The Case of the Missing Finger

Take a vacation from your busy life with this fun cozy mystery set aboard a beautiful cruise ship headed to the U.S. Virgin Islands!

Ellie Tappet’s retirement plans were put on hold when her beloved husband Ronnie passed away. Two years later, with her children grown and the rest of her life ahead of her, she’s ready to have the adventure she’d planned before her life was turned upside-down. She’s excited to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands on her very first cruise.

After boarding the most beautiful cruise ship she’s ever seen, Ellie’s surprised when she’s assigned a cabin inside the cruise line’s new singles club at sea, but she quickly sees that her new friends aboard could use some advice when it comes to romance. Unfortunately, Ellie’s matchmaking efforts are interrupted when a fellow passenger finds a finger with a big diamond ring on it in her Sangria Surprise!

The passengers are scandalized and tongues are wagging all around the ship. After thirty years married to a small town police chief, Ellie’s picked up some sleuthing skills of her own, and she knows that justice demands honest answers to the questions rocking the ship. Who does the finger belong to? How did it end up in the boozy drink special of the day? And what other secrets lurk beneath the Caribbean sun?

The Ellie Tappet 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.