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Bonnie of Evidence

(Passport to Peril #8)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  359 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Who kilt Isobel Kronk?

Emily Andrew-Miceli, travel escort extraordinaire, is leading a group of Iowa seniors on a tour of Scotland. And to make the trip even more fun, Emily and her foxy husband, Etienne, have organized a high-tech scavenger hunt. But when one team’s underhanded strategizing brings a cursed dirk into their hotel on Loch Ness, Isobel Kronk — a member of the
Paperback, 312 pages
Published February 2013 by Midnight Ink
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Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a great trip to Scotland! Emily and the seniors were at their best, they get better at catching murderers every trip! I really liked that Etienne was on this tour and I liked Emily's mom and dad too. Can't wait to read their next adventure. #readforkimberly ...more
Jun 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Admittedly, I found this book at a used bookstore and, missing Scotland, decided to give it a try. I didn't realize there were already 8 books in this series and I was coming in so late, so that may have affected my thoughts while reading this. Unfortunately, I wasn't too much of a fan. I love the premise - a woman and her husband run an international travel company catering towards seniors. However, all of the seniors in the story acted like horrid children. All they did throughout the entire n ...more
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I truly find this series, A Passport to Peril Mystery, to be delightfully entertaining to my book senses. I find the humor, and understanding of senior citizens, although slightly exaggerated, near the mark, especially as I'm gathering speed to becoming one of them.

In this series, we find a husband, handsome Swiss former homicide detective, Etienne Miceli, and his charming wife, Emily Andrew-Miceli leading "merry globetrotting senior" citizens through the ancient lands of Scotland.

Emily has ad
Kai Hunter
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Cozy mystery lovers
Shelves: mysteries
I really enjoyed this cozy mystery. The best part about it was that it was funny as well as a mystery. The whole premise of a group of older Iowaians on a discount tour of Scotland set me off and I laughed most of the way through. No, even older American men don't wear anything under their kilts. Mystery solved! ...more
Lauri Saplad
Lively and funny! Indomitable tour escort, Emily Andrew Miceli, is back along with Grandma, Mom& Dad & a bunch of irascible senior globetrotters from Minnesota. This time she has her hunky hubby retired detective Miceli along! They're visiting bonnie auld Scotland looking for Nessie, cultural & touristy spots alike. Now the oldsters are trying their hands at geocaching! Then the murders start...
Is everybody really what they seem? Emily is bound and determined to get to the bottom of it all -- ho
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bonnie of Evidence by Maddy Hunter is the 8th book in the Passport to Peril mystery series. Emily is leading her group of Iowan seniors on a tour of Scotland with the added incentive of a scavenger hunt, when one of the group dies after bringing back a cursed dagger. I love this series and always have a great time. There are plenty of laughs and I especially enjoyed the seniors newly acquired fighting skills which they are keen to use to help Emily. A fun and entertaining series.
The beloved gang from Iowa is back, and this time their adventures take place in bonnie Scotland. The Passport to Peril series has been a favourite of mine for many years, and with Bonnie of Evidence, the eighth installment, I felt like the series had been infused with new life. Something about it felt different, while still staying true to the essence of the series and sticking with what makes the Passport to Peril books so amazing.

I was really excited to see Etienne along for the trip this tim
Another funny addition to the Passport to Peril series, this time a trip to Scotland with the usual cast of Emily, her family, and bickering but amusing Iowa seniors.
Gary L Lavalleur
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Senior Citizens really are like this!

I work at a senior community, and yes, they can be cranky, forgetful and absolutely need to know where the bathroom is! When Emily said it was a bit like herding cats, she wasn't wrong. But like Emily's group they're also big hearted, inquisitive and loving, and they'd love a mystery to solve. Good, slightly crazy characters that you'd really like to know. Fun and lighthearted, even with the dead bodies!

Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Laugh every other page

Light hearted who dunnit mystery revolving around a group of senior citizens and all their quirky personalities. Add to the mayhem with a murder or two!!! What a way to run a travel agency! Any thing can happen with a bunch of old people. When one is multi-millionaire, the fun gets deeper!!!
Lisa MacMullen
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Home sick and tired of tv, I picked up this book and could barely put it down. Finished it in 2+ days. It lightened my spirits even when I didn't fell well. This is a delightful series and this book about Scotland was very enjoyable with laughable and interesting twists. Looking forward to reading more in this series. ...more
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! Emily and the Iowa gang never disappoint!

Read for the 2016 reading challenge prompt, "a book that's guaranteed to bring you joy".
Jun 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
This was an entertaining, fluffy read. There's not much new in these, but I enjoy them for the brain vacation. ...more
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
The books in the Passport to Peril are always an enjoyable combination of mystery, laughter, and armchair travel. They never disappoint.
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Kyle Fisher
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This series is a delight. This outing was funny with an interesting plot.
Dec 24, 2018 rated it liked it
A enjoyable cozy mystery with a sense of humor. The focus on senior citizens is also refreshing.
Linda Lugar
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So fun! I need fun!
Christa (haines) Sheridan
This is the poorest quality series that I can't stop reading. The books are not great, but the characters and situations always make me laugh (and sometimes cringe). ...more
Clare O'Beara
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: british-crime
A bunch of quirky seniors tour around historic Scotland in this mystery, with the Iowa group discovering that more lurks around Loch Ness than the monster.

