As one guest goes missing and another turns up dead, Emily discovers that well-kept secrets and family treasure can provide more than enough motive for murder. Click the above Classified button to follow Maddy on Facebook. About the Author …. In October of , in the midst of the Y2k frenzy that predicted global chaos would reign when computer systems crashed on January 1, , I traveled to Switzerland as part of an organized tour for a group of Iowa seniors.
We checked into the Grand Palais Hotel in Lucerne where the rooms were spartan, the food unappetizing, and the weather outside miserable. But the Iowans were undaunted. They were cheerful despite the persistent fog that never lifted.
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They were unfazed when the drinks at the Hotel Chateau Gutsch cost more than a small car. They arrived obsessively early for everything. And not just early. A company tour director ran the show, but a chaperone from Iowa also accompanied our group of seniors, acting as a kind of fairy godmother, buying us Swiss treats, answering questions, and performing general troubleshooting duties.
If it wasn't for Emily Andrews be in a stand in escort for the group after the untimely death of Adrew the first escort I don't think this trip would have bin any good for the group. Apr 05, Lauri Saplad rated it really liked it Shelves: Excellent story -- classic comedy of errors! Emily's life isn't going all that great. She got her degree in theatre arts and went off to New York to conquer Broadway. She landed a role, met a man and got married. What could be more perfect? Well, it would've been if Jack didn't borrow her underwear and then run off with another man!
Now she finds herself accompanying her Nana on a seniors tour of S Excellent story -- classic comedy of errors! Now she finds herself accompanying her Nana on a seniors tour of Switzerland. When their escort drops dead, Emily now finds herself reluctantly cast in his former role. Can Emily ever catch a break? May 07, FangirlNation rated it it was amazing.
When they arrive, Emily is unhappy to learn that she has been assigned to room with Andrew Simon, the lecherous escort for the group.
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It takes a while for the hotel to sort things out, so by the time Emily gets to the dining room for dinner, scheduled for 6: What is worse, her nana is seated at a table with no room for Emily, and the only seat left is with the most annoying members of the tour, and worst of all, she gets stuck sitting next Andy Simon. And they will be expected to sit at the same table the whole time in Lucerne. Read the rest of this review and other fun, geeky articles at Fangirl Nation Oct 10, Carolyn rated it really liked it.
A quick read, a cozy mystery, and a snappy, laugh-out-loud story, this book is all of that. An almost thirty, out-of-work, divorced young woman accompanies her grandmother on a bank-sponsored senior citizen tour of Lucerne, Switzerland. When the tour escort from the bank ends up dead, and then a couple of other tour members succumb as well by accident or by design? A sexy Swiss police detective adds some spice to the tale. Being A quick read, a cozy mystery, and a snappy, laugh-out-loud story, this book is all of that.
Being a senior myself, I found the dialog among the seniors very funny, especially when they compare sizes of pill dispensers, the winner being one the size of a jelly roll pan.
I also have been to Lucerne, and I recognizes many of the places the group toured. The grandmother reminded me of Stephanie Plum's grandma in the Janet Evanovich mysteries.
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She is spunky and a character. The author is from Madison, Wisconsin, and perhaps that is why she made her quirky travel group hale from Iowa. There is not a lot of love between Badgers and Hawkeyes. In any case, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this fun mystery. Apr 11, Ann rated it did not like it. I can't say what I really thought of this book - I'd be thrown off GR! Suffice it to say this is probably the worst cozy I have ever read. I'm not sure why I kept reading since I usually cut bad books off at 50 or pages depending on the size of the book.
The main character was the dumbest woman I have ever met and that's saying something! The best character in the book was her grandmother who was at least humorous. Needless to say I don't recommend this book and I won't be reading any more I can't say what I really thought of this book - I'd be thrown off GR! Needless to say I don't recommend this book and I won't be reading any more by this author. Oct 06, Megh rated it it was ok. This book was a bit too silly for me.
I felt as though the author had a party and had people write the most ridiculous things that could happen on a trip and then tried to use as many of these ideas as possible in one book. I enjoy the silly and the funny, but this was just stupid. And the main character just seemed to be an idiot. Instead of laughing at the events I was expected to find funny I just rolled my eyes.
Maybe I just wasn't in the mood but I felt like this was trying too hard and jus This book was a bit too silly for me. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood but I felt like this was trying too hard and just wasn't funny. May 29, Jenn C rated it really liked it Shelves: Maddy Hunter is becoming one of my favourite authors! This is my third outing with the series despite this being the first in the series , and it was as funny as the rest. Emily is cluelessly adorable, even while she's attempting to solve the mystery.
As always, the reader can count on some giggles from the seniors - despite such a large cast of characters, they are done well enough that you're not overwhelmed with people. May 12, Charmayne rated it really liked it. This series of books is hysterical and the heroin is named Emily! She is stuck taking a group of senior citizens on vacations and there is always something happening along with the usual crime.
These are a great set of afternoon giggles books! All I can ever think of is Emily having to take us all on trips and losing us! Apr 18, Shannon rated it did not like it Shelves: Finished this book but have to say that I didn't like the cover, didn't like the characters, found the story unbelievable and I don't think the author liked the setting.
