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Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery

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Zelda wants to teach children English and “find herself” in Kathmandu. Ian wants to get stoned and trek the Himalayas. Tommy wants to get rich by smuggling diamonds. How their stories collide will leave you on the edge of your seat!

Travel from the dusty, tout-filled streets and holy sites of Nepal to the sultry metropolises and picture-perfect beaches of Thailand, as Zelda and Ian try to outsmart the smugglers and escape Asia alive. This fast-paced, thrilling travel mystery is sure to captivate readers thirsty for some armchair adventure.

Similar to The Beach, Are You Experienced?, Losing Gemma, and Backpack, Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery is the perfect book for lovers of backpacker fiction and (mis)adventure novels.

All three mysteries in the Adventures of Zelda Richardson series are stand-alone novels, yet are even more enjoyable when read in order:
Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery (Book One)
The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery (Book Two)
Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery (Book Three)

"Better than anything else I've read lately, this one was a joy to come back to daily. I could tell she was familiar with the area, and her writing made me feel I was there as well." - Amazon VINE VOICE review

“The story woven through Zelda's experience—of thugs, missing diamonds, fellow travelers, and the adventures of Tommy and Ian—make the book a fun and captivating read!” - author Lucia Davis

“Down and Out in Kathmandu takes the reader not only to Nepal, but also into the minds of self-centered twenty-somethings as they fumble their way toward self-discovery and perhaps a little bit of wisdom.” – author Robert Krenzel

“A book I’d like to mention to any readers thirsty for some armchair adventure.” – Beth Green of The Displaced Nation

“Down and Out is an engrossing and thrilling travel mystery that was hard to put down.” - author Jill Dobbe

“Anyone who has backpacked, thrown themselves naively into another culture, will be able to relate to this, and should read it.” - Author Kait Fennell

Related subjects include: thrillers, action, adventure, suspense, intrigue, travel fiction, Asian travel, backpacking, smuggling, volunteering, Kathmandu, trekking, cultural heritage, humor, international adventure, whodunit, amateur sleuth.

Customer Reviews

Could not stop reading

Funny account of a westerners first backpackers trip abroad. As a fellow traveler, many of the scenes were very recognizable, sometimes painfully so! Good dose of intrigue as well.

Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery
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  • € 0,99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Action & Adventure
  • Published: 28 December 2015
  • Publisher: Jennifer S. Alderson
  • Print Length: 348 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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