When ghostwriter Roxy Parker accepts a job at a tropical island resort, she expects little more than a good story and a touch of sunstroke. Instead she stumbles upon her hotelier client, murdered and buried in a plot of sand, her head protruding ghoulishly for the crabs to devour. And around her, an ensemble cast of glamorous guests who are all hiding something behind their over-sized Gucci sunglasses.
In this modern homage to Agatha Christie’s Evil Under the Sun—and the second in the Ghostwriter Mystery series—sassy writer Roxy Parker finds herself on a remote island retreat with a collection of fabulously wealthy guests, shifty locals and biased police officers, all of whom she must rely on to help solve the mystery of who killed resort owner Abigail Lilton.
Abigail’s daughter, Helen, is pointing the finger firmly in the direction of the hotel staff and guests. Each has a secret worth killing for. Yet Helen's life is also in jeopardy and Roxy must solve the mystery before the death knell strikes again.
As the cocktail-sipping ghostwriter attempts to piece that fatal morning together she encounters knife-wielding villagers, macabre local traditions and an island paradise where the ghosts of past mistakes still linger behind every coconut tree. With a cracking pace, tropical setting and eclectic cast of characters, this mystery will have you scratching your head until the final, Hercule Poirot-style conclusion.
And it will make you look twice at your fellow guests next time you take that innocent island holiday...