Mambo and Murder by C.S. McDonald

"Mystery" Genre card with dark woods and light in the distance
"Mystery" Genre card with dark woods and light in the distance

Rating: 4 out of 5.

It’s another fun Fiona Quinn Mystery! This one takes us to a ballroom dancing competition and 40-year-old murders. Somehow Fiona and Nathan end up in the competition and it’s hilarious!

I listened to the audio of this one, and I really enjoyed it. The narrator does a great job of bringing the story to life. She does a great job with the different voices!

I really enjoyed the plot of this one. I liked that the murders are old, but the killer, previously thought to be dead, is actually alive! It was a fun mystery to solve.

I would recommend this one for anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries!

Where to Find This Book:

Audible ~ Amazon

Three ballroom dancers had been murdered over forty-years ago. Wow, that’s one old cold case. What’s more, the murderer 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 forty-years for the detective to find his footing? Double yikes! Join Fiona and Detective Landry in this high-stepping whodunit!

Just the Facts:

Mambo and Murder by C.S. McDonald
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: McWriter Books
Pub Date: October 31, 2018

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

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