“Catch Me If Yukon” By Maddy Hunter: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow

Details on how to win a copy of this book at the end of the review and links to purchase it.

The Windsor City Iowans are off to Alaska for another senior-specializing adventure led by Emily and her husband Etienne Miceli. Their usual assortment of geriatric regulars is being joined by a “Norwegian Only” bookclub that restricts not by their reading selections but by the members’ provable Norwegian lineage. Their bookclub with forty years of membership includes the aggressively domineering Thor Thorsen and his submissive wife, who apologetically hauls around his cameras while the rest of the Iowans fully embrace their cell phones and selfies.

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Emily already has her hands full wrangling her own unique family, with her father for once uttering more than one word sentences and her martyr of a mother intent on protecting their rebellious Nana. Emily’s father may have chosen a somewhat inconvenient time to come onto his own, though, as being the only member of the troop to choose scenery over selfies he inadvertently photographs a figure all of social media immediately declares to be Bigfoot.

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When one of their adventurists goes missing and is found frozen on the mountain, Sasquatch enthusiasts are quick to blame the admittedly cuddly-looking creature for the death. While Emily attempts to reign in both her phone-addicted sleuths and her alarmist mother, back home in Iowa an exploratory expedition of Destinations Travel is having catastrophic events. Emily’s ex-husband Jackie is leading her (as a new woman she out-glamorizes Emily) first solo tour, and the testing of the new Green Acres theme park has them spending more time in the hospital than on the actual fake farms. What with Alaska’s reputation of being inundated with serial killers and additional accidents dwindling down their numbers, Emily definitely will be challenged if she hopes to prevent her Nana from pepper-spraying killers (or an overprotective daughter), get the seniors to look up from their phones, and of course, track down a killer.

This series should always be at the top of every mystery reader’s favorite books of the year, as they have readers bursting out with laughter at the delightful antics of the Windsor City adventurists. The seniors are more addicted to social media and receiving “likes” than any millennial, but they compete to be three hours early for the bus, demand orderly lines for the early bird specials, and vote before every decision. Emily’s Nana is an admirable model for strength and confidence, defying stereotypes without being unrealistic or over-the-top. While Emily and Etienne attempt to be the sole bastions of sanity and practicality amidst the ensuring chaos and inordinate number of murders, their futile efforts provide so much humor and commentary on society that readers will hope that the high mortality rate among the Iowa tourists only continues.

To enter to win a copy of Catch Me If Yukon, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line "yukon,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen January 26, 2019. U.S. residents only.If entering via comment please include your email address. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

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Cynthia Chow is the branch manager of Kaneohe Public Library on the island of Oahu. She balances a librarian lifestyle of cardigans and hair buns with a passion for motorcycle riding and regrettable tattoos (sorry, Mom).

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  1. Love this series! Jwhite410@yahoo.com

  2. Sounds like a really good read. Thanks for the chance! JL_Minter (at) hotmail (dot) com

  3. Sounds like a great series - thanks for the contest - trwilliams(69) at msn (dot) com

  4. I have read/listened to her previous books... since I am a traveler also, she hits on places I have been and things I have seen. Her stories bring back tons of memories and emotions. Since I haven't read this installment, I would love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity!
    Email: maryellen_brown@yahoo.com

  5. Love the cover and the senior citizens storytime. Looking forward to reading.

  6. Love this series. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

  7. I have enjoyed several of Hunter's Passport to Peril mysteries, and I would love to win this new one!

  8. As a senior citizen it is wonderful to see a book that includes us in it. I am looking forward
    to reading Maddy Hunter's latest book. Thanks for providing an insight into it robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

  9. I don't see the "winner's" name... or am I looking in the wrong place....
    So, who won? Thanks!


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