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Dutch Me Deadly

(Passport to Peril #7)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  478 ratings  ·  85 reviews
As a travel escort for seniors, Emily Andrew-Miceli has led her feisty Iowa clan all over the world. This time, they're off to see historic windmills, classic Rembrandts, and picturesque canals in Holland - if they can ever unplug from their smartphones, that is. Joining them is the high school class from Bangor, Maine, whose 50th reunion celebration goes south faster than ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published 2012 by Midnight Ink, Llewellyn Worldwide
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Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I like this series. I like Emily, Nana and all the rest of her Iowans. This was a fun story set in Holland where they are on tour with a group from Maine celebrating their 50th high school reunion. Good mystery. The most unbelievable part of the story (other than 3 bodies on one tour) is how the seniors are more technologically advanced than Emily. #readforkimberly
Nola Arganbright
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
No boundaries

A very funny book with quirky senior characters and a body count that astounds. I can't wait to read more of this series.
Crossposted at Booklikes.

This was a kindle freebie. I am conflicted a bit about this book. In some ways, it was a bit too stereotypical in the “old folks discover the internet but still spin out folksy wisdom” type of a way. But there is something charming about the mystery.

This is 7th in the series, but I haven’t read the others. It was easy enough to get into for a newbie The premise is Emily runs a travel group/agency and murders happen when she goes on trips to places. The main customers s
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Feb 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Tour guide Emily Miceli returns to us with her dozen senior citizens in exciting Amsterdam, Holland. As per usual her group only takes up a bit of the bus, so they are joining a reunion group from Bangor, Maine.

As you will remember, this series is filled with laughter and bodies and this latest novel doesn't disappoint in the least.

Added to the reality of time passing is our beloved seniors discovering the art of 'texting.' It is Emily who needs to step up and join the 21st Century! When the h
The above blurb says it all. If I say too much more it might give the story away. I love the series and was sad when the books stopped. When I talked to Maddy, as I am sure most of us emailed her wanting to find out information, she told me the series might be picked up again from another publisher. I am glad it did. Someone finally notices the series is worth while read. Before, it was not getting the close attention and dedication it deserved and now it is.

I have read all the books in the ser
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Though this is the 7th of the series, I jumped in here because it was available at my library. I read in the afterward that the author had her series cancelled, but then was able to bring it back and I'm so very glad about this. I really enjoyed this one and cannot wait to go back and read the previous books.
My favorite thing about this book was the characters. The group of senior citizens from Iowa were constantly cracking me up with their obsession with Facebook and constant poll-taking. It re
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mysteries, holland
I judged this book by it's cover and found it's insides just didn't measure up. There were a lot of loony characters, mostly seniors, who resembled the Estelle Getty character on Golden Girls. But all seniors aren't ditzes and dimwits. I lost patience with the one dimensional characters quickly. ...more
Feb 27, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries, kindle
While I think the premise of a tour group of seniors is clever, I found these characters not very realistic and all too similar to each other.

The murder plot was good, with plenty of clues to the solution without making it obvious.
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This installment of the an old fave series, Passport of Peril, didn't seem as funny as the rest. The senior travelling gang were up to some of their antics but not as much as previously. Or could be I'm feeling so because I'm trying not to catch a family member's cold?!

Loved their travels, as always, especially because I've been to some of the areas mentioned (tho only with a far-off glimpse of the infamous Red Light District). I need to go back to a book I seem to have skipped, then on to the
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've said it before, I'll say it again, I love this series! This time the Iowan Group went to The Netherlands! Extra good for me as I am from The Netherlands. The "problem" about the bikes is so familiar, and that Emily advised the group not to go to a Coffeeshop as that isn't the same type of as in the USA.

The mystery itself was also good, I had no idea who did it and why until it was revealed. The fact that they were joined by an old school reunion group was also lots of fun. I really love Emi
May 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
How is it even funny to have dead bodies dropping every-time the main character goes off. Well Angela Lansberry's character did it in murder she wrote, so I guess it is okay.
I am NOT reading these book in order. But there is enough reference to previous books one does not need to read them in order.
I found the characters quite tiresome actually. Not funny at all. But Maddy Hunter's description of Amsterdam and her tourist venues were interesting.
I will continue to read the series simply because
Versel Rush
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best recent cozy series was the Passport to Peril mysteries by Maddy Hunter. Unfortunately, after her sixth book years ago, her publisher unexpectedly pulled the plug and the exploits of Emily and her band of Iowan senior citizens seemed lost to the ages. Until this year when Midnight Ink signed Hunter to a new contract and Dutch Me Deadly brought our intrepid world travelers back for more exotic locations, laughs, and, oh yes, murders.

