Monday, January 31, 2022

Review: Kangaroos and Killings by Susan Harper

About the Book

Cozy Mystery


Fairfield Publishing

Release Date
December 26, 2018

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A deadly day down under

A cozy mystery from #1 Bestselling Author Susan Harper

Kendell and Pauline are on an expedition in the Australian outback. When their guide, a wildlife expert, turns up dead, they find themselves stranded in the presence of a murderer. Can the girls find the deadliest animal down under, who just might happen to be a human being?

Kangaroos and Killings is part of the Flight Risk Cozy Mystery series. If you like fast paced mysteries with interesting characters and unexpected twists, you’re going to love the Flight Risk Cozy Mystery series.

My Review

This is the 8th book in the Flight Risk series by Susan Harper.  The premise of this series is Pauline wants to spend her retirement years traveling the world.  Kendell is a flight attendant she meets along the way.  Kendell is at a crossroads in her life and isn’t quite sure what she wants to do.  Pauline convinces her to be her traveling companion - all expenses paid.  Kendell is more than happy to travel the world with Pauline (and her little dog Dot).  

In this book, they are traveling to the Australian outback where they join, what turns out to be, a deadly tour group.  Their guide is murdered and nobody knows how to get back to civilization.  They run into many dangerous episodes along the way from poisonous sneaks to sweet kangaroos.  All the time they are wondering who, among their travel group, is a killer.

I so love this series.  Each book is a quick read and feels like your own personal travelogue.  Kendell and Pauline are wonderful characters.  Although they’ve only known each other a short time, you can feel their close friendship.  While Kendell helps Pauline fulfill her travel dreams, Pauline makes sure Kendell’s boyfriend is really worthy of her.  

The next stop is Tokyo and I’m ready for it.

For reading challenges:

Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2022 (Travel)
What An Animal Reading Challenge 2022
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2022
The Backlist Reader Challenger 2022

Disclosure:  I borrowed this one from the Kindle Unlimited library . All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. You have me convinced. I'm ordering book one now. Thanks!

  2. Travel the world and then you're in the middle of a murder. Sounds like an exciting read.

    Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches to the kitties. ♥

  3. This looks fun! I'm not sure I've read a cozy that takes place in Australia so I'm adding book 1 to my TBR.


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