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Summary

Patricia Fisher is about to find out that 52 is the perfect age for an adventure!  

When her life is unexpectedly turned upside down, ginaholic housewife, Patricia, doesn’t react as most would. Instead, she empties the bank accounts and jumps on the first cruise ship available - it just happens to be the world’s largest and finest, the Aurelia.  

Less than 24 hours later, the world throws her the next curveball and so begins a race against time to prove she’s not a killer.  

She has help though:
Her butler - his perfect Downton Abbey accent and penchant for folding napkins correctly should be enormously helpful!
A pretty gym instructor - can balanced nutrition and perfect abs keep Patricia out of jail?  

Her chances don’t look great, but in our most testing times, we truly find our inner strength. Join Patricia Fisher as she learns that you are never beyond discovering a new version of yourself. The world will always look a little different once you have seen it through Patricia’s eyes.

©2019 Steve Higgs (P)2019 Steve Higgs

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Good story terrible narration

I enjoyed the content, a lighthearted murder mystery, but the narrator and her attempts at various accents was awful. As a person of colour I felt slightly embarrassed by her dreadful what was supposed to be Jamaican accent, it sounded Welsh!

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Fantastic introduction to the series!

I'd been reading the books out of order but they are still wonderful as a stand alone read. But this one starts off the Patricia Fisher books and explains how our wonderful sleuth became a sleuth. Her bravery and quirks are very endearing, as aren't we all a bit hesitant to jump into the deep end of the pool for the very first time taking a swim? Loved every minute of it!
The narrator holds the listener enthralled as she moves unerringly through each character, carrying you along for the ride so you never wonder who is actually speaking in the storyline. Well done!

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bright and entertaining

Bright, lively and so entertaining that the occasional factual errors can be ignored. The characters are distinctive and one can connect with them.

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Enjoyed this immensely

Really enjoyed this book. Easy to listen to, good story line and characters you can relate to. Recommended

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  • Diane
  • 14-08-19

Entertaining read

This is a light fun read, with charming likeable characters and a fun story, it's funny with a mystery added in. don't expect a clever plot or complex characters as this has none, but is an enjoyable, funny and easy story to relax and enjoy.

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  • Jan
  • 31-07-19

Lots of fun with murder!

Steve Higgs has another winner! Laugh yourself silly while glued to the story and the suspense. Incredibly funny dialog with characters who truly are. Plot revolves around Mrs Fisher, a fiftysomething ordinary lady with a not unheard of problem. But her response to that problem is to book an around the world cruise in the finest suite on the grandest cruise ship. She even gets her very own butler! But the next morning it's all gone horribly wrong and she is accused of murder and has to solve it against all odds. Great fun!
Stevie Zimmerman is fantastic as the narrator who manages the equivalent of a straight face!

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  • Roberta jones
  • 11-06-21

Fun

This is the first Time With Steve Higgs love love love this heroine. Must read

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  • Mingtoy
  • 12-05-21

excellent story of rediscovery

The story begins with betrayal and heart break. Then there is a mystery to solve with very little clues at first. The characters developed quickly and well thought out.

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  • SiskiyouSue
  • 25-04-21

Voyage of Discovery

This was a great listen! I had read the book and enjoyed it so was hoping the audio would be good. I loved it! The narrator does a great job of bringing Patricia to life and I hope she will also bring us the second installment of Patricia’s story.

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  • Erika Johns
  • 22-04-21

FRUSTRATING!

Ok, I’m glad I finished this. I was so frustrated that mid-listen, I paused the book and wrote a less-than flattering review. But I’m very glad I finished this, so am now updating my review. I’m genuinely looking forward to the next book.

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  • Clifford Maslen
  • 22-04-21

Get ready to enjoy your time

This intriguing book has all the elements of mystery a character with a great sense of humor and an adventurous soul. Give yourself an option of enjoying your life!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-09-21

wonderfully lighthearted . narrator is fantastic!

can't wait to read more. a very easy, relaxing , fun and enjoyable listen .

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  • Lightenlady
  • 20-09-21

Great story

loved the narration, and the different voices. It was as if I was there.

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  • Audra
  • 31-08-21

Exciting

As always I enjoy listening to the story by writer Steve Higgs. The Patricia Fisher Mysteries are some of the best. You also don’t have to worry about foul language because there is none. Just a well written story with a lot of twists and turns.