Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth; recently "hitched" private detective Regan Reilly; and their husbands Willy and Jack, are guests on the Royal Mermaid's maiden voyage, the Santa Cruise. The cruise is Commodore Randolph Weed's gift to a select group of people who in the last year made the world a better place. What he doesn't know is that his ne'er-do-well nephew, Eric, has smuggled two escaping criminals on board.
As the Royal Mermaid sails through troubled waters, Alvirah and Regan uncover clues that lead them to the dangerous men who were not on the original guest list!
Filled with suspense and humor, Santa Cruise is a holiday mystery you won't want to miss. Join the Clarks as they bring this unpredictable voyage to a hair-raising and heartwarming conclusion and ring in the New Year.
©2006 Mary Higgings Clark and Carol Higgins Clark; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster
Didn't read the book just listened to it several times. Always a good relaxing time listening.
Definately a different storyline and it works.
I love Alvira and Willie. It's sad that more book haven't included them. Alvira is feisty and quick witted. Always a pleasure when she's included in a book..
When the passenger thought she saw a ghost of a boxer who was in plaid underwear. It was very funny. And the two kids that were pest were hysterical.
The narrator may be a good writer...and should stick to that. The narration is distracting.
Don't read this if you want to relax you'll be wading thrum the speaker to get yo the story.
Favorite author: Alexander McCall Smith Favorite narrator: Gerard Doyle Favorite listen : Burton and Swinburne Trilogy
top 3 including the other holiday collaborations of Mother and daughter team Mary and Carol.
yes it's always great the way the higgins clarks tie it all together
I thought the scenes with the captain were cute I don't want to give away too much
High Seas High Jinx another christmas with the Meehans and Reilly's
For being a lottery winner Alvirah sure does get herself in the middle of some unlucky situations. It is a good thing her freinds the reilly's are detectives.
I know and love the characters.
Many. This was in the middle.
No, I like to listen as I drive.
No, just these authors and this narrator.
Her performance is halting, with pauses at inappropriate times and little to no distinction between character voices. I actually speed up the playback to increase her narration speed to a normal rate.
I have read most of Mary Higgins Clark's older books, and enjoyed them. I came across Santa Cruise while looking for a book to listen to during the holiday season, and thought it would be a lighthearted holiday mystery. It was very disappointing. It was not humorous or suspenseful, and while I don't expect zany cozies to be realistic, the
When a mystery really grabs my attention, I walk the extra distance to keep reading. This book, however, had me wanting to quit early as it simply did not hold my attention. The plot was weak and predictable. Disappointing......
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