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The Widow's Cruise

(1959)
(Book 13 in the Nigel Strangeways series)
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“The only thing I have against cruise life,” said Clare, yawning again, “is that it’s turning us all into busybodies and gossips.”

Renowned sculptor, Clare Massinger, is in a bit of a creative slump. To provide a little inspiration, Nigel Strangeways books them a relaxing cruise on the Aegean Sea. Filled with Greek temples, swimming pools, and sandy beaches, this scenic vacation should be the perfect getaway. But when they meet the other passengers, Nigel and Clare realize the cruise may not be as peaceful as planned.

It seems everyone knows everyone else’s business: a schoolteacher recovering from a nervous breakdown is confronted by a former student; a scholar is embarrassed by a scornful reviewer; a seductive temptress is known to a Bishop, and, to top it off, two busybodies are keeping tabs on everyone.

As the passengers' lives become increasingly intertwined, it seems a plot for revenge may be afloat. Amidst steamy assignations, false accusations, and suicide threats, Nigel’s holiday doesn’t last long, and he must take charge to uncover the truth before the passengers have something more bloody to gossip about…

Timeless mysteries with the ingenious plots of Agatha Christie, the wit of Michael Innes… and the most charming investigator in Golden Age Crime.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

"A must read for followers of vintage mysteries." — Leyla, NetGalley Reviewer

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Nicholas Blake's The Widow's Cruise

Hardback Editions

August 1978 : UK Hardback

Title: Widow's Cruise (Ulverscroft large print series. [mystery])
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-7089-0165-4 / 978-0-7089-0165-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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April 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: Widow's Cruise
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-00-231917-9 / 978-0-00-231917-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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October 1970 : UK Hardback

Title: Widow's Cruise
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-00-244909-9 / 978-0-00-244909-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Widow's Cruise: A Nigel Strangeways Mystery (The Nigel Strangeways Mystyeries)
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 1-912194-30-9 / 978-1-912194-30-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ipso Books
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Widow's Cruise
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-09-956565-X / 978-0-09-956565-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: Widow's Cruise (A Hamlyn whodunnit)
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-600-20399-9 / 978-0-600-20399-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamlyn
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January 1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Widow's Cruise
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-06-080399-1 / 978-0-06-080399-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Widow's Cruise, The (Nigel Strangeways)
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 1-5318-4510-X / 978-1-5318-4510-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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April 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Widow's Cruise: Nigel Strangeways, Book 13
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Widow's Cruise: Nigel Strangeways, Book 13
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Widow's Cruise (The Nigel Strangeways Mysteries Book 13)
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Agora Books
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May 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Widow's Cruise
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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