It could be so much better than it is. I can't beleive there is a whole series! Sep 10, MsAprilVincent rated it it was ok Shelves: I loved this series when I read it--gosh, probably 15 years ago. It was a real letdown this time. Somebody dies, but it's not one of the old people. The person who dies deserves it. I like things uncomplicated, okay?
Emily's n I loved this series when I read it--gosh, probably 15 years ago. Emily's nana is funny. Like every other second, Emily's tripping over a mountain or whatever. A person can be clumsy without being clown-clumsy. He's interrogating Emily AND telling her he's having dirty thoughts about her?? Sir, hand over your badge, because: Eventually Emily's going to lead these tours and that's one of my top 5 dream jobs, so there's another thing I like. But the writing is rough and Hunter isn't really figured out what she's doing yet.
I had ALL these books and carted them to three different houses before donating them, so I obviously liked them then. I hope they improve. May 12, Cooper rated it liked it. I'm heading off to Switzerland for holiday and wanted to read a cozy mystery set in Switzerland.
If you're a fan of wacky comedies think I Love Lucy , than you'll like this cozy mystery.
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Emily Andrew accompanies her grandmother on a senior group from Windsor City on their vacation to Switzerland. Everything, and I mean everything, goes wrong for Emily. Unfortunately, I found Emily is so annoying and whiney that I was ok with shit happening to her.
Anyway, soon the tour escort is killed, secrets I'm heading off to Switzerland for holiday and wanted to read a cozy mystery set in Switzerland. Anyway, soon the tour escort is killed, secrets start coming out, and Emily takes over as the tour escort. When another member of the tour group dies, things heat up It seems that the Swiss lead investigator is hot and finds Emily so irresistible that he can't keep from kissing her. The romance between Emily and Etinenne the investigator seemed awkward and felt like it was thrown in just to have some romance in the book.
The romance didn't work for me and felt like it was an afterthought. Overall, I found the storyline ok, but it was interesting enough to keep me reading. I'm not a big fan of Emily and found her physical comedy tiresome and wanted to slap her most of the time so don't think I'll go any further with this series. Oct 03, Mooncat rated it really liked it. A fun read, with a very funny narrative voice from Emily.
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I also enjoyed the hilarious supportive characters. Now, as a Swiss, I do have to criticize the picture the author drew of us. Of course I know she overexagerated some cliches and faults, but it sometimes shot a bit over the line overall. I especially doubt a SWISS tour stays that long in the same area to then venture over to Germany before exploring other regions of Switzerland.
Then again, these are Americans, so I guess all bets are off A fun read, with a very funny narrative voice from Emily. Then again, these are Americans, so I guess all bets are off there. Overall I enjoyed it - and am on to the next one in the series. Which is set in Ireland, so nothing for me to complain about because I know it better Aug 27, Tamara rated it really liked it Shelves: A number of laugh out loud exchanges.
A quirky group of elderly tourists on a group tour to Switzerland. A very attractive policeman who finds the youngest tour member late twenties Won't win any awards for fidelity to crime investigation but a good, quick read. I will try more in this series. Sep 15, Kristi rated it liked it Shelves: After an embarrassing marriage annulment and discovering her employer was a fraud, Emily Andrew is looking forward to a relaxing vacation in Switzerland with her grandmother and a group of seniors. Unfortunately, trouble seems to follow Emily.
After the tour escort is found murdered, Emily steps up to fill his job and find his murderer. My favorite aspect of this book is the humor. I laughed out loud numerous times at the group's antics. The group of seniors are loveable and endearing. The myste After an embarrassing marriage annulment and discovering her employer was a fraud, Emily Andrew is looking forward to a relaxing vacation in Switzerland with her grandmother and a group of seniors. The mystery wasn't suspenseful, but it was interesting.
Oct 25, Rebecca rated it liked it Shelves: May 07, Deb rated it did not like it. So similar to Ngaio Marsh or Agatha Christie in a group with people getting dead. Sep 12, Julie rated it it was amazing. Jul 10, Coralee rated it did not like it Shelves: Far from cozy , this book makes you want to stay at home! Aug 17, Suzanne rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 25, Sharon rated it really liked it.
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Mar 04, Nancy rated it it was ok Shelves: A painfully bad cozy. Sure, there were some clever parts, but the author repeated the same jokes over and over three guys named Dick led to repetitive "dick" wordplay. As an over 50 person myself, I found the portrayal of the tour group of seniors shallow and almost offensive. None more so than the main character's granny, or Nana, whose speech was peppered with far too many "gonna's" and "wanna's. The mystery itself was overplayed and turned from cozy to obscene farce by the time the third body showed up. The resolution was implausible.
Oh, and the requisite "love" interest was no more than a somewhat inappropriate lust connection between the lead detective and the heroine. There was nothing at all redeeming in this cozy. Apr 23, Lelia Taylor rated it it was amazing Shelves: And she can fend off the advances of the smarmy tour escort without too much trouble.