Death of an Obnoxious Tourist
Author: Maria Hudgins
Published: May 1, 2006 by Five Star/Thomson Gale
Series Name: Dotsy Lamb Travel Mysteries
Main Character: Dotsy Lamb
Dotsy Lamb, history professor from Virginia and recently divorced empty-nester, and her friend Lettie are on a group tour of Italy when a singularly obnoxious member of the group is murdered in her Florence hotel room. The woman was traveling with her two sisters, and the murder weapon is a knife that everyone knows was bought by one of those sisters the day before. The killer may be a member of their tour group, a gypsy from a nearby camp, or any of four people they've met since their arrival. There are motive galore. The victim has insulted practically everyone, her sisters have a monetary interest, and there may be a drug connection. Dotsy enlists the aid of the scatty-but-observant Lettie and hooks up with Marco Quattrocchi, the attractive carabinieri captain in charge of the investigation.
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