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Fleur de Lies

(Passport to Peril #9)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  319 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Deja Vu All Over Again!
When intrepid travel agency owner Emily Andrew-Miceli takes her band of tech-savvy seniors to France, they say "Bonjour" by cruising down the Seine River. Along for the ride are a colorful cast of cruise-goers, including four sales reps who are the creme de la creme of the cosmetic industry and a group of morticians looking for a little joie de vivre
Paperback, 312 pages
Published May 8th 2014 by Midnight Ink (first published May 1st 2014)
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Stacie Amelotte
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I truly adore this series. Emily, Nana and the colorful cast of senior travelers are always entertaining. It is hard to believe that this is volume number nine in one of my absolute favorite murder mystery series. Ms. Hunter always finds the perfect balance of mystery, history, and humor. I adore the characters, the plots, the locations, and the laughter of each adventure. The eccentric cast of characters is a bonus, as were the ties between present day and World War II.

This installment introduc
Fleur de Lies by Maddy Hunter is the 9th book in the Passport to Peril mystery series. Emily Andrews and her group of Iowan seniors are travelling through Normandy in France and are joined by the top sales people from Mona Michel cosmetic and a group of morticians when one of the group falls from a cliff and is killed. It is always fun joining Emily's tours and I love the descriptions of the scenery and attractions making me want to see them myself. I enjoyed catching up with the colourful cast ...more
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: challenge
I love Emily, Nana and the rest of the gang! This time they were doing a river cruise through France and there was a mixing of events that went on around D-Day and the current group of travelers (and let's face it this was a book because that group with those connections would all never have wound up randomly on the same cruise). Lots of fun and Emily even managed to stay dry in this one! ...more
Funny! Glad to return to this fun loving series. It combines a few ingredients I love: bad puns, humor, travel and a mystery. This book was set in France and had some places I am dying to see someday--Claude Monet grounds. I have to say that the twist with the undertaker for me was unforeseen and yet fit perfectly. There was one hilarious line in here, from Nana of course! She was making fun of the Tour de France and performance enhancing drugs! Additionally, elders and smartphones--what a hilar ...more
Jennifer S. Alderson
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Interesting travel cozy firmly set in Normandy.
Aug 12, 2014 rated it liked it
As Emily Miceli leads a group of eleven Iowa senior citizens on a cruise on the Rhone River in France, she soon learns that they are more interesting in electronic communication than in sightseeing. Luckily for the reader, she describes several of the locations made famous in pictures by artists such as Monet.
The group is quite argumentative as are others on the cruise, particularly a trio of gorgeous blondes who have received the trip as a reward for their sales prowess for the cosmetic com
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emily and her travel group of senior citizens are traveling again. This time, they traveled to France. The gang were on a river cruise on the Seine when all of the sudden one of their cruise mates fell to their death from a cliff. Was it murder or an accident?

There was also the mystery of a ring with a fleur de lis. Finally there was a mystery involving one of the senior citizens, Osmond, and a host family's grandma. They knew each other from a long time before and had lost contact.

I enjoyed re
Linda Smatzny
Aug 28, 2017 rated it liked it
In this story, Emily Andrew-Miceli is taking her group from Iowa to France. They start on the beaches of Normandy and finish in Paris by cruising on the Seine River. Emily is not the official tour guide so has no duties and can enjoy the trip. While in Normandy, one of the men from Iowa meets an old friend who saved his life just after D-Day. There is a murder but somehow it seems secondary to the trip. The book was a quick easy read.
Dec 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Is it just me or did this one feel shorter than normal? It seemed that, overall, less things happened. I did enjoy it, but I just felt like it was an abbreviated entry to the series.
Kind of goofy, but I enjoy that they take place in different countries around the world.
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Always great fun but the climax scene in this book was a riot!
Kyle Fisher
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another fun, light read in this series.
Debra B.
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This makes the 9th book in the series I have read and was just as enjoyable as 1 through 8. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Feb 05, 2020 rated it liked it
There were some really great characters in this book. Ones that you would like to see you again.
Linda Lugar
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful! I have been listening to these on Audible... I wish they had the rest of the series recorded. It is so fun to travel with this group!
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: joanne

Brought to you by OBS reviewer JoAnne

Emily Andrew-Miceli is back at it again. She is a tour guide par excellence, ferrying her band of senior citizens all over the world. This small and colorful group of people enjoy traveling, and even though Emily in her turn enjoys being with them, they are usually (okay, always) quite a handful to deal with.

This time out, the group is on a river cruise in France. Not only are they discovering the country, but a few of
DelAnne Frazee
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Fleur de Lies - Passport to Peril Mystery 9
Author: Maddie Hunter
Published: 5-8-14
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Pages: 314
Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense
Sub Genre: Amateur Sleuths; Cozy Mystery
ISBN: 9780738737980
Reviewer: DelAnne
Reviewed For: NetGalley
My Rating: 5 Stars

Emily Andrew-Miceli and her husband Etienne own and operate Destination Travel Company located in Windsor City, Ohio which runs tours around the word geared toward the older gener
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
This novel is volume number nine in one of my simply favorite murder mystery series. I adore the characters, the plots, the locations, and the humor of each adventure.

