Book Reviews of Alpine for You (Passport to Peril, No 1)

Alpine for You  (Passport to Peril, No 1)
Alpine for You - Passport to Peril, No 1
Author: Maddy Hunter
ISBN-13: 9780743458115
ISBN-10: 0743458117
Publication Date: 2/1/2003
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 152 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 12
The series about a mystery-solving travel agent/tour guide is an easy rainy-day read.
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Helpful Score: 8
I thought it was great! It was especially great as the introduction to a new series. Emily is a great character and I liked the slap-stick comedy that was thrown in. It was very entertaining and I enjoyed remembering some of the sights in Lucerne as they were discussed in the book. The mystery aspect was great considering I wasn't sure who the killer was until just before the reveal. Even then, I had my doubts. Excellent read and I can't wait to read the rest of this series. A new favorite I do believe!
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Helpful Score: 5
This book I found to be very humorous. It's about a girl who goes on a trip with her grandma and other seniors. Mysterious murders keep happening. Many witty one-liners and suspicious characters. I enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was one of the funniest mystery books that I have read in a long time. I laughed out loud. You would'nt think that being a tour guide for a seniors tour of Switzerland would be that interesting. I cannot wait to read the next one.
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this lighthearted cozy mystery, right up to the end⦠then it fell apart for me. It was the dialogue. It felt contrived and cheesy (no pun intended). However, I was able to overlook that part and enjoyed the whole book as great fun. I especially loved Emily's grandmother â says what she thinks when she wants to and has good ol' fashioned common Midwestern sense. Lots of fun! Just ignore the silly dialogue at the end! I did laugh out loud several times while reading this, which I have only done when reading Stephanie Plum or Scumble River books. I will be reading more in this series.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very enjoyable and humorous! First book I have read by this author and looking forward to reading more.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wonderful cozy, I enjoyed it so much that I'm trying get the next book in the series. I even laughed out loud at some of the passages.
What a KICK!
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Helpful Score: 2
All the typical cozy elements, but they just work exceedingly well in this series debut. The scenery is nice and worked into the story without dragging, and the characterizations are wonderfully sharp. I can hardly wait to read the second one. There is only one reason these will not be "keepers": they are not the type of cozy that includes recipes or other "reference"-type fare.

Emily Andrews is one of my new favorite heroines!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great travel mystery series. I had a lot of fun reading about Emily's adverntures with a senior tour group in Switzerland.
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Helpful Score: 1
I got this book because I heard the author was humorous -- what an understatement!! She has a very funny star character and lots of little quips that kept me enthralled ... like watching a sitcom through a book :) Can't wait for the next one!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of the funniest mysteries I've ead since i discovered Janet Evanovich. Maddy hunter writes with whit. We all know seniors who have lost all their inhabitions and say whatever, whenever. Immagine a large group of these seniors traveling the world you've got the makings for a Passport to Perril mystery.
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Helpful Score: 1
I liked this book about tour guide Emily Andrew a lot and the Swiss setting is great. Not to mention the sexy Swiss detective. Wish I could find more by Hunter.
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Helpful Score: 1
A great first book in a series. I was caught up immediately in the characters and stories, and have since read every book in the series to date. Highly recommended semi-cozy.
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Fun book about a tour escort leading her group of seniors from Iowa and finding murder on a trip to switzerland.
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This first book in the Passport to Peril series was full of fun and humor. It also was a good cozy mystery.
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Great cozy book I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good mystery and a good laugh together. I enjoyed this one 100%
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very good mystery, several very funny parts. Emily becomes the escort on a senior citizins trip to Switzerland with her grandmom and 3 members of the group die.
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Emily Andrews accompanies her Grandmother on a Swiss vacation. The tour group are from Iowa.When the tour excort is murdered Emily becomes the excort. Things pick up as more murders accour. Are they accidents or murders? Could it be one of the tour group is a murderer?Am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
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Cute cozy!
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An amusing cozy with a cast of interesting if not always realistic characters. Good rainy day story.
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Fun mystery!
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Should be loved by anyone who is in the travel industry or who has been on a tour.
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Cute debut cozy about a seniors tour of Switzerland
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Hilarously funny mystery. The different situations that the main character gets into while trying to guide the senior citizens of Iowa on their tour is refreshing and a really good read.
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Wasn't really happy over this book. Would recommend it if you are desperate for something to read.
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Emily Andrews reminds me of the heroine in the days of the silent movie (minus the railroad tracks and Snidely Whiplash)...if there is any trouble, she will find it, or it will find her....sometimes it was a bit over the top, but all that being said, it was a funny, entertaining book, and I probably will read the next in the series....
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This book was so much fun. I normaly do not enjoy books set in other countries, but this was great. I have the next two in the series sitting right next to me to read.
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Great books. Full of humor and mystery.
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Cute book. Humorous.
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Accompanying her grandmother ona seniors tour of Switzerland, Emily Andrew had envisioned a vacation straight out of a travel brochure. But her dream trip quickly snowballs into mayhem when smooth-talking tour escort Andy Simon is found dead. To be sure, Andy was randy - hitting on every miss within striking distance. His constant advances were driving Emily cuckoo--but had someone orchestrated his untimely death?
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Not a very good mystery or book in general
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Accompanying her grandmother on a seniors tour of Switzerland, Emily Andrew had envisioned a vacation straight out of a travel brochure: spectacular scenery, great food, and a classy European hotel, all worlds away from her rural Iowa hometown. But her dream trip quickly snowballs into mayhem when smooth-talking tour escort Andy Simon is found dead. To be sure, Andy was as randy as a mountain goat on Viagra, hitting on every miss-Swiss or otherwise-within striking distance. His constant advances were driving Emily cuckoo-but had someone orchestrated his untimely death?

