Holiday tours were never like this…
Tour Manager Fiona Mason’s Rhine Valley tour gets off to a disastrous start when one of her passengers is found brutally stabbed. Fiona is determined to find the killer before his wife is formally charged with his murder.
Peter Montgomery-Jones needs to track down the plans of a guidance missile system before they fall into the hands of revolutionary Uzbek terrorists.
She thinks he is pompous and patronizing; he thinks she is interfering and impetuous but if either is to achieve their goal, they need to work together
The second in the series. A cozy whodunnit with plenty of edge.
‘Once again, we meet up with Fiona Mason, friendly driver Winston and mysterious security professional Peter Montgomery-Jones. The tour details are as well-researched as in Judith’s other books and there are plenty of red herrings. I was convinced I’d spotted the baddie from early on – but I was wrong; the misdirection was very well handled. Another enthralling read.’ – Elizabeth Ducie author of the Susan Jones medical mystery series
‘Really enjoyed the twist and turns of this book also the vivid descriptions of the country its set in. If you love Agatha Christie, you will love this.’
‘Having already established Fiona Mason as a formidable read in the first of the “Blood…” series, she wastes no time in throwing us into the next superb mystery. I really liked book 1, but I preferred this one as I found that she really upped her game.
This time she has to work with a man who she essentially doesn’t like to get to the bottom of a stabbing on her latest tour. That’s no mean feat considering the massive cast list on display here.’
‘There’s no doubt that Miss Cranswick can weave a murder mystery. What she also does though is engage you with so many characters, with so many balls in the air, that another writer might not be able to pull it off. She also seems well travelled because each of her locations is fabulously detailed. In fact, so engaging is Fiona Mason that I did wonder if the author herself had been a little bit of an amateur sleuth. – Billy McLaughlin – author of the DI Phil Morris Mysteries
‘I am really enjoying this series. Even though this book is a “cozy mystery,” the plot is complex and intriguing. I love the added bonus of the travel information. This installment takes place in Germany. I found the history of the castles and the information on Germany wines as interesting as the mystery itself. Of course, it is a bit of a stretch for major crimes to keep taking place among a group of tourists, but I think it is one of the best “settings” for a cozy mystery series that I’ve run across. At least these are taking place in various countries and for various reasons versus the series that take place all in the same small town or coffee shop. I also very much appreciate the advanced vocabulary. So many modern books rely on slang and vulgarity to try and get their point across. My mother, who is in her 70s, is also enjoying this series a lot. If you are looking for an intelligent cozy mystery series, I suggest you try these!’