A Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery by C.S. McDonald

Crystal Clear Confusion by C.S. McDonald

This was a fun, quick mystery that brought Fiona’s neighbor, Astrid, into the story. Astrid offers to help Fiona figure out where her nightmare is coming from using a crystal ball. Of course, this story involves some silly moments that made me smile and had a good mystery!

About the Book:
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!  

Where to Find This Book:

Amazon ~ Audible

Harriet’s Heist by C.S. McDonald

If you are looking for a quick missing jewels story, grab this one! Placed in a retirement community with some hilarious older ladies, this one was hard to put down. I loved the additional twist of Fiona’s dog ending up with the missing items. The story felt light and filled with funny moments!

About the Book:
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.


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!

Where to Find This Book:

Audible ~ Amazon

Banking on a Murder by C.S. McDonald

When a friend goes missing, Fiona can’t leave it alone. She knows something must be wrong, and she’s ready to find her friend. Once again, we get some great new characters that are entertaining, and bring great color to the story! I enjoyed this quick read, and I found myself surprised by the ending!

About the Book:
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!  

Where to Find This Book:

Amazon ~ Goodreads

The Christmas Cameo by C.S. McDonald

What a great holiday mystery! This one features a brooch with a mysterious wife’s initials on it. Fiona feels the need to deliver it to the owner, if only she knew who that was! I really enjoyed this one, and I thought the audio narration was great! While this is a perfect read at Christmas, don’t wait until next year, you can read it anytime and enjoy it!

About the Book:
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?

Where to Find This Book:

Amazon ~ Goodreads ~ Audible

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:  Website ~  Twitter ~ Facebook


Thank you to IRead Book Tours for having me on this tour! You can see all the bloggers on tour here!

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

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