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“Dawn Brookes Celebrates 13th Book in Popular Rachel Prince Mystery Series”

Acclaimed author Dawn Brookes marks a significant milestone in her writing career with the release of “Toxic Cruise Cocktail,” the thirteenth instalment in her beloved Rachel Prince Mystery series. This achievement highlights the enduring popularity of Dawn’s unique blend of cozy mysteries set against the backdrop of luxury cruise ships.

Since the series debut in 2018 with “A Cruise to Murder,” Dawn has captivated readers with her engaging protagonist, Detective Rachel Prince, and her knack for solving complex crimes at sea. Each book has built upon the success of its predecessors, with “Toxic Cruise Cocktail” poised to be the most thrilling adventure yet.

“Reaching the thirteenth book in the series is a dream come true,” Dawn shares. “Rachel Prince has become family to me, and I’m thrilled that readers have embraced her journey as enthusiastically as I have.”

The Rachel Prince Cozy Mystery series has garnered a dedicated fan base, drawn to Dawn’s skilful plotting, vivid cruise ship settings, and the perfect balance of suspense and humour. Readers have praised the author’s ability to keep the series fresh and exciting, with each new instalment offering unexpected twists and deeper character development.

“Toxic Cruise Cocktail” sees Rachel facing her most challenging case yet, as she navigates treacherous waters both literal and figurative to solve a deadly poisoning on board. Early reviews suggest that Dawn has once again raised the bar, delivering a page-turner that will satisfy long-time fans and newcomers alike.

To celebrate this milestone, Dawn is connecting with readers through online events, Q&A sessions, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content.

As Dawn Brookes celebrates this remarkable achievement, she shows no signs of slowing down. With the Rachel Prince Mystery series going strong after thirteen books, readers can look forward to many more thrilling adventures on the high seas.


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Readers’ Favorite recognizes “Body in the Woods” by Dawn Brookes in its annual international book award contest, currently available at

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The Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities.

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

We receive thousands of entries from all over the world. Because of these large submission numbers, we are able to break down our contest into 140+ genres, and each genre is judged separately, ensuring that books only compete against books of their same genre for a fairer and more accurate competition. We receive submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), and Eriq La Salle (E.R., Coming to America).

“When the right books are picked as winners we pay attention. We will be spreading the word about Readers’ Favorite.” –Karen A., Editor for Penguin Random House

Readers’ Favorite is proud to announce that “Body in the Woods” by Dawn Brookes won the Gold Medal in the Fiction – Crime category.

You can learn more about Dawn Brookes and “Body in the Woods” at where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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