In the first of The Dead Detective Mysteries, Tori Van Camp wakes one morning on a luxurious ocean liner where she is offered whatever a person might desire: food, clothes, recreation, and the companionship of congenial people. But Tori has no memory of booking a cruise. What she does have is a vivid recollection of being shot point blank in the chest.
With the help of the stunningly handsome Mike and the unnervingly serene Nancy, Tori soon learns the purpose of her voyage. Still, she’s haunted by the image of the gun, the crack of the shot, and the malevolent face of the shooter. Who wanted the young personal secretary dead, and why? Determined to find out, Tori enlists the help of Seamus, an eccentric but shrewd detective.
Together they embark on an investigation unlike anything Tori ever thought possible. Death is all around, the future is uncertain, and if Tori doesn’t act quickly, two people she cares about are prime candidates for murder.