It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to my newest creation, Lana Hansen – star of the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series!
Join Lana as she leads tourists and readers to fascinating cities around the globe on intriguing adventures that, unfortunately for Lana, often turn deadly.
I’ve been kicking around the idea for a new travel-themed cozy mystery series for about a year. It’s taken me awhile to flesh out the characters and world, but it has been a blast doing so!
This new series is shorter, lighter, and funnier than the Zelda Richardson Mysteries. The first three books are heartwarming stories about friendship, travel, and celebrating new experiences.
I do hope readers who enjoy my art-related thrillers will enjoy this new series as well! [Never fear, Zelda Richardson will be back – most likely in May 2020. Zelda’s on the trail of a missing Vermeer and her search leads her to Munich, Germany…]
Book 1 of the Travel Can Be Murder series – DEATH ON THE DANUBE – will be released on November 28, 2019. Book 2 will be available in January. Book 3 will be released in April.
Huge thanks to Elizabeth MacKey Graphic Design for creating an incredible series of covers! She had perfectly captured the essence of the series.
You can pre-order the DEATH ON THE DANUBE eBook now for 99 cents:
Death on the Danube: A New Year’s Murder in Budapest
(Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)
By Jennifer S. Alderson
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 penniless on Christmas Eve.
Dotty Thompson, her landlord and the owner of Wanderlust Tours, is also in a tight spot after one of her tour guides ends up in the hospital, leaving her a guide short on Christmas Day.
When Dotty offers her a job leading the tour group through Budapest, Hungary, Lana jumps at the chance. It’s the perfect way to ring in the new year and pay her rent!
What starts off as the adventure of a lifetime quickly turns into a nightmare when Carl, her fellow tour guide, is found floating in the Danube River. Was it murder or accidental death? Suspects abound when Lana discovers almost everyone on the tour had a bone to pick with Carl.
But Dotty insists the tour must go on, so Lana finds herself trapped with nine murder suspects. When another guest turns up dead, Lana has to figure out who the murderer is before she too ends up floating in the Danube…