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Death on the Patagonian Express

(Amy's Travel Mystery #3)

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>Fanny and Amy's new blog is attracting first-class opportunities for the mother-and-daughter team and their NYC travel agency. It's too bad this ride leads to murder . . .
Upon the breakout success of the TrippyGirl blog, Amy Abel and her mother, Fanny, are asked to join a group of other prominent travel writers on a scenic train tour of Patagonia. Fanny welcomes the ext
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Hardcover, 295 pages
Published December 27th 2016 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Karen Killebrew
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
How could a former travel agent, especially one who has been to Patagonia, not love this? Hy Conrad knows the destination, knows travel and knows how to spin a plot. I love the "competitive travelers" Todd and Edgar, I know their type well.
I'm looking forward to reading the previous books, and to more of Hy Conrad's intrigue in the future.
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Nancy H
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
When Amy and her mom Fanny leave their New York travel agency to accommpany a group of other travel agents on a new tour through Chile and Patagonia, little do they know that there will be another murder, lots of secrets, several suspects, and that they will have to solve the murder.
Kathleen
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This series is so crazy, it's endearing. I appreciate that author Hy Conrad starts out by telling you what locations are actual vs fictitious in the author's notes. The characters are vivid, unique and all with a special charm. ...more
Ronda Canary
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Why was there such focus on the type of frames for Amy's glasses? Weird.... ...more
Sunsettowers
Nov 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, cozy
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.

Amy and her mother, Fanny, run and write a highly successful trendy travel blog, TrippyGirl. Because of this, they are invited to ride on the New Patagonian Express, and blog about their experiences on a trip through South America. But when Fanny spies a corpse, that then disappears, and then possibly reappears, Amy and Fanny must prove there is a mur
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Barbara Lemon
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I can see from the other reviews that I liked this book a lot more than some others who read it. I am a fan of the Monk TV series and so I was really looking forward to these books by Hy Conrad who who also wrote the Monk series. I read the second in The Amy Travel Mystery last week and I really enjoyed that one. So, right away I was into this, the third in the series. I loved everything about this travel adventure . Amy and her mother, Fanny, are wonderful real people I am now quite fond of. I ...more
Kimberly Ann
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
#130

Amy's mother writes a very popular travel blog "Trippy.Girl" recounting Amy's travels & her encounters w/ murderers & near death experiences.

When Jorge O'Bannion offers them a trip to Argentina, so they may help resurrect his father's dream of reviving the family's estancia (estate) & the New Patagonia Express, which he hopes will become the newest tourist destination; they have no idea they will stumble into a murderous situation.

The plot/premise was a good one, however (you knew there had
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Cheryl
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a new series about Amy and her mother Fanny who write a travel blog called Trippy girl along with running a small travel agency. They run in murders and accidents but are sure when they are asked to go on a trip on a trail between Argentina and Chile that nothing will happen. Of course someone is murdered and they get mixed up in it. A fairly good story, think the series will get better as it goes.
Liz V.
Jan 20, 2021 rated it liked it
This book is the third in a series that needs to be read in order.

Amy and her mother jointly run a travel agency that would not have survived internet alternatives but for the mother's perils-of-Pauline description of Amy's travels and magnetism for murder.

Together they travel to Patagonia, with other travel agents, to review a newly established dude-type ranch. When the mother finds a body that no one else can find, their investigation begins.
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Susan
Sep 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
The story contrives to put mother and daughter Fanny and Amy Abel on a free luxury tour of Patagonia. The descriptions of the tour and the Patagonian landscapes are very enticing. However, Fanny is an appallingly callous character and the plot is entirely destructive. I would not read another of the series.
Allison
Aug 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
The mystery was interesting as it took place on South Amaerica, but I was not keen on the main characters. Fanny, the Mom was a bit of a scatterbrained and Amy had no depth . Maybe I would have thought more of them if I had read the first 2 novels in the series. Amy just didn't catch my interest at all.
The descriptions of the country were well done and that is what kept me reading!
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Judy
Mar 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I didn't like this one as much as I did the first two in the series. In the first two, when the murderer is revealed I felt very surprised. In this one it seemed very obvious. Even the little plot twist was not a surprise at all. Hopefully the next one will be better. ...more
Gloria
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
These are fun. Love the mamma. Guess if you really want educating, you could find all the spots that Amy's tour visits, but the story is fun alone. ...more
Kim
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
The plot felt overly contrived. The characters and relationships not realistic. Travel and destination content was only surface level.
Peter Reeves
Sep 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: real-books
No bad, an easy read pretty light
Christa (haines) Sheridan
Nov 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shallow and silly. Not my kind of book and I won't be looking to read the rest of them. ...more
Elaine
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
Just not in the right mood for reading this mystery.
Daniel
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Death on the Patagonian Express is an excellent book for the Armchair traveller and the hardcore traveller alike. It blends murder mystery with travel in delightful passion. The book takes you to Patagonia on a majestic luxury train line where not is all as it seems. A wonderful story with great characters.
Lucy
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Amy Abel and her mother, Fanny, combine to create the TrippyGirl travel blog. Fanny is truly the adventurous one, Amy more staid & traditional. She's the owner of Amy's Travel, a store in New York City where the women live together. Fanny, a master of hyperbole, takes Amy's travels and exaggerates them while writing their hit blog. One morning Amy comes into breakfast to find an elegant gentleman at the table with her mom. Jorge O'Bannion, the Chilean gentleman, has contacted TrippyGirl to offer ...more
Sophia
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Seeing the world through the pages of a book has been my method of travel so far and is the reason I am always keen to discover a promising plot situated in a place rather different from my home. I spotted this one and knew from the title that there would be a trip to the very southern end of South America. I hoped the author would spend some time on the setting and culture while crafting his mystery and was delighted to find that he did. Music, touring, food, and life in Patagonian Argentina an ...more
Anne
Nov 21, 2016 rated it liked it
I gave the first two books in this series an OK and a like rating. I'm going with like here because I clipped along to the 75% mark and looked forward the next morning to finishing it.

