By R. T. Jordan
The long-lasting Polly Pepper, musical comedy star of yesteryear, is experiencing somewhat a qualified dry spell— she will be able to slightly continue her checking account afloat, not to mention her occupation. So while the nefarious Laura Crawford, scene-stealing former forged mate and perpetual diva, proposes a Polly Pepper Playhouse reunion cruise, Polly is on board, full-steam forward. yet she quickly realizes that Hollywood at the high-seas may be not anything in need of a shipwreck. . .
Packed to the gills with has-beens, D-listers, and sycophantic fanatics, Polly's famous person cruise is mostly a send of fools, and it's sinking quickly. If that weren't adequate, Polly's tiny room, troubling loss of champagne, and vital visual appeal agenda go away her feeling greater than a bit murderous in the direction of Laura. regrettably, that send already sailed! Laura is located useless the following morning, slain via Season Six of The Polly Pepper Playhouse field set—the creditors DVD ruthlessly sharpened to a razor's edge.
Polly instantly starts fishing for clues, and her first significant trap is pianist-at-sea Lawrence Deerfield, whose occupation sank while Laura maliciously lower him from a up to date degree construction. yet Polly must forged a much broader internet to seize this killer—with a ship's worthy of burned solid pals, spurned fans, and obsessed lovers there are many different factors within the sea.
When Polly herself is accused of the crime she is aware it's time to form up or send out. If she can't clear up this maritime secret the smart killer may ship Polly's complete career—and even her life—overboard.
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Extra resources for Set Sail For Murder (Polly Pepper Mystery, Book 4)
Abruptly, The Polly Pepper Playhouse subject song started to play during the audio system and the viewers applauded with keen anticipation. one after the other, the forged used to be brought, and every moved out onto the degree. whilst Polly’s identify used to be introduced, the theater reverberated with a status ovation and thundering applause, and the celebrity made her grand front. After an entire 5 mins of blowing kisses and keeping her palms to her middle and dabbing at faux tears with a Kleenex tissue, the cheers and bravas subsided. Polly sat on her throne and welcomed her admirers in addition to the outdated forged from her vintage tv exhibit. Over the following hour, the laughs and giggles from the viewers got here each fifteen seconds. they'd come to determine and be entertained by way of the good Polly Pepper, and weren't disillusioned. just once, whilst Arnie Levin took off his shoe and threatened to “beat the crap out of you, pass over Laura F-ing Crawford,” did the audiences sit down in silence till they erroneously determined that the looks of hostility was once a humorous cartoon regimen. “‘Can you are feeling the affection this night? ’” Polly sang a cappella to the group as Arnie chased Laura off the level, along with his shoe held excessive within the air. “We’re similar to the other family—the Sopranos come to mind,” she laughed, and the viewers laughed together with her. Laura and Arnie finally lower back to their seats at the degree, and either caught their tongues out at one another. “What’s a mom to do? ” Polly teased as she checked out her costars and wrapped up her functionality. She thanked the viewers for his or her beneficiant love and affection. “And don’t overlook to take me domestic with you! ” The degree supervisor walked out and passed Polly the boxed set collector’s variation of the most well-liked sketches from her mythical tv sequence. “I’m all yours,” she stated. “I additionally make an excellent gift for all events! ” Laura Crawford spoke out and acknowledged, “Don’t fail to remember, the helping gamers continually make a celebrity glance strong. purchase those damned DVDs! ” because the viewers laughed at Laura’s well-known potty mouth, Polly’s topic tune performed back and the forged took extra bows. “Come again each time . . . each time,” Polly known as out. “We’re trapped, er, staying right here, all week! fortunate you! ” once the solid used to be behind the curtain and out of sight from enthusiasts’ eyes, Arnie roiled with furor at Laura. He walked as much as his previous costar and gave her a shove. “You depressing . . . no-talent . . . thieving . . . You stole my most sensible strains! So aid me, as God as my witness, the subsequent time . . . ” Laura shoved Arnie again. “Your comedian timing stinks just like the monkey cage on the zoo on a scorching day in July,” she acknowledged. “You have been by no means whatever greater than 3rd banana, so thank me for buying you a task. I’m your meal price tag, and don’t disregard it! ” She checked out Tommy Milkwood. “The related is going for you, you whiney little sissy. If we don’t all do that exhibit, none folks will get paid. So don’t take into consideration quitting,” she spat, and flounced away. through now, Tim and Placenta have been accomplished telling Polly how really good she have been, and have been now thinking about how the performers may ever have the capacity to get via one other exhibit jointly.