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Santa Cruise: A Holiday Mystery at Sea | [Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark]

Santa Cruise: A Holiday Mystery at Sea

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.
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Publisher's Summary

America's Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark joins forces with her best-selling daughter Carol in this fast-paced novel set on a special holiday cruise that sets sail from Miami the day after Christmas.

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

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    Barbara Monroe, WA, USA 03-31-09
    Barbara Monroe, WA, USA 03-31-09
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    "Santa Cruise"

    This book was very predictable and not at all up the the standards set by these two wonderful authors. I was definatley expecting more!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 02-19-15
    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 02-19-15 Member Since 2013

    Tiger Rose

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    "Good Santa, Bad Santa"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Santa Cruise to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the book just listened to it several times. Always a good relaxing time listening.


    What other book might you compare Santa Cruise to and why?

    Definately a different storyline and it works.


    Which character – as performed by Carol Higgins Clark – was your favorite?

    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..


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Therese Sun City Center, FL, United States 10-25-13
    Therese Sun City Center, FL, United States 10-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointed"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not really


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Can't say


    What didn’t you like about Carol Higgins Clark’s performance?

    The narrator may be a good writer...and should stick to that. The narration is distracting.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't read this if you want to relax you'll be wading thrum the speaker to get yo the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    carmen OFallon, MO, United States 06-13-12
    carmen OFallon, MO, United States 06-13-12 Member Since 2011

    Favorite author: Alexander McCall Smith Favorite narrator: Gerard Doyle Favorite listen : Burton and Swinburne Trilogy

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    "Higgins Clark Holidays"
    Where does Santa Cruise rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top 3 including the other holiday collaborations of Mother and daughter team Mary and Carol.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    yes it's always great the way the higgins clarks tie it all together


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I thought the scenes with the captain were cute I don't want to give away too much


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    High Seas High Jinx another christmas with the Meehans and Reilly's


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robyn 01-30-12
    Robyn 01-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fun Story"
    What made the experience of listening to Santa Cruise the most enjoyable?

    I know and love the characters.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    A little.


    Have you listened to any of Carol Higgins Clark’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Many. This was in the middle.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I like to listen as I drive.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Indiana United States 01-19-12
    Amazon Customer Indiana United States 01-19-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Hate to hate on a book, but want to spare others"
    Has Santa Cruise turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, just these authors and this narrator.


    What didn???t you like about Carol Higgins Clark???s performance?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gina San Diego, CA, United States 01-11-12
    Gina San Diego, CA, United States 01-11-12 Member Since 2006
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    "V-e-r-y s-l-o-w and uninteresting......."

    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......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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