Five Ports to Danger Author:Vivian Connolly In the tradition of Miss Marple, the crusty and keen-witted Kathleen O'Connell faces her toughest challenge to date. The redoubtable Aunt Kathleen had signed on for a Caribbean cruise to get away from it all. On board she befriended a beautiful Spanish girl, an American writer, a mysterious priest, and a notorious smuggler. But the pleasure b... more »oat turned into a ship of fear when one of the passengers turned killer. It was up to Aunt Kathleen to solve the murders to save her friends' lives --- and her own.« less
Spritly senior Kathleen O'Connell goes on a Caribbean cruise and becomes intrigued with four fellow passengers. Charmed by the older woman, they are soon calling her Aunt Kathleen and sharing their wishes and secrets with her. When murder strikes, they pool their resources to solve the crime. I found the characters all charming and Aunt Kathleen a sharp senior heroine and crime solver. I enjoyed the ship setting (the murderer couldn't escape), the characters, the budding romance between two of them, the acerbic wit of Aunt Kathleen, and the plot - no gory descriptions or vulgar language.