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Death on the Patagonian Express: An Amy's Travel Mystery #3

Hy Conrad

ISBN 9781617736865
Publish Date 12/27/2016
Format Hardcover
Categories Cozy, Kensington
List Price: $25.00

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“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.” —Publishers Weekly

“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

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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