Death on the Danube

Death on the Danube : A New Year's Murder in Budapest

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Who knew a New Year's trip to Budapest could be so deadly? The tour must go on - even with a killer in their midst...

Recent divorcee Lana Hansen needs a break. Her luck has run sour for going on a decade, ever since she got fired from her favorite job as an investigative reporter. When her fresh start in Seattle doesn't work out as planned, Lana ends up unemployed and penniless on Christmas Eve.

Dotty Thompson, her landlord and the owner of Wanderlust Travels, is also in a tight spot after one of her tour guides ends up in the hospital, leaving her a guide short on Christmas Day.

When Dotty offers her a job leading the tour group through Budapest, Hungary, Lana jumps at the chance. It's the perfect way to ring in the new year and pay her rent!

What starts off as the adventure of a lifetime quickly turns into a nightmare when Carl, her fellow tour guide, is found floating in the Danube River. Was it murder or accidental death? Suspects abound when Lana discovers almost everyone on the tour had a bone to pick with Carl.

But Dotty insists the tour must go on, so Lana finds herself trapped with nine murder suspects. When another guest turns up dead, Lana has to figure out who the murderer is before she too ends up floating in the Danube...

Introducing Lana Hansen, tour guide, reluctant amateur sleuth, and unwitting star of the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series. Join Lana as she leads tourists and readers to fascinating cities around the globe on intriguing adventures that, unfortunately for Lana, often turn deadly.

Book Two, Death by Baguette: A Valentine's Day Murder in Paris, and Book Three, Death by Windmill: A Mother's Day Murder in Amsterdam, are available now. Coming soon: Death by Bagpipes: A Summer Murder in Edinburgh, Book Four in the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • English
  • 9083001148
  • 9789083001142

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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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