I thought the book was a good read and didn't know who the killer was until the end.
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Acompanying her grandmother on a seniors tour of Switzerland, Emily Andrew had envisioned a vacation straight out of a travel brochure: spectacular scenery, great food, and a classy European hotel, all worlds away from her rural Iowa hometown. But her dream trip quickly snowballs into mayhem when smooth-talking tour escort Andy Simon is found dead. To be sure, Andy was as randy as a mountain goat on Viagra, hitting on every miss--Swiss or otherwise--within striking distance. His constant advances were driving Emily cuckoo--but had someone orchestrated his untimely death?

For savvy, resourceful Emily, leading the tour in Andy's place is only natural. But she can't remain neutral when a fellow traveler takes a fatal plunge--she's convinced a murderer lurks among them. With precision timing, sexy Etienne Miceli steps in to investigate, and Emily warms to the suave detective. Still, with the group roster suddenly sprouting more holes than the local cheese, Emily wonders: is there a save haven anywhere in the shadow of the Alps?
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Accompanying her grandmother on a seniors tour of Switzerland, Emily Andrew had envisioned a vacation straight out of a travel brochure: spectacular scenery, great food, and a classy Eurepean hotel, all worlds away from her rural Iowa hometown. But her dream trip quickly snowballs into mayhem when smooth-talking tour escort Andy Simon is found dead. To be sure, Andy was as randy as a mountain goat on Viagra, hitting on every miss-Swiss or otherwise - within striking distance. His constant advances were driving Emily cuckoo - but had someone orchestrated his untimely death?

For savvy, resourceful Emily, leading the tour in Andy's place is only natural. But she can't remain neutral when a fellow traveler takes a fatal plunge - she's convinced a murderer lurks among them. With precision timing, sexy Etienne Miceli steps in to investigate, and Emily warms to the suave detective. Still, with the group roster suddenly sprouting more holes than the local cheese, Emily wonders is there a safe haven anywhere in the shadow of the Alps?
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From inside cover:
"I found Shirley Angowski, attired in a pink nylon pegnoir edged with a profusion of pink boa feathers at the hem and cuffs. She was shaking with hysteria and screaming. 'He's dead! He's dead! Look at him, he's dead!'
'Who's dead?' I asked as more doors were flung open.
She pointed to the room next to mine.
Supine on the floor lay Andrew Simon, his skin pasty, eyes wide and bulging, hair disheveled, dressed in a handsome black smoking jacket with matching ascot that was pulled dreadfully askew. I thought the ascot was a bit over the top, especially since it looked as though Andy hadn't a clue how to knot the thing. Now he'd never know.
Shirley was right. Andy was dead.
Not a good way to begin your Golden Swiss Triangle Tour.