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Death on the Danube: A New Year’s Murder in Budapest

(Travel Can Be Murder #1)

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Who knew a New Year’s trip to Budapest could be so deadly? The tour must go on – even with a killer in their midst…

Recent divorcee Lana Hansen needs a break. Her luck has run sour for going on a decade, ever since she got fired from her favorite job as an investigative reporter. When her fresh start in Seattle doesn’t work out as planned, Lana ends up unemployed and
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Kindle Edition, 158 pages
Published November 15th 2019 by Traveling Life Press
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Harriet Steel
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime-mystery
Lana Hansen is down on her luck after losing the job she loved and the break up of her marriage. She's facing a bleak New Year when her landlady, the delightfully eccentric Dottie, offers her a job as a tour guide on a trip to Budapest. The original courier has been forced to cancel but Lana's co-guide, Carl, is very experienced, and there will be local guides to help too. All Lana will need to do is keep the smiles and the drinks coming and make sure that the guests have a great, hitch-free ...more
Elizabeth Lloyd
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In Death on the Danube, Jennifer S Alderson has turned away from the dangerous adventures of Art Historian Zelda Richardson and turned to cozy mystery with newly divorced Lana Hansen as she takes up a new life as a tour guide with Wanderlust Tours. I soon adapted to this style of murder mystery as Lana uses her skill with people to take care of a disparate group of wealthy tourists threatened by murder within their midst. An intelligent former journalist, Lana puts the “Fabulous Five” group of ...more
Trish
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lana Hansen is recently divorced, living in Seattle, and trying to decide what she wants next in life. Her friend and landlady, Dotty, owns a travel agency and is suddenly short a tour guide for a New Year's trip to Budapest. Lana reluctantly agrees to go on the trip. After two murders occur on the excursion, she starts spending time sleuthing as well as guiding the tour.

I wanted to read Death on the Danube because I enjoy playing armchair traveler (as well as armchair detective!). Lana's work
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E.J. Bauer
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have recently discovered cozy mysteries - well I've certainly read quite a few - but have only just discovered that they have their very own genre. This one was a treat. I got to visit Budapest in winter, tour some of the sights of the city including a wonderful Christmas market and cruise the Danube. I also met a new protagonist, Lana, a rookie travel guide, and warmed to her immediately. If you want to keep guessing whodunnit when there is a serial killer among the travellers, this is well ...more
Christine
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
The first in what promises to be an entertaining travel mystery series by Jennifer S. Alderson. Lana Hansen, newly divorced and down on her luck, finds herself as a tour guide on a Danube River trip. We've all looked forward to a vacation only to have two people in the group be obnoxious and rude. On top of that two women are fighting over tour guide Carl. One is a friend of Lana's, the other is a young waitress. Things get messy when Carl is found dead.
Jay Williams
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Tour from Hell

When Lana is pressed into serving as a last minute replacement for an injured tour guide, she joins the group in Budapest, and one mishap after another ensues. The tour group has many interesting and colorful characters. The writing is rich and clear, and the story moves nicely. The details of many picturesque areas of Budapest are beautifully described. Lana investigates the deaths of two of her clients on a boat tour on the Danube. The story is filled with unique characters
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Suzi Stembridge
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
After a slow start this book really gathered pace and the wonderful descriptions of Budapest and the Danube made this a true ‘Travel by Book’ with strong characters and a pressing need to solve this mystery!
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Great Escapes Book Tours. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Death on the Danube by Jennifer Alderson is a captivating tale of greed and misdeeds.
Who would kill Carl? He was just a tour guide...
Lana Hanson
Lana is our main character, point of view, and our sleuth. Things haven't been going the way that Lana had planned. First, she lost her dream job as an investigating journalist, and most recently,
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Amber - TBR Book Blog
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I think this was my first Jennifer S. Alderson book but it's not my last! I haven't read a story in a while that described the characters so completely that they came alive. I could just imagine the Fab Five and the cute Hendersons.

Lana is down on her luck; she's fairly new to being divorced, was fired from her job as an investigative journalist and can't find a new job. Her friend Dotty, comes to her rescue with a tour guide gig in Budapest. Which she knows nothing about but she's going to
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Death on the Danube is a great start to a brand new cozy mystery series – with a bonus benefit of touring Budapest vicariously with the characters as well. Lana is a relatable protagonist & her background in investigative journalism adds believability to her amateur sleuthing. I loved The Fabulous Five too & hope to see them again in future books. A nicely plotted mystery and engaging writing voice also make this an enjoyable read.

Reviewer’s Note: Readers may want to be aware that there
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Hi! I am an American expat currently living in Amsterdam. After traveling extensively around Asia, Oceania, and Central America, I moved to Darwin, Australia, before finally settling in the Netherlands. When not writing, you can find me in a museum, biking around Amsterdam, or enjoying a coffee along the canal while planning my next research trip.

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