The Watchman of Rothenburg Dies: A German Cozy Mystery (The Homeswappers) by Adriana Licio

The Watchman of Rothenburg Dies: A German Cozy Mystery
(The Homeswappers) by Adriana Licio

The Watchman of Rothenburg Dies takes readers abroad to Germany where there is a calculated killer, appetizing pastries, a cute canine, tension among the tour guides, charming Christmas shops, and snoopy senior sleuths.
~The Avid Reader

The Watchman of Rothenburg Dies has well-drawn characters (main & supporting), a delightful setting, a clever setting, a global feel, and a charming basset hound. What more could you ask for?
~Reading Is My SuperPower

The author describes both the characters and the setting with great skill. You’ll feel as if you’re with Etta and Dora as they explore the hidden delights (and not so delightful!) parts of this enchanting place.
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

THE WATCHMAN OF ROTHENBURG DIES made me want to pack my suitcase and explore the small European towns found off the beaten path. The mystery is a delightful start to a new series and I eagerly await traveling north for the next installment.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

This is great story overall but I was especially enjoying the descriptions of the German town mixed with the inhabitants. It is also quite fun to have two main characters in their sixties which gives the story a different vibe and feeling to it in a good way.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Once the Watchman dies this turns into a regular page turner, make sure you have nothing planned as you will want to finish it!
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog

I enjoyed the story it was fun going along with girls on their tour of the quaint German town. And then not only is there one murder to solve but 2!
~My Reading Journeys

I LOVED ” The Watchman of Rothenburg Dies!”
~Here’s How It Happened

I really enjoyed this start to a new cozy series. What a great way to put your characters in new and unexpected places!
~The Book’s the Thing

About The Watchman of Rothenburg Dies

The Watchman of Rothenburg Dies: A German Cozy Mystery (The Homeswappers)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: The Hometravellers Press (September 1, 2020)
~180 pAGES
Digital ASIN: B08DD8C46D

A holiday is a time to relax, unwind and see the sights. But for two adventurous sexagenarians, the sights have a tendency to include dead bodies. 

Etta and Dora, both newly retired teachers, travel from their home in Southern Italy to a fairy-tale German town for their first home swap holiday, delighted by their neighbours’ warm welcome. But the welcome turns sour when the Night Watchman of Rothenburg is brutally murdered while his tour group takes photographs nearby, a halberd buried in his chest and a peculiar iron mask by his side.


When the murderer claims a second victim and the son of their hospitable neighbours becomes the number-one suspect, Etta’s analytical mind goes to work. Why was a shame mask left at the scene of each murder? Is there a clandestine trade going on behind the scenes of apparently upstanding local businesses? And why does every lead take her back to the sinister Devil’s Ale pub and the terrifying gang who lurk within?


Meanwhile, Dora has a puzzle of her own – how can she persuade Etta that a loveably disobedient Basset Hound called Napoleon is now a permanent part of their lives?

◆◆◆ Pack your bags, jump into the backseat of Etta and Dora’s old Fiat 500, and join them on their travels around Europe. There’ll be mystery, murder and mayhem aplenty wherever they go. ◆◆◆

About Adriana Licio 

She loves loads of things: traveling, reading, walking, good food, small villages, and home swapping. She runs her family perfumery, and between a dark patchouli and a musky rose, she reads and writes cozy mysteries.

She resisted writing as long as she could. But one day she found an alluring blank page and the words flowed in that weird English she’d learned in Glasgow…

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