And All That Sea: A
Casey McKie Mystery
Casey’s relaxing Caribbean jazz cruise is
interrupted when “The Countess” goes missing and the captain asks her to
investigate … quietly. All Casey wanted was to sit on the deck reading
novels and possibly pursue her attraction to Aaron, an intriguing jazz
magazine editor. But she can’t resist a mystery, especially when
homicide might be involved.
Ship authorities believe the countess simply overstayed an island stop,
but Casey suspects something a bit more sinister. Images of the countess
flailing in the night sea haunt Casey as she uncovers several passengers
with motives for murder.
The tenacious PI follows clues stretching from the seedy underbelly of
Saigon to the luxurious ports of the Caribbean, the mystery’s final
resolution stunning even the seasoned investigator.
"Joan Merrill's lead
character, private investigator Casey McKie, returns in a sequel to And All That Murder (reviewed January 2011). This time, Casey is
taking a vacation aboard a jazz cruise ship in the Caribbean.
Her good friend, jazz singer Dee Jefferson, is one of the star
attractions and other performers include up and coming jazzmen alongside
veterans of the long ago King Basington band.
The disappearance of a mysterious and very rich jazz-loving countess has
the ship's captain seeking Casey's help in finding out just what is
going on without alarming the other passengers. Casey is only too happy
to oblige and soon discovers that many of those on board, jazz fans and
jazz musicians, have secrets.
As in her previous book, Merrill brings a sharp-eyed insider's
attention to the jazz world. The King Basington band bears more than a
passing resemblance to the Count Basie band and the fictional
veterans on board will spark individual memories of real stars of
yesteryear in many jazz-minded readers."
- Bruce Crowther, Jazz Journal, 6/11
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