The Corpse with the Diamond Hand

The Corpse with the Diamond Hand

by Cathy Ace

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Professor Cait Morgan and Bud Anderson have finally said 'I do'. To celebrate, they set sail on a romantic Hawaiian honeymoon cruise and, for nearly two weeks, the mystery solving newlyweds are worry-free. But then a man drops dead in the games room right in front of them and Cait and Bud can't help but lend their expertise.

To the others in the games room, the sudden death of Tommy Trussler—the ship's onboard card-game tutor—appears to have been from natural causes. But the professor suspects something much more sinister. With only two days left at sea—and thousands of possible suspects—the head of security is eager to solve the case and invites Cait and Bud to aid in the investigation. But the unique circumstances of an at-sea investigation mean their involvement cannot be official, and Cait must lean on her charm to conduct her own covert interviews.

Complete with laugh-out-loud moments and mouth-watering descriptions of the ship's cuisine, the case of the The Corpse with the Diamond Hand will once again have you marvelling at Cait's cleverness as she brings another murderer to justice.


"If you're a lover of classic mystery, this Cait Morgan novel is for you . . . murder with touches of Christie or Marsh but with a bouquet of Kinsey Millhone." —The Globe and Mail

"A sparkling, well-plotted, and quite devious mystery in the cozy tradition, all pointing to Ace's growing finesse at telling an entertaining story." —The Hamilton Spectator

"Perfect comfort reading. You could call it Agatha Christie set in the modern world, with great dollops of lovingly described food and drink." —Crime Fiction Lover

"A really good story . . . suspenseful mystery." —Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161360385
Publisher: Four Tails Publishing Ltd.
Publication date: 08/13/2019
Series: The Cait Morgan Mysteries , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 689,682
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Cathy Ace migrated from her native Wales to Canada at the age of 40. She is the award-winning author of the traditional Cait Morgan Mysteries featuring her Welsh Canadian criminology professor sleuth who travels the world tripping over corpses, and the cozier WISE Enquiries Agency Mysteries featuring a quartet of female PIs who run their business out of a Welsh stately home. Both series have been well-reviewed. Her most recent release is THE WRONG BOY, a gripping novel of psychological suspense, set in Wales.

"Ace is, well, an ace when it comes to plot and description.” The Globe and Mail

"Family secrets stalk three generations of women in Cathy Ace’s suspense-packed page turner, THE WRONG BOY. The ending is a stunner." Hallie Ephron, NY Times bestselling author of ‘You’ll Never Know Dear’

Cathy's work has won the prestigious Bony Blithe Award for best Canadian light mystery, and has been shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story. Her short story "Dear George" appeared on the UK's O Level English Language syllabus and, together with another story, "Domestic Violence", has been produced for BBC Radio 4. You can find out more about Cathy, her books, and events she'll be attending, at

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