Bluette Matthey

Biography

Bluette Matthey is a 3rd generation Swiss-American and an avid lover of European cultures. She has decades of travel and writing experience. She is a keen reader of mysteries, especially those that immerse the reader in the history, inhabitants, culture, and cuisine of new places. Her passion for travel, except airports (where she keeps a mystery to pass the time), is shared by her husband, who owned a tour outfitter business in Europe.
Bluette particularly loves to explore regions that are not on the “15 days in Europe” itineraries. She also enjoys little-known discoveries, such as those in the London Walks, in well-known areas. She firmly believes that walking and hiking bring her closer to the real life of any locale. Bluette maintains a list of hikes and pilgrimages throughout Europe for future exploration. She lives in Le Locle, Switzerland, with her husband and band of loving cats. Bluette can often be seen hiking in the Jura Mountains along the Swiss-French frontier. For more information, please visit Bluette’s web site. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Niume.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was in third grade. I watched lots of westerns on TV with my dad, and would make up stories of the old west with heroes patterned after the ones on TV. Pretty bad, but you have to start somewhere....
What's the story behind your latest book?
I've visited Corsica several times and always come away with a sense of its uniqueness and decided it would be a great setting for a travel mystery. I have a dear Corsican friend who showed me the real Corsica, and his anecdotes about Corsica's amazing underbelly fed my imagination.
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Where to find Bluette Matthey online


Where to buy in print


Series

Books

Engadine Aerie
Series: Hardy Durkin Travel Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 54,310. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Hardy Durkin is at it again in Engadine Aerie, the new novel in the travel mystery series by Bluette Matthey. Trained in Sigint, a crack marksman, and fluent in four languages, Hardy is no stranger to daring rescues and narrow brushes with death. From dungeons in the Black Forest to sailing expeditions, Hardy’s experience and training have helped prepare him for his most dangerous adventure yet.
Dalmatian Traffick
Series: Hardy Durkin Travel Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 61,050. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
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Hardy Durkin heads to the Balkans on a surveillance assignment for the French Foreign Legion while sailing the Adriatic for some R & R. Hardy becomes entangled in the dark world of sex trafficking, drug smuggling, and illegal arms sales while trying to find the killer of a Roma beauty in "Dalmatian Traffick
Black Forest Reckoning, revised 2nd edition
Series: Hardy Durkin Travel Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 56,350. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Dark secrets in a Black Forest castle setting: in the midst of hiking the Black Forest; and enjoying Swabian culture, history and food, Hardy and his hiking group find themselves at ground zero for coeds disappearing from the nearby University and a stolen identity conspiracy. Ever the sleuth, Hardy untangles the web of deceit, madness, and murder in The Black Forest Reckoning.
Abruzzo Intrigue
Series: Hardy Durkin Travel Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 66,450. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Abruzzo Intrigue: Hardy Durkin takes his hiking group on tour in Italy’s Abruzzo region of walled Medieval villages where they get caught up in the theft of one of the Vatican’s priceless religious relics, an Italian drug connection, an Albanian gangster’s revenge, and just good old detective work
Corsican Justice
Series: Hardy Durkin Travel Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 62,070. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Corsican Justice: Start with a small slice of France on a sunny isle, add Corsican gangsters, arms smuggling, the Russian mob, a cold-case murder and a tad of romance stirred up by hiking tour owner-cum-tech spy Hardy Durkin and you’ve got one helluva ride.

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