Offer passengers elite classes in diet, health, and exercise.
Persuade world-renowned experts to teach the seminars.
Book them on the Pegasus—a luxurious cruise ship sailing from Florida to Alaska.
That was the thought of Collin Woodward, the Vice President of Flagship Cruise Line, when he invited on board:
Clifford Freeman, the mesmerizing hypnotherapist
Kenna Chavasse, the seductive light-food chef
Jean Claude Regale, the mysterious Olympic star
Rita Diamond, the free-spirited diet expert
Dr. Marco Renato, the erudite psychiatrist and
Deidre Lovejoy, the hot-tempered TV talk-show hostess and Woodward's wife.
The timing of this cruise couldn’t have been better for Alec DunBarton, The Singing Sleuth. After serving three months on the Pegasus, he had managed to gain thirty-five pounds by eating six fattening meals a day, drinking double Scotches, and avoiding all exercise.
Just as Alec finds a weight-loss plan that seems promising, one of the guest speakers is killed in the ship’s sauna. Even though homicide is a nasty business, Alec is more certain that
“Losing Weight is Murder!”
D.B. Barton is the award-winning author of The Singing Sleuth series. When she’s not dreaming of ingenious ways to “do away” with disagreeable people, she visits exotic countries and conducts writing workshops at local libraries and book clubs. D.B. Barton is currently working on The Singing Sleuth Takes a Bow. She was born in New York and now lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband Lee Roy and her two cats, Esme and Yoko.