Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Blog Tour: Side Trip to Kathmandu by Marie Moore Giveaway ebook

My heart goes out to the people of Kathmandu and areas around it that are suffering so much.  I read this book before the earthquake and now to know so much as changed since I read it.  I looked at pictures of the area after I read it and now to know a lot has changed. God be with you.  We cry with you and pray for you.

 Side Trip to Kathmandu
(Sidney Marsh Murder Mystery)

3rd in Series
Publisher: Camel Press (March 15, 2015)
Paperback: 186 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1603812979
E-Book ASIN: B00U6GK472

Sidney Marsh’s job as a New York travel agent is on the line. On her last two tours, she and her colleague Jay ended up smack in the middle of murder and mayhem. Their sleuthing sideline did not endear them to their employer, Itchy Feet Travel, so naturally they are relieved when their wealthy friend Brooke requests their presence on a no expense spared tour of India and Nepal. Another agency has made the arrangements, so all they need do is sit back and enjoy the ride. Well, not quite all. Brooke has enlisted them to keep a sharp eye on their fellow travelers, all “friends” who have grown rich from the demise of others. After surviving an attempt on her life, Brooke is certain the culprit must be one of the five: a handsome Scotsman, a Bollywood actress, an investment banker, a Parisian filmmaker, or a twice widowed blonde. Many of the tour accommodations prove to be as dodgy as the reputations of the travelers themselves. After one of the members of the moving house party dies of an apparent heart attack, everyone’s nerves are on edge. Sidney can hardly be blamed for assuming a deadly game is afoot … or for falling for Adam, the doting Scotsman. Now, if only she can unmask the killer before the killer beats her to the punch. Side Trip to Kathmandu is the third book in the Sidney Marsh Mystery series, which began with Shore Excursion.

About This Author
Shore Excursion was Marie Moore’s first novel, but not her first writing experience, and like Sidney Marsh, she is a native Mississippian.  She graduated from Ole Miss, married a lawyer in her hometown, taught junior high science, raised a family, and worked for a small weekly newspaper, first as a writer and later as Managing Editor.  She wrote hard news, features and a weekly column, sold ads, did interviews, took photos, and won a couple of MS Press Association awards for some of her stories.
In 1985, Marie left the newspaper to open a retail travel agency.  She completed agency and computer training with Airlines Reporting Corporation, Delta Airlines and TWA, earned her CTC (Certified Travel Counselor) designation, and joined the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).  For the next 15 years, she managed her agency, sold travel, escorted group tours, sailed on 19 cruises, and visited over 60 countries.  Much of the background of Shore Excursion comes from that experience.

Marie also did location scouting and worked as the local contact for several feature films, including Heart of Dixie, The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag, and Robert Altman’s Cookie’s Fortune.
In mid-1999, because of her husband’s work, Marie sold the travel agency and moved to Jackson, MS, then New York City, Anna Maria Island, FL, and Arlington, VA.  She and her husband now live in Memphis, TN and Holly Springs, MS.

Marie and her mystery novels have been featured in Click! Magazine, At Home Memphis and MidSouth Magazine, Portico Magazine, and Southern Writer’s Magazine.  She has been a guest on WREG’s Live at 9, BookTalk, and The Earle Farrell Show.  She has given 30 minute presentations: Whodunnit? Crafting the Mystery Novel and Finding A New Career in Mid-life to numerous civic groups, senior citizens groups, libraries, and from The Balancing Act Stage as part of the program of The Southern Women’s Show. She has served as a program panelist for Malice Domestic Mystery Conference (Bethesda, MD, 2012 and 2013) and Killer Nashville Mystery Conference (2013). In 2013, Marie’s books were specially chosen for inclusion in the onboard libraries of all the Holland America and Seabourn Cruise Line ships. GAME DRIVE, Book 2 in The Sidney Marsh Murder Mystery Series, was named Finalist in Foreword Review’s 2013 Mystery Book of the Year. Marie is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.

Author Links:

Website: http://www.mariemooremysteries.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mariemooremysteries

Twitter: @ mariemmysteries

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My review: Side Trip to Kathmandu by Marie Moore
4 Stars
Oh it makes me want to travel and see India and Nepal.  Rich in travel settings in the story. I would not want to drink or get in the Ganga river. I would love to travel on a elephant to see other wild animals in jungle.
 Sidney Marsh works for Itchy feet travel agency.  She is warned that because of her last two tours had murders and she solved them, that she was on probation.  She had better not come across another murder. But Brooke a rich favorite  customer wants her and Jay on a tour of India.  She has arranged thinks with a tour in India but wants them too.
Sidney is single southern lady who lives in New York and is a travel guide.  She is curious.
Jay is another travel guide and they work together a lot. He is very into fashion and things just like. He is ten years older then Sidney.  He is a fun character with good and annoying at times.
The mystery has lots of suspects and then a murder or heart attack of one of the suspects. The suspects have all profited by a loved ones death.  The mystery is not the main focus of the story.  The traveling and experiences really make this story one that I did not want to put down. The history and beliefs of the people is shared.in a way that I really enjoyed. Plus the characters are ones I was interested in seeing more.
This is a clean read but some of the history of a sight is not just mentioned.
I would like to read what happened in the first two books.  I also wants to know what happens next to Sydney and Jay' future.
I was given this ebook to read and in return I agreed to give a honest review of Side Trip to Kathmandu and be part of its blog tour.

Giveaway:  1 ebook of  Side Trip to Kathmandu by Marie Moore

Contest stars April 29, 2015 ends May. 9, 2015

To enter Leave a comment below with name and email address.  I will contact the winner and they have 2 days to respond to email.  If not then new winner will be chosen.

Tour Participants
April 27 – A Blue Million Books – Interview
April 28 – Tea and A Book – Review
April 29 – readalot – Review
April 30 – Musings and Ramblings – Guest Post
May 1 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Spotlight
May 2 – off
May 3 – off
May 4 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – Guest Post
May 5 – Omnimystery News – Interview
May 6 – View from the Birdhouse – Interview
May 7 – Brooke Blogs – Guest Post
May 8 – Lori’s Reading Corner – Guest Post

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