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Title:
High seas murder : a Lindy Haggerty mystery
Author:
Freydont, Shelley.
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Publication Information:
New York : Kensington, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
332 pages ; 19 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781575666273
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Book

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Lindy Haggerty is a former dancer who is helping to keep the Jeremy Ashe Dance Company afloat on a Caribbean cruise, whilst a murderer plots to turn this love boat cruise into a deadly voyage.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

In this follow-up to Backstage Murder (1999), Freydont again takes readers into the world of the Jeremy Ash Dance Company. When rehearsal director Lindy Graham-Haggerty decides to join her colleagues for a Caribbean cruise, she expects an easy time. Wrong. As any good mystery fan knows, there's no such thing as a murder-free cruise. Sure enough, two bodies soon appear, along with a wealth of good suspects. And Lindy, while playing detective, develops a strange attraction to a very skinny, very famous rock star. There are too many characters for readers to get to know anyone other than Lindy very well (a shame, since the potential for interesting characters in a dance company seems high), but the series is saved by Lindy's likability--that in spite of her complaints about being a size eight rather than a six. Freydont hasn't done as much with her premise as she might have, but let's stick around for at least one more dance. --Jenny McLarin


Publisher's Weekly Review

Lindy Graham-Haggerty, a rehearsal director and erstwhile sleuth (Backstage Murder), leads her troupe, the Jeremy Ash Dance Company, on a 10-day Caribbean luxury cruise in this amusing cozy with a lush dance and opera background. Others aboard the Maestro include several Met singers, Suzette Howard's ABT stars, cabaret crooner Danny Ross and Times music critic Enoch Grayson, whom all the performers detest for his merciless critiques and vicious scandal-mongering. The cruise should be an arts lover's dream, but Lindy soon has her hands full with the tiffs, rifts and romances inevitable among such artistic temperaments. Then events take a fatal turn. Suzette claims Danny fell dead at her feet, when he was in fact safe in bed. The next person to fall is GraysonÄwho will write no more, thanks to a broken neck. The death of the unpopular critic is surely no accident. Later, Lindy witnesses the recovery of Danny's body from the pool. This time he's really dead. With only a few days before the end of the cruise, Lindy is determined to find the killer, who has to be someone on the Maestro, since the ship has made no port calls. Nearly every page reveals another romance gone sour or another long-cherished hatred, and Lindy knows all too well that love, jealousy, greed and revenge are the great recurring themes in the artsÄand also the motives for murder. Her creator knows well how to produce an entertaining mystery in the classic tradition. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

When Lindy Graham-Haggerty (Backstage Murder), rehearsal director for the Jeremy Ash Dance Company, reluctantly takes an exclusive, ten-day working cruise with company members, she encounters several quite unusual characters. One of them, a famous rock star, appears distant and drugged; another, a much-hated music critic from the Times, meets an unfortunate accident; and a third, an obnoxious, drunken singer, falls victim to murder. Lindy knows too much for her own good but persists in sleuthing"with help from a few troupe members. A successful and entertaining murder at sea; for all collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.