A glamorous cruise on a sumptuous ocean liner turns lethal within the newest secret from “Queen of Suspense” and no 1 New York Times bestselling writer Mary Higgins Clark.
Fleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be at the eve in their marriage ceremony, Celia Kilbride, a gem stones and jewellery professional, hopes to flee from public cognizance through lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship—the Queen Charlotte.
On board she meets eighty-six-year-old woman Emily Haywood, “Lady Em,” as she is understood through the global. Immensely filthy rich, girl Em is the landlord of a valuable emerald necklace that she intends to go away to the Smithsonian after the cruise.
Three days out to sea woman Em is located dead—and the necklace is lacking. Is it the paintings of her it seems that committed assistant, Brenda Martin, or her lawyer-executor, Roger Pearson, and his spouse, Yvonne, either one of whom she had invited to hitch them at the cruise? Or is it Professor Henry Longworth, an acclaimed Shakespeare pupil who's lecturing on board? Or Alan Davidson, a visitor at the send who's making plans to unfold his wife’s ashes at sea? The checklist of suspects is big and transforming into.
Celia, with assistance from her new associates Willy and Alvirah Meehan, who're celebrating their forty-fifth marriage ceremony anniversary, units out to discover the killer, no longer understanding that she has placed herself in mortal threat earlier than the send reaches its ultimate destination.
Never, in all her lengthy occupation as a number one bestselling suspense novelist, has Mary Higgins Clark been in larger shape.
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