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Publisher's Summary

Discover a new series of whodunits by million-selling author Faith Martin. These charming mysteries will have you scratching your head to work out who the murderer is.  

Meet Jenny Starling: travelling cook and reluctant amateur detective.  

Please note this book was first published as Dying for a Cruise under Faith Martin’s pen name, Joyce Cato.

Jenny Starling has a job on a luxury paddle steamer working for a wealthy businessman. All she has to do is cook for his small number of guests. But things quickly turn sour.  

Then she discovers the body of one of the passengers in the store cupboard. Who wanted him dead and why? Jenny will have to ignore many red herrings and follow the clues to get to the bottom of a complex and intriguing murder mystery. 

This is the third of a series of enjoyable murder mysteries with a great cast of characters and baffling crimes which will keep you in suspense to the final second.  

Perfect for fans of classic whodunits by authors like Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, TE Kinsey, and J.R. Ellis.

©2019 Faith Martin (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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An entertaining Listen

This was enjoyable enough. The story follows asking the lines of others in the series, but at least the killer's identity wasn't obvious.

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All-could-have-Who-dunnit solved by amiable cook.

Couldn't stop listening as chef noted details & solved mystery. Narrator personified each character well.

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Wonderful

I have read hundreds of books and Jenny Starling is the best character by far. Have loved all Faith Martin bo

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best one yet

all the characters were very well fleshed out and real, great mix of humour and sadness. I didn't figure this one out at all which made it that much more enjoyable.

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  • Jan
  • 14-03-2021

Well done!

cosy-mystery, amateur-sleuth, women-sleuths, law-enforcement, murder-investigation, England*****

I really hoped someone would murder the blackguard but was afraid it would turn out to be another Orient Express! That's how well each character was portrayed, especially our redoubtable freelance cook who is as capable of providing excellent meals as using her observations and acute logic. The plot is twisty and diabolical, the ride on the Thames beautiful. And it made me aware of the narrowed thinking that had me thinking that paddlewheelers only cruised the Mississippi! The publisher's blurb is pretty good, but doesn't convey the clarity of it all. I read it straight through because it made me!
I requested and received a free ebook copy from Joffe Books via NetGalley. Thank you for introducing me to this author's writing!
Two years later I was lucky to get the audio performed wonderfully by Charlotte Worthing.

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  • barbara
  • 23-01-2020

The Riverboat Mystery

I absolutely love these mystery series and will keep on reading/listening to them all. This was an excellent story and kept you giessing until the end. Am getting so into Jenny Starling's character, she is excellent and love the cooking too. The reading is very good.

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  • bharblin
  • 14-01-2020

Twists, turns, and food!

A goddess of food and intelligence Starling makes a terrific heroine. A fun listen i stayed up half the night to find out the finish. Narrator is strong, plot has twists, a joy of culinary experience as well. I am hooked on this series

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  • nicholas thomas
  • 15-01-2020

so so

slow to get going, listened to a couple of these now and it feels a bit like Agatha Christie stories being recycled.

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  • Katherine
  • 05-01-2021

fascinating

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gripping mystery very clever . jenny starling is
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-04-2020

Terrible

What has happened to Faith Martin books !!, I have read many and found them a bit farfetched but enjoyable. This is so badly written. Nonsense story, inconsistencies and dreadful dialog. No one has said "me old china" in decades. Haven't got to the end and probably won't. Frankly, I don't care 'who done it'

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  • Teresa Harwood
  • 31-03-2020

Great read

A delicious who done it. Travelling cook Jenny Starling finds herself faced with another murder to solve and the police are none to happy with her presence. Most enjoyable.

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  • Stewart Webb
  • 11-02-2020

Too Far Fetched

I have liked this author. But this is a terrible book. The premis is silly. Half of the food described would take three people to cook let alone one. The plot is so far fetched to be believable. It is going back!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-01-2020

good read

I am loving this series and I like the characters that are in it only some of the books are missing in the audio series

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