Publication Order of Passport To Peril Books
|Alpine for You||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Top o' the Mournin'||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Pasta Imperfect||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hula Done It?||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|G'Day to Die||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Norway to Hide||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Dutch Me Deadly||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Bonnie of Evidence||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Fleur de Lies||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|From Bad to Wurst||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
American author Maddy Hunter has been writing for some time now creating her unique and compelling blend of mystery and suspense that’s been captivating and enthralling readers worldwide. With a keen sense of location, she’s able to get inside the action and build a world that’s fully immersive and easy to inhabit for her ever willing audience, providing a clear sense of direction for the course of events throughout. Travelling the world herself, she’s been able to utilize her experience applying it to the narrative within and creates a sense of urgency for her overall themes and arcs. No stranger to quality character development either, she’s been able to create fully three dimensional personalities that draw the readers in with their down to earth appeal and relatability. Keeping everyone guessing to the very end, whilst retaining a sense of warmth and wit, she’s able to maintain a friendly and easy going appeal that continues to entertain audiences to this very day. There’s a good humor to her work that manages to keep the readers both laughing and guessing, with her easily accessible, but difficult to put down books. Not just appealing in a commercial sense, she’s also managed to gain critical acclaim too, thus securing her popularity for some time yet.
The Passport to Peril series itself has been running for over ten novels so far and counting, with more due to be released shortly. Taking place throughout a number of different settings, this series really exemplifies Hunter’s sense of location and how she’s managed to bring her mysteries worldwide whilst simultaneously keeping them grounded for the reader. With Emily Andrew as the ever likable lead heroine taking precedence over all the action, this manages to depict a resourceful character filled with wit and charm, as she always manages to get to the bottom of a case. Starting out all the way back in 2003, these books are still continuing to this very day, as both Hunter and her readers have a clear love for the character and it definitely shows. With plenty more situations and zany adventures available on the horizon, this is a series that shows no signs of stopping anytime soon, as there’s plenty of life left in the franchise yet.
Alpine for You
Initially published to set the series off in 2003 on the 28th of January, this helped create the premise for much of what was to come in the subsequent novels to follow. Meeting Emily Andrew for the first time, it establishes her character and creates the world that she’s set to inhabit therein, as the audience get a feel for who she is and what she’s about. Many of the themes and arcs are brought in here too, feeding the overall narrative into it which, despite its episodic nature, has a central set of ideas and premises, such as its jet-setting story-lines.
Heading to Switzerland with her grandmother for what she thinks will be an easy getaway, it soon turns out to be anything but as Emily Andrew lands her first mystery within the Alps. Despite his lecherous nature, ski instructor Andy Simon didn’t deserve the tragic fate that befalls him, as he’s found dead, possibly murdered. That’s when she finds that there might be a killer among them, so stepping in to investigate is Etienne Miceli, a suave detective who she soon finds herself helping. They need to find the killer quick though, as they could strike again and nobody knows who will be next. Will they find out who killed Andy Simon, or will there be another victim as the murderer attempts to cover their tracks? Why would someone kill him and what did they expect to gain from committing such a nefarious and evil deed? Just how will things pan out, what is the truth behind it all and where will they turn after they discover the Alpine for you?
Top O’ the Mournin’
Continuing directly on from the events of the first book, this was to be the sequel in the ongoing adventures of Emily Andrew, as she discovers her next case and deals with an entirely new mystery. With even more twists and turns than the original, this provides more character and plot that, much like the first, works to keep the reader guessing right up until the very last page. Retaining its clear sense of wit and charm in the process, it also manages to build upon the franchise, offering more information and cementing this as a firm favorite among critics and readers alike.
Heading off to Ireland this time, the intrepid amateur sleuth Emily Andrew is hoping for a quiet period of respite with her grandmother after the events of the previous novel. Soon a corpse turns up in one of the guest-rooms of the hotel she’s staying at and, once again, she has to cut her vacation short and manage an investigation. Not only that, but it also appears that a ghost is on the loose, her ex-husband turns up having had a sex-change and a dangerous incident involving a horse drawn carriage occurs. What could the killer want this time? Is there really a ghost? How will things turn out as she attempts to stay top o’ the mournin’.
The Passport to Peril Series
Given the freestyle nature of this particular series, there’s no end to the number of possibilities and situations open to the characters in it, as there’s always more opportunities available with it being placed within a global setting. This is reflected with the readers as well, who have taken these books to heart and embraced them in a way unlike no other, which is something that will surely grow in the many years to come. It’s low-key grounded appeal works well in its favor, as it manages to not take itself too seriously, but still provide some substantial and consistent mystery adventures for Emily Andrew to solve. With a variety of different characters as well, continually coming into contact with Emily, there’s always a new perspective there keeping things afresh for the reader. As the series grows from strength-to-strength, they’re gaining new readers every day and this is something that will continue on into the foreseeable future for some time yet.Book Series In Order » Characters » Passport to Peril