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Dark Passage (A Hannah Ives Mystery) Hardcover – September 1, 2013
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Marcia is author/editor of two star-studded collaborative novels, NAKED CAME THE PHOENIX and I'D KILL FOR THAT set in a fashionable health spa and an exclusive gated community, respectively. Her award-winning short stories appear in more than a dozen collections. A recent story, "Can You Hear Me Now?" is featured in TWO OF THE DEADLIEST: NEW TALES OF LUST, GREED AND MURDER FROM OUTSTANDING WOMEN OF MYSTERY, edited by New York Times best-selling author, Elizabeth George.
Marcia is past President of Sisters in Crime International, serves on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and is a member of the Crime Writers' Association (UK) and the Authors' Guild of America. With her husband, retired Naval Academy professor, Barry Talley, she divides her time between Annapolis, Maryland and SeaLeggs, an island cottage in Hope Town, Bahamas.
Top Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed reading this book! The reader is taken on an exhilarating ride, right along with Hannah, learning about cruises and getting caught up in the excitement of a fun trip. I could clearly picture the setting from the wonderful descriptions of the sights and sounds on the cruise ship. Then, the atmosphere grows dark and foreboding, which prepares the reader for heartache when the cruise takes a turn for the worse.
Throughout the book, the dialogue sparkles. The conversations between the three sisters, and especially between Hannah and Ruth, is extremely realistic with the typical teasing, sarcasm, gossiping, and laughing you would expect between close family members. Although it fits with their characters, I could have lived without Hannah spouting French phrases and Ruth quoting Shakespeare, but luckily this occurred mostly at the beginning of the book and didn't end up a distraction.
When Hannah learns not everything is as it appears on the ship, she teams up with one of her fellow passengers to find out what is going on with the disappearance of young girls from cruise ships. There are a lot of red herrings thrown in to keep the story interesting and the ending doesn't disappoint. Hannah's sleuthing is interesting and what she learns is scary, because it is so realistic and very believable. Just as I wouldn't want to read a Robin Cook thriller during a stay in the hospital, I wouldn't want to pack this book on a cruise!Read more ›
If you've ever taken a cruise yourself, you'll definitely enjoy reliving the experience while in the grip of an absorbing mystery.
forward to her next book. She portrays a strong female character and takes the reader to a variety of settings.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fun read, even if the chapter leads telegraphed the culprit. I liked the characters , the plot, and the pace.Published on January 29, 2014 by Karen A Flass
I love Hannah Ives! And this was her most amazing story yet! Suspenseful, to say the least! You will eat it up!Published on October 3, 2013 by Marcy J Brenner