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Dearly Departed: An Amy's Travel Mystery #2

Hy Conrad

ISBN 9781617736827
Publish Date 1/26/2016
Format Hardcover
Categories Cozy, Kensington, Hobby Reads
List Price: $25.00

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"Fasten your seat belts and prepare to be entertained!" --Maddy Hunter on Toured to Death

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!

Praise for Toured to Death

"An absolutely wonderful mystery, served just the way I like it--with heart and humor." --Tony Shalhoub, star of TV's Monk

"Conrad's signature wit and talent for complex, three-dimensional characters shines through in this clever mystery within a mystery." --John Clement, co-author of the Dixie Hemingway series

"Conrad's novel is a fun read that wonderfully blends the element of mystery with a dynamic character duo--and some amazing travel scenes." --RT Book Reviews

"Armchair travelers should enjoy the romp through France and Italy." --Publishers Weekly

Praise for Mr. Monk Helps Himself

"A lighthearted, enjoyable whodunit." --San Francisco Book Review

"Hilariously funny and devilishly clever. . .an impossible-crime lover's delight." --Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

"A laugh-out-loud comic caper." --West Orlando News Online

About Hy Conrad :

Hy Conrad has made a career out of mystery, earning a Scribe Award and garnering three Edgar nominations, while developing a horde of popular games and interactive films, hundreds of stories, and a dozen books of short mysteries. In the world of TV, he is best known for his eight seasons as a writer and co-executive producer for the ground-breaking series Monk.

The Amy’s Travel Mystery series has given Hy the chance to combine a mystery career with his love of travel, which started with a European tour in high school and now includes seventy countries, not counting airport layovers. He also loves listening to other people’s travel stories, as long as they realize it might all end up in a book.

When not killing people or checking luggage, Hy splits his time between Key West and Vermont. No matter where he is, he can be found on his website,

Photo Credit: Travis Huggett

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