Spotlight: Dearly Departed by Hy Conrad

Fanny and Amy Abel, the dynamic mother-and-daughter owners of a NYC travel agency, have just booked their biggest trip yet. But with danger in the air, the itinerary may include murder…

Paisley MacGregor, a maid to the rich, made a dying request to send all of her wealthy employers on a first-class wake to spread her ashes around the world. Amy has her suspicions about these “mourners,” especially when one has a life-threatening “accident” at the first stop in Paris. And when a mysterious American stranger tagging along with the group has his ticket punched in the shadow of the Taj Mahal, Amy knows she may have a killer on her tour.
Who was this stranger, and what’s the connection to someone in her group? Digging for clues while continuing on with the trip is a lot for Amy to manage, especially when another mourner has a possibly fatal encounter with a Hawaiian volcano. Back in the States, Fanny and Amy start to piece together a secret worth killing for, but someone is hot on their trail, and ready to send them on a one-way trip—to the morgue!

About The Author  

Hy Conrad has made a career out of light mystery, earning a Scribe Award and garnering three Edgar nominations. Along the way, he developed a horde of popular games and interactive films, hundreds of short stories and a dozen books of solvable mysteries, published in over a dozen different languages. In the world of TV, he is best known for his eight seasons as a writer and co-executive producer for the ground-breaking series “Monk.”

Most recently, Hy has turned to novels, authoring the final four books in the popular “Monk” novels and creating a new series, “Amy’s Travel Mysteries” published by Kensington Books. The first Amy mystery, “Toured to Death”, hit the shelves in February, 2015.

He lives in Key West with his partner and two miniature schnauzers.

 


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