A Cruise to Die For
A Cruise to Die For is author, Richard Baldwin’s 17th cozy mystery. This is a story about elder abuse. An abuser cons women at a retirement complex in Clearwater, Florida. Lonely widow, Henrietta Wormly seeks a boarder who will be a handy man and a companion. Against her friends’ best efforts to change her mind, she accepts Peter “Lucky” McNeal into her life only to soon see the error of her ways. During a cruise on the Rhine River in Germany, the boarder is killed. Lou Searing and Jack Kelly are called in to solve the crime and they do. Justice wins, but only after some good detecting. Once again, Baldwin provides what readers have come to expect, a most entertaining story with drama, suspense and a few twists and turns.
About the Author
Richard L. Baldwin was a special educator and administrator. The last 7 years of his career he served as the State Director of Special Education for the State of Michigan. Following his retirement he established a second career as author and publisher. He has written (to date) 19 cozy mysteries set in Michigan. He formed a small independent publishing company, Buttonwood Press, and currently publishes the work of four authors. Richard speaks at conferences, schools, libraries, senior centers, and book clubs. He lives in Haslett, Michigan with his wife Patty and beloved cat, Sami.
Why are Baldwin’s books popular?
First and foremost his books and those he publishes are safe reads, free of profanity, sex, and graphic violence. Secondly, even though the books are murder mysteries, the story centers around justice, compassion for people, and places familiar to readers. Baldwin sets his fictitious stories in real cities. Third, the stories are suspenseful providing a challenge to discover “who done it?” Finally, Baldwin’s books are fun quick reads where people boast of reading his books in a day or two.