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Death on the Bella Constance (A Jesse Watson Mystery Book #6)

Death on the Bella Constance (A Jesse Watson Mystery Book #6) [Kindle Edition]

Ann Mullen
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Death on the Bella Constance

Danger lurks on the cruise ship Bella Constance as a killer waits for an opportunity to make this voyage the last for its owner—Loukas Constance.
Determined to take a break from their hectic and dangerous jobs, Jesse and her P.I. partner Billy Blackhawk book a weeklong cruise to Bermuda. But once on board the ship, their well-deserved vacation turns into another dangerous and deadly case when they are hired to find a killer.

Rich and powerful, Loukas and Bella Constance plan to sell all the ships in their cruise line, with the exception of the Bella Constance. This decision doesn’t sit well with some family members who insist that buyers want a package deal—all or nothing. When Loukas announces that nothing is going to stop the sale because the deal is already in the works, tempers flare, and bad things start to happen.

A threat to kill Loukas has been made, and the race is on to stop the perpetrator before the mission is accomplished—sending Jesse and Billy into the depths of a nightmare that doesn’t end until someone dies in this tale of terror on the high seas.

Hardcover Edition Reviews:
"Never has there been a more exciting and suspenseful cruise than the one on the Bella Constance created by Ann Mullen! Sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy the trip!"—Cora Chlebnikow, Reading Specialist.
"The delightful characters of Billy and Jesse make you wish you could be a part of their lives and share their adventures!"—Billie Kerfoot, English Teacher
"I was spellbound by the intrigue woven into each chapter of this thrilling book!"—Norman Slezak, Ret. Navy
"Loved it! Best one yet!"—Ethyle Giuseppe, Ret. Acct., University of Virginia

Award-winning author, Ann Mullen lives in Stanardsville, Virginia in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains with her family, pets, and nature’s creatures. Five of her books have been nominated for a Library of Virginia Literary Award, including her latest one, All About the Money. In 2006, she was voted Favorite Virginia Author—Cooperative Living Magazine. She is currently working on her next novel in her Jesse Watson Mystery series, The Prey Bites Back. Visit Ann’s website: e-mail Ann:

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 525 KB
  • Print Length: 179 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Afton Ridge Publishing; First edition (26 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0072KO6VA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #374,618 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars All Aboard For Mayhem 28 Oct 2013
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This is the sixth book in this series, but don't be worried, this is a stand-a-lone book, as with the others. The first chapter more or less introduces you to the Blackhawks, Billy Blackhawk, and his wife Jesse Blackhawk, nee Watson, and their previous exploits, so if you have never read one of these before you will have some idea about their life.

The couple have decided to take a break and are booked on the cruise liner the Bella Constance, but if only life was just that simple. They soon find they have been manipulated into taking this particular holiday as the owner of the vessel is afraid that his life is in danger. Soon someone is being airlifted off the ship due to a heart attack, and then poisonings and other incidents start to happen.

As with other books in this series this makes for some good escapism, but in places this does get a bit far-fetched. Nearly everyone on the Bella Constance seems to be armed, although I do believe that this is prohibited, and no one seems to bat an eyelid when the owners of the ship go onshore with armed bodyguards and a security detail causing havoc in the Bermudas.

There is definitely a lot going on in this book, which is full of incident; there are eccentric characters and numerous crimes. This is ideal for putting your feet up with and enjoying yourself, but it does get a bit OTT in places.
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4.0 out of 5 stars my type of book 21 Nov 2013
By jackie
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although I had not read any of her book before, I will be reading more as I enjoyed it very much
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book 6 IS SO EXCITING 2 Jun 2013
By Brenda Reid - Published on
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Ms Mullen continues to keep me interested in this series. While on the Cruise ship Bella Constance, Billy and Jesse continue to do their best PI work. One mystery after another, for this fascinating couple to solve. I wouldn't mind going on this cruise ship and becoming friends with Billy and Jesse. Oops. I almost forgot. This is make believe. Ms Mullen still knows how to bring her characters to life! You should read Jesse Watson's Mysterys. Mystery and some humor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Death on the Bella Constance 5 April 2012
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"Where do I sign up for a cruise on the Bella Constance? Love the characters that Ann Mullen brings to life, and can't wait to see if they'll show up again in her next book."
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5.0 out of 5 stars I have 8 Jun 2013
By James W. Platt - Published on
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fallen in love with Jesse and Billy, their families and friends. My one wish would be that a new book could be written in hours instead of weeks or months. I have read all of Ann's writings and have in fact become an Ann Mullen "junky."

GREAT read, fun, colorful, playful, and yet gripping. I could basically use the dictionary to it's fullest to describe the feelings reading this series of books...If you like mystery, humor, history and a lot of fun...pick one up and just read it....could be the second most fun thing of your day...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book My Reservation 3 Oct 2012
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Another great mystery starring Jesse and Billy. It was so well-written my only regret was the Bella Constance is fictional. If that cruise ship were real, I would be saving up my nickles and dimes to book a trip. What a wild romp with twists and turns and non-stop action. Trouble in paradise, indeed. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
2.0 out of 5 stars Read the first 3 chapters and gave up... 28 Aug 2014
By Geraldine - Published on
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... It just didn't seem believable to me and the writing seemed choppy and rather contrived.

The main characters are apparently determined to get away for a leisurely vacation aboard a luxury liner but almost as soon as they get on board they are signing up for a sleuthing gig. That did not ring true.

Not impressed and probably won't read any other books by this author. Too bad, I love a good ship mystery/romance.
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