A glamorous cruise on a sumptuous ocean liner turns lethal within the most recent secret from “Queen of Suspense” and number one New York Times bestselling writer Mary Higgins Clark.
Fleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be at the eve in their marriage ceremony, Celia Kilbride, a gemstones and jewellery professional, hopes to flee from public realization by means of lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship—the Queen Charlotte.
On board she meets eighty-six-year-old woman Emily Haywood, “Lady Em,” as she is understood in the course of the international. Immensely prosperous, woman Em is the landlord of a important emerald necklace that she intends to go away to the Smithsonian after the cruise.
Three days out to sea woman Em is located dead—and the necklace is lacking. Is it the paintings of her it seems that dedicated assistant, Brenda Martin, or her lawyer-executor, Roger Pearson, and his spouse, Yvonne, either one of whom she had invited to affix them at the cruise? Or is it Professor Henry Longworth, an acclaimed Shakespeare pupil who's lecturing on board? Or Alan Davidson, a visitor at the send who's making plans to unfold his wife’s ashes at sea? The checklist of suspects is big and growing to be.
Celia, with the aid of her new buddies Willy and Alvirah Meehan, who're celebrating their forty-fifth marriage ceremony anniversary, units out to discover the killer, now not knowing that she has placed herself in mortal threat sooner than the send reaches its ultimate destination.
Never, in all her lengthy occupation as a no 1 bestselling suspense novelist, has Mary Higgins Clark been in higher shape.