Tastes Like Murder: A Fiona Quinn Mystery by C.S. McDonald

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Book cover with wine bottle and glass dresses as bride and groom
"Mystery" Genre card with dark woods and light in the distance

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Tastes Like Murder was such a great cozy mystery! This is the fourth book in the series, but I really think it can be read as a stand-alone, so if this is the book you want to use to jump into the series, go for it!

I really enjoyed the murder mystery in this one. The setting for this one is at wedding-type venues and events. I really liked the extra twists that brought to the story! I thought it was really interesting, and the surprises along the way that kept me listening at every possible moment!

Book cover with wine bottle and glass dresses as bride and groom

The characters were easy to like and get to know. Again, this was book 4 in the series, but I didn’t feel like I was lost with who everyone was. It was really like I already knew them. The writing made the character introductions flow right into the story.

I listened to the audio version of this book, narrated by Maren Swenson Waxenberg. I really enjoyed her narration of this book. I thought she had great character voices, and completely sucked me into the story!

To Read or Not To Read:

I would recommend Tastes Like Murder for readers that enjoy a cozy mystery with a great female main character and a series you can fall in love with!

Where to Find This Book:

Tastes Like Murder: A Fiona Quinn Mystery by C.S. McDonald is available at these sites:

Audible ~ Amazon ~ Kindle ~ Goodreads

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The bridesmaid dresses are ruffles and ruffles of ugly, one bridesmaid is trying to micro-manage…well, pretty much everything, and the bride-to-be is a total bridezilla! Wedding bells will soon be ringing but as usual Fiona is a bridesmaid and not a bride. As the maid of honor, how can Fiona keep the volatile pre-wedding festivities running smoothly? The problem is abruptly solved when the bride drops over dead at the elegant wine-tasting wedding rehearsal. Yikes!
Who poisoned the wine?
The suspects are lining up, and Fiona finds herself at the top of the list! Double yikes!
It’s a vintage murder case for Fiona, Detective Landry, and the gang. Cheers!

Just the Facts:

Tastes Like Murder: A Fiona Quinn Mystery by C.S. McDonald
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Page Count: 201 pages
Publisher: McWriter Books
Pub Date: Nov 23, 2017

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.

Author Links:
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I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

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