Book Review: Mambo and Murder by C.S. McDonald @CSMcDonald7 @iReadBookTours

Join us for this review tour from Jan 10 to Feb 4, 2022

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Mambo and Murder
A Fiona Quinn Mystery #6
C.S. McDonald
Narrated by Maren Swenson Waxenberg
McWriter Books, October 2018
Downloaded Unabridged Audiobook

 (The Fiona Quinn Mysteries are for everyone–adults love the books
and they are appropriate for teens and tweens too!)

From the author—

Three ballroom dancers were murdered over 40 years ago. Wow, that’s one old cold case. What’s more, the murderer, who was thought to have been killed during a police chase, has resurfaced in Pittsburgh. Yikes! How can that be? 

Worse, ballroom dancing simply isn’t Detective Nathan Landry’s forte. After weeks of practice, Nathan still has two left feet. Can Fiona step in to guide Nathan through this dancing debacle or will it take 40 years for the detective to find his footing? 

Double yikes! Join Fiona and detective Landry in this high-stepping whodunit!

Humor abounds when Detective Nathan Landry has to sign up for ballroom dancing lessons to work on a case involving a dance competition. Unfortunately for his hapless partner, Nathan turns out to be a menace on his feet. Never mind, though; his girl Fiona is happy to step in because it’s a great way to spend time together…and she gets to do some legitimate sleuthing.
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It’s a very, very cold case indeed and the suspected perpetrator of those forty-year-old murders has apparently resurfaced after having thought to have died all those years ago. Can Nathan and Fiona catch their man on the dance floor?  Plenty of clues make this a real puzzle and working it together brings laughs as well as justice.
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I can’t say that I care for Ms. Waxenberg’s interpretation of Fiona because she gives the character a rather grating voice.  Still, the narrator’s other vocalizations don’t affect me the same way and, although the main character is certainly important, she doesn’t prevent me from wanting to listen.

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Reviewed by Lelia Taylor, January 2022.

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Banking on a Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery
Author:  C.S. McDonald
Category:  YA Fiction, 30 pages
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  January 31, 2018
Content Rating:  G (The Fiona Quinn Mysteries are for everyone–adults love the books and they are appropriate for teens and tweens too!)


Book Description:

Fiona’s
old college chum, Priscilla Conroy, has recently moved back to the Pittsburgh area after a most unpleasant divorce. Fiona was looking forward to reconnecting with her friend to help cheer her up and the two had made plans to meet at the bank where her friend worked after it closed—only Priscilla never shows up for the lunch date. Thinking the
worse, Fiona is beside herself and spends the entire Memorial Day weekend searching for her friend. Did her ex-husband abduct her? Has she been murdered? Somehow Fiona knows that the key to Priscilla Conroy’s disappearance lies within the bank. But how can that be?

Join Fiona Quinn for a quick mystery that’s sure to keep you guessing!

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Harriet’s Heist:  A Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery
Author:  C.S. McDonald
Category:  YA Fiction, 51 pages
Length: 1 hr, 11 minutes

Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  August 14, 2018
Formats Available for review: audible download, ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Jan 10 to Feb 4, 2022
Content Rating:  G (The Fiona Quinn Mysteries are for everyone–adults love the books and they are appropriate for teens and tweens too!)


Book Description:

Fiona Quinn arrives at her parent’s home in Daytona, Florida for a short
visit only to be informed that their usually quiet retirement community has been besieged with robberies—cash, jewelry, and more. Her mom told all the neighbors Fiona is a wiz at catching bad guys.

Yikes!

Can Fiona crack the case? Hopefully, but what’s an amateur sleuth supposed to do when her Maltese, Harriet, shows up decked out in the stolen
goods?

Double yikes!

Join Fiona, her parents, Harriet, and some pretty crazy old ladies for a real jewel of a quick mystery!

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Crystal Clear Confusion:  A Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery
Author:  C.S. McDonald
Category:  YA Fiction, 37 pages
Length: 1 hr, 22 minutes

Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  January 15, 2019
Content Rating:  G (The Fiona Quinn Mysteries are for everyone–adults love the books and they are appropriate for teens and tweens too!)


Book Description:

Yikes! Fiona’s been having a recurring nightmare and it’s driving her to
distraction—so much so that she’s allowed her kooky neighbor, Astrid Dingle, to search for the answer through her crystal ball. What could be the cause of the dream, and what lengths will Fiona go to get to the crux of it all? You’ll be chasing dreams with Fiona, Detective Landry and Astrid in this fun quick mystery!

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Book Details:

Book Title:  The Christmas Cameo:  A Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery
Author:  C.S. McDonald
Category:  YA Fiction, 32 pages
Length: 1 hr, 16 minutes

Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  November 13, 2019
Content Rating:  G (The Fiona Quinn Mysteries are for everyone–adults love the books and they are appropriate for teens and tweens too!)


Book Description:

A lovely cameo brooch is discovered in Fiona’s late Uncle Wilbur’s house two days before Christmas. The pin bears a romantic Christmas message from Wilbur for his new wife with the initials, D.A.S.
How very strange! To the family’s knowledge, Uncle Wilbur had never been married. So, who is this mysterious woman? Now, Fiona is on a holiday mission to locate D.A.S. and deliver the belated gift.
Question is, what happened to the marriage? Is D.A.S. still alive after all these years? And if so, can Fiona find her before Christmas?

