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Monday, October 19, 2015

The Corpse With The Diamond by Cathy Ace Virtual Book Tour, Guest Post and Giveaway



The Corpse With The Diamond Hand By Cathy Ace
 
 
 
 

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The Corpse With The Diamond Hand
By Cathy Ace

I loved cruising down memory lane with Cait and Bud and I would recommend The Corpse with the Diamond Hand for all you readers who want to travel into the mystery of murder on the high seas.
~fundinmental
…liked how the author managed to make every character have a motive and I enjoyed the gathering they had where Cait drew out the perpetrator(s).
~Nadaness in Motion
I have really been enjoying this series. It is well written and has great plots and characters.
~MysteriesEtc




Brilliant writing, Cathy Ace. Those looking for an interesting, funny, intelligent mystery series need look no further.
~Bubble Bath Books
CORPSE DIAMOND COVERThe Corpse with the Diamond Hand
(A Cait Morgan Mystery)

Series: A Cait Morgan Mystery (Book 6)
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: TouchWood Editions (October 13, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1771511445
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Synopsis:
Professor Cait Morgan and Bud Anderson have finally said ‘I do’. To celebrate, they set sail on a romantic Hawaiian honeymoon cruise and, for nearly two weeks, the mystery solving newlyweds are worry-free. But then a man drops dead in the games room right in front of them and Cait and Bud can’t help but lend their expertise.
To the others in the games room, the sudden death of Tommy Trussler—the ship’s onboard card-game tutor—appears to have been from natural causes. But the professor suspects something much more sinister. With only two days left at sea—and thousands of possible suspects—the head of security is eager to solve the case and invites Cait and Bud to aid in the investigation. But the unique circumstances of an at-sea investigation mean their involvement cannot be official, and Cait must lean on her charm to conduct her own covert interviews.
Complete with laugh-out-loud moments and mouth-watering descriptions of the ship’s cuisine, the case of the The Corpse with the Diamond Hand will once again have you marvelling at Cait’s cleverness as she brings another murderer to justice.
 
 

To cruise, or not to cruise – that is the question!

Because each of my Cait Morgan Mysteries is set in a different location (South of France, BC wine country, Pacific coastal Mexico, Las Vegas, a Welsh castle, and now a cruise ship) I’m often asked, “Do you always visit the settings for your books?”

The answer is yes, I do – or at least, I have always already spent a good deal of time there. I have been fortunate enough to have traveled a good deal during my life – often on business, and sometimes for pleasure. I’ve spent a lot of time, over many occasions, in various wonderful parts of the world, and I’m delighted to now have the chance to take my readers to places I know and love, so they can, hopefully, share at least a little of my enthusiasm for the setting.


We at 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too!  would like to thank the author Cathy Ace for sharing her thoughts with us today.
THE CORPSE WITH THE DIAMOND HAND takes place on a luxury cruise ship that’s been sailing around the Hawaiian Islands and is now on its return route to Vancouver, Canada. I’ve been lucky enough to have spent what I calculate to have been a total of about fourteen months on various cruise ships, over the years. That’s a lot of five-course dinners! Indeed, my husband and I were married on the island of Oahu, and took this very cruise (without the corpse, I’m pleased to say) for our own honeymoon.

On my voyages I’ve met people who are enthusiastic cruisers (I know a couple who have cruised at least 150 times with just one line!) and those who are doing it for the first (and maybe only) time. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea – though these days there’s a cruise of some sort to suit pretty much everyone’s taste, and wallet. Some folks who haven’t done it don’t like the idea of not spending a good deal of time in one location, and dislike the idea they might be told when to eat and what to wear. While day-long stops at ports of call aren’t the ideal way to see a place properly, I agree they can help if you’re trying to decide where you’d like to spend more time on a full vacation, and where you can happily say – “Not for me, thanks!”

With dining choices widening, and dress codes being relaxed, the “bad old days” of formal attire and set meal times are disappearing – too fast for some folks. Yes, there are the more formal cruise-lines still, and the absolutely casual. There are the “eat where and when you want” lines, and the “two seatings, pick one” ships. It’s pretty much open season on the high seas as far as those choices go.

Ships are becoming bigger – and smaller. They are sleekly minimalist in their decor – or over-the-top-themed. Staffing levels are pretty high – though you might never work out how your stateroom attendant knows you’ve left your room to make up the bed! The one thing that doesn’t change? The sea!

I know it sounds obvious, but my favorite part of cruising is sitting and watching the sea. The foam of the wake is transfixing, the colors of the ocean changing from region to region; sometimes the sea is an “impossible” color. It’s fascinating. From palest turquoise to black as coal, with every shade and hue of blue, green, and grey between, it’s always different. I sometimes find an hour has passed and all I’ve done is stare at the ocean!

So, if that’s your sort of thing, you might enjoy a cruise – whatever the dining and socializing might be like. I’m lucky to live near a port – Vancouver, BC – so picking up a last-minute discounted room is often a possibility, and there are no/few flight costs/hassle. If you’re not so lucky, don’t despair…there’s always the possibility of a lottery win – or you could read this book and experience life onboard with Cait Morgan!

Have you cruised? What was your favorite part of the experience?

Find out more about Cathy Ace (and Cait Morgan) at Cathy’s website: http://cathyace.com/
You can follow her on Twitter: @AceCathy

Photos attached taken by the author.
The author - and an aperitif onboard!
Ship's wake - Inside Passage en route to Alaska
 
 
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About The Author –
Originally from Wales, now-Canadian Cathy Ace writes the Cait Morgan Mysteries. Her series has found her criminal psychologist, foodie sleuth stumbling upon Corpses with a Silver Tongue, a Golden Nose, an Emerald Thumb, Platinum Hair, Sapphire Eyes and, now, a Diamond Hand during her globetrotting. The winner of The Bony Blithe Award for Best Light Mystery in 2015, when not helping Cait solve traditional, closed-circle mysteries, Cathy’s a keen gardener, ably assisted by her green-pawed chocolate Labradors.
Author Links:
Website:  www.cathyace.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cathy-Ace-Author/318388861616661
Twitter: @AceCathy
GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3913679.Cathy_Ace
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Tour Participants
October 13 – View from the Birdhouse – Spotlight
October 13 – deal sharing aunt – Guest Post
October 14 – Frankie Bow – Interview (Review)
October 15 – fundinmental – Review
October 16 – Nadaness In Motion – Review
October 17 – A Fold in the spine – Review
October 17 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Spotlight
October 18 – MysteriesEtc – Review
October 19 – Bubble Bath Books  – Review
October 20 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy,  &, Sissy, Too ! – Guest Post
October 21 – readalot – Review
October 22 – Brooke Blogs – Review
October 23 – Book Babble – Review
October 23 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – Spotlight
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for having me along today - it was fun to talk about my time at sea! :-)

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