Passport To Murder by Mary Angela
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Great Escapes
When the professor Emmeline Prather was preparing her first travel to Paris she couldn't ever imagined that it would end with murder... but being 13 on the trip was never a good sign, don't you think?
'I shook my head in disagreement. "Everyone has a backstory. What details they choose to leave out are just as important as the ones they choose to tell."
"Just be careful, Em. I'm not particularly keen on the guy, but that doesn't mean I want you to kill your chances of teaching in an actual French Departments with a few ill-timed questions. You know how sensitive he can be when he thinks he's being insulted."'
Working at the university is never easy, but I was surprised that in this book almost all the professors had a good relation, there were only some minimal problems. At the same time it was quite interesting because almost all the possible murders were professors or students, so... who had really a good motive to kill?
In the university they are lucky that Em loves mysteries and let me tell you a secret, if there's not a mystery, she will create one, she loves stories and love to investigate, if she feels that something is not right, she will investigate, so, don't hide any dirty secret to Em, she will always discover it!
I loved the relation between Em and Lenny, I don't know if they will have a relationship or simply friends, but they have chemistry and they understand each other, their scenes together were my favourite in all the book, Lenny makes Em brighter, funnier and sharper, I hope he will stay for good.
This is the second book of the series "Professor Prather Mystery" but you can read it as standalone.
This is a quick read, with a curious mystery, a quite variety of suspects and a mystery peanut.
Ready for a trip to Paris?