Cruising for Murder

Dear Kid,

Dad and I went on a cruise last night.

I didn’t get seasick.

Dad would have loved a magnifying glass to peer through and a pipe to chew on as he solved the mystery... DearKidLoveMom.comThe cruise was a murder mystery “cruise.” Dad and I both had parts; he was Inspector Bullet and I was Margarita Rocks, the bar waitress turned showgirl. I was not subtle.

There were about 70 people on the cruise (led by Captain Stubling). There was lots of intrigue, lots and lots of innuendo, and lots and lots and lots of fun.

We had hors d’oeuvres in the Captain’s Quarters and then dinner catered by Maggiano’s.

You’ll be glad to know that I was neither murdered nor the murderer. I was, however, voted Best Actor by the crowd (and therefore I received the “Drama Queen” Award—stunned, aren’t you?).

Dad did a great job of keeping everyone in line and laughing and in the end he solved the very complicated case (and by “solved” I mean he read the very long explanation and by “complicated” I mean he had about two page of ‘splainin’ to do in order to prove who was the murderer).

Happy cruisin’.

Love, Mom


  1. Fun! I almost wore my Murder t-shirt yesterday (it has crows on it) to a book fair. Had to have it since I’m working on murder mysteries!

    • Excellent!

  2. I would have been shocked if you hadn’t won that award. I’m sure you were most entertaining. I wish I could have been there! Did you dress the part? I’d love to see a photo…

    • I didn’t have advanced warning, so I didn’t dress for the part. But I was wearing great heels, so it worked 🙂
      I know someone was floating around with a camera, so I imagine pictures will surface at some point, but I’m not one for voluntarily standing in front of a camera!


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