Santa Cruise

Santa Cruise

A Holiday Mystery at Sea

By Mary Higgins Clark; Carol Higgins Clark

Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781416538028, 287pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2007

Alvirah Meehan, lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, and private investigator Regan Reilly are guests, along with their spouses, on the "Santa Cruise." The cruise is a gift from Commodore Randolph Weed to a select group that "has made the world a better place." His largesse is prompted by the desire to create a buzz about his new cruise ship, the "Royal Mermaid," as she sets out on her maiden voyage.
Alvirah, Regan, and her new husband, Jack -- head of the NYPD Major Case Squad -- are joined as guests on the cruise by a mystery fan convention celebrating a "ghost of honor," as well as ten men who donated time playing Santa Claus, now hoping for a restful post-season. That tranquility vanishes when two Santa suits disappear from a locked room, a storm develops, and an attempt is made on a passenger's life. As the "Royal Mermaid" sails through troubled waters, Alvirah, Regan, and Jack uncover clues that lead them to dangerous criminals not on the original guest list....

About the Author
Mary Higgins Clark, #1 international and "New York Times "bestselling author, has written thirty-four suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel, "Mount Vernon Love Story"; two children s books, including "The Magical Christmas Horse"; and a memoir, "Kitchen Privileges. "With her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, she has coauthored five more suspense novels. She also wrote "The Cinderella Murder "with bestselling author Alafair Burke. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone.

Carol Higgins Clark is the author ofthe bestselling Regan Reilly mysteries. She is coauthor, along with her mother, Mary Higgins Clark, of a bestselling holiday mystery series. Also an actress, Carol Higgins Clark studied at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and has recorded several novels. She received "AudioFile" s Earphones Award of Excellence for her reading of "Jinxed". She lives in New York City. Her website is