A senior citizens' tour of Alaska has deadly consequences.
Many of the elders who take the trips organized by Emily Andrew Miceli and her husband, Etienne, are repeat customers, members of a “Norwegian Only” book club in Windsor City, Iowa. Emily’s used to wrangling the cellphone obsessives who are so busy taking pictures and posting them online that they miss some of the best parts of the journey. She’s also used to having to solve a murder on each trip (Say No Moor, 2018, etc.). So when group member Delpha Spillum, who wanted to hike down the mountain instead of joining everyone for dinner, is found murdered, Emily promptly goes into sleuthing mode. After Emily's shy father accidentally snaps a picture of something that looks like the fabled Bigfoot and it’s shared online, the tour is inundated with reporters who wonder if Bigfoot murdered Delpha. The group members are questioned, but they all seem to have alibis since Delpha answered a text from Emily while they were all at dinner. Even so, members of the group are clearly feuding with each other and hiding secrets. Since some of them are know-it-alls, others bullies, and still others chronic complainers, Emily has her hands full smoothing things over. The group pushes on to the next destination with the much-needed help of local travel guide Alison Pickles and charming bus driver Steele, who make an attractive pair. Emily’s inside knowledge gives her an advantage over the police, and although she’s too late to prevent another murder, she does come up with some shocking revelations.
Despite some stereotypically exaggerated characters who may be just like people you know, Hunter’s mystery provides all the surprises to make this entry one of the best in her series.