Reviewed By: Dawn Dowdle
Amazon US PB Amazon Canada PB
Class/Genre: Mystery Woman Main Character Cozy Amateur Sleuth
Series: Passport to Peril Mysteries # 3
Pocket, Paperback, 8/04, 285 pages, $6.50
Emily Andrew is at it again. She is helping escort a trip to Italy. She is with the senior citizens from Iowa. Even Emilyís mother came along, much to her grandmothers chagrin. They have joined a group of highly competitive aspiring romance writers. There are some seasoned writers on the trip to impart their knowledge.
First Emilyís luggage is lost. After the hotel fire, Hightower Books, the tripís sponsor, decides to hold a writing contest. When the aspiring writers start falling like flies wearing Emilyís clothes, Emily begins to investigate what the connection is and who is killing everyone. Is it another aspiring author who doesnít want the competition? Is it someone else on the tour with a hidden agenda she hasnít discovered yet?
With the help of her ex-husband turned woman, she begins to get to the bottom of things. Her mother is one of the judges of the contest and she is worried for her safety as well. Her grandmother, a whiz on the Internet, does some research for her and assists Emily with the investigation.
Emily is also talking long distance to her Scotland boyfriend, Inspector Etienne, for assistance with this case. He was recently injured and unfortunately canít remember the important question he wanted to ask her. Between all the static and his memory loss, it makes for amusing conversations.
Can Emily figure out who the killer is before they strike again?
This is a terrific series. Emily and her tour group will keep you laughing, and out loud, too. I always enjoy this series. The fact that every book is set in a different wonderful destination is one reason. The other is that there are so many hilarious things that happen as well as plenty of bodies turn up on each tour. The characters in her stories are so well crafted and really add to the story. I especially enjoyed the aspiring writers and the published writers who were supposed to impart some of their wisdom. She really had down the relationships between everyone involved. It was so believable. I highly recommend this book.
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