Santa Cruise: A Holiday Mystery at Sea

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Santa Cruise: A Holiday Mystery at Sea

Santa Cruise A Holiday Mystery at Sea Alvirah Meehan lottery winner turned amateur sleuth and private investigator Regan Reilly are guests along with their spouses on the Santa Cruise The cruise is a gift from Commodore Randolph Weed

  • Title: Santa Cruise: A Holiday Mystery at Sea
  • Author: Mary Higgins Clark Carol Higgins Clark
  • ISBN: 9781416538028
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alvirah Meehan, lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, and private investigator Regan Reilly are guests, along with their spouses, on the Santa Cruise The cruise is a gift from Commodore Randolph Weed to a select group that has made the world a better place His largesse is prompted by the desire to create a buzz about his new cruise ship, the Royal Mermaid, as she setAlvirah Meehan, lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, and private investigator Regan Reilly are guests, along with their spouses, on the Santa Cruise The cruise is a gift from Commodore Randolph Weed to a select group that has made the world a better place His largesse is prompted by the desire to create a buzz about his new cruise ship, the Royal Mermaid, as she sets out on her maiden voyage Alvirah, Regan, and her new husband, Jack head of the NYPD Major Case Squad are joined as guests on the cruise by a mystery fan convention celebrating a ghost of honor, as well as ten men who donated time playing Santa Claus, now hoping for a restful post season That tranquility vanishes when two Santa suits disappear from a locked room, a storm develops, and an attempt is made on a passenger s life As the Royal Mermaid sails through troubled waters, Alvirah, Regan, and Jack uncover clues that lead them to dangerous criminals not on the original guest list.

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    One thought on “Santa Cruise: A Holiday Mystery at Sea

    1. Samantha on said:

      Mary Higgins Clark is my 'go-to' author when I need a read to distract me, not necessarily to make me think. A friend has noted, she does not write good literature, but she spins a good yarn. This book is about a 'do-gooders' cruise given by a cruise ship owner trying to drum of business for his fledgling cruise ship. From the get-go things go wrong. His nephew (an 'officer' on the ship) is stowing away two dangerous fugitives, a member of the waitstaff jumps overboard to avoid being arrested, s [...]

    2. Pumpernickel on said:

      The story is interesting, but oh Does it take not ONE but TWO writers to write THIS badly ? (-.-) I'm having fun with it anyway, cuz it takes place during X-Mas & it's one of my X-Mas readingsBy the way : It's written by mother and daughter : Mary AND Carol Higgins Clark.Good story but doubtful writing, with dialogues that you go "Sure", and you simply decide to forget it cuz you wanna know how the mystery is gonna be solved

    3. Amanda H on said:

      As far as mystery books go, it had an interesting twist, especially since they were out at sea while this was all going on. Certain mystery books thrill you though, and make you want to re-read them to see what clues were written and you just skipped over. Unfortunately, that was not the case with "Santa Cruise". It is intersting the first time, but after you know what the solution to the mystery is, you don't really want to read it again. Therefore, if you would like a good mystery, I suggest g [...]

    4. Joy Gerbode on said:

      This was a pretty good mystery, and the cruise was of interest since I'm hoping to plan a cruise in the new year. I enjoyed most of the story, and it was a light, easy read.Wow I absolutely do NOT remember ever reading this book before! This time I thoroughly enjoyed the book, reading it practically in one sitting. Having been on the above mentioned cruise earlier this year, it was all fun for me, recognizing some of the things that that were mentioned, and understanding some of the workings of [...]

    5. Cyndi on said:

      Not a huge fan of Mary Higgins Clark. Doesn't seem to be a lot of research in her books. A woman shows up for a freebie cruise and gets two other couples on uninvited. I don't think so. The whole 'mystery' has too many improbable points to list.

    6. Adrienne on said:

      My sister recommended Santa Cruise to me when I complained to her about having nothing else to read. She and my mom are avid fans of Mary Higgins Clark's written works so I tried this one out. Immediately, I was engrossed in the tale. The storyline was well-written; the setting fit the story; the characters in the book were all realistically portrayed and featured as intelligent and sophisticated (and especially nosy) no-nonsense people. Distinguishing the bad guys from the good guys was very ea [...]

