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Publisher's Summary

It's 1923 and young war widow fashionista Ginger Gold makes a cross-Atlantic journey with her companion Haley Higgins to London, England, to settle her father's estate. When the ship's captain is found dead, Ginger is only too happy to lend her assistance to the handsome Chief Inspector Basil Reed.

The SS Rosa delivers a convincing array of suspects - the wife, the mistress, a jealous crew mate. To Ginger's dismay, her name has been added to the list! 

With a little help from Ginger's dog Boss, Ginger and Haley navigate the clues (those wartime operative skills come in handy). They must solve the case and clear Ginger's name before they dock - and oh, whatever shall she wear?

A fascinating introduction to a character that will rival Miss Fisher in the cozy genre set in the period between world wars.

©2017 Lee Strauss (P)2017 Lee Strauss

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Almost But Not Quite

I've listened to Elizabeth Klett before and she does a fair narration with a couple of exceptions. She's very good at distinguishing different accents, but everybody speaking with that accent sounds the same leaving me unsure who is actually talking. And, she's moving along at a good pace, conversations going well, then she emphasize the wrong word and it's like driving along and hitting a gigantic pothole in the road. Klett reads well, maybe she should highlight the words she needs to emphasize. As for the story to avoid hitting the wrong note. As for the story, it was ok and it was obvious the author is setting up for a series, which is fine but the end just didn't work for me. I've listened to just the last 5 chapters twice now, and I'm still not buying it. There's a nice little hook at the very end setting you up for the next book and, I must admit, it's tempting. But I'm so picky about narrators and there are so many excellent ones around. Ms Klett reads well most of the time. With more attention to emphasis and a bit of work separating characters, she could be excellent.`

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  • Leslie
  • PERALTA, NM, United States
  • 03-10-18

Irritating

What disappointed you about Murder on the SS Rosa?

I just could not make my way through this book. Perhaps better editing would help

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  • Dawn H
  • Baxter Springs, KS
  • 02-24-18

A Cozy Historical Mystery

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Murder on the SS Rosa is located on the SS Rosa, a ship going from Boston to London. Ginger and Haley are unlikely friends who are both on their way to London. Ginger is well off and needs to settle her father's estate. Haley is a nurse on her way to medical school. They became friends when Haley was caring for Ginger's father. The differences between classes in 1923 are apparent in some of their discussions.

The narrator did a good job with timing as well as the different voices. I would think it'd be difficult to go back and forth between accents, but she did very well.

Even though the murder mystery seemed secondary to me, with the historical fiction being the primary focus, I enjoyed the story of Ginger Gold and look forward to reading more of her mysteries.

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Murder on the SS Rosa--A Sweet Ocean Voyage Murder

I listen to Audio books practically every day as well as read on my Kindle Fire and paper books. I have to say Elizabeth Klett performs Ginger Gold exactly as I pictured her in my mind's ear after reading Lee Strauss's first four cozy period mysteries. With such a great reading, I was able to simply enjoy the fine storytelling of our author without any distraction. Bravo!!! I highly recommend Murder on the SS Rosa! Give it a listen!

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Great historical cozy.

I really enjoyed this period cozy mystery set in the 1920's. I enjoyed the ship setting and the characters. This book was right up my alley. Haley was a little more serious than her friend Ginger, but I liked both of them. There was also a dog, Boss, in the book - Ginger's Boston Terrier. One funny line in the book was when someone said something like "you have to take your boss for a walk?" Then she had to explain that it was her dog and Boss was short for Boston. I would like to read more books in the series.

I was expecting Ginger to have an American accent (that's how I imagine it when I read the books) since I believe she lived in Boston for many years, but she had an English accent. I know she also lived in England.

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Murder on the SS Rosa

Where does Murder on the SS Rosa rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Murder on the SS Rosa is one of the best Audio books I have listened to in a long time

What was one of the most memorable moments of Murder on the SS Rosa?

It's hard to pick one memorable moment as there are many as you will find when you listern to the audio

Which scene was your favorite?

All scenes become your favourite there isn't one scene that isn't

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

Yes you will want to listern to this audio in one sitting as you can't get enough

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Great historical cozy.

I loved the book, and I loved hearing it! It helped nail down the accents and affectations of the time period.

And as for the mystery itself... Nicely done! I did not guess correctly.

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Delightful Listen!

I never saw who the killer was until it was revealed! I love that when an author surprises me. The characters in this short book were very interesting along with the time period. I found the narrator did an excellent job with the various characters. The story was very good and kept me engaged. I would definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review.

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Loved this audiobook!

I had already read Murder on the SS Rosa, so I knew that I loved the storyline, however hearing it in audiobook was even better! The narrator does a great job with all of the accents and really brought this great book to life! I absolutely recommend all of the Ginger Gold books and hope more will come out in audiobook format!

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Great Book

I loved the whole book I would listen to it again
I was shocked who the killer was