Lynne and her daughter visit a friend who owns a resort/retirement park in the Florida Keys. Shortly after arriving, she discovers a body. This book, like the others in the series, is full of information on a variety of subjects, from piracy to prescription drugs to tropical birds.
This is the fourth installment in the "Booked for Travel" series by Emily Toll. California tour guide Lynne Montgomery is on the road again, and this time she and her daughter Jenna are visiting old California friends who have recently purchased a resort on the Little Sister Key in the Florida Keys. In this story, Lynne is taking a real vacation, with no tour group to worry about. Of course, it seems that wherever Lynne travels, she manages to stumble upon a dead body while on one of her early morning strolls, and this trip is no different. On her second day in Florida, Lynne discovers the body of her hostess' friend Darcy Gainesborough, and the police determine that Darcy's death appears suspicious.
The plot of this story was thoroughly enjoyable, with just the right mix of travel tidbits and development of the mystery. The subplots include some mischievous pranksters vandalizing the Dos Hermanas resort, some secrets that the murder victim has been hiding, and a search for some pirate treasure.
I enjoy this series and the various "vacation spots" that it is set in.
This book is part of a series by Emily Toll, but can stand alone on its own. I was so immersed in the "feel" of the Florida Keys I immediately made plans to visit them after reading this book. A satisfying mystery without a lot of suspense or danger.