Agatha Award nominee
Daphne du Maurier Award nominee
Alpine for You
A Passport to Peril Mystery
By Maddy Hunter
Mass Market Paperback
Pub. Date: 02/2003
A TRIP TO DIE FOR...
Accompanying her grandmother on a seniors' tour of Switzerland, Emily Andrew had envisioned a vacation straight out of a travel brochure: spectacular scenery, great food, and a classy European hotel, all worlds away from her rural Iowa hometown. But her dream trip quickly snowballs into mayhem when smooth-talking tour escort Andy Simon is found dead. To be sure, Andy was as randy as a mountain goat on Viagra, hitting on every miss -- Swiss or otherwise -- within striking distance. His constant advances were driving Emily cuckoo -- but had someone orchestrated his untimely death?
For savvy, resourceful Emily, leading the tour in Andy's place is only natural. But she can't remain neutral when a fellow traveler takes a fatal plunge -- she's convinced a murderer lurks among them. With precision timing, sexy Etienne Miceli steps in to investigate, and Emily warms to the suave detective. Still, with the group roster suddenly sprouting more holes than the local cheese, Emily wonders: is there a safe haven anywhere in the shadow of the Alps?
"If you're looking for laughter, you've come to the right place... sure to provide giggles and guffaws aplenty. Hunter's confident voice and her compelling first person narration... mak[es] Emily a complete person with pluck and purpose and personality. The writing style is breezy and accomplished... First-rate entertainment!"
Cozies, Capers & Crimes
"The laughs started on the first page and continued, nonstop, to the last... Emily and Nana battle bad weather, bad food, a tour bus full of crazy seniors, two more corpses, and a resourceful murderer. However, our heroines prevail with true grit and great humor. This one gets five stars. It's a winner."
"I found myself laughing out loud..."