This is one of her earlier books. It features Regan Reilly who is a P.I. Her mother is a famous mystery writer (real life?) On this book, she is the companion of an elderly lady on a cruise. It turns out there is a jewel thief and an assassin also on the cruise. I think the characters in this book are very interesting.
A story of a 10 year old murder with characters described in a funny way. This book reminded me of an old Agatha Christie book years ago about another adventure on a cruise ship where all the main characters are woven into the story and interlinked. A real cute "who done it" well written as only Carol Higgins Clark can do. I thought it was another good read I didn't want to put down.
book 1 for fans of regan reilly. i really enjoyed this first story. it's a fun read and good story.
regan is attending her class reunion at st.polycarp's in england, when the long-dead body of her former roommate turns up. regan would love to solve this mystery but a prior commitement has her on a transatlantic cruise. but reagan should not have worried because the clues to the crime are following her on the queen guinevere. on the ship are any number of passengers who could be the killer: is it the secret lovers,a fortune hunter,a jewel thief or the assassin? who is the killer and how will regan solve this murder mystery on the high seas?
I love this book! It's got mystery, travel, humor and sarcasm, a fast-paced plot, and some great characters. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
(From back cover) "[A] skillful cat-and-mouse debut." - Milwaukee Journal
The daughter of a successful mystery writer and a P.I. with pizzazz, Regal Reilly is attending her class reunion at St. Polycarp's, England, when the long-dead body of her former roommate turns up under the bushes. It's a case Regan would love to solve, but a prior commitment puts her on a transatlantic cruise.
She shouldn't have fretted. The clues to the crime are following her on the QUEEN GUINEVERE. here, on a ship awash with secret lovers, a fortune hunter, a jewel thief and an assassin, Regan is sailing home - and into the hands of a young girl's killer.
"Fast, glamourous, intricately plotted ... Just right for a plane ride, or, indeed, a cruise." - Los Angeles Times
She shouldn't have fretted. The clues to the crime are following her on the Queen Guinevere. Here, on a ship awash with secret lovers, a fortune hunter, a jewel thief and an assassin, Regan is sailing home-and into the hands of a young girl's killer.
An Agatha award Nominee for best 1st novel
A selection of the Mystery Guild
An alternate Selection of the Literary Guild and of Doubleday Book Club.