Knives, poison, strangulation…ER nurse Darcy Cavanaugh is about to show-and-tell all kinds of deathly dos and don’ts for a mystery writers’ workshop at sea. Teaching the Nurse’s Guide to Murder seminar was a small price to pay for a Caribbean cruise in paradise.  If only she didn’t have to share deck space with her boyfriend’s uptight mother! Aspiring novelist and wife to a powerful Virginia judge, Mrs. Skyler wishes her son had better breeding prospects than a redheaded Yankee from California.  To make matters worse, the Skyler matriarch wants to submit her novel to a merciless agent whose biting criticism is matched only by her squawking, sailor-tongued parrot. 
In a crazy twist, a real murder takes place and the judge’s wife becomes the main suspect. To protect her boyfriend’s mother, Darcy scrambles to peg the real killer from a tangled and nutty cast of desperate writers, overzealous fans, and distracting male cover models with killer abs.
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I was hooked on the very first page! Candy Calvert has charted a course for a murderously good time in this delectable, hard to put down mystery. Twists and turns abound, right to the very end, and after you disembark, you'll long to weigh anchor again with ER nurse Darcy Cavanaugh and another shipload of unforgettably quirky characters.

USA Today bestselling author Patti Berg

. . . a zany cozy with plenty of punch (rum punch, that is)!

Susan McBride, author of the Debutante Dropout Mysteries

Snarky literary agents, desperate authors, and hot men in kilts make [this] Darcy's most rollicking cruise yet. Candy Calvert just keeps getting better and better.

Karen MacInerney, Agatha Award nominated author, the Gray Whale Inn Mysteries