Murder at Midnight on a Sailboat

Murder at Midnight on a Sailboat

by Frank Calcagno
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Murder at Midnight on a Sailboat by Frank Calcagno

Contains adult language and situations.

Who would have thought someone like Norman could ever attract the attention of someone as desirable as Kathy? Not only was she way out of his league, she wasn’t even playing the same game. But that little fact doesn’t stop Norman. He lets out all the stops on his stumbling way to make a good impression on the most dazzling cheerleader on the Rutgers campus, and in spite of his ‘best attempts’ at courtship they fall hopelessly in love.

After graduation, they quickly plan their wedding and are all set to begin their new life as husband and wife with a modest honeymoon; all that stands in their way is getting through the many details of their busy ceremony. Expecting to settle for a weekend in nearby Atlantic City, Norman’s frugal father instead surprises them at the rehearsal dinner with news of a week-long trip to a brand new Caribbean resort. Kathy is stunned. Norman is skeptical. What has his father done now? With no time left to research the sudden change of plans, ‘Chunk’ and ‘Honey’ are whisked away to the isolated island of Bajo Nuevo Bank, off the turquoise coast of Columbia.

At first, everything looks perfect to the young newlywed couple … until Norman discovers that things on the tiny atoll are just a little bit odd. The Islanders are anything but a well-oiled machine, and it soon becomes obvious that the resort staff did not have time to iron out all their kinks before the rushed grand opening. Annoying turns to disturbing, and before they know it, Chunk and Honey are mixed up in more than they had bargained for.

Trying to salvage something out of an escalating disaster, they sign up for a last-minute murder-mystery cruise on a small Italian sailing yacht. They thought things were bad at the resort, but they have no idea what is in store for them once they make it far out to sea.

Peek in on Norman and Kathy’s dream honeymoon as they join a peculiar cast of characters, including a bizarre and withered French husband and wife, a gay couple from Utah, and a cantankerous sea captain and his young huckster apprentice on a hilarious, unforgettable excursion of a lifetime.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011316562
Publisher: Frank Calcagno
Publication date: 05/19/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 204 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Frank Calcagno, Jr. works as a senior engineering geologist and security specialist in the Washington, D.C. area. He and his lovely wife have two wonderful daughters. Frank has been involved in soccer at all levels for over forty years, is an amateur astronomer, an avid reader, a fan of the Napoleonic Era, and a wargame designer/developer. He holds degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The Tales of the Antares Rangers is his first published series.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book. There’s a story and a resolution and change: all those nifty things you look for in a good book. However, if you are going into it looking for romance and comedy and mystery, you’re not really going to get it. What this is is a good story with great characters. The description is accurate there are an odd set of vacationers in this book. They are all well-developed and fun to read. This is the vacation no one wants to have. In a way it is like a train wreck: you just can’t look away. There are some truly funny moments as Norman and Kathy try to navigate the disaster of a honeymoon and the start of their new life together. It is the story of growth and change and melding two lives and two families together. With a devious urchin thrown in for excitement. Norman and Kathy don’t always get what they want. But then again, who does? Frank usually writes science fiction / young adult. This is a foray into something new and different. The chance to see an author explore something new to them is what makes this book so interesting.