Joyce Cato was born in Oxford and went on to work as a secretary before becoming a full-time writer. This is the third book based on Jenny Starling, the first two, Birthdays Can Be Murder and A Fatal Fall of Snow were also published by Robert Hale.
DYING FOR A CRUISE – OFFICIAL BLURB
When Jenny Starling, the travelling cook with a penchant for trouble, accepts an assignment to cook for a wealthy businessman on his luxurious river-boat, the fabulous Stillwater Sam, she sees nothing but plain sailing ahead. The River Thames is especially lovely in summer, the limited number of guests a doddle to cook for, and even her employer’s parrot has taken a fancy to her. All looks set for a peaceful and happy few days. So when someone is murdered, Jenny finds herself once again in the thick of things. And since anyone aboard could be the murderer, she’d better keep her wits about her – and her sharp knives handy!
Praise for the author:
‘Joyce Cato has created a wonderful protagonist in Jenny Starling.’ – Mystery Women
‘Jenny is an attractive, intelligent Rubenesque heroine, and the cast of characters above and below stairs are captured affectionately and wittily’ – Euro Crime
‘[a] tenacious cook, with a razor-sharp mind’ – Oxford Times