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SKIING INTO MURDER (THE LAURA MORLAND MYSTERIES Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

JOAN DAHR LAMBERT
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Laura Morland is back! So is Thomas, her enigmatic art detective love interest, who makes a dramatic and unexpected appearance as Laura rides a train through Switzerland's most magnificent scenery in winter. The reunion is heartfelt but smelly due to its ridiculously inappropriate location. Thomas is posing as a train conductor while tracking down art stolen by the Nazis long ago, and to Laura's horror, gets shot at for his efforts. Then his vivacious daughter Catherine makes her own surprising appearance in the dead of a frigid winter night to announce that her father has disappeared.

Fortunately, Laura has Violet, the six foot red-headed detective friend who has recruited her to help prevent a kidnapping at an international conference, to assist in the search for Thomas. It soon becomes obvious that Violet’s case and the case Thomas is pursuing are inextricably intertwined. As the four sleuths try to fit the pieces of the puzzle together, they become ever more embroiled in a mysterious puzzle that involves long-lost art, threats against innocent children, their old nemesis sex trafficking, illicit drug peddling and a bewildering variety of other criminal activities. Romance flourishes despite the dangers, not just for Laura and Thomas, but for Catherine, too.

The action takes place in two of Switzerland's most prestigious ski resorts - Zermatt and Murren, small car-less towns in the Alps that nestle beneath Switzerland’s most famous peaks. Laura and her friends have a memorable breakfast in the Piz Gloria, the revolving restaurant where a well-known James Bond movie was filmed, and where they spot Thomas with a gun at his back below them. A wild chase on skis follows, to an old bomb shelter (the Swiss have thousands of them) that holds clues to both mysteries as well as art treasures that have thus far eluded frantic efforts to find them. It also holds more than one criminal with a bullet hole in the middle of his forehead.

Blizzards, more murders, one on skis that threatens to send Laura tumbling head first down the slopes, an ancient castle in which the villains are finally and dramatically exposed keep the pace going, as do intrigue, attempts on Laura’s life that never quite work, and tangled relationships between children and parents who may or may not really be their parents. Train trips with incredible vistas provide moments of calm.

Above all, readers are treated to a stunning cast of new and unforgettable characters: the preposterous Lindsey, who may or may not be a CIA agent; Maurice, a Swiss Jew who lost everything in the holocaust and could be an art thief, but whose warmth brings comfort to young people especially; and Felicia, an eccentric woman whose life has been filled with adventure and at nearly 80 still is. Like many others in this mystery, she might be savior or sinner. Even the surprise ending may leave readers in doubt. Our sleuths have no doubt about the identity of the villains; whether the killer or killers deserves that noxious label is open to doubt.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 621 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492202916
  • Publisher: JODAHR BOOKS (21 Mar 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007NNE8JG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #226,284 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Skiing murders 8 Jun 2014
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Not quite like the previous two books, too many characters which made me confused. The plot was confusing as well and you never really found out who killed who and why.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Light reading 17 Mar 2013
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the book is O.K. but very confusing as there are so many characters you lose track of who is who.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and Thought - Provoking 15 Aug 2012
By Judy F
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This is the third book in the Laura Morland series. As in the second book, the author is not afraid to introduce sensitive issues. As I love a happy ending, I really enjoyed this book, but other readers may well feel that everything turns out too well - certainly better than real life, I expect. I was very pleased to see the re - introduction of characters who appeared in the first and second books. As before, the action was continuous - and rather unbelievable, but very much to my taste.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Joan Dahr Lambert 25 Sep 2012
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I discovered this author this year and have read all her Laura Morland series. How nice to find a mystery that is not full of swear words or descriptive sex. Looking forward to the next chapter in 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book yet! 6 Aug 2014
By pkuenzle - Published on Amazon.com
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I have enjoyed the Laura Moreland mysteries greatly. Skiing into Murder is the best story yet. Read and enjoy the intrigue.
5.0 out of 5 stars and love it just as well as the first two in ... 11 Sep 2014
By Patricia Stewart - Published on Amazon.com
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Reading it now, and love it just as well as the first two in the series.
4.0 out of 5 stars good read. looking forward to the next in 10 Sep 2014
By Candy K. Powers - Published on Amazon.com
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good read. looking forward to the next in line
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3.0 out of 5 stars Confusing 25 Jun 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I liked her first 2 books but this one had too many characters and was harder to follow. And after a while, I didn't care.
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