Say No Moor

Say No Moor

Hoping to reach an expanded clientele of senior travellers, Emily Miceli, travel agency owner and tour escort, offers discounted fares to a handful of bloggers in exchange for highlighting her group’s tour of Cornwall, England. But when the quarrelsome host of their historic inn dies under suspicious circumstances, Emily worries that the bloggers’ coverage of the situation...

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  • Clare O'Beara

    A tour filled with American seniors busy enjoying their retirement is joined by six determined bloggers, who are invited to publicise the trip. Someone is bound to end up dead. How will Emily the tour operator cope, especially when the cook is absent from the B&B and some of the bloggers have artistic disputes?

    This is fun with cantankerous seniors crowding the page, each trying to lead the group and some wanting more activities than others. The message I took from it is to go and see the sig

    A tour filled with American seniors busy enjoying their retirement is joined by six determined bloggers, who are invited to publicise the trip. Someone is bound to end up dead. How will Emily the tour operator cope, especially when the cook is absent from the B&B and some of the bloggers have artistic disputes?

    This is fun with cantankerous seniors crowding the page, each trying to lead the group and some wanting more activities than others. The message I took from it is to go and see the sights of Cornwall, go out and enjoy your retirement or your holiday time. Ideally avoid getting mixed up in murders.

    I thought introducing a New Jersey B&B staff member was a mistake, if only because we'd be better to meet local people and learn about their views on tourism. Also Americans do not generally get work permits for UK. However, the author is entitled to pursue her artistic vision. The mystery is suitable for anyone from teens to adults.

    I downloaded an e-ARC from Net Galley and Fresh Fiction. This is an unbiased review.

  • JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)

    Emily Andrews Miceli's senior tour group is at it again, this time in 'Merry Olde England', on the Cornwall coast. Trying to get more business for her tours, Emily has invited along five (very strange) travel bloggers - at a deeply discounted rate that only incenses her regulars - to give daily updates on the pleasures of touring with their agency.

    But no sooner do they arrive at their destination than disaster befalls (did we expect anything else?). The abrasive chef dies shortly after serving t

    Emily Andrews Miceli's senior tour group is at it again, this time in 'Merry Olde England', on the Cornwall coast. Trying to get more business for her tours, Emily has invited along five (very strange) travel bloggers - at a deeply discounted rate that only incenses her regulars - to give daily updates on the pleasures of touring with their agency.

    But no sooner do they arrive at their destination than disaster befalls (did we expect anything else?). The abrasive chef dies shortly after serving tea, and when it's discovered it wasn't an accident, the group is informed they must stay where they are. But it gets worse when the co-owner of the inn (and life partner of the chef) is arrested and there's no one to cook or clean. But then they discover there's a thief among them: not only is money being stolen, but things like...wigs...and shoes. Who would want to do such a thing? It only escalates when one of Emily's seniors disappears, and no one seems to know where.

    With a missing tourist and personal items, the body count mounting, suspicious bloggers, and Emily unwillingly running an inn that's apparently crumbling around them, nothing more can happen to them now...or can it?

    As always, Ms. Hunter has given us another chapter in the topsy-turvy life of Emily Andrews Miceli and her (practically) insane seniors, who are more concerned with getting the best seat at the breakfast table than finding another dead body among them.

    She brings you into their world so beautifully that you begin to wonder if you could survive a trip with them without needing medication yourself. The story is fast-moving and event filled, helped along by plenty of humor and more than one mystery to be solved. Emily's frustration is almost palpable, along with her fondness for each and every one of these irascible golden-agers who are having the time of their lives while finding reasons to argue with and attempt to one-up each other.

    When the many mysteries are solved, they are woven together tautly and delightfully, giving us a conclusion not only believable but rewarding in itself; the pieces come together nicely and everything is just as it should be. I eagerly await the next tour and spending time with Emily's seniors (as I have come to know them). While this is part of a series, each book is written in a way that it can be read as a stand-alone; however, I will tell you that after reading the first in the series, Alpine for You, I was so enamored that I wanted to read each and every one, and I have no doubt that you will too. Highly recommended.

  • Kathleen Gray

    A fast funny cozy read set in one of my favorite locales- Cornwall! I'd not read the first 10 books in this long running series but that didn't make a difference. One thing was clear to me: I might think twice about joining one of Emily's tours given the murders and problems that seem to hound her. That said, she handles all the problems, including running an inn, with aplomb. The seniors from Iowa are a hoot, the mystery not too complicated, and all in all, it's a jolly one. Thanks to Netgalley

    A fast funny cozy read set in one of my favorite locales- Cornwall! I'd not read the first 10 books in this long running series but that didn't make a difference. One thing was clear to me: I might think twice about joining one of Emily's tours given the murders and problems that seem to hound her. That said, she handles all the problems, including running an inn, with aplomb. The seniors from Iowa are a hoot, the mystery not too complicated, and all in all, it's a jolly one. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.

