Dearly Departed

Dearly Departed

Book - 2016
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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!
Published: New York, NY :, Kensington Books,, 2016.
Edition: First Kensington hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781617736827
Branch Call Number: F CON
Characteristics: 329 pages ;,22 cm.


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Jul 04, 2018

This is the second in a series and the first I have read. The plot forms around the death of an beloved elderly maid, MacGregor, who dies of natural causes and sets up a will that pays to take all her former employers around the world to places she has never been to scatter her ashes and relive the good memories they all had of her. The maid was a motherly type and was in on all their secrets. Although MacGregor was dead all of the secrets did not die with her, hence the murders. An average murder mystery to wile away the hot humid days of summer.
I found the author's attempt at a love triangle between Amy, Marcus and Peter to lack any kind of sizzle. The one thing I did like was Amy's mom,Fanny, I really felt that her mother and Marcus had a more exciting relationship. I was waiting for Fanny to go cougar relieve Amy of Marcus and end the lame triangle plot line.
I found it an okay murder mystery to while away the hot humid days of summer.

Mar 01, 2016

I only read partway. Didn't like any of the characters.


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