Bookish Travel To The French West Indies

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If you’ve watched the BBC’s television show Death In Paradise on the PBS channel or Amazon Prime, you’re probably addicted right? It’s such a fun show! Gorgeous setting, interesting characters and a mystery you always try to solve before the DI figures it out, only you’re still left scratching your head at the final reveal?

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Or maybe you’ve never heard of the show. It is after all a British-French production and not a show you’d might easily fine on American television. But with that being said, the show is Law and Order on a tropical island, or CSI: Caribbean Island. If you’re a fan of whodunits, you’ll love the show… and the book!

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That’s right, the creator of the show, Robert Thorogrood recently signed a three-book deal to publish novels based on the television show and featuring DI Robert Poole and Camille Bardey. The book is Meditation On Murder and…

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Bookish Travel To New Orleans

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Have you ever read a book and became so inspired by what you read, that you wanted to visit the city the book took place in? Wish granted!  Bookish Travel creates travel tours that are not just inspired by books, but the books are read during the course of the vacation in book club fashion.

You receive your book at the beginning of the event, and in between traveling you read and discuss. In this case, the book is cozy mystery The Cakes Of Monte Cristo by Jaclyn Brady.

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In the latest Piece of Cake Mystery from the national bestselling author of Rebel Without a Cake, a pastry chef becomes embroiled in a suspicious death as a mysterious curse casts a pall over an annual New Orleans ball.

Rita Lucero, co-owner of New Orleans’s Zydeco Cakes, is thrilled to be catering an annual ball held…

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Okinawa: Living In Paradise

Yes, This Is Really What Okinawa Looks Like.

I have just relocated to the U.S. after living in Okinawa for the past three years.  For those of you not up on your Japanese geography, Okinawa is a tropical paradise of an island situated south of Japan in the East China sea and approximately 340 miles from the Japanese mainland.  The sand is white, the water blue and the landscape dotted with palm fronds blowing in the breeze, pineapple trees and mango plants.  What’s not to love, right?  Wrong. Continue reading