What’s a blonde pirate always looking for, even though it’s right behind her
Ahoy, mateys! With her grandma wedded and bedded (ew!) Tressa Jayne Turner is looking forward to the weeklong cruise that follows. Good food. Warm beaches. Romantic sunsets. A swashbuckling ranger-type, Rick Townsend, who shivers her timbers. Nothing can take the wind out of “Calamity Jayne’s” sails this time.
Nothing, that is, except that this particular Love Boat has “Iceberg ahead!” written all over it. Why? It’s a lo-cal “biggest loser” cruise, Tressa’s bad-boy faux fiancé and his marriage-minded Aunt Mo are stowaways, and Tressa’s barely got her sea legs before a dastardly murder plot bobs to the surface. It’s a foul wind that’s blowin’ to be sure…and not from the exercise-obsessed passengers. Throw in one whale of a Bermuda love triangle, and Tressa knows just how Jack Sparrow feels when the rum is gone.
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of V-8! Arrr!
(NOTE: This book was previously published under the title Anchors Aweigh.)
Calamity Jayne Mysteries:
Calamity Jayne and the Fowl Play at the Fair
Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming
Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper
Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West
Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas
Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems
Calamity Jayne and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Lawn Gnome
Six Geese A ‘Slaying (a holiday short story)
What critics are saying about the Calamity Jayne mysteries:
” Filled with dumb-blonde jokes, nonstop action and rapid-fire banter, this is a perfect read for chick-lit fans who enjoy a dash of mystery.”
– Publishers’ Weekly
“Fun and lighthearted with an interesting mystery, a light touch of romance and some fascinating characters.”
– RT Book Reviews
“Throw in two parts Nancy Drew, one part Lucille Ball, add a dash of Stephanie Plum, shake it all up and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind amateur sleuth with a penchant for junk food and hot-pink snakeskin cowgirl boots. A word to the wise: if you’re prone to laughing out loud when reading funny books, try not to read Calamity Jayne when you’re sandwiched between two sleeping passengers on an airplane…sometimes we learn these things the hard way.”
– Chick Lit Cafe
“Bacus provides lots of small-town fun with this lovable, fair-haired klutz and lively story, liberally salted with dumb-blond jokes.”
– Booklist *starred review*