Death on the Danube: A New Year’s Murder in Budapest
(Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series)
by Jennifer S. Alderson
I haven’t read a story in a while that described the characters so completely that they came alive. I could just imagine the Fab Five and the cute Hendersons.
~TBR BOOK BLOG
Death on the Danube is a great start to a brand new cozy mystery series – with a bonus benefit of touring Budapest vicariously with the characters as well.
~Reading Is My SuperPower
The first thing I noticed about this story is the writing. My, my! The writing is absolutely brilliant.
~The Book Decoder
Death on the Danube by Jennifer Alderson is a captivating tale of greed and misdeeds . . . an entertaining story. I truly enjoyed it . . .
~Baroness’ Book Trove
I loved the travel descriptions, especially the Christmas market and the very atmospheric labyrinth. I could really picture the places the tour visited from the descriptions; they were very vivid.
~View from the Birdhouse
Jennifer S. Alderson’s DEATH ON THE DANUBE is a fast-paced travel mystery with beautiful sites and scenery, plus a cast of very interesting characters, whom you will come to know quite well before the book is done.
~Here’s How It Happened
DEATH ON THE DANUBE: A NEW YEAR’S MURDER IN BUDAPEST is an enjoyable mystery which leads readers through the picturesque country of Hungary. The details of the travel blended with the furtive behavior of the tourists make an appealing narrative.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
There are great descriptions of Budapest along with a character-driven cozy mystery within Death on the Danube. I enjoyed Lana’s determination to push past any obstacles in her way.
~Diane Reviews Books
Death on the Danube is an entertaining and enjoyable read. In addition to the fun of solving a mystery on foreign soil, this story reads like a travelogue. The richly-detailed descriptions of historic landmarks—from castles to opera houses, museums, holiday markets, and grand hotels—actually make readers feel as though they too are on the tour.
~Book Club Librarian
Death on the Danube was a wonderful start to the Travel Can Be Murder cozy mystery series . . . This was a great clean cozy mystery, featuring great characters and set in an even better location.
About Death on the Danube
Death on the Danube: A New Year’s Murder in Budapest (Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series)
1st in Series
Traveling Life Press (November 28, 2019)
Print Length ~200 Pages
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 Tours, 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 killer is before she too ends up floating in the Danube…
Introducing Lana Hansen, tour guide, reluctant amateur sleuth, and 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.
Feel-good stories about friendship, travel, and celebrating new experiences. Coming soon: Books 2 and 3 in the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series!
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 settling in the Netherlands. Her background in journalism, multimedia development, and art history enriches her novels. 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.
Jennifer’s love of travel, art, and culture inspires her award-winning mystery series—the Zelda Richardson Mysteries and Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries—and standalone stories.
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