ISLAND GIRL by Carole Berry


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Another amiable adventure for Bonnie Indermill--temporary worker, permanent busybody (Good Night, Sweet Prance, etc.)--this time subbing for a vacationing friend at the Flamingo Cove Hotel in the Bahamas, as director of aerobics and other group activities. Her roommate is brash, blond hostess Leslie, who has dated a string of island men and boasts to Bonnie about her latest, unnamed, conquest. Meanwhile, Colin and Eleanor Ledbetter, owners of the not-very-prosperous resort, are wooing a group of Texas investors. A murderous attack on Bonnie in a beach shack is played down, but there's no coveting up the discovery of Leslie's body, entangled and drowned, after a group scuba-lesson. Bonnie's sure it wasn't an accident. She does some heavy sleuthing in the seedier reaches of Nassau but winds up, closer to home, in a violent confrontation with the unsurprising killer. Offbeat motivation, exotic ambiance, and some quirky characters: a pleasant diversion.

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1991
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: St. Martin's