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Norway to Hide (Passport to Peril #6)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  403 Ratings  ·  37 Reviews

Sure, Jackie Thum's newly published novel might not be Hemingway, but bad reviews from her fellow travelers have Emily Andrew's transgender ex-husband (Jackie was formerly Jack) steaming like a sauna. It's a dismal start to their Scandinavian tour, and group leader Emily is getting that sinking feeling in Helsinki: something fishy this way comes. When Jackie's most outspok
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Published October 30th 2007 by Pocket Books
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Mar 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yeah. This one was fine until we got to the end. It was your usual hijinks all through the book, but that ending? Really? I won't spoil it for you, but the motive was LAME. To an extreme degree.
I really enjoyed certain aspects of this sixth book in the Emily Andrew chronicles while completely being annoyed by others.

First of all, the motive behind the murders was so inane and weak that the whole thing seemed really ridiculous and pointless. I always have issues with motive, why would anyone go to the lengths of killing another human if there wasn’t a good reason for it? Motive and the conclusion are what make it or break it for me regardless of how good the rest of the book is. Althou
Sep 10, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, cozy
Not as good as ALPINE FOR YOU. The humor seemed a bit forced and I didn't like the ex-husband very much, not because she's a transexual but because she was so annoying.

That said, I do think it's a great notion for a story, how to behave when your husband changes genders and writes your live into a novel. That's not really explored well here, which is a shame because the actual mystery isn't much of one.
For some reason I didn't like this one as much as the others. It seemed a little too far fetched and I had a hard time getting into it. The ending was nice but predictable.
Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Eh, this book was okay. Everything was so rushed at the end, and it just came together too quickly. It's still a fun series and quick read, but I wanted a bit more.
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy the books from this series; the recurring senior characters are a hoot, and I get a kick out of the MC and her family. Travelling vicariously to areas I've not had the privilege of visiting adds a lot to the stories, as well. It's also always fun to revisit those places I've been. This is another very good addition to the series. So glad I have a couple more waiting TBR!
D. Wickles
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: influenced-by
Picked up this book at a used book sale and I'm so glad I did. It's very amusing with all the senior citizens and their quirks. The murderer was a surprise to me. Will definitely seek out the other books in this series.
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apr 23, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008
Emily Andrews certainly has her hands full as she leads her group of senior citizens from Iowa on their tour through Norway. First, she is worried about the health of her beloved grandmother whose handwriting seems shaky all of a sudden. She is also trying to console her transgender ex-husband, Jackie, who is worried about the bad reviews and slow selling status of her first novel. Plus, she is getting married soon and her mother is busy fixing things after a disaster back home threatens her ori ...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
This is the first Maddy Hunter’s Passport to Peril book I have read and I really enjoyed it. The one thing I noticed though was that the story actually takes place in Finland, not Norway.

Emily Andrews is the guide for a group of Seniors from Iowa on a trip to Scandanavia. As in the other books, there is a murder. Jackie Thum, Emily's roommate is her previous husband who is transgendered and recently authored a book which is autobiographical from Emmily's point of view. While this sounds rather t
May 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the storyline of this book as well as the characters. It was not exceptionally well written, but the point was conveyed and I did not encounter any issues due to an inability to read the text. The story progress and progresses, but at the end there's a serious case of deus ex machina and suddenly the crime is solved and it doesn't really make sense what the motive of the killer was, generally people aren't killed over scrabble titles, but in competitive circles who am I to know (its a mu ...more
Norway to Hide by Maddy Hunter is the 6th book in A Passport to Peril mystery series. Emily Andrews is escorting her Iowan seniors travel group through Scandinavia and they are joined by a group from a retirement community in Florida. When two of the Floridians are strangled, her group finds themselves embroiled in another murder investigation. Another fun book in the series. I love how the feisty seniors are willing to help out with the investigations and take advantage of their various skills ...more
Oct 01, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Hunter seemed to phone this book in. The lovable Iowa Seniors that each reader comes to love, seem down right dumb in this book. Like living in the Midwest takes away IQ points. Even Emily our young tour host is less than with it.
You have people who are smart enough to hack the internet, but not smart enough know jumping in a body of water when you can't swim will cause you to down? The same person jump in the water two books ago.

