“A delightful new series.” —Booklist
, starred review
Fanny and Amy’s new blog is attracting first-class opportunities for the mother-and-daughter team and their NYC travel agency. It’s too bad this ride leads to murder . . .
Upon the breakout success of the TrippyGirl blog, Amy Abel and her mother, Fanny, are asked to join a group of other prominent travel writers on a scenic train tour of Patagonia. Fanny welcomes the extra publicity, but it takes coaxing from suave tour owner Jorge O’Bannion to win Amy’s commitment. Once in Argentina, their South American expedition seems to chug along smoothly—despite Fanny drinking way too much yerba mate tea.
But while out snapping photos for TrippyGirl, Fanny makes a dreadful discovery—a body scavenged by condors in the wilderness. Even more unsettling, the corpse mysteriously disappears before the others arrive. Some question Fanny’s sanity, but doubt becomes horror when Jorge’s angel investor is found dead in a similar position. As a number of “accidents” validate Amy’s suspicion of foul play, the Abels must outsmart one very conniving killer . . . or they’ll soon be en route to their final destination—six feet under.
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.”
“Smart, snappy dialogue and fun, likable characters keep this series debut moving right along.” —Library Journal, starred review
“Characters with plenty of flaws offer enough red herrings to keep the ending a surprise, even for seasoned mystery fans.” —Booklist, starred review