Engadine Aerie - A Hardy Durkin Travel Mystery

Engadine Aerie - A Hardy Durkin Travel Mystery

by Bluette Matthey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941611111
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com
Publication date: 04/26/2017
Series: A Hardy Durkin Travel Mystery , #5
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Bluette Matthey is a third-generation Swiss-American and an avid lover of European cultures. She has decades of travel and writing experience. She is a keen reader of mysteries, especially those that immerse the reader in the history, inhabitants, culture, and cuisine of new places. Her passion for travel, except airports (where she keeps a mystery to pass the time), is shared by her husband, who owned a tour outfitter business in Europe. Bluette particularly loves to explore regions that are not on the "15 days in Europe" itineraries. She also enjoys little-known discoveries, such as those in the London Walks, in well-known areas. She firmly believes that walking and hiking bring her closer to real life any locale. Bluette maintains a list of hikes and pilgrimages throughout Europe for future exploration. She lives in Le Locle, Switzerland, with her husband and band of loving cats.

The protagonist in the Hardy Durkin Travel Mystery Series is German-American Hardy Durkin. Trained in Sigint and a crack marksman, Hardy has placed at the highest levels in the modern and military pentathlon. He is also fluent in four languages ... a man with an interesting set of subskills. He worked for a research and development start-up in New Hampshire using his decoding and intelligence skills, but it wasn't a good fit. Ten plus hours a day in a work space divided up like a rabbit warren was incentive to start Durkin Tours, an outfitter company with hikes in Europe. A trouble magnet, mayhem, murder, and madness have a habit of following Hardy wherever he goes.

Follow Hardy on his treks and adventures in: "Corsican Justice," "Abruzzo Intrigue," "Black Forest Reckoning," and "Dalmatian Traffick.'

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Engadine Aerie - A Hardy Durkin Travel Mystery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
AuthorsWebTVHost More than 1 year ago
There’s nothing better than a really good mystery that also serves as a quasi-travel guide. After reading the latest book in the Hardy Durkin series, I would love to visit Switzerland to see this beautiful country. As for the mystery, it’s believable, the characters are well-developed, and it’s so refreshing to read a novel that isn’t laden with profanity. This is a book you could give to your teenager to read, after you’ve read it yourself of course. Matthey’s descriptive writing style puts you in the middle of the action and you just can’t help but love the kind-hearted, well-meaning, Hardy Durkin. As our author works her way through the alphabet, I’m eager to see what she has in store for Hardy’s next adventure – this time in France
Barnseys_Books More than 1 year ago
When a body is discovered laying in the snow in the Engadine Valley, Hardy Durkin becomes embroiled in the hunt for a murderer. There's a lot going on in this book; a body in the snow, a bombing at the ski-marathon, a terrorist arms deal, an incestuous relationship, poisoning, armed drones firing bullets etc and it's all happening on the ski slopes in Switzerland! Hardy Durkin is a likeable character who, completely by chance, finds himself in the thick of things and agrees to assist the authorities in capturing the culprit(s). Engadine Aerie is written in a lighthearted fashion so there's nothing too gory or upsetting. It reminded me of the Agatha Christie-style detective novels I read as a teenager where the characters all seem rather jolly and shouldn't be taken too seriously. The setting of the book was inventive and I loved imagining the ski slopes, the celebrities holidaying there, the après-ski entertainment and the glamour. On balance, I thought it was a good read and I'd be interested in discovering what Hardy gets mixed up in next. Thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.