Dutch Me Deadly by Maddy Hunter is the seventh book in the “Passport to Peril” mystery series. Publisher: Midnight Ink, February 2012
As a travel escort for seniors, Emily Andrew-Miceli has led her feisty Iowa clan all over the world. This time, they’re off to see historic windmills, classic Rembrandts, and picturesque canals in Holland—if they can ever unplug from their smartphones, that is. Joining them is the high school class from Bangor, Maine, whose 50th reunion celebration goes south faster than a fallen Brussel sprout soufflé as old rivalries start heating up. Worse, Emily’s hopes for a 100% survival rate on this trip are dashed when an important member of the tour suffers a tragic (and highly suspicious) accident. Then the saucy seniors’ wild night of drug-laced desserts and risqué shows in Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District gets even more mysterious when one unpopular reunioner goes missing.
It’s been five years since we last seen Emily and the seniors and boy am I glad they are back. This time the seniors have embraced technology and use it to help Emily once again solve a murder mystery abroad. I laughed at the antics of the seniors as they traipsed through Holland with their usual enthusiasm. One again Jackie is on-board and the fun never ends with the traveling Iowans. The best part of this series is the author’s description of the places they visit along the way that makes me feel like I’m part of this vacationing group. Another great mystery solved and the excitement of their next adventure is what I look forward to in this delightfully charming series.
Full Disclosure – The publisher sent me a copy of this book