As the title suggests, this time Emily, Nana, Geo
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dutch me deadly by Maddy Hunter is the 7th book in the Passport to Peril mystery series. Emily's tour group of Iowans is joined by a group celebrating their high school reunion but their numbers start to rapidly dwindle after a series of accidents. It is always a lot of fun travelling with this group and they are always willing to join in and help out. An entertaining, fast-paced mystery with plenty of bodies. ...more
Nov 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
I am so glad that this series is back! It is such an enjoyable cast of characters in well-written plot lines that keep me guessing as well as entertained. Thanks, Maddy Hunter!
Emily Andrews is tour escort for her Nana and her friends (12 senior citizens) from Windsor City,Iowa are touring Amsterdam and Holland in autumn (no tulips). Their tour bus also includes a group from Bangor, Maine who are celebrating their 50th High School reunion. Their tour director, who is loud, rude, and treats everyone as kindergartners, is hit by a bike rider. More troubles occur so Emily is worried about her Nana and friends might be next as they travel through Amsterdam's sights and Hol ...more
Linda Smatzny
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
This time Emily Andrew-Miceli and her group of seniors from Iowa are on a trip to Holland but not in time to see the tulips instead it is late autumn. The seniors all have smartphones and are all on them instead of watching the scenery. The Iowa group has another group from Maine traveling with them which consists of 50th class reunion. The bodies start falling early and continue. Emily of course starts asking questions. The book was a quick easy read.
Sep 13, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was not as good as others, but it was still fun. I enjoyed the older folks and their depiction of friending, etc. I also enjoyed the description of the folks going to the red light section of Amsterdam. It was very humorous. Overall the plot was not as good as others. It seemed more like a quick story to cover one more country.
Lynn Pohlman
Sep 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: hunter-maddy
This series is great to read when you're between heavy/hard hitting books. Funny, light hearted and don't have to think too much. Always a new location and a mystery to solve. Loved the "disappearing Dicks." Lol. ...more
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lisa MacMullen
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoy this book - the characters, scenarios, and scenery. Looking forward to others in this series.
Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
Always a fun read!
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good travel detail and pretty good mystery. A cozy....I have enjoyed all this author's books I have read and want to read the whole series. ...more
Linda Lugar
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this group of elderly from Iowa! Can't wait to go to Scotland with them :-) ...more
Jan 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, review-book, own
This review was originally posted on my blog, Ramblings of a Daydreamer. You can find it, and many more reviews at the blog.

I’d like to preface this review with a little back-story. I discovered the Passport to Peril series several years ago, loved it, and read all the books very quickly. I was so sad when the series ended, because it felt like saying goodbye to old friends. A few months ago, I was writing a post about top 10 books/series more people should know about, and I wanted to include th
Feb 22, 2017 rated it liked it
I picked up this book just by chance, as the idea behind it was clever. A tour guide taking a motorcoach of senior citizens on a tour of The Netherlands. The characters where quite quirky and humorous. The story becomes a mystery when a few dead bodies turn up. Apparently there this is a series. The tour visits several other cities. Don't think I will be reading them though. ...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was another fun read from the Passport to Peril Series.
In this edition, Emily Andrews-Miceli is leading her group of Seniors from Iowa to The Netherlands. This time, they have discoverd technology and are constantly on their smartphones missing out on all the sites. Joining them is the high school class from Bangor, Maine, who are celebrating their 50th reunion. Only problem is that they do not get along and are constantly bickering and cursing. Not long after the tour begins, the first cas
Oct 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Hooray, Emily Andrew (Miceli) is FINALLY back on tour with her Iowan seniors. This time they are touring the Netherlands, but Nana and the rest of the crew seem more absorbed in their smart phones than the scenery. Joining them is a group of class reunioners from Maine. But this group is hardly celebrating, as a matter of fact they can hardly stand each other. Add to that a cranky tour guide who talks to everyone as if they are children and you just know this tour bus is in the fast lane to trou ...more
Paul Lunger
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The first entry in the Passport to Peril mystery series in 5 years is a treat & then some. The series follows travel escort Emily Andrew-Miceli & her group of seniors as they travel around the world. This entry takes the seniors to Amsterdam along with a 50th class reunion from Bangor, Maine. The trip starts out relatively smoothly save the seniors themselves who won't disconnect from their electronic devices & is full of sarcasm & jokes that will have you laughing your head off. When the tour g ...more
Georgiann Hennelly
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Emily is the Chaperone for her group of Iowan seniors which includes her beloved NaNa. They are on a trip through the Netherlands . When their tour leader walks in front of a bike with fatal results. Emily thinks it was Murder considering her past experiences. The tour company sends a new guide whom the Iowans have used in the past. Also with them on the tour are the members of a High School gathering celebrating their 50th reunion. They have many grievances dating back 50 years so when two of t ...more
Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
In the seventh installment of the Passport to Peril series, Emily and her faithful group of Iowan seniors travel to Holland. The plot thickens when they are joined on the tour by a group celebrating their 50th high school reunion. When the suspicious deaths begin to accumulate, Emily sets out to discover the identity of the culprit.

This is the first book that I have read of this series. I liked it quite a bit. It was humorous. I really enjoyed the group of seniors. I enjoyed the fact that they w
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