Just skip this book.
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This entry in Maddy Hunter’s Passport to Peril series is just as amusing as the other stories in her repertoire. You’ll smile as you read about the antics of tour guide Emily Andrews and her senior citizens on their trip to Scandinavia. The Iowan group is dismayed to be thrown in with a bunch of Floridians, even more so when a guest turns up dead. What secrets is this troupe hiding that they’d kill to keep quiet? Norway to Hide will keep you guessing until the final clue.
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
This is the latest installment of Emily Andrews and her job as a travel guide and companion to a bunch of seniors from Iowa. this time they are in Norway the surrounding area and paired up with a group of seniors from Florida. Several people end up dead (as is always the case!) and Emily manages to solve the murders with the help of her Nana and Etienne, her fiance.

the book has a nice twist at the end...but I can't say what! now to await a new book from this author.
Apr 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emily, Nana and the regular crew are sharing a Scandinavian tour with a bunch of annoying Floridians but nobody is so annoying someone would want to kill them. Are they? Emily tries to solve multiple homicides and plan a wedding long distance in this funny, funny installment. These books are so much fun. They will make you glad you are home reading about traveling rather than actually doing it.
Jun 19, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hunter is a Madison Wisconsin writer and we have a lot of good writers here. It was touted as another Janet Evanovich. It seemed like her humor was trying too hard. Not a laugh out loud like Janet's.
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just adore this series and this book was great. Another new location. Our favorite love birds are making plans. All our favorite seniors are back along with Jackie! Bernice has continued to grow on me. Cannot wait to read the next one.
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: other, 2013
Funny, light easy read, but unreal.

The story is very unbelievable. You might like it if you like funny dialogs and characters. If you like good mystery, you'll not get it in this book. Yes, there's a mystery, but it's so lame.

Linda Smatzny
This is the sixth book in the Passport to Peril Mystery series featuring Emily Andrew. This time the gang from Iowa are touring Helsinki when the first murder occurs. There is one more murder but it appears that the tour group from Florida has the murderer. Emily finally finds happiness.
Jan 03, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
My first for this author. Thought the plot was missing, along with the mystery. I couldn't connect with any characters. They were either lacking intelligence, lifeless or drama queen. I'll give Hunter another chance though & hope there are some redeming qualities in her next novel.
❂ Jennifer
Sep 03, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Another enjoyable, amusing story - the last - in this series. I'm sorry to see the series end, but happy that the author at least knew it was coming and was able to tie up loose ends. I'll miss the engaging characters and her ability to describe the locations of the story is excellent.
Barry Rocklin
You don't much care (in this series) whodunnit, or even always remember which of the senior citizens are which... but they are a fun, breezy read, with colorful characters that evoke Evanovich, and a delightful confection.
Jan 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
This series is wonderful and refreshing. The characters Emily and Jackie are the funniest. How can you not like the older group from Iowa on these tours they take. Maddy Hunter just keeps getting better and better as the series grows. I am looking forward to the next book.
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge, bingo
This was a good installment in the series. Not quite as over the top as some of the other ones can be, must have been the Scandinavian influence. I do enjoy traveling with Emily, Nana and everyone else.
This is the last in the Passport to Peril mystery series.
It wasn't as good or as funny as some of the earlier books in the series. I'm not sure why she hasn't written any more, but I enjoy them so hope she hasn't quit writing.
Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Maddt's books and I'm glad she finally married Emily off.
Aug 28, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
didn't particular;y like the ending but enjoyed the rest of the story as a whole
Pat Kiser
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great title in this series. I love any volume where Jackie plays a big role.
Nov 28, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Based on the ending I'm wondering if there will be any more books in this series. I hope so!
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