Quirky Tales from theCaribbean No. 3:
DEATH OF A DAY-TRIPPER
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ONE PASSENGER WON'T MAKE IT BACK TO THE SHIP
Six days a week, not much happens on the sleepy Caribbean island of Port William. Isolated from the territory’s main tourist draw of St. Humphries, outsiders rarely venture to its shore.
But every Tuesday, a cruise ship pulls into the island’s new deepwater dock, releasing a crowd of leisurely day-trippers.
The vacationers spread across the beach, sunning on rented recliners, drinking beer and rum punch – unaware of the islanders’ closely guarded secret.
The enterprise is peaceful and profitable.
Until a day-tripper arrives with questions about a young woman who disappeared two months earlier.
He won’t make it back to the ship…