From Bad to Wurst by Maddy Hunter, 289 pages
The tenth entry in Hunter's Passport to Peril cozy mystery series finds a group of globetrotting senior citizens sharing a tour of Bavaria with four Iowa-based oompah bands who have been selected to perform at Oktoberfest. A freak accident that kills an accordion player in one of the bands sets off a series of events including an unlikely replacement, a case of short-term memory loss, some fortune-telling, and yep, another murder. It's a fun, easy read, and Hunter should be commended for her all-too-accurate descriptions of the places the tour group visits. Her descriptions of Munich's Marienplatz and Glockenspiel, Mad King Ludwig's Neuschwanstein castle, and Hitler's Eagle's Nest compound are spot on, making me feel as if I was back in Bavaria. Well done!