Thursday, September 21, 2017

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Tour: Passport To Murder

Passport to Murder (Professor Prather Mystery) by Mary Angela

Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series Camel Press (September 15, 2017) Paperback: 272 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1603816533
Start with an unlucky number. Throw in a romantic location. Include a dashing Frenchman and an uncompromising professor. And you have all the ingredients for a passport to murder. This semester, it seems that Professor Prather's dreams are about to come true. Ever since she was a young girl, she's imagined going to France, and her French colleague, André Duman, has finally made that trip possible. Over spring break, she and André are to lead a group of students and faculty to Paris to explore the City of Light. But before she can utter her first bonjour, a professor dies, and they are stuck in Minneapolis. She returns to Copper Bluff with an unstamped passport and a mystery to solve. When André becomes the prime suspect, Emmeline puts her research skills to good use, determined to find out who really killed the professor and spoiled their spring break plans. With thirteen travelers assembled, the possibilities are varied and villainous. Luckily, her dear friend and sidekick, Lenny Jenkins, is close by. Together, they will sort through the conflicting clues even if it costs them time, trouble, or tenure.

Review: I love discovering new cozy mystery series and this one is definitely going to be on my must follow list.  This is the 2nd book in the series, but as is the case with most cozy mystery series, you can jump right in and

I connected with Emmeline instantly and I loved Lenny as well.  The college setting was great. It was different, as most cozies that I read tend to be set in quirky shops of some kind or libraries. I definitely felt a connection between these two characters and I really hope that down the line they become a couple.

When one member of their travelling party dies on the plane, the spring break plans of a trip to Paris are crushed and Emmeline and Lenny start to investigate. (OK mostly Emmeline).

All the members of a trip seemed to have a reason to want Molly Jaspers dead, from students to colleagues to erm..her spouse.

Molly's death at first seemed like an accident. The Epipen didn't help her after she had somehow come in contact with a peanut.  This is where I knew who did it. I was just really interested in finding out the why.

The other characters secrets also made this story interesting, and when you add in a second death, shortly after Molly's memorial, well that really makes you start thinking.

The Professor Prather series is definitely a must for anyone that loves cozy mysteries, like I do. The characters are wonderful and Mary's writing draws you right into the story.

I adored this book and can't wait for the next installment.

Rating: 5 flowers

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About The Author

Like her protagonist in the Professor Prather mystery series, Mary Angela lives on the Great Plains and teaches college writing and literature. When she’s not grading papers (when is she not grading papers?), she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. She and her husband have two amazing daughters, one adorable dog, and a cat who would rather not be limited by an adjective. For more information, go to

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Mary Angela said...

Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate your review!

Mary Angela

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