  • Susan

    Hail! Hail! The gang's all here! Let the fun begin! Emily has her hands full, again with her usual oddball bunch of senior Iowans plus six bloggers (added because Emily wants to increase her advertising base) and, last but never least, her ex-husband Jack, now Jackie. Their latest tour has brought them to Cornwall...in the middle of a bit of a storm, both outside and inside. Before Emily can blink the first corpse makes its appearance and, without the help from her ex-policeman husband - who is

    Hail! Hail! The gang's all here! Let the fun begin! Emily has her hands full, again with her usual oddball bunch of senior Iowans plus six bloggers (added because Emily wants to increase her advertising base) and, last but never least, her ex-husband Jack, now Jackie. Their latest tour has brought them to Cornwall...in the middle of a bit of a storm, both outside and inside. Before Emily can blink the first corpse makes its appearance and, without the help from her ex-policeman husband - who is in Rome with the Pope - she is on her own. Not like this is Emily's first rodeo. She finds a corpse or two (at least) on every tour and her Nana and the Gang of Seniors are always willing and able (sort of) to help her find the killer. Can Emily find the killer while trying to keep the Inn from going under? Can Nana keep everyone happily fed in her new role as Chef? And will she and her husband still have a business to run after those bloggers finish posting?

    Be warned, this is the 11th in this comical mystery series and, while they do not need to be read in order, not one of them should be given a miss. If this is to be your first meeting with Emily and The Gang, enjoy your time together and, when you are finished with Say No Moor, run, do not walk, to acquire the remaining ten books.

    My thanks to the publisher Midnight Ink and to NetGalley for giving me an advance copy in exchange for my honest review.

  • Rhonda

    Quirky cozy mystery

    Maddy Hunter added another fun story to the Passport to Peril series. With Emily at the helm of another tour group of mostly seniors Jane Austen's England may never be the same.

    If you enjoy humor, outrageous characters and a little dose of social media commentary with your mysteries you will love this story.

    I received an advance reader copy from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.

  • Carmen

    In an attempt to expand the client list for their travel agency, Emily and her husband offer big discounts to the bloggers who travel with them to Cornwall, England. The only thing the bloggers have to do is cover their travels on their respective blogs. Emily hopes this will be the trip that will go off without a hitch, but things quickly go awry when two of the bloggers bump heads, a pipe bursts at the inn, and someone gets murdered all on the first day of the trip. Stressed about the blogger’

    In an attempt to expand the client list for their travel agency, Emily and her husband offer big discounts to the bloggers who travel with them to Cornwall, England. The only thing the bloggers have to do is cover their travels on their respective blogs. Emily hopes this will be the trip that will go off without a hitch, but things quickly go awry when two of the bloggers bump heads, a pipe bursts at the inn, and someone gets murdered all on the first day of the trip. Stressed about the blogger’s coverage of their trip, Emily strives to make everything right when she’s suddenly expected to run the inn and one of the travelers go missing.

    While Emily and the gang are in England, they spend most of their time at the inn with some exploring and touring thrown in. I promise you that it is the furthest thing from boring. I found myself laughing so hard that I had to put my book down and dab my eyes with tissue. Hunter did it again and busted out yet another hilarious installment. The entertaining cast of characters worked well with the new characters that popped in and out throughout the story. I loved the interactions we got between the bloggers, although we seemed to only see a couple of them most of the time. It was a fun new addition to the cast of usual characters.

    Speaking of the bloggers, I wish that we saw a little more of them than we did. Only three of the bloggers were distinctive and had their roles in the story expanded. The others popped their heads in every so often and that was that. I know that it’s likely these aren’t characters we’ll see again in the future, but I wish we saw a little more of the ones who were barely there because they didn’t make much of an impression on me. However, I think I’ll be okay with it because Jackie was featured a lot more than usual and I loved it. She’s one of my favorite characters, so I’m always excited when she appears.

    I will say that the murder mystery is a secondary storyline, but that doesn’t bother me. I was having so much fun reading the series of hilarious events unfold that it doesn’t seem farfetched for the mystery to be secondary. We have the bloggers and the shenanigans going on between two of them, a theft, natural disasters, Emily and Wally having to man the inn, and nana showing off her cooking skills. Plus, one of the regulars goes missing, which adds yet another crisis to the mix.

