Murder On The Rocks: A Mack's Bar Mystery #1

Allyson K. Abbott

ISBN 9780758280169
Publish Date 8/6/2013
Format ePub
Categories Mystery, Kensington Ebooks, Hobby Reads
List Price: $5.99

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Mack's Bar is one of those nice, friendly places where everybody knows your name. That's great when someone's buying you a round, but not so hot when you find yourself atop a list of murder suspects--with your fingerprints on the bloody knife!

Mackenzie "Mack" Dalton is a Milwaukee bar owner with a nose for trouble--literally. A neurological glitch has left her with extra perceptive senses. So when she stumbles upon a dead body in the alley behind the bar--the same spot where her own father was shot eight months earlier--she can tell right away there's something fishy in the air. The lead detective thinks there's a link between the two deaths, and he'll need Mack's help to sniff out the murderer amid the crowd of eccentric regulars. But when all the evidence points to her as the most likely culprit, it could be an early last call for Mack--and celebratory cocktails for a killer.

Includes drink recipes

About Allyson K. Abbott:

Allyson K. Abbott is the pseudonym of a mystery and thriller writer who also works as an emergency room nurse. She lives in a small Wisconsin town with her family and a menagerie of pets.

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“Drinks, Deception and Demise” (Wednesday, August 21, 2013)
Reviewer: Nancy Narma

In this first of a new series, we travel to Milwaukee and are introduced to Mackenzie “Little Mack” Dalton, who was raised in, and has inherited “Mack’s Bar” from her late Father, “Big Mack”. “Mack’s Bar” is a cozy neighborhood gathering place that has its own long list of regulars. “Little Mack” is still reeling from her beloved Father’s unsolved murder, which occurred 10 months ago, when she is thrown “Into the lion’s den” once more as she discovers a lifeless body out by her building’s dumpster! The discovery is compounded by the fact that it is found in almost the same area where her Father’s bullet-torn body was found. The shock has stirred up Mack’s neurological disorder, Synesthesia”, that she has battled since birth, and was a result of her late Mother’s fatal car accident. It is a condition that affects the senses—for examplr, Mack tastes or sees sounds, hears or feels smells, and tastes or feels things she sees. Will this be a help or a hinderance to the case? Especially to hunky Detective Duncan Albright, who goes undercover to try to solve the puzzlement, and makes “In-roads” on more than just the murder. When the deceased is identified as Realtor /Big Mack’s girlfriend Ginny Rifkin, accusatory fingers fly in all different directions—some toward names on her client’s list and even one long finger pointing in Mack’s direction with jealousy and mistrust as motives. Why would anyone want to kill Ginny? Moreover, who would want likable, all-around good guy “Big Mack” dead? Could these two murders be linked in some way—maybe in a way “Little Mack “ isn’t even aware of? Should she be worried about her own safety as well as keeping the bar going on a fraying shoestring? What an intriguing character the Author has created! I’m looking forward to more stories centered around “Mack’s Bar”. The Author has also included some of “Little Mack’s” signature drink recipes and snippets from the Mattie Winston Murder Mystery series, of which you’ll enjoy and crave for more as well. This new series is one I will keep an eye out for—and I bet you cozy lovers will too!
Nancy Narma

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