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When I was living in San Francisco, I discovered how much fun it was to read a story set someplace I had been. At the time, my husband and I were living in a tiny apartment about four blocks from the tiny apartment in which Dashiell Hammett had lived and written about fifty years before. He incorporated many of the streets we walked every day into his stories and it was great to match up the real locations and buildings to the fictional works.
Gâ€™Day to Die reminded me of this because it is set in parts of Australia I have visited. In fact, I can state that Port Campbell, where the murder occurs, is the perfect spot for it. It is a beautiful, majestic, and inherently dangerous spot. For those of you who havenâ€™t visited Australia, donâ€™t be put off by the sometimes negative comments in this book â€“ it is a wonderful place. For those of you who have been there, you will probably enjoy reliving a little of your trip with this book.
Gâ€™Day to Die is a Passport to Peril travel mystery featuring Emily Andrew. She is a younger woman who escorts a group of seniors from Iowa (including her grandmother) on trips around the world, and this time they are in Australia. Also on this trip are two men who are trying to win Emily and afraid to let the other be alone with her. The style of these books is fun and a little tongue-in-cheek. The antics of the seniors and suitors are amusing and the plot, while far-fetched, isnâ€™t bad. We have a nice group of suspects to choose from and the settings are wonderful. Cozy readers and armchair travelers will enjoy this fast and enjoyable read.
Favorite character? The seniors, particularly when they act as a group, are very amusing. Did I guess it? No. Will I read another? Yes. This is at least the second I have read from this series and I will read more.
Mystery Book Reviews by Liz at http://reviewedbyliz.com Â©2007