisers. Toss in some zany characters, and it's a cruise I wish as a back to back!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~

Janet Go and Perry McGinnis take lucky readers along, on a 109 day day world cruise, on the Grand Dame of ships, The QE2. Their itinerary was just amazing. From the Caribbean, Panama Canal. on to Hawaii, French Polynesia, Australia, Hong Kong and more! They share tidbits from each port of call, to whet our whistle. Bad weather, bad food, & canceled tours, nothing daunted this pair of experienced travelers.

I laughed when they told of fisticuffs, in the infamous laundry room, and got some insight into the woman who lives aboard the ship, Mrs Beatrice Muller, and how that came to be. Also we get a peek into the world of dance hosts, and see how they play an important part for many women onboard. One passenger actually kept a count of how many times a host danced with each woman, and reports her findings! Can you imagine?:)

Janet & Perry have have also included great pictures along with this wonderul page turner...If you are planning a long cruise, this book will give you some great insight on longer cruises. Both of these books are great cruise reads.

Nancy has compiled a list of Cruise Ship Mysteries.. I will have to call my library and put some on hold.



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
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Old December 9th, 2007, 10:10 PM
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Thanks for the info Trip! Killer Knots sounds like a good one! A mystery on a cruise ship.

Trip did you cruise on the Gem already? I know you were cruising on Gem I don't know if you did yet.
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This Thursday , yayayayayay!!!!!
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oh ok have fun! I'll have some ?'s for you when you return! 8)
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Thanks Trip,
Will keep an eye out for those. I just finished Mary Higgins Clark's Christmas cruise, good book too.
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Thanks Trip, These books will go on my Wish List.
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