Hera’s Revenge is the first in the Yvonne Suarez travel mysteries. From sunny metropolitan Fort Lauderdale, Florida where the Pinkerton Travel agency is located across from the famous Galt Ocean Mile, to exotic destinations around the world, this series is sure to carry readers along on an exciting adventure.
In Hera’s Revenge, when an airport employee turns up dead in baggage claim upon their arrival in Athens, the Pinkerton Travel Group gets off to a rocky start.
David Ludlow needs a vacation from his stressful job, and this itinerary to the land of mythology, Greek philosophers and early democrats is just the ticket to a leisurely escape, until grumpy passengers, missing museum art, and deadly accidents plagued their journey.
A reluctant sleuth, Yvonne, pulls out all the stops to keep her clients safe and her tour on track.
What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The premise for this mystery series is a refreshing addition to the mystery genre. The author excels at interweaving interesting historical and mythological data into the plot. This, along with her vivid visual descriptive, leaves the reader feeling as if s/he is actually touring the Greek Isles along with the group. …Yvonne Suarez is an intriguing character… The mystery is one readers will be challenged to solve, filled with twists and turns and plenty of red herrings.
—Christy Tillery French, reviewer for Midwest Book Reviews and author of The Bodyguard series.
"Yvonne, super conscientious travel agent, plans the perfect Greek tour for her group, only to have corpses pop up almost immediately. ...Both in tone and locale--to Mary Stewart's "The Moon Spinners." ...An abundance of red herrings... the author's love of Greece and her insights into a tour group's dynamics make this light romantic suspense debut a welcome distraction for an armchair traveler. A series to watch."
-- Library Journal
"The weather outside is frightful…” If that song strikes a note this time of year, perhaps an escape to sunny, warm Greece would be more palatable. Caution, however, might be in order if you go with Fort Lauderdale’s Pinkerton’s travel agent, Yvonne Suarez … unless you want murder and mayhem to accompany your vacation.
"Hera’s Revenge is a well-researched book, taking the reader to Greece, with its beauty, ancient history, mythology, and architecture. Wendy Dingwall transfers sights, sounds, and savory Greek foods and wines to the reader’s mind. If the reader has been to Greece, the book will bring back enjoyable memories. If a trip to Greece is in your “bucket list” of things to do, Hera’s Revenge might be a good way to feed the dream.
-- June Bare, Reviewer for All About Women Magazine
“Amongst Grecian ruins and museums, Travel agent Yvonne Suarez leads a tour group in Hera’s Revenge when dead people and other strange events force her into amateur sleuth mode. A budding untimely romance threatens to distract Yvonne from the case and the tour. Embark on a good mystery and explore Greece via author Wendy Dingwall’s tale where lives and land crisscross.”
—Maggie Bishop author of, One Shot Too Many, her latest Appalachian mystery
“I usually hate books that have a lot of characters to follow (unless it is an epic) but I will say that Mrs. Dingwall does an excellent job of creating all the characters so that while each has their own identity the story still flowed very smoothly. For a debut novel I will say that is excellent work. I loved the mix of Mythology, Greece, and Mystery. I think the best thing was how the mystery sort of crept up on you as though you were actually watching it all unfold.”
-–Rita Reviews: Holiday Travel Guide – November 15, 2012