Author: Bluette Matthey
ISBN 978-1-941611-06-7 (softcover)
Hardy and company are visiting the Black Forest area of Germany, staying in the guest wing of a local castle, Schloss Haeflin. In the midst of hiking the Black Forest, enjoying all things Swabian, and spending a day in Baden-Baden, the hikers find themselves at ground zero for coeds disappearing from the nearby University of Freiburg and foul play is suspected. Unresolved personal issues of several members of the group threaten the tour’s cohesion, and Hardy discovers the Baron who owns the schloss has stolen someone’s identity as well as his fortune. Ever the sleuth, Hardy untangles the web of deceit, madness, and murder in "Black Forest Reckoning.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bluette Matthey is a 3rd generation Swiss American and an avid lover of European cultures. She has
decades of travel and writing experience. She is a keen reader of mysteries, especially those that
immerse the reader in the history, inhabitants, culture, and cuisine of new places. Her passion for travel, except airports (where she keeps a mystery to pass the time), is shared by her husband, who owned a tour outfitter business in Europe. Bluette particularly loves to explore regions that are not on the "15 days in Europe" itineraries. She also enjoys little-known discoveries, such as the London Walks, in well-known areas. She firmly believes that walking and hiking bring her closer to the real life of any locale. Bluette maintains a list of hikes and pilgrimages throughout Europe for future exploration. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina Le Locle (NE) Switzerland, with her husband, faithful dog, and band of loving cats, and is moving to her maternal grandmother's village in Le Locle, Switzerland. She is author of the Hardy Durkin travel mysteries, which include Corsican Justice, Abruzzo Intrigue, and Black Forest Reckoning. Her next novel, Dalmatian Traffic*, which centers on smuggling in the Balkans, is going to print now to be followed by Engadine Aerie in 2016. You may also visit her website: bluettematthey.com. For more information, please visit Bluette's website. You can also find her on Facebook,and Goodreads, and Twitter.
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