Death by Leprechaun: A Saint Patrick’s Day Murder in Dublin (Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series) by Jennifer S. Alderson #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


Death by Leprechaun: A Saint Patrick’s Day Murder in Dublin
(Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series)
by Jennifer S. Alderson

About Death by Leprechaun

Death by Leprechaun: A Saint Patrick’s Day Murder in Dublin
(Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series)

Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Traveling Life Press (June 18, 2021)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 186 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8513907220
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08P5DS5JY

When an old friend is arrested in Dublin, tour guide Lana Hansen will need the luck of the Irish to clear him of the crime.

 

Lana is thrilled her friend Jeremy and his wife are on her tour to Ireland. The couple are having the time of their lives exploring the country’s rich literary and cultural history, until they run into Guy Smith, a reporter Jeremy recently exposed as a fraud.

 

A tussle turns into a fight and leaves each man vowing to destroy the other. Yet cross words and dirty looks tell Lana that Jeremy is not the only client on her tour who has a grudge against the reporter.

 

When Guy is murdered at the same pub Lana’s group is present at, Jeremy is the police’s number one suspect. But did he really murder the reporter? Or was it one of her other guests?

 

Lana keeps their tour going and her ears open for any clues that might help free her friend. Can she discover the true killer’s identity before their trip to the Emerald Isle draws to a close?

 

The Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries are heartwarming stories about making friends, traveling, and celebrating new experiences. Join tour guide Lana Hansen as she leads tourists and readers to fascinating cities around the globe on intriguing adventures that often turn deadly.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Lana and Randy are off on a new Wanderlust Tours to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day. Lana is joined on the tour by her friend Jeremy, he had been her editor when she worked at the Seattle Chronicle several years ago, and his wife Kitty, Patrick O’Toole, his son Paddy and daughter in law, Nina, Evelyn, and Devon Riley, Mitch Anders, traveling by himself, and Jeanie, also traveling alone.  Sadly their first night they see a disgruntled former employee of Jeremy.  A war of words has the men promising to destroy each other. What are the chances they would run into him at the first pub they visit?

After a day of sightseeing, they return to the pub and so does Guy. It seems he has a connection to other members of the Wanderlust Tour group. When he appears again the next night things go from bad to worse when Guy is killed and Jeremy is found with the body and is quickly arrested. Lana is unsure of what’s happening. The situation seems dire for Jeremy but she keeps the tour going and her eyes and ears open for any information pointing to another suspect. Again someone in her group could be a killer and she needs to put on her amateur sleuth cap in hopes of catching the real killer.


Carrying a little Irish blood in my body I was super excited for a virtual trip to Dublin. Seeing all the notable sights, filing up with all the delicious food, enjoying a pint or two, and researching family ancestors sounds like the ultimate vacation to me. Then you throw in a murder to investigate and my sleuthing self is even more excited.

With this sixth book in the series, the author serves up another wonderful location but that darn Lana is just a magnet for murder. Another call to her boss to send a lawyer and another murderer that could be a member of the group. People are not going to want to tour with her in the future and some places may not welcome her back. That being said this was another entertaining mystery from Jennifer S. Alderson.

The group of tourists is a very interesting group. A cranky octogenarian, his son in search of some roots, a 53-year-old man-hungry woman, a young couple on a much-needed vacation, a musical couple checking out the Irish music scene. They all bring their own flaws and idiosyncrasies to the table.

The mystery is well-plotted with some great twists. The victim has been in Dublin long enough to make enemies there but the weapon used for the murder points right back to the group touring with Lana and Randy. Lana’s technique to get to the truth is low-key and fun to follow.

I love the way the author takes readers along on these tours. Her delightful description of the pubs and landmarks like the Blarney Stone really paints pictures in our minds. It is easy to imagine us as just another Wanderlust tourist. Kissing the blarney stone is no easy task and getting there is a bit of an adventure. One of Lana’s group had an issue with the cleanliness of the stone itself. I found the visit to the cemetery and the place to search for ancestors quite appealing. The National Leprechaun Museum sounds fun too.

As always there is always a bit of humor sprinkled throughout the story that just adds to our reading pleasure.

Death by Leprechaun is a great addition to this series, another Perfect Escape. I look forward to the next mystery in this series. Death by Flamenco is set to be released on December 10.

 

 

About Jennifer S. Alderson

Jennifer S. Alderson was born in San Francisco, raised in Seattle, and currently lives in Amsterdam. After traveling extensively around Asia, Oceania, and Central America, she moved to Darwin, Australia, before finally settling in the Netherlands. Jennifer’s love of travel, art, and culture inspires her award-winning Zelda Richardson Mystery series, her Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries, and her standalone stories. When not writing, she can be found in a museum, biking around Amsterdam, or enjoying a coffee along the canal while planning her next research trip.

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Books 7 – Death by Flamenco: An Easter Murder in Seville
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Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries: Books 1-3

Travel, anyone? Here is your passport to murder – three clean cozy mysteries set in Budapest, Paris, and Amsterdam! Join tour guide Lana Hansen as she leads tourists and readers to fascinating cities around the globe on intriguing adventures that often turn deadly.

This collection includes Death on the Danube: A New Year’s Murder in BudapestDeath by Baguette: A Valentine’s Day Murder in Paris, and Death by Windmill: A Mother’s Day Murder in Amsterdam.

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