The Case of the Missing Finger
Ellie Tappet’s retirement plans were put on hold when her beloved husband Ronnie passed away. Two years later, with her children grown and the rest of her life ahead of her, she’s ready to have the adventure she’d planned before her life was turned upside-down. She’s excited to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands on her very first cruise.After boarding the most beautiful cruise ship she’s ever seen, Ellie’s surprised when she’s assigned a cabin inside the cruise line’s new singles club at sea, but she quickly sees that her new friends aboard could use some advice when it comes to romance. Unfortunately, Ellie’s matchmaking efforts are interrupted when a fellow passenger finds a finger with a big diamond ring on it in her Sangria Surprise!The passengers are scandalized and tongues are wagging all around the ship. The ship’s security chief seems eager to brush the crime under the rug while others are eager to point fingers at Ellie’s favorite bartender. After thirty years married to a small town police chief, Ellie’s picked up some sleuthing skills of her own, and she knows that justice demands honest answers to the questions rocking the ship. Who does the finger belong to? How did it end up in the boozy drink special of the day? And what other secrets lurk beneath the Caribbean sun?It’s all hands on deck for adventure with this matchmaking sleuth! Ellie Tappet doesn’t know when to quit, even when her persistence gets her into a boatload of trouble.