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I was scheduled to review this book but I had a little problem with my e-copy. Entirely my fault. The publicist is sending me a new copy and I will squeeze it in and post my review as soon as I can.

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Dearly Departed
by Hy Conrad

DEARLY DEPARTED is a truly cool cozy, truly delightful: engrossing, at times dangerous, at times light-hearted, variably romantic, humorous, wraparound comfy…
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies

You will be whisked away on a new adventure when you pick this book up.
~Shelley’s Book Case

This is one of the most humor-filled cozies I have read in a long time. However, that is not to say that the humor overpowers the mystery. It merely adds to the fun of reading the book.
~Book Babble

I love the idea of a mystery series centered around a travel agency. Imagine all the wonderful settings and unique mysteries such a setting offers. If you enjoy mysteries and arm chair traveling, this is the series for you.
~Booklady’s Booknotes

Dearly Departed
(An Amy’s Travel Mystery)

2nd in Series
Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Kensington (January 26, 2016)
Hardcover: 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1617736827




Fanny and Amy Abel, the dynamic mother-and-daughter owners of a NYC travel agency, have just booked their biggest trip yet. But with danger in the air, the itinerary may include murder…

Paisley MacGregor, a maid to the rich, made a dying request to send all of her wealthy employers on a first-class wake to spread her ashes around the world. Amy has her suspicions about these “mourners,” especially when one has a life-threatening “accident” at the first stop in Paris. And when a mysterious American stranger tagging along with the group has his ticket punched in the shadow of the Taj Mahal, Amy knows she may have a killer on her tour.

Who was this stranger, and what’s the connection to someone in her group? Digging for clues while continuing on with the trip is a lot for Amy to manage, especially when another mourner has a possibly fatal encounter with a Hawaiian volcano. Back in the States, Fanny and Amy start to piece together a secret worth killing for, but someone is hot on their trail, and ready to send them on a one-way trip–to the morgue!

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About The Author

Hy Conrad was the co-executive producer of the hit television series Monk. Monk received three Edgar nominations from the Mystery Writers of America for “Best TV Series.” The author of hundreds of short stories and ten books of short whodunits which have been sold around the world in fourteen languages, he’s also the author of the novels, Mr. Monk Helps Himself and Mr. Monk Gets On Board. Hy splits his time between Key West, Vermont, and New York City. Readers can visit his website at hyconrad.com.


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  8 Responses to “Spotlight/ #Giveaway – Dearly Departed by Hy Conrad – Great Escapes Book Tour”

  1. Sounds good to me – I’m looking for the first in the series!

  2. I never missed an episode of Monk. This story sounds great. I’d love to read it.

  3. Love a good mystery.

  4. Sounds like a great read. Looking forward to reading.

  5. Thank you for the giveaway! I’m looking forward to reading this series!

  6. This looks very good. I also enjoyed the Monk Series. Thanks for this opportunity.

  7. This would be a great title to add to my cozy challenge list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  8. Thank you Lori for the chance to win in the give-a-way! As always, thinking of you & your beautiful family.

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