Death on the Danube: A New Year’s Murder in Budapest (Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"The book includes vivid descriptions of places of interest in Budapest as settings to the interactions of suspicious characters such as Helen and Tom who own a yacht rental company and Carl, a fellow tour guide, who seems to prefer gambling... I am certainly tempted to visit Budapest myself, now and I am looking forward to following Lana's investigations next year in A Valentine's Day Murder in Paris." - Liz Lloyd, Lost in a Good Book blog
"The first in what promises to be an entertaining travel mystery series by Jennifer S. Alderson." - Christine Gentres, Map Your Mystery book blog
"The fun began with lots of twists and turns, leading to a dramatic denouement at Budapest's grand opera house on New Year's Eve. I enjoyed all the descriptions of the city with its splendid architecture, interesting monuments, and colourful Christmas fairs. I could smell the spices and traditional delicacies. I've only been once to Budapest and then very briefly. Now I want to go back. If you're looking for an entertaining, Christmas mystery, I recommend this." - cozy mystery author Harriet Steel
"The wonderful descriptions of Budapest and the Danube made this a true 'Travel by Book' with strong characters and a pressing need to solve this mystery!" - Goodreads reviewer
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- File Size : 1395 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 174 pages
- Publisher : Traveling Life Press (15 November 2019)
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- ASIN : B07XLF95SN
- Best Sellers Rank: 175,485 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Lana, out of work and broke, is persuaded by her landlady to act as a tour guide on a group tour of Budapest and a cruise along the Danube.
Of course, any good murder mystery is not complete without a body or two, and Lana is faced with a spot of amateur sleuthing.
A very entertaining and well written story. I am looking forward to reading more in this series.
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The story was a little slow at the beginning while we learnt about Lana's backstory and the other characters were introduced, but then the pace picked up and the fun began with lots of twists and turns, leading to a dramatic denouement at Budapest's grand opera house on New Year's Eve. I enjoyed all the descriptions of the city with its splendid architecture, interesting monuments, and colourful Christmas fairs. I could smell the spices and traditional delicacies. The author also took us on the Danube and out to nearby villages where the tour members were treated to local music and food as well as lots of fruit brandies! I've only been once to Belgrade and then very briefly. Now I want to go back. If you're looking for an entertaining, Christmas mystery, I recommend this.
Lana Hansen is newly divorced and feeling a little down bringing in the new year on her own, so when Dotty offers her a job to lead a tour group through Budapest, Hungary, she jumps at the chance. Not only is it an adventure of a lifetime, but it means she can afford her rent for the next few months. Once arrives in Budapest she begins to get a feel for the people attending the tour, but when her fellow guide Carl is found floating in the Danube River, it may have been an accident by Lana soon discovers that just about any on the tour had a reason to be a suspect making this accident seem more like murder.
It reminded me of Murder on the Orient Express - everyone had a motif it would seem, but who actually did it and why was a mystery right up until the reveal for me. This was a great clean cozy mystery, featuring great characters and set in an even better location. I look forward to reading more on the series and can't wait to see what is in store for Lana in book 2 Death By Baguette.