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Summary

Just when you thought it was safe to cruise again....

PC Rachel Prince returns to cruising after giving evidence in a difficult trial. She wants to recharge her batteries and reevaluate her future after receiving threats from the man she helped put away.

Taking Queen cruises up on their offer of a free luxury cruise aboard the Coral Queen, she opts for a sailing to New York.

Rachel's best friend and cruise nurse, Sarah is also returning to the ship to start a new nine-month contract so the timing is perfect.
Almost immediately, Rachel meets a cruise tour leader who invites her to join him and his Russian group for some of their planned activities. These activities should help pass the time during the sea days.

A crew member is found dead in his cabin - could this be another mystery brewing? Rachel's eagle eye spots some curious goings on among the Russian tour group that she finds enticing. Chief Security Officer Waverley wants Rachel to leave things alone - will she listen?

Sarah has problems of her own as conflict develops in the medical team when a new nurse is brought in at short notice.

Rachel can't resist doing a bit of snooping, but will she get to the bottom of a mysterious death and untangle this complex case before they reach New York?

©2018 Dawn Brookes (P)2019 Dawn Brookes

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Great second offering

Who would have thought so much could happen on a floating city of a cruise ship, but on this one thankfully a lot does happen.

I bet we were all really hoping that this time around Rachel has a better trip.

And to begin with it is, but trouble seems to follow Rachel around or maybe she goes looking but who knows it makes for some fun adventures.

I like the descriptions, not detailed enough to be overwhelming but just tells you enough to be able to paint a picture in your own imagination.

The story structure was well written, characters are colourful and well fleshed out, for some people on this cruise, it will be the longest trip of their lives.

I love when I simple start draws me in and keeps me interested with a twist I didn’t see coming and as far as cosy crime goes, this one was twisty.

Since the last book I enjoy seeing Rachel and her friends onboard the ship grow and become more believable,

I am proud to welcome back narrator queen Alex Lee who again does an amazing job of telling this story good pace and well told as always.

Another excellent cosy crime story , good if you have heard the first one but not essential as it works as a stand alone with minor references to the last book.

Definitely recommend this for any long time fans of cosy crime or just looking for somewhere to start.

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Better than book one

I enjoyed this story more than the first, which was also a decent listen, the plummy voices are still omnipresent however, but this story was more engaging with all the Russian characters, no Marjorie in this one though, but the Russians made for a very entertaining tale.

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Brilliant murder mystery by brilliant author

Absolutely brilliant murder mystery with twists and turns I get into the story and don't want to turn the audio book off, narration brilliant

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Cruise if you dare

I enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator Alex Lee is excellent.

A fast paced, crime drama set during a cruise. There is great characters , twists and turns. The novel has a hugely unexpected ending .

Brilliant

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Deadly Cruise

Another gentle enjoyable mystery for Rachel Prince to get involved in. I thoroughly enjoyed the story & cant wait to hear the next story in the series.

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Very enjoyable book

Loved it, second one in a serie and it did not disappoint. Rachel is back for another cruise and murder investigation. Easy story to listen to and narrator did a great job.

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Brilliant

Absolutely loved this book. I thought I had it all worked out but I had it completely wrong.

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A delight.

Brilliant story full of twists and turns. Who thought being on a cruise could be so interesting.

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Cruising for murder

I enjoyed this book. So much happens that it keeps you entertained. The story is told from two perspectives, Rachel as well as being a police woman she is also a passenger on the cruise and Sarah a nurse for the cruise line. The pair work well together and are likable characters. The fact that the story is set on a cruise ship adds to the charm, with all the different and often quirky characters. I did get a bit confused with keeping all the Russian characters straight but other than that it was an enjoyable story.
After the conclusion of a difficult court case Rachel takes the cruise line up on the offer of a free cruise after solving a murder on her first trip. With the added bounce that it is the same cruise he friend Sarah has been assigned to as a nurse. Sarah is rushed off her feet nearly as soon as the ship leaves port with medical emergencies. But things hit stir my waters when one of the crew is found dead in his cabin room and another one is missing. There is also a lot of strange behaviour going on with Russian passengers and a new nurse.
I like the narrator as she does a lot of different accents in this story helping to make you feel like you are on an international cruise ship.

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Enjoyable listen

Enjoyed listening to this story but found the narrator very plummy and wooden at times.

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  • 11-05-19

Book 2


I enjoyed the first book and so I downloaded the second book in the series.
It's a sweet and cozy mystery, with suspense and drama. Something for everyone.

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  • MANI
  • 17-05-19

Deadly Cruise

The audiobook is as entertaining and suspenseful as the first book in the series. I am looking forward to the next audio book

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  • grey
  • 28-01-21

2nd bk also good. Will go for #3

I enjoyed this book almost as much as book though, oddly, the narrator did not work for me this time as well as s/he did for book 1. Accents felt a little less accurate, and the overall voicing was... thicker? Can’t figure out how to describe it. Not awful, just not as good as I’d enjoyed in the previous book.

The story was interesting, easy to follow, and kept me engaged even while having a very worrisome day waiting to see if I have covid!

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  • leigh sharpe
  • 18-09-20

Fun cruise!

I genuinely like Rachael but this time I got frustrated with her because she knowingly conned Sarah into getting involved therefore putting Sara's job on the line.. You really get to know and love these characters!

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  • kdb
  • 03-07-20

Rachel is cruising again

Rachel joins her friend Sarah on another cruise. A passenger is murdered and Rachel just can't help snooping around looking for clues. A delightful story with twists and turns keeping you engaged until you find out who actually did it.

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  • SVG
  • 18-05-20

An entertaining read

My second book by the author, it was much more fun than the first as I knew the characters by now, and I knew solving the murder was what Rachel did best. When a Russian crew member was found dead, it got her brain cells thinking.
The story had layers to it as quite a bit of conflicts do occur on the ship.
I had got used to narrator by now, and found myself enjoying the listen more than book 1.

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  • Reda
  • 07-05-20

A nice enjoyable mystery

This is my second book in the series and I really am enjoying the series. I love that it feature a young women who is not perfect. She is a little scared but still does what she feels is right. The secondary characters are becoming more substantial and I’m eager to start Book 3.

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  • Tammy Rea
  • 07-04-20

Lots of fun!!!

This was such a fun story! The characters were very likable and the setting aboard the cruise ship was just the escapism I needed right now. I was kept guessing til the very end. The narrator did a great job and pulled me right into the story. Looking forward to listening to more in this series!

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  • Nicole
  • 30-03-20

Great Rachel prince mystery

A great Rachel prince mystery. Kept my attention and lots of twists and turns.

I received a free copy and left my honest review

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-03-20

Deadly Cruise

Though still enjoyable, I prefer book 1 to book 2. This is a nice cozy mysteries with characters you can like!