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Episode Info: Take a transatlantic voyage with Jazz Age sleuth Ginger Gold and enter to win a copy of the Murder on the SS Rosa audiobook. Audiobook Giveaway! Lee is generously offering It's a Mystery podcast listeners a chance to win one of 10 copies of the audiobook for Murder on the SS Rosa. Go to this page to submit your entry. Giveaway ends on July 4, 2020. This week's mystery author Lee Strauss is a USA TODAY bestselling author of The Ginger Gold Mystery series and The Rosa Reed Mystery series, as well as some young adult and sweet romance. She loves to drink caffè lattes and red wines in exotic places, and eat dark chocolate anywhere. To learn more about Lee and all her books visit Press play (above) to listen to the show, or read the transcript below. Remember you can also subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts. And listen on Stitcher, Android, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, and Spotify. Excerpt from Murder on the SS Rosa In the dismal autumn of 1918 Ginger Gold had vowed she’d never go back to Europe. Yet here she was, five years later in 1923, aboard the SS Rosa as it traversed the Atlantic from Boston to Liverpool. “Isn’t a dinner invitation from the captain reserved for very important persons?” Haley Higgins asked. Ginger propped a hand on her tiny waist and feigned insult. “Are you suggesting that I’m not a very important person?” “I’d never suggest such a thing,” Haley said lightly. “Only that I’m not aware of your connection to him.” “Oh, yes. Father used to travel to England once or twice a year for business, and they had made an acquaintance. Of course, this was some years ago, before Father fell ill. Captain Walsh recognised my name on the passenger list. It was nice of him to extend an invitation, was it not?” Haley nodded. “I expect it to be quite entertaining.” Ginger chose a billowy, violet dropped-waist frock with a hem that ended near her ankles, nude stockings with seams that ran up the back of her slender legs, and black designer T-strap heels. She clipped on dangling earrings and patted the ends of her bobbed red hair with the palms of her gloved hands. She made a show of presenting herself. “How do I look?” “Gorgeous, as always,” Haley said. Long since dressed, she waited patiently in a rose-coloured upholstered chair. She was the sensible type, having only packed a few tweed and linen suits. She wasn’t much for “presentation.” It made getting ready quick and painless.  Curled up on the silky pink quilted cover on Ginger’s bed was a small, short-haired black and white dog. Ginger scrubbed him behind his pointed ears and kissed his forehead. “You’re such a good boy, Boss.” The Boston terrier’s stub of a tail wagged in agreement. Ginger finished her ensemble by draping a creamy silk shawl over her shoulders. “Shall we?” Ginger said, motioning to the door. Boss stood and str...
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