Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Review: Death on the Patagonian Express
Title: Death on the Patagonian Express
Author: Hy Conrad
Publication Date: December 27, 2016
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Recommended If You Like: travelogues, mother-daughter duo, settings as characters
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.
Amy and her mother, Fanny, run and write a highly successful trendy travel blog, TrippyGirl. Because of this, they are invited to ride on the New Patagonian Express, and blog about their experiences on a trip through South America. But when Fanny spies a corpse, that then disappears, and then possibly reappears, Amy and Fanny must prove there is a murder to solve, and find the answers.
What I Liked:
Fanny and Amy make a fun and unique duo, both as mother and daughter, and as crime solvers. They bring originality and humor to the story.
The setting was a great one, factual and fascinating, described in great detail. The traveling aspect allows readers to feel like they're seeing so much of South America.
Anything I Didn't Like?
The ending felt a little out of character for who the murderer was revealed to be. It took me by surprise, which is always good, but didn't really ring true to what had come before.
I liked, but didn't love this book. I felt like the mystery sometimes got lost in the characters and settings. This was a fun read, but I won't be rushing to get the rest of the series read.