available through Ingram; Amazon.com
publication date: July 30, 2012
274 pages; softcover;
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
12 million people take a cruise each year.
Most have fun.
Henry Grave investigates.
Join Henry Grave
aboard the cruise ship Indulgence.
SACRAMENTO, July 30, 2012: Book Year
Mysteries is excited to announce the publication of William Doonan’s
third book in the Henry Grave Mystery series.
More than six
months after the Costa Concordia ran aground off the Italian coast, the
doomed eight year-old cruise ship is still making headlines! We
shouldn’t be surprised. Cruising is a multi-billion dollar industry;
more than 12 million people set sail last year alone!
Doonan is a college professor who lectures aboard cruise ships. Over
the course of sixteen cruises, he’s leaned a lot about the cruise
industry. Each year, more crimes are committed at sea. Yet who
investigates? Jurisdiction is a sticky issue, and that’s where Henry
Grave comes in.
is an investigator for the Association of Cruising Vessel Operators. A
World War II P.O.W., Henry is as cunning as he is charming, and at 85
years of age, he fits right in with his fellow passengers.
At 1200 feet
long, the cruise ship Indulgence is the largest in the world.
Accommodating 5400 passengers and 2100 crew members, she is nearly as
populous as the Pacific island nation of Nauru. At 226,000 tons, she
weighs as much as four and a half Titanics.
anchored off Helsinki, Finland, preparing to take on passengers for her
inaugural voyage when Henry comes aboard. Indulgence is one day old,
and nobody has yet been murdered on board. The same could not be said
about day two.
With the help
of an Arabian prince, a voodoo priest, and a displaced band of
hunter-gatherers, Henry draws on skills honed in a Nazi prison camp to
track down a killer who might have his own reasons for taking this
particular cruise, reasons unrelated to the sumptuous meals, delightful
shipboard activities, and exciting ports of call.
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