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Santa Cruise
by Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 9/28/2010
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by KawasakiBabe): travelling


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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 24, 2011

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Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, and her husband Willy, private detective Regan Reilly, her new husband Jack, and Regan's parents are all guests on the Royal Mermaid's maiden voyage, the Santa Cruise.

The ship's passengers include members of the Oklahoma Readers and Writers group - who are planning a mystery seminar dedicated to a Ghost of Honour, the late Left Hook Louie - as well as assorted other charitable folk all planning on a restful post-Christmas vacation.

What the guests don't know is that two escaping criminals have been smuggled on board. The hoped-for tranquility quickly vanishes when a terrified mystery fan swears she has spotted the Ghost of Honour in the ship's chapel, and soon after - while a storm develops outside - an attempt is made on the life of a feeble passenger.

As the Royal Mermaid sails on through troubled waters, Alvirah, Regan and Jack are uncovering clues that lead them to dangerous criminals..... 


Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 24, 2011

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I've read a lot of Mary Higgins Clark's back catalogue & found them to be good grippong thrillers, this however, is what I'd class as a "cosy" murder mystery. It's a much more light hearted read...maybe that's her daughter's influence on the book.

It's a Alvirah Meehan mystery, (the cleaner who won the lottery & turned amateur sleuth)& this time she's been invited on a short cruise with a select group of people who have "helped make the world a better place"...these include the youngsters Fredericka & Gwendolyn, who are particulary obnoxious (but amusing!) despite, or probably rather because of, their do-gooding :o)

Also on board are two felons fleeing from prison, 10 Santa Claus & the ghost of a dead prize fighter...just your average cruise then...

There's nothing to tax the brain here but it's entertaining enough that you'll sail easily to the end of it!

 


Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at Forget-Me-Not Trust Charity Shop in Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, July 25, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (7/28/2011 UTC) at Forget-Me-Not Trust Charity Shop in Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Released as part of the 2011 ULTIMATE CHALLENGE &
the CHRISTMAS IN JULY Challenge (#22)



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Journal Entry 4 by KawasakiBabe at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, August 01, 2011

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Woo Hoo! I love Christmas in July! Especially when it involves tracking down books and paying just 50p!
Thanks Plum_crazy. x
Read, review, release to follow.  


Journal Entry 5 by KawasakiBabe at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

6 out of 10

I picked this up immediately after reading something serious, thought provoking and gripping, and my first thoughts were to wonder what on earth I was reading.
However, almost from the start I saw this making an excellent film with Steve Martin as the strange but likeable Captain Weed, Eddy Murphy as Winston the creepy and annoying butler, and Rowan Atkinson as Eric, the poor unfortunate nephew who gets involved with murderers and villains! With these characters in mind I laughed my way through the book in no time!

To be released on my very own cruise in September 2011 - I just hope there aren't 10 Santas running around causing havoc! (1 would be good) . . .  


Journal Entry 6 by KawasakiBabe at Somewhere around Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden or Norway) in Fred.Olsen ship - Boudicca., Cruise Ship International Waters -- Controlled Releases on Monday, September 19, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (9/27/2011 UTC) at Somewhere around Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden or Norway) in Fred.Olsen ship - Boudicca., Cruise Ship International Waters -- Controlled Releases

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