BONNIE OF EVIDENCE brings tour guide Emily Miceli and some of her family to Edinburgh's military tattoo, escorting a charmingly curmudgeonly party. All seem determined to see the sights, shop and win a team game. The sport of geocaching has replaced scavenger hunting, with websites giving a GPS location of a cache and the teams doing their bes
Jenn C
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015, mystery
"You're never right."

"That's not true! I was right in Holland." I let out a breath. "Well, kinda right." I bobbed my head. "About a few things." I sighed. "Okay. I'm never right. But there could always be a first time."
(p. 343)

The fun part of Emily (besides her overactive imagination and yummy husband) is that she is sorta right - sometimes about a person, sometimes about a motive, though usually not about the correct crime.

The gang (along with yummy Etienne and ever-patience Wally) are travel
Paul Lunger
Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
The 8th book in Maddy Hunter's "Passport to Peril" series takes our senior citizens to Scotland for a round of geocaching & sightseeing. As usual, the group led by Emily Andrew-Miceli ends up getting into trouble after an object is stolen & the thief eventually turns up dead due to what could be an ancient Scottish curse. Hunter's characters are as lively as ever with comments & conversations from everything to what cheating represents to what really is under a kilt as a reader had me laughing m ...more
Margaret Pinard
I picked up this book because it was about Scotland, but I was disappointed by how cheesy the story was. Maybe it's because it's a 'cozy mystery'? It held numerous lines of dialogue which made me roll my eyes. There were many instances of the action being unbelievable. And while the first few times the old people joked about being old, it didn't get better.
It started out with a funny premise--bumbling senior tour group in Scotland has a murderer in its midst--but ended up too shallow and cliche
Mar 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Emily and the gang are in Scotland in this eighth book in the series. This time the seniors are using their brand new smart phones to find geocached items in a contest to win a free trip. As usual the spunky Iowan seniors jump in with both feet. And of course, it is not too long before a guest turns up dead, apparently of natural causes. Emily has her doubts. But the tour must go on.

Oh, these books are some of my favorites. Emily and her gang are so much fun. Like most cozies, the characters an
Jun 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
The senior citizens from Iowa are joined by some others to tour Scotland. This time Emily and Nana are joined by Etienne (Emily's husband) was well as Emily's parents. We almost have clan warfare renewed as various members of the group are found to have Scots ancestors from opposing sides at the Battle of Culloden and other historic clashes. There are lots of discussions of traditional food, the advantages of wearing a kilt, and the infamous Loch Ness monster, but not as much commentary on other ...more
Caitlin Copp
Sep 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: september2013
This is one of my favorite series. I love Emily, Nana and all the other Iowans. This time Emily's mom and dad join the adventure, which only leads to more laughs and misadventure! The crew travels to Scotland with another group of seniors and Emily, knowing their love of all things high tech, sets up a geochache scavenger hunt for them. As usual, Bernice gives everyone a hard time, the Iowans rush to get to dinner early and random people die, leaving Emily and Nana to solve the mystery.

Such a g
Mar 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: mysteries
Emily and her family are taking a senior citizen group to Scotland. The group are enjoying geocaching as part of the tour. As the group in teams look for the prize, there is trouble among the teams. One team is comprised of one man and 4 women and the women are all falling for the one man, who is enjoying all the attention. But then an woman is found dead in her bed and it isn't from an allergic reaction to a bug. Emily and her former police chief look into the death and try to stay out of troub ...more
❂ Murder by Death
Aug 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
The eight book in the series and I found it to be just so-so. I good read, but not as amusing as some of the earlier ones. The Iowan seniors didn't seem to play as coordinated a part in this mystery and there's just never enough of Etienne.

The mystery was a good one though - never saw the ending coming.

An entertaining read, if not the best one you'll pick up, its definitely not the worst one either.
Aug 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad this series has come back! I love all of the characters (and they are characters!) from Iowa and it's so fun to read about their many adventures and views on life. If these people really do exist, I hope I can meet them one day. The mystery is good as well, and it keeps you guessing and wondering throughout the whole book. I really hope Hunter does one of these on a train soon! That would be a fun read, if she did. ...more
Dec 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Cute "cozy" mystery. This is book 8 in the series and might have made a bit more sense to me if I'd read any of the earlier ones. Some of the byplay between characters has probably evolved through the series and by reading this I missed context. There were some very funny moments and the bits of tourist info about Scotland were great. This is a fine addition to any personal or library mystery collection. ...more
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