Rum, Cigars, and Corpses (Roger and Suzanne mystery series Book 13)


Are you ready to visit Cuba? With a group full of suspicious tourists, the Cuban Intelligence Services, the CIA, and a sprinkling of other suspicious characters waiting for them in Havana, Roger and Suzanne have no shortage of suspects in their newest mystery novel. The book was inspired when the author and his wife recently took the same tour Roger and Suzanne join in the novel, so the scenery is authentic and it's hot, humid, and sunny.

free kindle book Rum, Cigars, and Corpses (Roger and Suzanne mystery series Book 13)
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Published 28 Apr 2016
Pages 256
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Book Details

New Release: A cancer researcher from California dies in a suspicious accident while touring Cuba. The tour guide, who was fired for negligence, hires Roger to clear her reputation. Roger’s first problem is how to get to Cuba where another complex case awaits solution. Fortunately, he has Suzanne. His second problem is how to proceed in a foreign country where he doesn’t know anybody and nobody knows him. Before long the reader is touring Cuba with our detective couple, very much on their own until they find help from a few unexpected allies. Meanwhile, nobody on the tour is above suspicion, spies may be lurking everywhere, and there aren’t any Internet connections available for tourists. This is going to be one of Roger and Suzanne’s hardest cases to solve.

From the first review of the newest Roger and Suzanne mystery novel, “Rum, Cigars, and Corpses”. “As normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba gives American tourists the opportunity to visit the island, this exciting novel provides a real glimpse into a country that was literally frozen in time for over fifty years. The author and his wife recently took a people-to-people tour and provide interesting historic and cultural highlights sprinkled into a fictional account of murder, espionage, and intrigue.....This complicated novel is spiced with Latin flavor and sightseeing nuggets, but the tale of murder and espionage is sure to please any mystery/adventure enthusiast. If you wonder what the real world is like inside Cuba, take this exciting trip with Roger and Suzanne from the safety of your own home.”

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