Laura Levine: Killer Cruise (Jaine Austen Mysteries)



D that when the corpse finally appeared it didn t interest me any Seriously I abandon this book right after the chapter in which the body was discovered I don t want to know what else stupid trouble Jaine will get in trying to find the killerI probably had too high expectations for this book But it seemed like a light story ust for the holidays I doubt I ll ever read a book in this series again I ust love every book in this series Always laugh out loud funny And this time there is no missing a beat when Prozac sneaks onto the cruise ship with Jaine Jaine has been invited as a guest lecturer onboard and has been placed on the Dungeon Deck staying on board with the other workers and hired entertainers When someone hired by the cruise line dies Jaine has close connections with her suspects as she has been placed as the special guest at their dining table Jaine also has a bit of a crush on one of her suspects is this finally the one for her And you can not dismiss the on Jaine Austen thinks she hit it big being asked to teach a course on a cruise ship and in return getting an all expenses paid cruise Jaine s trip gets off to a bad start when she finds her cat Prozac has stowed away in her bag and even worse when the steward Samoa finds out and blackmails her into editing his 900 page manuscript Do Not Distub Jaine tries to make the best of it but as a cruise ship celebrity she is reuired to sit with one of the high rollers a 70 something woman named Emily and her zany family She starts to notice something is not right when one of the ships dancers Graham and Emily become engaged There is no way that could be right Graham is a sleazy crew member who happens to be sleeping with her next door neighbor on the ship Then Graham is found dead and her neighbor is fingered as the perp Jaine sets off to prove her neighbor and new friend is innocent I enjoyed the book a lot especially when Jaine receives emails from her parents and gay fiance who are creating havoc at home I confess I read it because of the cat I ve read other Laura LevineJaine Austen mysteries and this one was right in line Pure froth with some chuckles and an arrogant cat Prozac Her books are tolerable because despite the deliberate silliness the woman knows her craft She s written for The Bob Newhart Show Laverne Shirley and a whole bunch of other top rated sit coms So if you re looking for light uick and amusing Levine is good place to Ial event on the ship Two nights later the bubbly couple announces their engagement but the news is uickly overshadowed the next morning by the discovery of Graham's body with an ice pick protruding from his chestBetween hiding a furry fugitive flirting with Emily's nephew Robbie and baiting the hook for a clever murderer Jaine is about to dive into her most dangerous case yet.

These books are so much fun Jaine is hysterical her cabin was on the dungeon deck and I don t know how Prozac manages to be an escape artist The cruise ship setting was a fun change and the mystery kept me guessing Recommended reading for everyone on a cruise readforkimberly In the middle of reading a long and serious book for a Goodreads book discussion group I found this light and amusing mystery novel a real comedy which I gobbled up in less than a day Killer Cruise has only one murder And there are so many possible culprits on board the cruise ship Festival ranging from a ilted ex fiancee an ice sculptor and the relatives and close friends of a silver haired lady being swept off her feet by love at first danceOur heroine and crime solver Jaine Austen with an i in Jane is on board as an employee hired to give writing lessons to cruise passengers Also on board is her stowaway Jaine s cat Prozac who had to be sneaked on board at the last minute Jaine has to hide and feed Prozac in between classes as well as read the manuscript of her cabin steward the would be writer Samoa in exchange for his silence about the cat on board She also does a lot of snooping to solve the murder while also indulging in her passion for all things chocolateI hurried along the corridor checking oer my shoulder to make sure Anton wasn t following me Then with the unerring accuracy of a homing pigeon I returned to the buffet where I picked up some roast beef for Prozac and a restorative dose of brownies for me p 29 Though this is a mystery novel I chuckled and grinned all through the book and laughed out loud at the ending Humor is on every page I can t wait to read the first seven books in this series By the way author Laura Levine is a comedy writer who has written for TV shows such as Three s Company Laverne and Shirley and The Love Boat It could easily have been 5 stars but the murderer s confession took the wind out of the book s sail I m so happy to announce that the author has crafted another remarkable book She has been able to extract even entertaining tidbits from her characters Do read this book even if it takes than one leaf out of a prolific British and well dead author whose name is synonymous with flair and invention By changing the stage for her story Laura Levine has kept my interest alive in her although I m afraid there s only a I think this series is ust plain fun My favorite parts of the books are. Wordsmith Jaine Austen's ship has finally come in Her new teaching gig on a fancy cruise line nabs her a free vacation and access to a 24 hour buffet But sooner than you can say bon voyage Jaine's all expenses paid trip to the Mexican Riviera seems destined to be a wreckThings are already off to a rocky start when Jaine discovers a stowaway amidst her luggage her persnickety

The e mail conversations between Janie and her parents Really that would be my second favorite part Prozac is by far the star of the series Her books are always a super fun read Killer Cruise by Laura Levine is 8 in her Jaine with an i Austen mystery series It s generally bad news when a series starts going on location but I enjoyed this installment of Jaine s adventures aboard a cruise ship where using her leverage as copy writer for a toilet company Jaine teaches a writing class while eating her way through the buffet and crushing on handsome men while investigating the murder of a gigoloNothing of great surprise but I have grown very fond of Jaine her cat Prozac her e mail writing parents and her elastic waist pants She s become a good friend and this book was entertaining enough to keep the friendship flourishing I m done with this one Seriously I have never seen a point in forcing myself to read something that obviously doesn t work And this one definitely is not for me I started this book some time ago because I needed it badly for one of my challenges and I got stuck in it very uickly This is a short book and I couldn t bring myself to finish it I read a few other books I was struggling with but I couldn t bring myself to finish this one There is no point in forcing myself furtherThe biggest problem with this book is not even that nothing happens but that it is impossibly annoying It s all because of the main character I didn t read previous books in this series so I only met Jaine in this book and I must admit that she is an extremely annoying heroine Usually the main characters in cozy mysteries are intelligent clever and cute it s easy to like them Jaine has none of these ualities She is ust weak She allows everyone used her every person she meets is above her Including her damn cat Jaine lets herself be blackmailed and disregarded all the time Nobody respects her including me unfortunately Evidently she misses her spine I was fed up with her mouse like personalityNow let s return to the second reason why I was close to abandoning this book from the very beginning Nothing happens in here It s cozy mystery without mystery Okay no mystery up to 40 percent where finally a dead body appears Almost half the book We spend nearly half the book wandering with the boring mouse Jaine on the deck And there is nothing interesting that would distract us from her annoying personality I was so bore. At Prozac Jaine's sinking sensation grows stronger at dinner where she meets chatty Emily Pritchard a wealthy seventy year old who's traveling with her two nephews Jaine can't help noticing the tension among them especially when the cruise's charming and sleazy British dancer Graham whisks Emily out onto the dance floor Soon Emily is accepting Graham's invitations to every soc.

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