The author seems to have a trend of sitting out one of the three main characters in each book, only sending two out on the trip "du book" and experiencing the murders. In this one, Marcus is the character who stays home and has a very minimal role. This makes sense since he does have a full time job as a concierge.
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David H. Smith
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: an one
This is the third in the Amy and Fanny series. It continues the high standard set by the first two books. Conrad writes well. In addition, he has created two terrific characters in this mother/daughter travel agent team who just happen to encounter murders whenever they set out. Their roles are reversed in that mom is the impulsive adventurous soul and daughter is the more cautious and mature. On this familiarization trip to Patagonia the description of the geography along the Argentinian/Chilea ...more
Julia
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This by far, is the best of the bunch. I think the fact that Amy's mom Fanny (and partner in their travel business), got to hit the road and experience things just like on her Trippy Girl blog, really added a fresh aspect to this mystery. I liked the Argentinian setting. There were wonderful descriptions of an area that I now feel like I know a bit about. When Jorge O'Bannion (who knew so many Irish and Welsh settled in that area of South America?) invited several tour operators to experience th ...more
Ping Naka
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a delightful mystery!

Hy Conrad wrote Monk stories both on TV and in books.

I love this new mystery series he is writing. This one is so much fun I couldn't put down.

I love traveling and love living through adventures of the books!

This time Amy who is always very afraid of everything travels with her feisty and intrepid mother! The romantic feeling of them traveling by train with the name of Patagonian Express makes it even more exciting to read!

I finished this book too soon. Now I'm looking
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Ping Naka
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a delightful mystery!

Hy Conrad wrote Monk stories both on TV and in books.

I love this new mystery series he is writing. This one is so much fun I couldn't put down.

I love traveling and love living through adventures of the books!

This time Amy who is always very afraid of everything travels with her feisty and intrepid mother! The romantic feeling of them traveling by train with the name of Patagonian Express makes it even more exciting to read!

I finished this book too soon. Now I'm looking
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Sally Hannoush
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love the idea of a travel blogger mystery! It took me a while to get into the story because it seemed slow moving. Then a little bad luck here and there started happening to get my attention. I enjoyed the characters. It made me want to see the glaciers and ride the train from the story. The ending was funny and made the prolog even more crazy. The story got better and better the more further you got into it.
Debbie
Oct 22, 2016 added it
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nikkia neil
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Thanks Kensington Books and netgalley for this ARC.

Mother/daughter team writers go on a trip filled with mishaps, funny situations, awkward comments, and just mayhem.
Susan
Travel agents Amy and her mother Fanny (author of the blog Trippy Girl) have been invited on a train trip from Argentina to Chile, taking in luxurious old ranches on the way. Amy's significant other Marcus remains in New York to take care of their business. When Fanny sees a body on an excursion, she calls for help--but by the time it comes, the body is gone. She begins to think it was a vision, especially when she later sees the body again, and this time everyone else does too. The solution is ...more
Patricia Piacentine
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
fun concept- I think I should have read my first one by Hy Conrad without the mother along- and will do so!
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HY CONRAD has made a career out murder, earning a Scribe Award for best novel and garnering three Edgar nominations from the Mystery Writers of America. Along the way, he has developed a horde of popular games and interactive films, hundreds of short stories and a dozen books of solvable mysteries, published in over a dozen languages. In the world of TV, he is best known for his eight seasons as a ...more

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