Winner of the 2007 EPPIE Award for Best Mystery.

Hetta Coffey is a globe-trotting engineer with swath of failed multi-national love affairs in her jet stream.
Plying San Francisco Bay’s waterfront, trolling for triceps, her attention is snagged by a parade of passing yachts—especially their predominantly male skippers—and she experiences a champagne-induced epiphany: If she had a boat, she could get a man.   
In spite of a spectacular ignorance of all things nautical, Hetta buys her dream boat,  but a shadowy stalker, an inconvenient body, and Hetta’s own self-destructive foibles imperil her goal.

Hetta Coffey brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “sink or swim!”
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Meet Hetta Coffey. She’s a globe-trotting civil engineer with an attitude.  Seeing a parade of yachts while having brunch with her best friend Jan, Hetta decides if she had a boat, she could snag a man. So she and Jan set out to learn about boating. There are many humorous adventures while learning.

Finally Hetta buys her dream boat.  A shadowy stalker, a body appearing, work woes, and her past coming back to haunt her, don’t stop Hetta from going for her dream. They just slow her down a little and throw some wrenches in her plans.

Hetta must stop an attempt on her life and figure out who wants her dead and why.

This is the first book in a new series.  Hetta is a fun character.  She has an attitude and knows it.  Jan, her best friend, sticks with her through thick and thin.  The men in Hetta’s life add to her many adventures.  The setting on the water gives the book a unique flair.  I recommend this book and look forward to reading the next.

Dawn Dowdle