As a travel escort for seniors, Emily Andrew-Miceli has led her feisty Iowa clan all over the world. This time, they’re off to see historic windmills, classic Rembrandts, and picturesque canals in Holland—if they can ever unplug from their smartphones, that is. Read more...
As a travel escort for seniors, Emily Andrew-Miceli has led her feisty Iowa clan all over the world. This time, they’re off to see historic windmills, classic Rembrandts, and picturesque canals in Holland—if they can ever unplug from their smartphones, that is. Joining them is the high school class from Bangor, Maine, whose 50th reunion celebration goes south faster than a fallen Brussel sprout soufflé as old rivalries start heating up. Worse, Emily’s hopes for a 100% survival rate on this trip are dashed when an important member of the tour suffers a tragic (and highly suspicious) accident. Then the saucy seniors’ wild night of drug-laced desserts and risqué shows in Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District gets even more mysterious when one unpopular reunioner goes missing . . .
"A bit of humor, a bit of travel information and a bit of mystery add up to some pleasant light reading."—Kirkus Reviews "The cast of characters is highly entertaining and the murder mystery mixed with good humor "—Suspense Magazine “A first-class ticket to entertainment . . . Dutch Me Deadly] offers non-stop humor and an engaging plot.” —Carrie Bebris, award-winning author of the Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery series
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-12-05
- Reviewer: Staff
Agatha Award–finalist Hunter’s mildly amusing seventh Passport to Peril mystery (after 2007’s Norway to Hide) takes tour guide Emily Andrew-Miceli and a group of feisty, smartphone-savvy senior Iowans, including her streetwise grandmother, to Holland. Joining the troubled tour are members of a squabbling, antisocial high school class from Bangor, Maine, celebrating their 50th reunion. When the snippy Kansan tour director, Charlotte, stumbles off an Amsterdam sidewalk into the path of a bicyclist with fatal results, Emily suspects Charlotte’s death was no accident, especially since so many Mainers were nearby who could have given her a push. As the body count rises, a flustered Emily does some covert sleuthing, aided by her transsexual ex-husband, who suddenly appears out of nowhere. This generic cozy offers the usual stock characters and situations. Agent: Irene Goodman. (Feb.)