Book Review: Vacations Can Be Murder by Jane DiLucchio

Vacations Can Be Murder coverTitle: Vacations Can be Murder (Diega DelValle Mystery #3)

Author: Jane DiLucchio

Genre: Mystery

Publication Date: June 1, 2016


About the Book

When Diega DelValle and three of her friends go on an impromptu vacation in Talkeetna, Alaska, Diega envisions an enjoyable summer break from teaching along with time to heal from a break-up.

However, even before the friends arrive, this small town on the edge of Denali National Park becomes a less than idyllic vacation spot. Gail, a Talkeetna native, dies on the mountain. Melissa, Gail’s cousin and a former student of Diega’s, arrives in Talkeetna and raises doubts about the death being accidental.

Due to Melissa’s pleas for help, Diega and her friends are thrust into an investigation of a small town and its inhabitants-an unsavory pastime that turns deadly.

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My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

This is the third book in the series but the first one I’ve read and it definitely stands on its own.

It is obvious that Diega DelValle tends to attract trouble. When she and her three girlfriends go to Alaska for a much needed vacation, rest and relaxation is the last thing they get.

I like Jane DiLucchio’s writing style, although I did skip over a few passages when they were rehashing what they had learned when trying to figure out what had happened.

Murder mysteries have always been on of my favorite genres and Vacations Can be Murder is a good one. It has some twists and amateur sleuths who know just enough to not get into too much trouble. I definitely recommend this book for anyone who likes mysteries and I hope I get a chance to read the first two books in the series.


About the Author

2016-08-02_22-02-29Jane DiLucchio is the author of the Diega DelValle and Kate Matthews Mysteries. A retired college professor, Jane enjoys reading, card games, amateur farming and travel. She lives in Southern California with her wife and their two furry children.