Friday, January 24, 2014

Murder on a Bus Tour in the Rocky Mountains

Susan Cantwell is on her first solo trip as a tour guide on a bus tour of the Rocky Mountains. She left her overbearing family and teaching job in New Jersey to try to become her own person. On the tour, she gets more than she bargained for when the passengers start to die. One of the passengers, a handome detective named James Alston, has been hired by the bus company because of a series of identity thefts. Together they try to solve the first murder before more occur.

This novel is reminiscent of a country house mystery where there are a limited number of guests from which to choose the murderer. Unfortunately, for anyone who reads a lot of mysteries, it makes it rather easy to guess who-done-it.

The novel is also a traditional boy meets girl romance. Susan and James are the only young people on the bus tour and predictably they find each other interesting. This is enhanced when they work together to solve the mystery of why the passengers are being murdered.

The novel is a quick read. If you like your mystery laced with romance, you may enjoy this book. If you're a serious mystery fan, give it a miss.

I reviewed this book for the Amazon Vine Program.