(From the publisher):
After a cold winter in Cabot Cove, Maine, and with another soon-to-be bestseller on the way to her publisher, mystery writer Jessica Fletcher is off to balmy St. Thomas with its aquamarine sea and white sand beaches.
But from the moment Jessica arrives at a four-star inn nestled by a beautiful lagoon, she senses trouble in paradise. Owners Laurie and Walter Marschalk are in deep water over money troubles and competition from a big hotel nearby. Yet the gourmet food, and beautiful sunsets, chase away Jessica's concerns... until she finds Walter's throat-slit corpse at the edge of the lagoon. The island police think that a hot-tempered ex-employee is the killer. But for cool-headed Jessica it's time to unpack her talent for sleuthing... and discover if the serpent in this Eden is a slick business partner, a young travel writer, a rival hotelier, or even lovely Laurie Marschalk herself.
Original title: Rum and Razors
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Amateur