Murder on a Mississippi Steamboat
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved everything about Murder on a Mississippi Steamboat… It was the perfect summer cozy mystery… From the first pages, I was fully on board for this adventure.” Girl Who Reads
Nora elbowed her way up to the railing and looked down. The paddle wheel was making its last turn, dredging up a mass of turquoise chiffon made almost transparent by the water. A hand, its red lacquered fingernails a contrast to the pale white skin, stuck up from a bejeweled cuff…
A relaxing cruise down the Mississippi on the Miss Delta Belle steamboat turns to tragedy when celebrity Delilah Dove falls from the deck and is swallowed by the river faster than you can say “man overboard!”
It’s touted as a tragic accident, but guests Miss Nora Marsh and her wily great-aunt Julia know a murder when they see one. Can they get justice for Delilah and crack the case without alerting the murderer to their suspicions?
As Nora and Julia hunt for clues it emerges that nearly everyone had a reason to want Delilah dead. And that’s bad news for the two sleuths—who want to solve the case pronto, before Mississippi police chief and Aunt Julia’s nemesis Artemis Leonard comes on board at the next port to launch the official investigation. She’s not letting him get the credit if she can help it.
With multiple suspects and a series of mysterious thefts onboard—not to mention the distractingly handsome Max Lawton turning Nora’s head—this is shaping up to be one tough case to crack. What started as a gentle river voyage is far from plain sailing.
A gripping and witty 1920s murder mystery from bestselling author Leighann Dobbs, perfect for fans of T E Kinsey and Lee Strauss.
Readers are loving Murder on a Mississippi Steamboat:
“A great cozy mystery read. Loved it, had a hard time putting it down… This book kept me turning the page. It had it all, mystery, humor, few twists and turns, and great characters.” 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer
“Charming, witty and absolutely delightful… A terrific page-turner with red herrings, twists and turns and shocking surprises galore… An outstanding historical cozy you will not be able to put down.” Bookish Jottings
“Wonderful… I really loved this book… The mystery is well written and perfectly paced. A few great twists with multiple suspects that made for a fantastic read.” 5 stars, Miss W Book Reviews
“I’m always looking for a new author who writes similar to Ms. Christie, and I couldn’t be happier than to have found Leighann Dobbs.” Fireflies and Free Kicks
“I love a cosy mystery as a little light relief and this one was great fun… Perfect for a lazy weekend afternoon in the sun.” A Little Book Problem
“You can’t go wrong with a Leighann Dobbs book… I loved trying to piece the puzzle together. This is a great book for fans of the 1920’s.” 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer
“Loved, loved and loved this book! Cleverly written with such affable and charming characters… Reading this… was the best part of my day. I recommend this read to all.” Goodreads reviewer
“Mystery, intrigue, plenty of suspects to wonder about… fun and entertaining.” 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer
“There’s nothing quite like a cozy mystery to put a smile on your face. Murder on a Mississippi Steamboat… is just such a novel. The main heroines were an absolute delight. The story flowed perfectly and the ending was very satisfying… A quick but really fun read and one I highly recommend to all those that like old fashion mysteries.” Jen’s Reading Corner
“Compelling… I was constantly curious… Ideal for fans who like a lighter whodunnit style murder mystery read.” Vonnibee Blog