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Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas (Calamity Jayne #6) (Calamity Jayne Mysteries)

Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas (Calamity Jayne #6) (Calamity Jayne Mysteries) [Kindle Edition]

Kathleen Bacus , Gemma Halliday
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"Fans of Janet Evanovich will be glad to see that you don't always have to go to the burgh for mirthful murder and mayhem."
- Booklist

What's a blonde pirate always looking for, even though it's right behind her
Her booty

Ahoy, mateys! With her grandma wedded and bedded (ew!) Tressa Jayne Turner is looking forward to the weeklong cruise that follows. Good food. Warm beaches. Romantic sunsets. A swashbuckling ranger-type, Rick Townsend, who shivers her timbers. Nothing can take the wind out of "Calamity Jayne's" sails this time.

Nothing, that is, except that this particular Love Boat has "Iceberg ahead!" written all over it. Why? It's a lo-cal "biggest loser" cruise, Tressa's bad-boy faux fiancé and his marriage-minded Aunt Mo are stowaways, and Tressa's barely got her sea legs before a dastardly murder plot bobs to the surface. It's a foul wind that's blowin' to be sure...and not from the exercise-obsessed passengers. Throw in one whale of a Bermuda love triangle, and Tressa knows just how Jack Sparrow feels when the rum is gone.

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of V-8! Arrr!

(NOTE: This book was previously published under the title Anchors Aweigh.)

Other Calamity Jayne books:
#1 Calamity Jayne
#2 Calamity Jayne and the Fowl Play at the Fair
#3 Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming
#4 Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper
#5 Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West
#6 Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas

What critics are saying about the Calamity Jayne mysteries:

" Filled with dumb-blonde jokes, nonstop action and rapid-fire banter, this is a perfect read for chick-lit fans who enjoy a dash of mystery."
- Publishers' Weekly

"Fun and lighthearted with an interesting mystery, a light touch of romance and some fascinating characters."
- RT Book Reviews

"Throw in two parts Nancy Drew, one part Lucille Ball, add a dash of Stephanie Plum, shake it all up and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind amateur sleuth with a penchant for junk food and hot-pink snakeskin cowgirl boots. A word to the wise: if you’re prone to laughing out loud when reading funny books, try not to read Calamity Jayne when you’re sandwiched between two sleeping passengers on an airplane…sometimes we learn these things the hard way."
- Chick Lit Cafe

"Bacus provides lots of small-town fun with this lovable, fair-haired klutz and lively story, liberally salted with dumb-blond jokes."
- Booklist *starred review*

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1814 KB
  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing (8 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F2MT2FK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #63,208 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 27 May 2014
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I've seriously enjoyed all the calamity jayne books, had me laughing out load many times. I hope there will be more books to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Calamity Jayne Mysteries 31 Dec 2013
By Sue P
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I have just finished reading the 6 books in this series. When I read the write up I was wary, comedy, mystery, romance, a very unusual heroine??? Would it could it work? the answer is yes it could and does. Kathleen Bacus is a new author to me, I'm very glad I tried her books. I'd been reading some pretty intense books & needed something completely different, this series was just what I needed. Well written, real people with real things happening to them, characters you could care about. I guess you could read the odd one, but I like to read a whole series & feel you really need to with this series as there is a 2nd storyline which moves from one book to another & developing on the way, I would definitely recommend this series and am looking forward to discovering more of Kathleen Bacus's books
Sue P
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic finale! 5 May 2013
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Just love this series, Calamity is as normal as you or I but by gum she gets herself in tangles repeatedly and she has a few men chasing her too which adds to the fun!

I stayed up until 4am reading this last instalment and loved every second of it!

If you are looking for a good series of books for your hols then look no further.

I loved the ending, though I have to admit I was really sad when I got there because it meant it was the end!

I really hope Kathleen writes more about her as she is a fab character.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good conclusion to a very funny series 12 Aug 2009
By Laura B - Published on
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The 6th and final book in the Calamity Jayne series (or so I have heard, but hope isn't true).
Okay, so I "cheated" and jumped ahead a couple of books (I skipped 4 & 5) because I wanted to find out how it "ends."
The romance of the series comes to it peak in this book. Tressa has been running from Ranger Rick for years now and for a week they will be on a ship together with only a few family members and their feelings. Only problem is, Manny and Aunt Mo show up and confuse Tressa and her feelings.

This book focuses on Tressa mostly--she doesn't find trouble with anyone but herself most of the time. In all the other books (at least the other 3 1/2 I have read) she has a partner-in-crime for most of it. This time around, she keeps most things to herself and interacts with secondary characters occasionally. Ranger Rick and Manny get their fair share of time and Tressa does finally confront her feelings and make a decision.

I'm sad this is the last in the series...I think Tressa is hilarious and could still have a lot more in her. She might not be as "blonde" anymore, but she still has a lot of growth in her character and I'm sure she could find plenty more trouble for herself.

A good, humorous, well written conclusion. I read it in less than a day and finished with a happy feeling.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed but wanted more... 17 Jan 2009
By M. Colvin - Published on
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I can't complain too much, but I wanted more from this book. I've read all of the Calamity series and this was my final closure! I had such high hopes for the end...I can just only hope that Ms. Bacus has changed her mind and this wasn't the last book and she has left it open for a continuation.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Clamity is still at it! 15 Jan 2009
By Robin C - Published on
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This girl is almost as fun as Stephanie Plum. She gets in all kinds of messes, but still keeps trying. Hope this series keeps going strong for a long time.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very amusing 21 Oct 2008
By Harriet Klausner - Published on
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Grandville Iowa Tressa "Calamity" Jayne Turner still remains in shell shock with the marriage of her grandmother (see CALAMITY JAYNE HEADS WEST). She can handle the geriatrics saying I do, but she has problems picturing mom in the boudoir so grandma is a vivid nightmare. Still Tressa looks forward to the week long post wedding gala as the family will celebrate granny's nuptials on a cruise ship. Tressa, who believes in show me the beef so she can dine on it, expects great food and perhaps a bit of romance on board and at the port call beach stops.

Except for hunk Ranger Rick Townsend nothing goes right. First this is a health food cruise; pass the broccoli with no butter or salt. Second, her cheating fiancé and his aunt are on board making more waves than the Bermuda Triangle makes. Finally someone is plotting a murder. All this occurs inside of the Bermuda love triangle, in which Tressa understands the meaning of calamity.

The latest Calamity Jane tale is an amusing ocean voyage in which the heroine seems to find trouble everywhere she goes, as usual. The story line is a lighthearted frolic in which Jayne deals with two beaus, a potential murder, and her family while trying to find something worth eating. Although the heroine's antics have not changed starting with her self-deprecating asides and her ability to land in trouble, series fans will enjoy her latest escapades.

Harriet Klausner
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5.0 out of 5 stars Calamity is going to need to make a choice!! 6 July 2014
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Loved this series and an amazing end... Tressa is always finding herself in something and always makes me laugh. Enjoy!!
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