Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Cruises may bring to mind days of
relaxing on a sunny deck, amazing food, and ample drinks, but in these
novels set on cruise ships, characters find themselves doing everything
but unwinding. From harrowing shipwrecks to shocking murders,
ocean-liners in literature seem to serve as the perfect backdrop for
suspense, intrigue, and disaster. These novels may not convince you to
take a cruise for your next vacation, but they will definitely keep you
reading until the last page.