Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Book Review: Shore Excursion

About the Book

Travel agents might be a vanishing breed, but Sidney Marsh, a New York transplant from Mississippi, is holding her ground—at least on land. She is the tour leader on a cruise from Scandinavia to Russia for a group of eccentric senior citizens who call themselves the High Steppers. Sidney expects her days to be filled with long meals, shopping expeditions and visits to museums, churches and fjords. But this cruise is anything but routine. There is a killer on board, targeting the High Steppers and quite possibly herself.

After the first suspicious death, the captain and his crew are grimly determined to carry on as usual. Frustrated and dismayed by their inaction, Sidney decides to take matters into her own hands and launch her own investigation. She enlists the halfhearted help of her friend and business partner, the flamboyant and fun-loving Jay Wilson.

Suspects abound. What about those two handsome young men who stay mysteriously aloof? One of them has his eye on Sidney. So does another passenger, far too charming and again too young to fit the “High Stepper” mold. Then there’s Captain Vargos, the arrogant ladies’ man whose plans to thwart Sidney’s investigation might include seduction. Who is that crew member shadowing Sidney? Is the theater really haunted? Even the High Steppers themselves are not as predictable or harmless as they seem.  The closer Sydney gets to the truth, the less she understands.

My Thoughts
Shore Excursion is the first book in this new mystery series....one that will keep you on edge, waiting for the next to arrive!

Do you love to travel?  You may change your mind after sleuthing on a trip with Sidney Marsh, and finding dead bodies on a cruise ship...not exactly a relaxing way to take a vacation!  Sidney will keep you on your toes and guessing as she goes about sleuthing, this is a highly entertaining and fast-paced read.  This first book of Marie Moore is sure to be a great seller and leaves you highly anticipating the next mystery!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Tribute Books.



  1. Lauri, I'm glad you enjoyed Marie's first mystery and are looking forward to more from her.

  2. Thanks so much, Lauri, for the great review! I'm so glad you liked Shore Excursion and hope you will come along with Sidney and me on all her adventures! The next one, Game Drive, is set in Cape Town and on safari in South Africa and should be out by the end of 2012.
    Again, thanks for your kind words. I really appreciate it!


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