Cruise Ship Themed Cozy Mysteries

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Below is a list of cozy mystery books that take place on a cruise ship! As we've added books to the site we have categorized them using our discretion. There are probably books that fall into these categories that we didn't catch. Please contact us with book suggestions that you think should be in this category.

A Crime of Passion Fruit (A Bakeshop Mystery #6)

Jules Capshaw is trying to keep her cool as Torte gets set to make its transformation from quaint, local confectionary café to royal pastry palace. Meanwhile, Jules’s estranged husband Carlos is making a desperate plea for her to come aboard his cruise ship and dazzle everyone with her signature...

Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses (Happy Hoofers Mystery #1) Mary McHugh

There's no pussy-footing around murder . . .

It's never too late to kick up your heels. Just ask Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini--aka the Happy Hoofers. After posting a video of their tap-dancing routine on the Internet, the leggy ladies find themselves booked to perform on a...

Cooks Overboard (Angelina Amalfi Mystery Series #6) by Joanne Pence

In this 6th delightful culinary mystery from Joanne Pence, dilettante chef Angie Amalfi plans a romantic cruise with her hunky boyfriend, but hits rough water when murder becomes part of the itinerary.

Food writer and culinary entrepreneur Angie Amalfi imagined a high seas cruise aboard a...

Dead Man Docking Series #21 by Mary Daheim

B&B hostess Judith McMonigle Flynn and her closer-than-a-sibling cousin Renie would be crazy to turn down a free, 1930s-themed South Pacific islands cruise aboard the magnificent San Rafael, the pride of the Cruz Cruises fleet. Unfortunately, the fabulous pre-launch party is as far out to...

Decked (Regan Reilly Mystery #1) by Carol Higgins Clark

The daughter of a successful mystery writer and a P.I. with pizzazz, Regan Reilly is attending her class reunion at St. Polycarp's England, when the long-dead body of her former roommate turns up under the bushes. It's a case Regan would love to solve, but a prior commitment puts her on a...

Every Body on Deck (Savannah Reid Series #22)

Nothing satisfies Savannah’s soul like nabbing bad guys—except maybe indulging in a juicy novel. So when famed mystery writer Natasha Van Cleef invites the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency on an Alaskan cruise in exchange for some personal protection, Savannah is instantly onboard with the...

Final Sail (Dead-End Job Series #11) by Elaine Viets

Lost at Sea

To catch a jewel smuggler on a luxury yacht, Helen needs to pose as the ship’s new stewardess—but between serving drinks to the snobs, scrubbing floors, and cleaning up after seasick passengers, she’s starting to miss dry land almost as much as she misses Phil.

While...

Huckleberry Finished (Literary Tour Mystery Series #2) Livia Washburn

Set aboard a Mark Twain-themed cruise on the not-so-peaceful Mississippi, Washburn's snappy second mystery to feature literary travel agent Delilah Dickinson (after 2008's Frankly My Dear, I'm Dead) shows how much mischief a tour group can get into while confined to a moving paddle wheeler. When...

Killer Cruise (Jaine Austen Series #8) by Laura Levine

When Jaine gets a job lecturing on a cruise ship, she sets sail hoping for a week of fun in the sun—little dreaming that she is about to wind up with a killer at her dinner table—and a stowaway cat in her cabin.

Killer Knots (Bad Hair Day Mystery 9) by Nancy Cohen

Scissor-wielding sleuth Marla Shore is looking forward to a leisurely cruise with her fiance Dalton Vail. Too bad Dalton's teenage daughter and his parents are along for the ride. Instead of a seduction at sea, Marla is meeting the in-laws and hoping nothing goes too terribly wrong.

It's...

Maggie at Sea (Maggie McGill Mysteries #5) by Sharon Burch Toner

If Allie McGill had dreamed that the holiday cruise on the MV Pelican, the floating campus student cruise ship, would develop into such an extraordinary series of adventures, she would not have gone and she never, ever would have taken her mother.

As it was, however, she and her mother,...

Murder Walks the Plank (Death on Demand Series #15) by Carolyn Hart

Annie Darling's murder mystery cruise in the waters off her not-always-idyllic isle of Broward's Rock is going swimmingly — until one of the revelers plunges overboard. And despite hubby Max's courageous rescue attempt, faux murder turns all too quickly into real-life death. As the body count...

Santa Cruise (Mary & Carol Higgins Clark Holiday Series #4) by Carol Higgins Clark

America's Queen of Suspense -- Mary Higgins Clark -- joins forces with her daughter Carol -- bestselling author of the Regan Reilly mysteries -- in this fast-paced novel set on a special holiday cruise that sets sail from Miami the day after Christmas.

Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner...

Set Sail for Murder (Henrie O Series #7) by Carolyn Hart

Though retired newspaper reporter Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins, Henrie O to her friends, once turned down a marriage proposal from Jimmy Lennox, he's still one of her most cherished friends. So when he asks for her help on behalf of his wife, world-famous documentary filmmaker Sophia Montgomery,...

Shore Excursion (Sydney Marsh Mystery Series #1) Marie Moore

Travel agents may be a vanishing breed, but Sidney Marsh, a New York transplant from Mississippi, is holding her ground--at least on land. She is the tour leader on a cruise through Scandinavia to Russia for a group of eccentric senior citizens who call themselves the High Steppers. Sidney...

The Bitter Taste of Betrayal (Angel Lake Mystery #2)

The only thing worse than a ship overrun with Elvis Impersonators is having to find the missing one. And the killer is out to find you.

When Elise Pepper decides to take a long overdue vacation, she discovers that her Caribbean cruise isn't going to be quite the relaxing trip she'd hoped...

The Corpse with the Diamond Hand (Cait Morgan Mystyery #6) Cathy Ace

Professor Cait Morgan and Bud Anderson have finally said 'I do'. To celebrate, they set sail on a romantic Hawaiian honeymoon cruise and, for nearly two weeks, the mystery solving newlyweds are worry-free. But then a man drops dead in the games room right in front of them and Cait and Bud can't...

The Kohinoor (Quick Flick Series #1) by Nikki Spryer

A dead body on the deck seemed out of place on the magnificent Kohinoor cruise. Mira, Roma and Tasha find more excitement than they bargained for on their holiday cruise as murder, jewelry theft and romance entwines. Mira hopes Raj is not involved as she develops feelings for him that she did...

Title Wave (Booktown Series #10) Lorna Barrett

While her bookstore, Haven’t Got a Clue, is rebuilt following a devastating fire, Tricia Miles and her sister, Angelica, decide to book a cruise for some much needed R&R. Naturally they choose a Mystery Lovers cruise, where they can ponder whodunnit in Adirondack chairs while sipping...