    7. Plum-crazy on said:

      I've read a lot of Mary Higgins Clark's back catalogue & found them to be good gripping thrillers - although not so much the more recent ones but I digressis however, is what I'd class as a "cosy" murder mystery. It's a much more light hearted read, maybe that's her daughter's influence on the book.It's a Alvirah Meehan mystery, (the cleaner who won the lottery & turned amateur sleuth) & this time she's been invited on a short cruise with a select group of people who have "helped mak [...]

    8. Keshan on said:

      This story more like young adult mystery novel. Its so different what IRead last time the same author. “all dressed in white “ is more like normalThriller phenomena. But this is like soft mystery novel. But any way this is goodNovel . I also like to read marry Higgins novels. Every one called her writingMore like to romance suspense. I think that’s true… this story about cruise of different types people. Specialty Commodorehas purpose to given free her mother. Dudley say to given a free [...]

    9. gina on said:

      Santa Cruise was not the worst book I read this year, but it comes close. I picked it up at the library for a good trashy mystery read--and it certainly was trashy. Predictable plot, two-dimensional characters, and flat prose--all I have to say is, meh! I guess that whatever Mary Higgins Clark writes, gets published. Oh--and her lucky daughter gets published too. I wish I had that kind of carte blanche. The good thing about this book is that it was a quick read, so it didn't waste too much of my [...]

    10. Dawn on said:

      Commodore Weed is making his maiden voyage with his new cruise ship. He has filled the boat with special guests who have accepted a free vacation. A few passengers have boarded with nefarious activities in mind. This book is apparently one in a series and I was able to follow the story with no trouble, however I still don’t know the main characters very well. The characters that are unique to this story are developed well enough that you know what kind of people they are rather quickly. The pa [...]

    11. Amy "the book-bat" on said:

      This was a decent mystery. Not as strong as some of Mary Higgins Clark's others, but worth a listen. I liked the idea of a cruise for those who are charitable and helpful throughout the year, It seems like a nice way to say thank you. BUT things aren't always as they seem.

    12. Cecily Kyle on said:

      A little too "gangster on boat" for me but the story was okay. I don't know if it was just how it came off on the audiobook or what but I just wasn't all that into it. Meh Read

    13. Jessica on said:

      Really enjoyed this book!! I’m a huge fan of Mary Higgins Clark and am working thru reading her books

    14. An Odd1 on said:

      Alvirah Meehan, arthritic ex-housecleaner lottery-winner sleuth, PI Regan Reilly, their husbands Willy and NYPD cop Jack, and Reilly parents, sail free on a silly Santa Cruise, refurbished bad-luck Royal Mermaid's 4-day Caribbean maiden voyage. Commodore Randolph Weed chose do-gooders for publicity, but for a fast million, his lazy nephew, Eric stows away two villains, crime boss Bull's-Eye Tony Pinto and swindler Highbridge intend to disembark on extradition-free Fishbowl Island. Eric steals th [...]

    15. Brook on said:

      I got this book from the library because it was by Mary Higgins Clark (love her books) and I wanted a good mystery. I did not notice when I picked it up that her daughter, Carol, was a co-author.The story was sort of lackluster and had characters that Carol had previously written about. They were okay characters, but certainly not the most captivating. Maybe I would have liked them more if I had read more of Carol's books.However, I will not read any of Carol's books. The book was a letdown. I a [...]

    16. Kate Elizabeth on said:

      This f-ing book. Boring, a bit hard to follow, and good lord GET A COPY EDITOR. Multiple words, including names, are spelled inconsistently (examples: Crater/Carter, Reagan/Regan), and various details drift in and out of the book at will. In one particularly memorable example, a character is gagged at the mouth and unable to speak, until another character asks her a question; they chat, then a page later she's gagged again. I picked this up wandering around the library before Christmas and thoug [...]

    17. Alexandra on said:

      This was my first dive into the world of the cozy mystery and I LOVED it! I am very much looking forward to reading more cozy mysteries and had a great time reading this one! The only thing I wasn't in love with is the fact that you already know exactly who the bad guy is so there wasn't much "mystery" to that but the story did give out small clues into how the story would end one by one in a way so that was fun. Will be reading more from the Clark ladies in the future!

