Mar 27, 2012

Book Review/Tour: Shore Excursion by Marie Moore

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB and asks you to choose sentences at random from your current read. Identify the author and title for readers.

"Jumped overboard. Is that what you said, Jay? Jumped overboard? He wrote this handy dandy confession and then jumped overboard? He was overcome with remorse, I suppose. His poor little old heart was just broken all to pieces?"

"Right. So now we don't have anything to worry about, do we?"
(ch. 11)

Title: Shore Excursion by Marie Moore
Paperback by Camel Press (April 1, 2012)

Comments: Ruth, one of the seniors on a tour from New York to Europe for a cruise on the North Sea, complains to Sidney, the tour leader, that a man had tried to take her red suitcase from the carousel at the airport. On the ship from Scandinavia to Russia, one of the seniors on the tour is found strangled in her room. Sidney decides toget to the bottom of the crime, especially when other murders occur on the cruise and her own safety is at stake. Her business partner Jay adds some comic relief to the novel while he helps Sidney, who tries to solve the murders while keeping an interested eye on the handsome captain of the ship, Captain Vargo.

There is a twist to the plot that prevents the mystery surrounding Ruth's red suitcase from being predictable. Jay is amusing at times as Sidney's sidekick, though I thought some of the seniors actively helping in the crime solving would have been an added interest in the plot. Re the book cover - Death with a scythe and a dark cloak is a cliche, but the red suitcase on the cover does stand out! A good mystery to enjoy on a rainy day, on the beach, or maybe on a cruise!

Shore Excursion is the first book in a new mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Sidney Marsh.

About the author: Marie Moore, a native Mississippian, worked for a weekly newspaper as writer and Managing Editor, and won MS Press Association awards for her stories. She later ran a retail travel agency, using her experience to write Shore Excursion. She lives in TN and MS. Visit her at  

This tour runs March 1-30. For a list of stops and other reviews, visit Shore Excursion Blog Tour Site, sponsored by Tribute Books Blog Tours

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review.


  1. Harvee, I'm glad you enjoyed Marie's debut mystery starring Sidney Marsh. And thanks for pointing out the red suitcase in your review and on the cover - you have a great eye for detail.

    I hope your blog readers and those who stop by for Teaser Tuesday enjoy learning about this new series.

  2. The cover does draw my attention. Looks like a good start to a new series.

  3. I do think this one sounds like it would be fun for an afternoon, curled up with a cup of tea. It sounds like it wasn't overly predictable, which is wonderful, and I do really like the cover with the red suitcase!

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  5. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to read this book while on a cruise. But it does sound interesting otherwise. Good post.
    Here's mine: Sandy's Teaser

  6. I love how Death travels in style with that red luggage! Sounds like a good read for anytime!

  7. Oh, this one sounds interesting. I'm wondering about the red suitcase.

  8. This sounds terrific, Harvee! I should read more mysteries, preferably while on a cruise. :)

  9. Thank you so much, Harvee, for your terrific comments on my book! I glad you enjoyed it and love the teaser you chose! Please come along with us on all Sidney's adventures. Next up, Game Drive, set in Cape Town and on safari in South Africa.

  10. This sounds like good old-fashioned entertainment! Thanks for the review! :)


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