What mystery fan wouldn’t want to go on a Mystery Lovers Tour around England? Though you may have to rethink that decision when the tour owner is found dead. It really is A Tourist’s Guide to Murder but in a completely unexpected way.
Sam runs a mystery bookshop and is off to England with her great-grandmother Nana Jo and all of her best friends from the retirement home. While leaving town, Sam hears that her first book will be published! She writes British historical cozy mysteries set right before World War II. In fact, there are two mysteries in this novel: the contemporary story and the historical one.
Sam, Nana Jo and her three resourceful retirees are the heart of this cozy mystery. All are both realistic and funny, which is a hard balance to maintain. I also loved the ingenious surprises in both mysteries within the book. Overall, A Tourist’s Guide to Murder is a fun and enjoyable historical, and contemporary, mystery. 4.5 stars!
Thanks to Kensington Books, Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
About A Tourist’s Guide to Murder
A Tourist’s Guide to Murder (Mystery Bookshop)
6th in Series
Publisher: Kensington (January 26, 2021)
Paperback: 256 pages
Digital ASIN: B087YRY1S4
While visiting the land of Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes, bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Samantha Washington finds herself on a tragical mystery tour . . .
Sam joins Nana Jo and her Shady Acres Retirement Village friends Irma, Dorothy, and Ruby Mae on a weeklong trip to London, England, to experience the Peabody Mystery Lovers Tour. The chance to see the sights and walk the streets that inspired Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle is a dream come true for Sam—and a perfect way to celebrate her new publishing contract as a mystery author.
But between visits to Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel district and 221B Baker Street, Major Horace Peabody is found dead, supposedly of natural causes. Despite his employer’s unfortunate demise, the tour guide insists on keeping calm and carrying on—until another tourist on their trip also dies under mysterious circumstances. Now it’s up to Sam and the Shady Acres ladies to mix and mingle among their fellow mystery lovers, find a motive, and turn up a murderer . . .
About V.M. Burns
V.M. (Valerie) Burns was born and raised in the Midwestern United States. She currently resides in the warmer region of the country in East Tennessee with her two poodles. Valerie is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Dog Writers of America, Crime Writers of Color, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime. Valerie is the author of the RJ Franklin Mysteries, the Dog Club Mysteries, and the Agatha Award-nominated Mystery Bookshop Mystery series.
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