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Matrimony. Mayhem, and Murder (A Fiona Quinn Mystery)
Author:  C.S. McDonald
Category:  Adult Fiction, 242 pages
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  Nov 10, 2021
Formats Available for review: print (paperback), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Jan 10 to Feb 4
Content Rating:  G. C.S. McDonald’s books are appropriate for YA readers as well as adults–no bad language or sexual content.

Book Description:

The venue is set, invitations sent, and the flowers ordered. It’s almost time for Fiona and Nathan to get married…again. What could possibly go wrong? Nothing…well, until the wedding planner is found dead.

Then the woman Fiona has never met shows up–Nathan’s enigmatic mom, Rita Landry. And she’s wearing a gorgeous but mysterious necklace. Worse, Rita is being followed by two sinister-looking men, forcing her to flee the country. And who gets dragged along? None other than the bride-to be! How does a girl prepare for all of that? Looks like Fiona’s perfectly planned matrimony has morphed into mayhem and murder!

You’re formally invited to Fiona and Nathan’s wedding. Question is: Will the wedding happen?

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Meet the Author:

For twenty-six years C.S. McDonald’s life whirled around a song and a dance. Classically trained at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School, The Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, and many others, she became a professional dancer and choreographer.
During that time, she choreographed many musicals and an opera for the Pittsburgh Savoyards. In 2011 she retired from her dance career to write. Under her real name, Cindy McDonald, she writes murder-suspense and romantic suspense novels. In 2014 she added the pen name, C.S. McDonald, to write children’s books for her grandchildren. In 2016 she added the Fiona Quinn Mysteries to that expansion. She decided to write the cozy mystery series that everyone, including teens and tweens, can read and enjoy. Presently, the Fiona Quinn Mysteries nine books with a tenth slated for 2021. The books are also available on audio, narrated by Maren Swenson Waxenberg. Cindy’s newest venture is The Owl’s Nest Mysteries. Once again, she has set her cozy mystery in Pittsburgh. The female protagonist, Alexa Owl, is much different from Fiona Quinn. The Owl’s Next Mysteries has a little grit, a little time travel, a little romance, and a whole lot of cozy! Ms. McDonald resides on her Thoroughbred farm known as Fly by Night Stables near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Bill, and her poorly behaved Cocker Spaniel, Allister.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

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Tour Schedule:
 
Jan 10 – Mystery Review Crew – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 10 –
Cover Lover Book Review – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway

Jan 10 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway
Jan 11 – Olio by Marilyn – books review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway
Jan 11 – Lisa’s Reading – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 12 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 12 – All Booked Up Reviews – Instagram – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER
Jan 13 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 13 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 13 – Kam’s Place – book review of MAMBO AND MURDER
Jan 13 – 
Buried Under Books – audiobook review of MAMBO AND MURDER/ giveaway

Jan 14 – Blooming with Books – audiobook review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway
Jan 14 – 
My Reading Journeys  – books review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway

Jan 17 – Blooming with Books – audiobook review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 17 – Kam’s Place – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER
Jan 17 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 17 – 
Buried Under Books – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway

Jan 18 – She Just Loves Books – audiobook review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway
Jan 18 – Kam’s Place – book review of BANKING ON MURDER
Jan 18 – 
My Reading Journeys  – book review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveaway

Jan 19 – She Just Loves Books – audiobook review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 19 – Kam’s Place – book review of HARRIET’S HEIST
Jan 19 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 19 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 20 – She Just Loves Books – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 20 – Kam’s Place – book review of CRYSTAL CLEAR CONFUSION
Jan 21 – Blooming with Books –book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 21 – Kam’s Place – book review of THE CHRISTMAS CAMEO
Jan 24 – Bigreadersite – books review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway
Jan 24 – 
PuzzlePaws Blog – books review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway

Jan 25 – PuzzlePaws Blog – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 25 – The Momma Spot – audiobooks review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway
Jan 25 – Bigreadersite – book review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 26 – The Momma Spot – audiobook review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 26 – Bigreadersite – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 26 – Locks, Hooks and Books – books review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway
Jan 27 – @twilight_reader – audiobook review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 27 – Splashes of Joy – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 27 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 28 – The Momma Spot –book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 28 – Pause for Tales – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 31 – @twilight_reader – audiobooks review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway
Jan 31 – 
Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway

Feb 1 – Westveil Publishing – audiobook review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveaway
Feb 1 – Chit Chat with Charity – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Feb 1 – 
Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway

Feb 2 – Westveil Publishing – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Feb 2 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book reviews of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway
Feb 2 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway
Feb 3 – Literary Flits – book review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveaway
Feb 3 – @twilight_reader – books review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Feb 3 – Westveil Publishing – audiobooks review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway
Feb 4 – Literary Flits – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Feb 4 – Chit Chat with Charity – audiobook review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway
Feb 4 – My Reading Journeys  – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
 
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 MATRIMONY MAYHEM AND MURDER Book Tour Giveaway

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