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Death cruise : crime stories on the open seas
Block, Lawrence.
Publication Information:
Nashville, Tenn. : Cumberland House, [1999]

Physical Description:
408 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Stories written by members of the International Association of Crime Writers.
Introduction / Lawrence Block -- Problem at sea / Agatha Christie -- Nine points for murder / Nancy Pickard -- Hodegetria / Jeremiah Healy -- Under my skin / Chris Rippen -- S.O.S. / John Lutz -- Honeymoon cruise / Richard Deming -- Rhine ablaze / Jacques Toes -- The merry ghosts of the Grampus / Arnaldo Correa -- Lost and found / Benjamin M. Schutz -- The wind & Mary / Piet Tiegeler -- The theft of the bingo card / Edward D. Hoch -- Mutiny of the bounty hunter / Ralph McInerny -- The mermaid / Jacob Vis -- Chess on board / Erik Amdrup -- A cruise to forget / Barbara Collins & Max Allan Collins -- Havanightmare / Jose Latour --Miscalculation / Jan Burke -- The deep blue sea / Ina Bouman -- Rumpole at sea / John Mortimer -- The time of his life / Carolyn Wheat -- Authors' biographies -- Permissions.
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PN3448.D4 D35 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Short Story

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Death Cruise"": Crime Stories on the Open Sea, edited by Lawrence Block, is a collection of murder mysteries with settings aboard cruise ships and written by several members of the International Association of Crime Writers, including Agatha Christie, Nancy Pickard, Piet Teigeler, Edward D. Hoch, Ralph McInerny, John Mortimer, and Carolyn Wheat. ""

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Booklist Review

Cruise ships are locked rooms with panache, which makes them ideal settings for crime stories. This collection, edited by Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block, brings together cruising mystery stories written by members of the International Association of Crime Writers. The stories vary dramatically in style and content, from classical detection (Agatha Christie) to mainstream hard-boiled (Jeremiah Healy), but the real treats here are the contributions from the lesser-known but uniformly impressive international authors. JoseLatour's "Havanightmare," for example, about a Vermont woman kidnapped on a cruise to Cuba, defies our expectations at every turn, transforming a formulaic situation into something with remarkable psychological depth. A perfect choice for aboard-ship reading and a valuable introduction to some talented crime writers who bear watching. --Ilene Cooper

Table of Contents

Lawrence BlockAgatha ChristieNancy PickardJeremiah HealyChris RippenJohn LutzRichard DemingJacques ToesArnaldo CorreaBenjamin M. SchutzPiet TeigelerEdward D. HochRalph McInernyJacob VisErik AmdrupBarbara Collins and Max Allan CollinsJose LatourJan BurkeIna BoumanJohn MortimerCarolyn Wheat
Introductionp. 7
Problem at Seap. 13
Nine Points for Murderp. 29
Hodegetriap. 45
Under My Skinp. 71
S.O.S.p. 89
Honeymoon Cruisep. 105
Rhine Ablazep. 123
The Merry Ghosts of the Grampusp. 143
Lost and Foundp. 163
The Wind and Maryp. 197
The Theft of the Bingo Cardp. 207
Mutiny of the Bounty Hunterp. 225
The Mermaidp. 237
Chess on Boardp. 251
A Cruise to Forgetp. 259
Havanightmarep. 285
Miscalculationp. 299
The Deep Blue Seap. 327
Rumpole at Seap. 347
The Time of His Lifep. 385
Authors' Biographiesp. 399
Permissionsp. 407