Emily Miceli, who is co-owner of a tour agency catering mainly to seniors, has gathered her usual crowd of tourists from Windsor City, Iowa to take a river cruise in France. First we are introduced not only to her group, but, quickly to fellow co-cruisers from another group which will make up the total bunch. What characters! They
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
I found this series about a month and a half ago and devoured the first 8 and was very happy to get Fleur de Lies from Netgalley.

Emily and her Iowan seniors are on yet another foreign tour and bodies start cropping up as usual. A plus: there seemed to be a little more travel/background information given at the beginning of this book which visits Normandy which, understandably, would mean a lot to a group of seniors. Some of the slightly negative elements for me in a couple of the earlier books l
Jenn C
Jun 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, read-2015
In the 9th installment, Emily and the group are on the Seine enjoying a river cruise, with stops along the way. Lots of WWII history in this one - some of which intertwined with the plot. An interesting backstory was introduced for one of the gang - something a little different than just the regular humorous bickering and quirkiness. Jackie was also back (in her ever-hilarious attempts in trying to fit in), though Wally and Etienne (boo!) were missing. In a surprising twist, Emily wasn't the fir ...more
Janice Liedl
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Even when you travel abroad, you can't shake all of the baggage of home, especially when you're a travel agency tour organizer like Emily. She's got a bunch of Iowan seniors ranging from cranky to cute, to shepherd along on a river cruise in France. Beginning in Normandy, memories of D-Day raise some interesting questions which Emily pursues after running into her ex, Jack, now Jackie, as part of a posse of cosmetics sales winners also along on the cruise.

There's murder that raises a question of
In this 9th book in the series, Emily and her seniors are on a river cruise from the Normandy coast to Paris. Along for ride is Emily's ex-husband Jack, now Jackie, and others from the cosmetics firm she works for. (Long story). Anyway, when one of the super sales reps from Jackie's company dies of a brain hemorrhage, Emily is sad but also glad that this time their trip does not include a murder. Well, Emily rejoiced too soon.

The books in this series are so much fun. The characters keep you laug
Dec 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Laughter abounds as the mystery deepens on a Seine River
Tour with your favorite tour director, Emily Micel, and her usual
gang of aging and very offbeat tour gang – you might even recognize some of your friends or members of your extended family – I did!

Enjoy the tour of the French towns, crazy characters, as people begin keeling over – what’s going on? Does it have something to do with the past? That’s what Emily – and us along with her – are curious to discover.

This is a fantastic laugh a lot m
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Emily is tour leader for a quirky group of seniors from her home town. On the same tour is her ex-husband, who is now a woman, with a make-up company group. Emily's group is obsessed with their cell phones and technology, but old passions flare when one of their group reconnects with a love from his past. Then a beautiful young woman dies and is found to have been poisoned. Was she the intended victim? If not, who was meant to die? And why? Go along on a laugh-filled cruise with a very odd group ...more
Caitlin Copp
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: september2014
The Passport to Peril mysteries are all great. It feels like you are there on the trip with Emily, her grandma and the rest of the gang. Emily and the Iowa contingent are on the road again taking a cruise around France. They are joined by four sales reps from a make up company and a group of morticians. Emily's ex-husband Jack, now Jackie is one of the sales reps along for the ride. Emily's hope for a corpse-free trip is crushed when one of the tour members turns up dead. As usual, Emily is dete ...more
Sherill Leonardi
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Travel agency owner Emily Andrew-Miceli is accustomed to the demands and discontent of senior citizen tour groups - after all, it comes with the territory. But the "territory" gets muddy as a simple D-Day excursion turns murderous, forcing Emily to unravel sins of the past before more lives are lost.

In her 9th installment of the "Passport to Peril" series, author Maddy Hunter delivers a unique blend of savvy humor and well-researched historical detail. With intriguing plot twists and engaging, q
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
Emily finds herself in the middle of another mess, this time on a river cruise through France. It was good to see Jackie back in this book since we didn't see her in the last one. Etienne wasn't present in this book, would love to see more of him!

I have to say that Maddy did a great job of leading me down the wrong path and who I thought the killer was....needless to say you don't get all the info you need to guess until the end. This is ok, I like being surprised!
May 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Emily Andrews Miceli has the usual bunch of elderly Iowans in tow as they cruise down the Seine, stopping to visit some of the tourist meccas of France. Also on board are a contentious group of funeral directors and some cosmetic saleswomen, including Emily's transgendered ex-husband, who is as clueless as a woman as she was as a man. When one of the cruisers dies, the police first call it natural causes. But Emily is afraid that there's more to it than that. ...more
Michael Brown
Jan 20, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: series-reading
This is the second or third of this series that I have read. The basic premise is a group of seniors from Iowa with some random add-ons travel around to various sites. The problem is that the characters are not likeable and are in fact so attuned to each other that only they can stand each other. Series is bad.

Picked up a second time because forgot I read it earlier. Was a little better this time through but still not a great series in my opinion.
Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
As a tour director, Emily leads a group of Iowa's senior citizens on a river tour in France. Murder disrupts the tour, as one man meets a woman from his past, and all the quirky characters continue to entertain. Humorous with a great historical back story, I would like to read more from this author. ...more
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