Mai Tai to Murder: A Darcy Cavanaugh Mystery

Candy Calvert, Author . Midnight Ink $12.95 (312p) ISBN 978-0-7387-1074-7

Darcy Cavanaugh, R.N., takes a working vacation on a Caribbean cruise ship in Calvert's fluffy third nautical mystery (after Aye Do or Die ). Most of her fellow vacationers are aspiring mystery writers, and Darcy is there to give a medically correct presentation—enhanced by advice from her beau, federal agent Luke Skyler—on various ways their fictional perps can commit murder (cyanide's out, anthrax and vampire fangs are in). Someone takes Darcy's advice a little too literally and knocks off a famously ruthless literary agent. The suspects just happen to include Angela Skyler, Luke's mother and a would-be novelist who joined the cruise in hopes of landing a book contract. Darcy's gentle mockery of mystery writers and engaging narration as she searches for the shipboard killer make for a droll light read. (Sept.)

Reviewed on: 07/30/2007
Release date: 09/01/2007
Genre: Fiction
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