My sister-in-law and mystery-co-writer, Mary Joy, had an opportunity to attend an author event at Madison’s own Booked For Murder this weekend featuring local mystery writer Maddy Hunter. Mary Joy was so enthused about the experience that I asked her to write a guest blog for me, which she did.
By Mary Joy Johnson
If you need a good hearty laugh, any of Maddy Hunter’s mystery series—Passport to Peril—may just be the ticket. Yesterday I attended and thoroughly enjoyed a book signing/ reading event at Booked for Murder, an independently owned book store in Madison, WI, featuring Maddy and her newest book, Dutch Me Deadly. Don’t ask me what the title means; Maddy didn’t know either, and unfortunately it’s not as clever as some of her other punny titles—Norway to Hide, Top of the Mournin’, Alpine for You.
This newest adventure featuring tour-escort Emily Andrew-Miceli and her motley group of senior citizens takes us to –where else?—the Netherlands and Belgium. If the selection read by Maddy about the naïve Iowa seniors nibbling marijuana-lased brownies in Amsterdam’s red light district is any indication that this newest book lives up to her chuckle-producing style, the book will be a real treat to read indeed. I have found I often have to stop reading mid-chapter because I’m laughing so hard I can’t see anymore. I can’t wait to read this one.
Thank you, Mary Joy!