Murder on the QE2 (Murder, She Wrote, Bk 9)
Murder on the QE2 - Murder, She Wrote, Bk 9 Author:Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain Jessica Fletcher, Cabot Cove, Maine's acclaimed mystery writer, finds herself in treacherous waters when a dream voyage on the transatlantic luxury liner Queen Elizabeth 2 becomes a nightmare journey into danger. — Jessica has accepted an offer that seems too good to be true. All she has to do for a fabulous free trip on the QE2 is give a pai... more »r of lectures on the art of the mystery and script a play to entertain her fellow passengers. But when a legendary leading lady is slain, the drama turns deadly. Jessica barely has time for champagne and caviar as she sorts through suspects who include a TV mogul and his trophy wife, a famed Italian chef, a dashing mountain climber, the judge in a notorious California murder trial, and a boatload of other beautiful people with ugly secrets. When murder strikes again, Jessica must combine her sleuthing skills with her writing talents to craft the masterpiece of her mystery-solving career -- before the world's premier floating palace sinks in a sea of blood.« less
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.