    All in all, Hunter does not disappoint. This is yet another sidesplitting installment that did not fail to entertain. It’s action packed, fun, and heartwarming. I’m looking forward to the next book!

  • Rebecca Reviews

    I’ve been waiting ages for the eleventh entry in the wonderful

    series and I wasn’t disappointed at all. Maddy Hunter’s

    is hilarious, filled with memorable hijinks, features the usual unforgettable characters and has an interestingly twisty mystery.

    Our narrator is Emily Andrew Miceli, tour escort and travel agency owner, who takes her band of Iowan seniors and some bloggers on a tour of Cornwall. While staying at an historic inn, things go from bad to worse when Lanc

    I’ve been waiting ages for the eleventh entry in the wonderful

    series and I wasn’t disappointed at all. Maddy Hunter’s

    is hilarious, filled with memorable hijinks, features the usual unforgettable characters and has an interestingly twisty mystery.

    Our narrator is Emily Andrew Miceli, tour escort and travel agency owner, who takes her band of Iowan seniors and some bloggers on a tour of Cornwall. While staying at an historic inn, things go from bad to worse when Lance, the quarrelsome chef and co-owner dies mysteriously. Emily is left in charge of running the inn, the cantankerous Bernice goes missing, there’s a thief stealing from the guests, another guest dies and, of course, there’s a mystery to solve.

    is set in Cornwall and we spend most of our time at the Stand and Deliver Inn. I thought that being in one location would be boring but there are adventures aplenty. There are still some excursions to touristy locations and I love the realistic and relatable way that Hunter describes everything.

    The plot progresses at a decent pace and there is never a dull moment. I’m grateful because it makes up for the tediousness of the previous entry in the series. The end of the book is especially jampacked with over-the-top moments which include natural disasters, the gang being held hostage and outlandish reveals. However, Hunter absolutely makes it work. She blends cackle out loud moments with a mystery that actually makes sense. Although I figured out the killer’s identity halfway through the book, I did not guess their surprising motive and I certainly didn’t know the number of twists the plot would take after that.

    However, I wish that the mystery plot was more developed because the deaths and disappearance play second fiddle to the numerous other things happening. I would have liked the revelations as well as the bloggers to be more fleshed out because while the pieces do fall into place at the end, I would have preferred to see a greater sense of continuity. Furthermore, when Emily finds out that Lance’s death isn’t an accident, she barely does any sleuthing. I sorely miss her terrible plans and farfetched theories.

    There are also too many characters and even Hunter herself can’t keep track of them in the narrative. While the bloggers aren’t a bad addition, there could have been less of them. I sometimes found myself mixing up the men because they don’t have much presence. However, the female bloggers are distinctive and some have an ongoing juicy Jane Austen drama. The usual Iowan gang are pitch perfectly hilarious and have distinct personalities even though there are so many of them.

    I especially love that this book has a lot of Jackie. Emily’s former ex-husband but now female best friend, Jackie is so much fun and brings some much-needed diversity to the series. I cannot imagine a

    book without her. She’s dramatic but always funny and willing to help out. I am also happy that Etienne, Emily’s husband isn’t in this book. He’s fine in small doses but he doesn’t really add much charm and humour to the series.

    is a fun and hilarious cozy read with the usual memorable characters and a great mystery. While I do think the book would have benefitted with trimming a few characters and developing the mystery more, it’s still a great and entertaining read.

    Thank you to NetGalley and Midnight Ink for this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Carly Jensen

    Love fun mystery books and this is the first I've read in this series. Totally enjoyed it.

  • Annarella

    Got this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review

    This book is funny but is not my cup of tea.

    I enjoyed the book, really appreciated the Iowan seniors because they are really funny.

    It seems to me that the book is more a humorous one than a mystery as the mystery takes the back seat and it seems to be something that is not so important, just problems that cause problems to the tour.

    I suppose this was caused by the settings, really static and not much happening.

    Curious to see if the oth

    Got this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review

    This book is funny but is not my cup of tea.

    I enjoyed the book, really appreciated the Iowan seniors because they are really funny.

    It seems to me that the book is more a humorous one than a mystery as the mystery takes the back seat and it seems to be something that is not so important, just problems that cause problems to the tour.

    I suppose this was caused by the settings, really static and not much happening.

    Curious to see if the other book in the series are more on the mystery side.

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