From Bad to WurstFrom Bad to Wurst by Maddy Hunter is the 10th book in the “Passport to Peril” mystery series. Publisher: Midnight Ink, December 2016

The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Murder

It’s Oktoberfest and the globetrotting Iowa seniors are sharing their Sounds of Music adventure with several oompah bands whose dream of performing in a famous German beer hall is about to be realized. But when a deadly relic from wartime Munich rains disaster on the group, their dreams are shattered—until an unlikely guest offers them new hope.

The tour hits a sour note when tragedy strikes a guest who knew the musicians’ most guarded secrets. Was the death an unfortunate accident or something more sinister? As the group travels from the beer tents of Munich to the fairytale castle of Mad King Ludwig, Emily strives to restore harmony. But with the situation escalating out of control, could the gang be looking at a terrible end to their German interlude?

The senior Iowans are off to Germany and once again find themselves in the middle of another international incident when murder mars their trip. The author did a great job in setting up the stage for this fun and exciting mystery that had me laughing at the interplay between Emily’s mother and her grandmother . . . Emily did get in some jabs as well. The plot and subplots were well-orchestrated with plenty of suspects and it was fun watching it all come together. Emily’s dad had a surprising role and as did her mom. All in all, this was a great read and I can’t wait to see where the Iowan seniors will land next.

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