The Case of the Floating Funeral

Who Killed Morgan Picklewick?

Wealthy entrepreneur and famed gambler Morgan Picklewick is dead, and his family and friends are coming aboard the S.V. Adventurous Spirit for the memorial service at sea. As the ship heads to sunny South America, Morgan’s heirs will scatter his ashes in the deep blue waters of the Panama Canal. But not everything is as it seems. Morgan’s business partner and friend, Roberta Crowley, strongly suspects that he was murdered by one of his children.

Did one of Morgan’s children kill their father to avoid being disinherited? As Ellie mingles with the mourners, it seems everyone is hiding a motive or two. Perhaps one of his wealthy business partners saw an opportunity to take a bigger piece of the pie? And what about his ex-wife? Is her diva-like behavior covering a guilty conscience? As Morgan’s heirs prepare to seize their father’s stake in the cruise line, with devastating consequences for the crew, Roberta gives Ellie her most difficult assignment yet: Identify Morgan’s killer before the crew is torn apart and scattered to the four winds, forever.

The Ellie Tappet Cruise Ship Mysteries

About the Ellie Tappet Cruise Ship Mysteries

This series is in the Cozy genre and you can think of it as a mashup between The Love Boat and Murder She Wrote. Fans of lighthearted whodunnit-style murder mysteries will enjoy this series, which includes humor, sleuthing, and beautiful vacation spots around the world.

All violence takes place off the page, and there’s no explicit sex, gore, or adult language. This series is appropriate for those seeking a clean read.