Today’s blog review features the first cozy mystery debut on the blog and it comes from award-winning author Jennifer S. Alderson.
Death on the Danube: A New Years Murder in Budapest (Travel can be Murder Cozy Mystery Series Book One) by Jennifer S. Alderson (Traveling Life Press, Nov 2019)
Rating: Five Star
This is the first book I’ve read of award-winning author Jennifer S. Alderson, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Her characters shine as former investigative journalist turned tour guide puts sleuthing to the test as she has to unravel a case of murder amidst a group of seemingly wealthy guests through the cultural beauty of Budapest.
I immediately fell in love with tour group owner Dotty and her friend Sally, as well as the Fabulous Five: a group of five widows who travel together regularly. Characters Carl, Helen, and Tom were all shifty as I worked to unravel their facades.
I normally can guess the murderer in most stories, but Aldersan had me guessing till almost the very end, a true testament to her craft.
If you like your murder served with a side of culture and brandy, pick up Death on the Danube.