Sumptuous Cozy Mysteries set on board a fictional cruise ship
Rachel is twenty-five years old, and appears to have everything. She is beautiful, bright and has recently qualified as a police woman. So why is she so sad?
“A great debut novel by an emerging talent.”
What readers are saying about A CRUISE TO MURDER
Can’t wait for the next book
It’s the kind of book you keep turning the pages
I was totally hooked from the first page
Absolutely brilliant! Liz
A perfect vacation read – like a Mary Higgins Clark book
A well researched, well written, very entertaining read
It would make a great tv series or film
The story kept me guessing Brigitta
Brilliant! Loved the medical insights on a cruise ship too.
Best book I’ve read in a long time!
Had to keep reading to see who the killer was.
“Another intriguing story for cosy mystery lovers in Book 2 of the Rachel Prince Mysteries”
SeriesRachel returns to cruising after giving evidence in a difficult trial. She also wants to reevaluate her future after receiving threats from the man she helped put away.
Taking Queen Cruises up on their offer of a free luxury cruise aboard the Coral Queen, she opts for a sailing to New York.
Rachel’s best friend and cruise nurse, Sarah is also returning to the ship to start a new nine-month contract, meaning Rachel will have a friend on board.
Almost immediately, Rachel meets a cruise tour leader who invites her to join him and his Russian tour group for some of their planned activities during the sea days.
A mystery develops when a Russian crew member is found dead in his cabin and another one goes missing. Added to this, Rachel’s eagle eye spots some curious goings on among the Russian tour group.
Sarah has problems of her own as conflict develops in the medical team when a new nurse is brought in at short notice.
Rachel can’t resist doing a bit of snooping, but will she get to the bottom of a mysterious death and find out what’s happened to the missing crewman before they reach New York?
Killer Cruise (Book 3)
Crew aboard the fictional Coral Queen find themselves stretched to the limit by the antics of a Queen tribute act, a troublesome stag party and a group of excitable female cheerleaders.
PC Rachel Prince, cruise ship sleuth is wondering if she will ever enjoy a peaceful voyage after a man dies under suspicious circumstances.
Upon agreeing to accompany Lady Marjorie Snellthorpe on a cruise around the Baltics, the two women find themselves surrounded by an array of suspicious characters with ample motive for killing the unpopular victim. The man’s death is suspicious according to the chief of security, who wavers between involving Rachel in the investigation and keeping her away from it.
Sarah, Rachel’s best friend and cruise ship nurse is keen to keep her out of harms way, but it’s a case of the irresistible force meets the immovable object when there’s a mystery to be solved. Rachel is spurred on by the incorrigible Marjorie who is keen to interfere and test her own sleuthing skills.
Chief Waverley and Sarah are fighting a losing battle, and become more and more exasperated by Rachel’s involvement, both having problems of their own.
As the dead man appeared to have more enemies than friends, the mystery tests Rachel to the limit. She finds herself in danger as she tries to keep Lady Marjorie safe while solving the crime.
Join the crew and passengers aboard the Coral Queen for another exciting adventure at sea!
The only thing worse than getting stuck aboard a cruise ship with a murderer, is discovering that your ex is on board…
A ruthless killer intent on revenge. Can Rachel get to the bottom of an intriguing mystery before it’s too late?.
Rachel Prince is drawn to investigate when the body of the leader of a Bucket List tour party is discovered in the library on the first day of her Antipodean cruise. Can this seemingly harmless group of elderly people have a killer among them?
Rachel thinks she is living the dream. Taking a cruise around Australia and New Zealand as a guest lecturer and meeting up again with her best friend, cruise ship nurse, Sarah. The scene is set for the holiday of a lifetime!
Difficulties abound for everyone when an interim chief of security causes countless problems and appears to take an intense dislike of Sarah. Not trusting the new chief to get to the bottom of the murder, Rachel investigates on her own, soon discovering that the dead woman from the Bucket List tour party had been receiving anonymous threatening emails. To make matters infinitely worse, Rachel’s ex turns up on board, and things start to go horribly wrong.
The cruise ship sleuth needs to work fast to find out if one of the gentle elders on the bucket list tour is a murderer while avoiding her ex like the plague.
“Dawn Brookes has done it again. I said this about the last one but this is the best yet!” SD
“I absolutely love this series – unputdownable.” RL
A Christmas Cruise Murder (Book 5)
Rachel Prince is back…
Rachel’s plans to spend Christmas with her fiancé are in tatters after he is called to Italy at short notice.
Rather than spend Christmas with her parents, Rachel decides to take a last-minute Canary Island cruise. Sarah, cruise ship nurse and Rachel’s best friend is only too pleased to have her along as Sarah’s parents are taking their first cruise. With her mother keen for her to settle down she is glad of the moral support.
During a coach journey to the port of Southampton, Rachel meets a petulant maître d. That evening the same maître d is found dead, seemingly a victim of a tragic accident. Rachel can’t resist snooping once she suspects an element of foul play. Was it a fatal accident or murder?
Chief security officer Jack Waverley finds himself confused and upset when his wife is implicated.
Suspects are not in short supply as secrets are uncovered providing opportunity and motive. The killer has an eye on Rachel.
Can she find out who is responsible before she ends up as another victim?