On its maiden voyage, the Queen Charlotte contains many interesting characters. Wealthy Lady Em announces to "the world" that she will be wearing her priceless emerald Cleopatra necklace while sailing on the ship. The "man with a thousand faces" is on board the cruise ship and is plotting how he can swipe the necklace. Celia Kilbride, a gem and jewelry expert , is a guest speaker on the ship and is hiding from a scandal which involves her former husband to be. When Lady Em is found murdered and the necklace missing, many individuals seem to have a credible motive to be the culprit.
In sweep Willy and Alvirah Meehan, Mrs. Clark's beloved characters from previous novels, to protect Celia from further defaming and even death.
Once again Mrs. Clark has written a suspenseful novel that keeps the reader engaged from the first word until the last word. She is one author I enjoy reading because I know she will not include anything inappropriate (minus a couple swear words-very minimal amount).
-Borrowed from the library.