Harper is thrilled that her younger sister Monica will be
joining her for a cruise on the Caribbean Honey. Coming with
her are a group of other friends, but when Monica catches
her boyfriend Devon kissing her best friend Laurie, things
turn ugly. When a death occurs, Monica finds herself in the
brig as the main murder suspect so it is up to Hope to turn
sleuth again and discover who the culprit really is.
enjoying this series of cozy novellas set on a cruise ship.
Hope is starting to get on better with “Fine Felix”
Fitter and in this entry, they work together to get Monica
set free. I’m glad about this as I personally seldom
enjoy books involving characters sniping at one another constantly.
It is not hard to discover whodunit but the book has a light,
enjoyable tone, although I still think that the first two
in the series were the strongest. In these we got to meet
a larger cast of crew and there were more descriptions of
shipboard life. In this book, both of these features were
almost entirely absent, making it seem more like a snack than
a meal. Some cozy themes are overused but there aren’t
many set on cruise ships and it is such a good choice for
a mystery venue, rather akin to the classic house party. Hopefully
the next entry in this series will have more of the detail
that made the first two so enjoyable.