Review; A Body by the Lighthouse by Helen Cox
Description from GoodreadsPrivate investigator Kitt Hartley and her twin sister Rebecca are preparing for a holiday in Scotland when cruise ship entertainer Errol Jackson appears at the door. Errol breaks the news that Bryce Griffin, a former smuggler and an old friend of Kitt's, has been murdered: his body found washed up by a lighthouse, bearing a gunshot wound.
Kitt persuades Rebecca to cancel their trip and, together with Kitt's assistant Grace Edwards and best friend Evie Bowes, books onto the next cruise to Norway to help with the ongoing murder investigation.
Aboard the cruise ship Kitt, Grace and Rebecca encounter burlesque dancers, casino dealers, drag queens and a talking parrot named Skittles - seemingly the only witness to Bryce's death. But what dark secrets are lurking below deck? Can Kitt catch the killer before it's too late?
My Thoughts on the Book
It's always fun returning to Kitt and her group. I love the dynamics between the characters, especially the banter and the plot and story in A Body by the Lighthouse is engaging and interesting. There's also a bit of a closed room mystery, as the setting is mainly on a cruise to Norway. My only tidbit of being a bit picky, is the timeframe of the cruise between UK and Norway, because if I remember correctly, when the ferry between Newcastle and Stavanger was still operating, it took less than 24 hours from A to B (but this is just me being very picky of course and there's a difference between a ferry and a cruice).