Jessica is asked to be a guest lecturer on the QE2, with all her expenses paid. She should have known it would not be that easy. She is asked to write a play, there is a murder (surprise, surprise). Lots of interesting characters on this boat to death.
I considered the book a somewhat slow starter. There were MANY characters involved in the plot -- so many so that the author had Jessica to write notes to herself and/or restate everyone's part in the one-act drama play. I myself found so many characters to be somewhat a barrier in the reading entertainment of the book. I did enjoy the description of the ocean liner, Queen Elizabeth II (QE2), throughout the novel. For a person to see her now, he/she would have to visit the country of Dubai where grand ocean queen was retired in Nov. 2008 as a floating hotel.
This is an excellent, fun read.Jessica fletcher of Cabot Cove takes a trip on the Queen Elizabeth 2. Jessica got free passage on the QE2 all she has to do is Give 2 lectures on the art of mystery and scrip a play to entertain her fellow passengers. But then a legendary leading lady is slain, Jessica begins to solve the murder. But then another person is slain. Who did it? The boat is full of famous people like a TV mogul with his trophy wife, a famed Italian chef, dashing mountain climber, the judge in a notorious
California murder trial, and a boatload of people with ugly secrets. Jessica must solve the murders before it happens again Who is Guilty, read and find out..