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Travel agents are a vanishing breed, but Sidney Marsh, a New York transplant from Mississippi, is holding her ground--at least on land. She is the tour leader on a cruise through Scandinavia for a group of eccentric senior citizens who call themselves the High Steppers. Sidney expects her days to be filled with long meals, shopping expeditions and visits to museums, churches and fjords. But this cruise is anything but routine. There is a killer on board, targeting the High Steppers and quite possibly herself.
After the first suspicious death, the captain and his crew are grimly determined to carry on as usual. Disgusted with their inaction, Sidney decides to take matters into her own hands and launch her own investigation. She enlists the halfhearted help of her friend and business partner, the flamboyant and fun-loving Jay Wilson. Suspects abound. What about those two handsome young men who stay mysteriously aloof? One of them has his eye on Sidney. So does another passenger, far too charming and again too young to fit the "High Stepper" mold. Then there's Captain Vargos, the arrogant ladies' man whose plans to thwart Sidney's investigation might include seduction.
Who is that crew member shadowing Sidney? Is the theater really haunted? Even the High Steppers themselves are not as predictable or harmless as they seem. The closer Sydney gets to the truth, the less she understands. Shore Excursion is the first book in a new mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Sidney Marsh.
Sounds good, right? Perhaps the best sounding part of it right there, and something to note, is that it’s the first in a new series so we can look forward to further adventures with this sleuthing dynamo….or wanna be dynamo, as she kinda stumbles into a lot of the situations she lands in… ^_^. Now, before we delve deeper, let’s address the visual….how COOL is that cover?! I mean really, at first glance I wasn’t sure what to expect….Death Takes a Vacation…Death on the High Seas….Port-hole of Death….(HA!) So many ways it could go but one things for sure….the big D is going down in style with that red suitcase. To summarize, unusual combination but it TOTALLY works. Now back to the story…
Her partner in crime, so to speak, is the ever FABULOUS Jay…who’d rather eat at the free parties he’s invited to than go a week without spending his paycheck on designer clothes. Well, some like to live their best, and some like to look like they are anyway. No really, at heart he’s a sweetie and he’d do anything for his friends and his group, the High Steppers. Oh, wait….did I fail to mention these high rollers? Let’s correct that. The High Steppers are a group of travelers that happen to globe hop together. They book their tours, go on the expeditions, and travel the high seas in style, with winning attitudes…*cough*cough*. They’re an interesting group with personality to spare and I found the easiest way to keep them straight was the handy dandy who’s who list Sidney creates for herself; plus it makes it easier to both check off the victims and potential suspects. Now on to the story….
|Author Marie Moore|
In short, a trip you wouldn’t want to miss with a cast and crew you won’t soon forget. The twists and turns, triumphs and stumbles, all add up to a grand reading adventure. The perfect read for your weekend getaway and a great place to look for inspiration the next time cabin fever gets a hold of you! Recommended for teen through adult readers….it’s good clean fun with a side of mayhem; easily handled by the age range mentioned. This book is scheduled to release on April 1st….for a few instant pre order choices, just click on one of the links below.
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