Death by Leprechaun


Death by Leprechaun: A Saint Patrick’s Day Murder in Dublin
(Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series)
by Jennifer S. Alderson

About Death by Leprechaun

Death by Leprechaun: A Saint Patrick’s Day Murder in Dublin
(Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series)

Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Traveling Life Press (June 18, 2021)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 186 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8513907220
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08P5DS5JY

When an old friend is arrested in Dublin, tour guide Lana Hansen will need the luck of the Irish to clear him of the crime.

Lana is thrilled her friend Jeremy and his wife are on her tour to Ireland. The couple are having the time of their lives exploring the country’s rich literary and cultural history, until they run into Guy Smith, a reporter Jeremy recently exposed as a fraud.

A tussle turns into a fight and leaves each man vowing to destroy the other. Yet cross words and dirty looks tell Lana that Jeremy is not the only client on her tour who has a grudge against the reporter.

When Guy is murdered at the same pub Lana’s group is present at, Jeremy is the police’s number one suspect. But did he really murder the reporter? Or was it one of her other guests?

Lana keeps their tour going and her ears open for any clues that might help free her friend. Can she discover the true killer’s identity before their trip to the Emerald Isle draws to a close?

The Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries are heartwarming stories about making friends, traveling, and celebrating new experiences. Join tour guide Lana Hansen as she leads tourists and readers to fascinating cities around the globe on intriguing adventures that often turn deadly.

Books in the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery series:
Book 1 – Death on the Danube: A New Year’s Murder in Budapest
Book 2 – Death by Baguette: A Valentine’s Day Murder in Paris
Book 3 – Death by Windmill: A Mother’s Day Murder in Amsterdam
Book 4 – Death by Bagpipes: A Summer Murder in Edinburgh
Book 5 – Death by Fountain: A Christmas Murder in Rome
Book 6 – Death by Leprechaun: A Saint Patrick’s Day Murder in Dublin
Book 7 – Death by Flamenco: An Easter Murder in Seville
Books 8-12 – Coming Soon!!

About Jennifer S. Alderson

Jennifer S. Alderson was born in San Francisco, raised in Seattle, and currently lives in Amsterdam. After traveling extensively around Asia, Oceania, and Central America, she moved to Darwin, Australia, before finally settling in the Netherlands. Jennifer’s love of travel, art, and culture inspires her award-winning Zelda Richardson Mystery series, her Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries, and her standalone stories. When not writing, she can be found in a museum, biking around Amsterdam, or enjoying a coffee along the canal while planning her next research trip.

Q&A With the Author

When did you first consider yourself to be a writer?

After my books began receiving 4- and 5-star reviews from people I did not know! That made me feel like I had “made it”.

What advice do you have for a new writer?

Keep following your dream, but do everything you can to make your book as perfect as possible before sending it off into the world. Do hire a professional editor and cover designer. They are worth every penny!

What is the easiest part of the writing process for you?

The initial outline is by far the easiest. At that early stage, everything is still possible and those drafts are usually a whole lot crazier than the final story.

What is your favorite part of this story?

I love puzzling out where the tour group will go. It gives me a chance to relive my own much-loved travel experiences – especially now that unnecessary travel is discouraged!

Which Character was the most fun to write about? Why? 

Lana’s boss, Dotty Thompson, because she is based on two of my favorite aunts – Jean and Dutch. Both were incredibly strong, sassy, wonderful, and independent women that I greatly admired. Unfortunately, both are now deceased. Writing the dialog between Lana and Dotty is like going back in time for me, as I try to think of how my aunts would have responded. It’s quite fun to do!

Which Character was the hardest to write about? Why?

Jeanie the genealogist is a real pain in the backside, but I didn’t want to portray her as a horrible person in Death by Leprechaun. Writing her dialogue was like walking a tightrope at times. She is a woman with lots of unresolved personal issues, but her input is crucial to solving the case. I hope I succeeded in making her reasonably likable!

Thank you, Literary Gold, for giving me the chance to share more about my Travel Can Be Murder cozy mystery series with your readers. Happy travels, everyone!

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Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries: Books 1-3

Travel, anyone? Here is your passport to murder – three clean cozy mysteries set in Budapest, Paris, and Amsterdam! Join tour guide Lana Hansen as she leads tourists and readers to fascinating cities around the globe on intriguing adventures that often turn deadly.

This collection includes Death on the Danube: A New Year’s Murder in BudapestDeath by Baguette: A Valentine’s Day Murder in Paris, and Death by Windmill: A Mother’s Day Murder in Amsterdam.

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  1. Thanks for interviewing me for your blog! I appreciate you sharing my books with your readers. Take care! Jennifer


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