My five beautiful tap dancers are off to Rio in this fourth book of my Happy Hoofer series. It’s called “Bossa Novas, Bikinis, and Bad Ends,” and is narrated by Pat Keeler a family therapist who lives in New Jersey and travels all over the world with her dancing friends: Tina, a bridal magazine editor, Gini, a documentary filmmaker, Janice, an actress and director, and Mary Louise, a homemaker.

Since this is a cozy mystery, there are recipes, a Portuguese language lesson, kittens, and a ride to the top of Corcovado Mountain where the huge statue of Christ embraces the city of Rio.

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Our dancers stay at the luxurious Copacabana Hotel. Take a peek:

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And get a load of their bathroom:

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And the view from their room:

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And brand new kittens:

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If you can’t get to the Olympics this year, read Bossa Novas and you’ll feel like you’re right in the middle of this exciting city.

If you can’t get to the Olympics this year, read Bossa Novas and you’ll feel like you’re right in the middle of this exciting city.

 

“Cozy adventure for mystery buffs.” —Library JournalMurder’s a showstopper…

The fancy-footed Happy Hoofers–Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini– are kicking off Carnival by entertaining posh guests at the most elegant hotel in Rio de Janeiro. Stunning beaches and spectacular views abound. But the party is cut short for the fab five when their alluring Brazilian companion is found dead in her room, without a clue as to what killed her.

As the samba-loving sleuths sift the evidence, they realize that even in beautiful Rio, murder can set the stage–and steal the show…

Includes Travel Tips And Tasty Recipes

Praise for the Happy Hoofers Mysteries

“A fun read . . . the camaraderie between the characters is intriguing.” —RT Book Reviews

“McHugh delivers murder and mayhem.” –Jerilyn Dufresne

“Hilarity and hijinks.” –Nancy Coco

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