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Dressed to Keel is one of those hybrid Romance/Mystery books in which the main character splits her time swooning over some dreamy man and solving a mystery. I must confess that I am not a romance reader and these books are not my thing. If you like them, though, I think this one is probably good.
This book is set on a cruise ship where Darcy Cavanaugh has accompanied a friend working as a nurse on the cruise. Darcy is mending a broken heart and re-evaluating her career choice as a nurse after a particularly traumatic case. She and her buddy Marie quickly become embroiled in a rash of jewel thefts taking place onboard and need to investigate to clear Marieâ€™s name when a fellow passenger accuses her of the thefts.
This book has a fun setting, interesting characters, a sense of humor (the cow socks and lingerie animals are hysterical), some action, and the bones of a good mystery. But the mystery lover in me complains that too much time is devoted to the romance to really flesh out the mystery. If the author doesnâ€™t take the time to develop more than two suspects, it becomes obvious who did it, you know?
This appears to be Candy Calvertâ€™s first book, and while the genre isnâ€™t my favorite, the creativity and skills are obviously there. I will be interested to see what her second book is like and I would recommend this book to those readers on the Romance end of the mystery spectrum.
Did I guess it? Yes, no problem. Will I read more? One more â€“ mostly to see if she moves away from the kissy-face stuff.
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