Books Like Death On The Nile
Cruise Ships remain a popular choice with holiday goers who want to experience an all-in-one vacation where they can simply relax and enjoy the experience. From food and entertainment to pampering and even a chance for romance, cruise ships have retained their allure. However, as cruise ship passengers usually find themselves out on open waters alongside strangers in a confined space, these vessels are also popular with authors of mystery and thriller novels. One of the most famous and popular examples is Death On The Nile by Agatha Christie. The novel sees Hercule Poirot investigating the death of a passenger who is killed during a cruise along the Nile. For more tales of murder and mystery on board cruise ships, check out the following books like Death On The Nile.
by Rachel Rhys
Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys is set in 1939, when Europe was on the brink of war. Lily Shepherd is ready to leave behind England in favor of starting a new life in Australia. However, instead of traveling directly to Australia, she boards an ocean liner to enjoy the live music, cocktails, fancy-dress balls, and some exotic stops along the way. The cruise gives Lily the perfect opportunity to befriend people above her social station, but in the process, she discovers that she’s not the only one with secrets. As the glamour of the voyage fades, two passengers are dead, and Lily finds her life irrevocably changed.
by Ruth Ware
The Woman in Cabin 10 is a psychological thriller by Ruth Ware starring a journalist named Lo Blacklock. While writing for a travel magazine Lo is given the assignment of a lifetime as she is sent off for a week on a luxury cruise aboard the Aurora. The exclusive cruise ship only has a handful of cabins, and the trip is filled with dinner parties with the other elegant guests as they voyage in the picturesque North Sea. However, Lo is shocked when she witnesses a woman being thrown overboard and the ship sailing on as if nothing has happened. Lo is convinced what she saw was real, but all the passengers remain accounted for.
by Steven Lea
Out Of his Depth by Steven Lea is set on Galaxy Starlight, a brand new cruise ship heading for the Caribbean. John Barker is a recently bereaved ex-cop who is enticed back to work by his boss. John is tasked with a stakeout on the cruise ship, which should be a cushy job, but then passengers start dying. The deaths are mysterious at first, but when they begin to happen brutally out in the open, John enlists the aid of ship-singer Lucy Jones to find out what is going on and how to prevent further deaths.
by Dawn Brookes
A Cruise to Murder by Dawn Brookes sees recently qualified police officer, Rachel Prince, nursing a broken heart. Her fiance’ has dumped her in spectacular style, so she hopes that a refreshing cruise-ship vacation can help her heal. However, aboard the luxurious Coral Queen, she keeps bumping into a charismatic Italian man whose motives she begins to question. Rachel worries that his interest in her wealthy octogenarian stateroom neighbor isn’t exactly healthy. Then, when a seemingly random accident results in a death, Rachel launches her own investigation, hoping to catch a killer before someone else dies.
by Wendy Church
A luxury cruise around the Iberian Peninsula results in unexpected danger for Jesse O’Hara in Murder on the Spanish Seas by Wendy Church. Jesse accepted the gift of a cruise after losing yet another job due to being profane, introverted, and not frequently sober. Initially, Jesse doesn’t think she can drink enough onboard the cruise to keep her boredom at bay, but thanks to her near-photographic memory, she soon begins to notice some strange incidents. However, as she investigates what is really going on, it becomes clear that someone doesn’t want her poking around. Despite the mounting danger, Jesse is undeterred and continues to close in on the villains.
by Kevin G. Chapman
Lethal Voyage by Kevin G. Chapman sees NYPD homicide detective Mike Stoneman and medical examiner Michelle McNeil trying to take a relaxing cruise. However, when a Broadway talent agent’s wife dies, Michelle is convinced there is foul play at work. However, the ship’s head of security wants to keep things quiet, forcing Mike to get involved when it begins to look like Michelle might be the next victim. So not only does Mike have to track down the killer, but he also has to try and keep Michelle alive during the cruise.
by James S. Murray & Darren Wearmouth
The Stowaway by James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth is set onboard a during a two-week-long transatlantic cruise. Maria Fontana, the head of the Psychology Department at Columbia University, decided to go on this cruise as a way to get away from everything. Two years earlier, Maria sat on the jury of an alleged serial killer but based on circumstantial evidence, she couldn’t convict him, which earned her the scorn of many. During the cruise, a passenger is found brutally murdered in the same way as the victims of the alleged serial killer. This event leaves Maria wondering if there is a copycat or if she is trapped on the cruise ship with the killer she chose to set free.