Thursday, September 27, 2012

Death on Tour

Death on Tour
by Janice Hamrick

Jocelyn Shore has gone through a messy divorce. As a treat she decides to cross off one of the items on her bucket list. She invites her cousin Kyla to go on an Egyptian tour with her. Shortly after they arrive in the land of pyramids, the obnoxious Millie Owens apparently falls to her death. A close examination of Millie's body reviews that she was stabbed in the neck. Thus begins a series of unnerving events with Jocelyn as the prime target. Mysteries that take place on tours require a delicate balance of travel log and plot and Hamrick did a good job. As a reader, I felt what it's like to be accosted by aggressive street venders trying to drag you to their stalls and Hamrick smoothly integrated this annoying experience into the plot and makes it seem sinister. It's easy to see why this book won the Mystery Writers of America/Minotaur Books First Crime Novel award. I look forward to reading the second book in this series, Death Makes the Cut. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the works of Maddy Hunter and Wendy Dingwall.] -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department
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