Monday, December 9, 2019

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, now hosted by Vicki at I'd Rather Be At The Beach, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.   

Today I'm featuring a recent blog tour read, Death on the Danube by Jennifer S. Alderson. The excerpt shared is from an eBook version I received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

 Death on the Danube: A New Year’s Murder in Budapest (Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) 

1  A Trip to Budapest
 December 26 - Seattle, Washington 

"You want me to go where, Dotty?  And do what?"  Lana Hansen had trouble keeping the incredulity out of her voice.  She was thrilled, as always, by her landlord's unwavering support and encouragement.  But now Lana was beginning to wonder whether Dotty Thompson was becoming mentally unhinged. 

"To escort a tour group in Budapest, Hungary.  It'll be easy enough for a woman of your many talents." 

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
Death on the Danube is the first book in the new Travel Can Be Murder cozy mystery series. It's an entertaining and enjoyable read that delivers the fun of solving a mystery on foreign soil while reading like a travelogue.  The richly-detailed descriptions of historic landmarks—from castles, to opera houses, museums, holiday markets, and grand hotels—actually make readers feel as though they too are on the tour.  This book is ideal for those who enjoy travel and those who like to travel vicariously.

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  1. Ooh, I do love the idea of this cozy mystery series, and getting in from the beginning is always good. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a fun feature! Many thanks for featuring my cozy mystery.

  3. I'm going to have to get a copy of this. I love cozies and I loved Budapest.