    18. Yzobelle on said:

      This particular book of Mary Higgins Clark is so unlike her. I didn't see the usual excitement and unique suspense that her other stories have. It became a bit too dragging since I am used to the clutch-on-your-seat-edge kind of suspense.

    19. Jan on said:

      Lottery winner Alvirah Meehan and PI Regan Reilly are both on this holiday cruise, so of course there will be a mystery to solve. Lightweight fluff. Either I just wasn't in the mood, or it wasn't their best.

    20. Dawn on said:

      Another good book by the mother/daughter team. The storyline was not as interesting as some of their other Christmas capers, but it still held my interest.

    21. Shelley on said:

      The writing was pretty terrible. It's been awhile since I've read a Mary Higgins Clark mystery. I'm doubting myself in how I ever liked her? Could it be because it's not entirely her work alone? Her and her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark wrote it together. It was like I was reading a cheap version of a second rate author.It was a good enough plot, unfortunately, it just all fell flat. It wasn't boring, and I liked that the chapters were short (I detest extra long chapters). It was an easy enough [...]

    22. Alton Motobu on said:

      Far fetched story with unlikable character and convoluted plot lines dependent on coincidence, luck, and miracles. All characters are shallow and undeveloped, perhaps because the author already expects readers to know who they are and to like them without question. The two little girls are especially irritating and deplorable; they behave more like delinquent teens. Many questions are left unanswered: how is it that Tony and Louie look like twins, a fact which is reiterated numerous times, but n [...]

    23. Eileen on said:

      A fun, fast, read with a Christmastime setting on a cruise. What could go wrong? Apparently many things when Alvirah Meehan is around and right from the start there's a hint of the trouble to come when a crew member jumps overboard.The mystery is transparent and if you're a fan of cozy mysteries, you know all the moves the characters will make and most of what will happen. There are some flaws e.g. Alvirah is gagged but then readily answers a question from Tony and on the next page jumps from th [...]

    24. Rachel on said:

      Alvirah Meehan and her husband Willy have won a trip on the first cruise of the Royal Mermaid. They invite Regan Reilly and her husband and parents along. The cruise is free and is supposed to honor people who have done good all year long. There is a wide list of characters including two criminal stowaways who dress up like Santa to blend in. There isn't much of a mystery, more of a lighthearted Christmas read. The book ends really abruptly especially considering all the plot lines that were goi [...]

    25. Christiane on said:

      "I love the holiday spirit, mystery and humor "Another perfect holiday read PI Regan Reilly joins with her new husband, her mother the mystery writer Nora Reilly and her husband Luke and a recent lottery winner on a free Santa Cruise. The Cruise is for people who have done good deeds thru out the year but unknown to the captain a few ' bad apples ' have also made their way on board.The mystery is spun around a priceless antique, a complicated heist plan and two escaped convicts.

    26. Sandrine Carloni on said:

      Que dire si ce n'est que je suis très contente d'avoir emprunté ce livre à la bibliothèque municipale ? Je m'en serai voulue de l'avoir acheté.Je n'ai pas pu aller au-delà du 12ème chapitre. La quatrième de couverture nous annive des frissons, des rebondissements inattendus et de l'humour. Je n'ai lu que 95 pages de platitude qui m'ont surtout dit que je devais mieux exploiter mon temps.Bref, je n'ai pas aimé, ce n'est pas mon style.

    27. Victoria Lees on said:

      I love all the Alvirah Meehan and Regan Reilly mysteries written by the duo Higgins Clarks. I still own all the Mary Higgins Clark books and am collecting the Regan Reilly series now by Mary's daughter, Carol Higgins Clark. Great reads. Great plots. If you are looking for suspense for the beach, any of Mary's or Carol's books will do.

    28. Diana Davis on said:

      Fun holiday book. I listened to this one and liked the reader. Sometimes that can break a book so it is nice when you have a good narrator. Throughout the book I was wondering what was going to happen, it just seemed 2 stowaways were trying not to get caught. A real mystery comes up much closer to the end of the book that caught me off guard and seemed out of place. Still a good read though.

    29. Bobbie on said:

      Mystery on a cruise ship. Entertaining but kind of silly/slap-sticky. Not quite as bad as an "I Love Lucy" episode but sometimes close. I was in the mood for a Christmas-themed mystery and I love anything that takes place on a cruise ship. Copyright 2006.

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