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Huckleberry Finished (Deliah Dickenson Mystery Series #2)

Huckleberry Finished (Deliah Dickenson Mystery Series #2)

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Dead Man Overboard!

Delilah Dickinson's literary travel agency is a hit! But the latest package tour, a leisurely steamboat trip down Huckleberry Finn's Mississippi, delivered one dead passenger. As it turns out, Ben Webster made a few enemies before he expired by trying to slug a roulette dealer. Delilah knows the steamship's no-nonsense head of

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Dead Man Overboard!

Delilah Dickinson's literary travel agency is a hit! But the latest package tour, a leisurely steamboat trip down Huckleberry Finn's Mississippi, delivered one dead passenger. As it turns out, Ben Webster made a few enemies before he expired by trying to slug a roulette dealer. Delilah knows the steamship's no-nonsense head of security definitely is dirty and low-down and just plain old mean. . .but could he be a murderer? Pretty soon her list of suspects is longer than the Mississippi is wide. . .not to mention she's taken quite a shine to Mark Twain himself--or rather Mark Lansing, the handsome actor playing Huck Finn's scribe for the tour. Of course, things just ain't never what they seem when Delilah's at the helm, and one tricky murder turns into two and things start to get pretty dicey on yonder steamboat. Hopefully Delilah can nab the killer before she's too many fathoms deep. . .

Praise for Livia J. Washburn and Frankly My Dear, I'm Dead

"Amusing, breathlessly quick." --Publishers Weekly

"Gone with the Wind fans will cozy up to this tale." --Mystery Scene

"Liva J. Washburn's mysteries are among the best." --Mystery News

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Set aboard a Mark Twain–themed cruise on the not-so-peaceful Mississippi, Washburn's snappy second mystery to feature literary travel agent Delilah Dickinson (after 2008's Frankly My Dear, I'm Dead) shows how much mischief a tour group can get into while confined to a moving paddle wheeler. When one of Delilah's charges, Ben Webster, causes a scene in the casino, the captain calls Delilah on the carpet. Ben later vanishes only to reappear as a corpse. Meanwhile, a charming onboard Mark Twain impersonator, Mark Lansing, takes a shine to Delilah, but turns out to have more than one identity to hide. And Mark isn't alone in harboring secrets, as one teary-eyed tour group member confides that a riverboat employee was murdered precisely one year earlier on the same tract of waterway. Delilah saves more than the day as Washburn smoothly infuses this cozy with hints of romance and humor as well as glimpses of Twain sights in today's Hannibal, Mo. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758262929
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Series:
Deliah Dickenson Mystery Series , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
360,922
File size:
567 KB

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Huckleberry Finished (Deliah Dickenson Mystery Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Delilah Dickinson owns a travel agency in Atlanta that specializes in literary themes. She hopes the Samuel Clemens tour on a riverboat down the Mississippi will prove more relaxing than the Scarlett O'Hara plantation trip, which included a real murder (see FRANKLY NY DEAR, I'M DEAD). The cruise does not get off to a good start when one of the customers Ben Webster throws a punch at a roulette dealer whom he claims was cheating. The captain holds Delilah culpable while the security chief orders Ben from the boat, but he disappears and his cabin is empty. He is found dead. The police refuse to allow anyone to leave the vessel until they find the killer. Delilah teams up on her investigation with an actor on board portraying Samuel Clemens, Mark Lansing. However he is really a private eye undercover trying to learn who killed pregnant Hannah Kramer a year ago on the same boat. The travel agent believes the current homicide and that of Hannah are related, but her inquiry almost makes her victim number three. The second literary tour mystery is a special amateur sleuth tale as the spunky heroine makes for a fun "locked room" cozy. Hannah behaves in a believable manner while obtaining tidbits of information by asking questions of those trapped on board. HUCKLEBERRY FINISHED is a humorous, fresh (baked) dramatic whodunit that fans will enjoy and Mark Twain would have appreciated. Harriet Klausner
ronyc2428 More than 1 year ago
I have read the first book in this series, Frankly My Dear, I'm Dead and am enjoying this series very much. I always think I am going to figure out the mystery before it is revealed, but I never do. Livia Washburn throws is enough twists and turns, that the reader cannot figure it out on his/her own. Even if I have a pretty good idead, the reason for the mystery always seems to make my mouth drop open. Livia's characters are funny and colorful. Tying these mystery books with real works of literature makes reading this series very enjoyable. I am looking forward to continuing on with Livia Washburn's series.
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This was a fun book to read. It keeps you guessing as to who the murder is until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fun, light read. I laughed out loud a few times and enjoyed reading it.
fuzzmom More than 1 year ago
Delilah Dickenson is a "Literary Travel Agent". That means she arranges travel experiences based on great books or great Authors. Her first tour with a Gone with the Wind theme ended in Murder in the first book, "Frankly my Dear, I'm Dead" This time Delilah is hoping her Mark Twain riverboat cruise will be smooth sailing. No such luck. She is beset with client complaints, riverboat staff complaints, murder, intrigue and danger. Everything you need for a good book. I very much enjoyed the first book in the series, and was pleased to discover that the second was just as compelling. I won't spoil the plot twists and turns, just don't be too sure you have everything figured out until the very end!
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This is a cute and fun little mystery where almost no one is who they say they are. Delilah is a great, spunky heroine, who if she doesn't watch it is likely to turn into Jessica Fletcher from Murder She Wrote. Murder just seems to follow her around. I found the writing a bit repetitive, but she got me in the end. I had no idea how she was going to pull it all together. While it may not find a pertinent place on my shelf, it was a great little weekend escape.
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