Lindy Graham-Haggerty, rehearsal director for the Jeremy Ash Dance Company, finds herself directing the company aboard a yacht for a winter cruise themed around the arts.

Besides her group, there are opera stars, a comedy team, a classical music group and even a noted critic on the yacht. However, there is an undercurrent of tension among the performers. When the critic falls down a flight of stairs, most people think its an accident, but not Lindy. The victim had panned many of the performers on the cruise, and Lindy thinks someone wanted him dead. When another death occurs, Lindy does some investigating and finds a disturbing connection among several of her fellow artists.

Shelley Freydont takes the popular theme of murder in an isolated area and gives it a fresh perspective in HIGH SEAS MURDER. The story is a truly puzzling one, and in addition, the author tantalizes us with the hint of a romance for Lindy. (Aug., 336 pp., $20.00)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg