Four Short Mysteries by C.S. McDonald

Please scroll down for my review of the four short Mysteries in RED print.

Matrimony Mayhem and Murder (A Fiona Quinn Mystery) by C.S. McDonald
Matimony Mayhem and Murder (A Fiona Quinn Mystery) by C.S. McDonald

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

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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You May Also Review Mambo and Murder (A Fiona Quinn Mystery #6) or All of C.S. McDonald’s Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries in Audiobook or Ebook:​

Book Details:

Book Title: Mambo and Murder: A Fiona Quinn Mystery #6

Book Description:

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!


BUY THE BOOK:
Audible ~ Amazon

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Review of All Four Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries:

​Banking on a Murder: A Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery

Book Details:

Book Title: Banking on a Murder: A Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery

Author:  C.S. McDonald​

Category:  YA Fiction, 160 pages

Run Time: 4 hours, 9 minutesGenre:  Cozy Mystery

Publisher:  McWriter Books

Release date: October 31, 2018

Formats Available for review: audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)

Tour dates: Man 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’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!

Buy the Book:
Amazon

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS

Banking on a Murder: A Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery by C.S. McDonald​ is a very short story, but don’t let that fool you, it is still an awesome Cozy Mystery with the same C.S. McDonald expert writing. Fiona is at it again when her old college friend Priscilla moved back home after a bad divorce. When it seems Priscilla is missing, Fiona finds her self back to her favorite pastime.

What a delight to have a book to read in a short time, yet it keeps you turning the pages to see what the ending will be. I love the special book with a cast of characters that I grew to love. You can’t go wrong choosing this book or any from C.S. McDonald. I’m giving this one Five Stars. Check it out!!

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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!)

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK


Harriet’s Heist:  A Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery by Author:  C.S. McDonald

I love these Cozy Mysteries because you never know what’s in store with Fiona. This time takes a trip to Florida to see her parents. Upon arriving there, she finds the retirement community all rage of robberies. So here she goes again.

I love it when Fiona is in action and on the go. When Fiona’s mom let everyone know she was a detective, I love the reaction. I find a different flavor with this book. It has a lot of laugh out loud moments in the story. Especially when Fiona’s little Maltese shows up with the stolen jewelry around his neck. I wonder what this little dog had in mind? Don’t miss out on another Five Star short story!

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


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!

Buy the Book:
Amazon ~  Audibl

Book Details:

Book Title: Crystal Clear Confusion: A Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Crystal Clear Confusion is the fourth and last short mystery from C.S. McDonald for right now. But with the help of her quirky and kooky neighbor Astrid and Detective Landry, everything is OK. Or is it? With Astrid and her Crystal, it’s hard to tell what will happen. It kinda shocked me what they found. I guessed at several things but I didn’t come close to the mystery. There were twists and turns that threw me off goodtime. These characters were so my fun, I had a blast with every page of this book. This is another Five Star for me. Check it out for some fun entertainment.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


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! ​Buy the Book:

Amazon ~ Audible

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
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:

​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?

Crystal Clear Confusion by C.S. McDonald

Crystal Clear Confusion is the fourth and last short mystery from C.S. McDonald for right now. But with the help of her quirky and kooky neighbor Astrid and Detective Landry, everything is OK. Or is it? With Astrid and her Crystal, it’s hard to tell what will happen. It kinda shocked me what they found. I guessed at several things but I didn’t come close to the mystery. There were twists and turns that threw me off goodtime. These characters were so my fun, I had a blast with every page of this book. This is another Five Star for me. Check it out for some fun entertainment. A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Buy the Book: Amazon ~ Audible

Author C.S. McDonald

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  ~  FacebookTour Schedule:

Jan 10 -Mystery Review Crew – book spotlight / author interview / giveawayJan 10 –Cover Lover Book Review– book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayJan 10 -Rockin’ Book Reviews– audiobook review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveawayJan 11 -Olio by Marilyn– books review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveawayJan 11 –Lisa’s Reading– book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayJan 12 -Olio by Marilyn– book review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveawayJan 13 -Olio by Marilyn– book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayJan 13 -Locks, Hooks and Books– book review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveawayJan 13 -Kam’s Place– book review of MAMBO AND MURDERJan 13 – Buried Under Books – audiobook review of MAMBO AND MURDER/ giveawayJan 14 –Blooming with Books– audiobook review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveawayJan 17 -Blooming with Books– audiobook review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveawayJan 17 –Kam’s Place– book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDERJan 17 – Buried Under Books – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway​Jan 18 – All Booked Up Reviews – Instagram – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDERJan 18 – My Reading Journeys – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayJan 18 -She Just Loves Books– audiobook review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveawayJan 18 -Kam’s Place– book review of BANKING ON MURDERJan 18 – My Reading Journeys – book review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveawayJan 19 -She Just Loves Books– audiobook review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveawayJan 19 -Kam’s Place– book review of HARRIET’S HEISTJan 19 -Splashes of Joy– audiobook review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveawayJan 19 -​Locks, Hooks and Books– book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayJan 20 -She Just Loves Books– book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayJan 20 -Kam’s Place– book review of CRYSTAL CLEAR CONFUSIONJan 21 -Blooming with Books –book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayJan 21 -Kam’s Place– book review of THE CHRISTMAS CAMEOJan 24 –Bigreadersite– books review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveawayJan 25 –Bigreadersite– book review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveawayJan 25 – PuzzlePaws Blog – books review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveawayJan 25 – The Momma Spot – audiobooks review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveawayJan 26 -The Momma Spot– audiobook review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveawayJan 26 –Bigreadersite– book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayJan 26 -Locks, Hooks and Books– books review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveawayJan 26 – PuzzlePaws Blog – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayJan 27 –@twilight_reader – audiobook review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveawayJan 27 –Splashes of Joy– book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayJan 27 –Gina Rae Mitchell– book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayJan 28 -The Momma Spot–book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayJan 28 –Pause for Tales– book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayJan 28 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayJan 31 –@twilight_reader– audiobooks review of THE CHRISTMAS CAMEO (A Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery) / giveawayJan 31 – @twilight_reader – audiobooks review of HARRIET’S HEIST (a Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery) / giveawayJan 31 – @twilight_reader – audiobooks review of CRYSTAL CLEAR CONFUSION (A Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery) / giveawayJan 31 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayFeb 1 –Westveil Publishing– audiobook review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveawayFeb 1 -Chit Chat with Charity– book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayFeb 1 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveawayFeb 2 –Westveil Publishing– book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayFeb 2 –Gina Rae Mitchell – book reviews of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveawayFeb 3 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveawayFeb 3 -Literary Flits– book review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveawayFeb 3 -@twilight_reader– books review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayFeb 3 –Westveil Publishing– audiobooks review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveawayFeb 4 -Literary Flits– book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveawayFeb 4 –Chit Chat with Charity– audiobook review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveawayFeb 4 – My Reading Journeys – books review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveawayEnter the Giveaway:

All Four Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries by C.S.MCDONALD

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
Formats Available for review: 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’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!

Buy the Book:
Amazon

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Banking on a Murder: A Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery by C.S. McDonald​ is a very short story, but don’t let that fool you, it is still an awesome Cozy Mystery with the same C.S. McDonald expert writing. Fiona is at it again when her old college friend Priscilla moved back home after a bad divorce. When it seems Priscilla is missing, Fiona finds her self back to her favorite pastime.

What a delight to have a book to read in a short time, yet it keeps you turning the pages to see what the ending will be. I love the special book with a cast of characters that I grew to love. You can’t go wrong choosing this book or any from C.S. McDonald. I’m giving this one Five Stars. Check it out!!

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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!

Harriet’s Heist:  A Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery by Author:  C.S. McDonald

I love these Cozy Mysteries because you never know what’s in store with Fiona. This time takes a trip to Florida to see her parents. Upon arriving there, she finds the retirement community all rage of robberies. So here she goes again.

I love it when Fiona is in action and on the go. When Fiona’s mom let everyone know she was a detective, I love the reaction. I find a different flavor with this book. It has a lot of laugh out loud moments in the story. Especially when Fiona’s little Maltese shows up with the stolen jewelry around his neck. I wonder what this little dog had in mind? Don’t miss out on another Five Star short story!

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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
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:

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!

Buy the Book:Amazon ~ AudibleBook

Details:

Book Title: The Christmas Cameo: A Fiona Quinn Quick MysteryAuthor: C.S. McDonald​Category: YA Fiction, 32 pagesLength: 1 hr, 16 minutesGenre: Cozy MysteryPublisher: McWriter BooksRelease date: November 13, 2019Formats Available for review: audible download, ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)Tour dates: Jan 10 to Feb 4, 2022Content 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?

Buy the Book: Amazon ~ Audible

MEET THE AUTHOR

Author C.S. McDonald

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

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 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 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 – Buried Under Books – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 18 – All Booked Up Reviews – Instagram – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER
Jan 18 – My Reading Journeys  – 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 25 –Bigreadersite– book review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 25 – 
PuzzlePaws Blog – books review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway
Jan 25 – The Momma Spot – audiobooks review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / 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 26 – 
PuzzlePaws Blog – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / 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 28 –
 Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 31 –@twilight_reader– audiobooks review of THE CHRISTMAS CAMEO (A Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery) / giveaway
Jan 31 –
 @twilight_reader – audiobooks review of HARRIET’S HEIST (a Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery) / giveaway
Jan 31 –
 @twilight_reader – audiobooks review of CRYSTAL CLEAR CONFUSION (A Fiona Quinn Quick Mystery) / 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 3 – 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  – books review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveawayEnter the Giveaway:

Matrimony. Mayhem, and Murder by C. S McDonald

Join us for this review tour from Jan 10 to Feb 4, 2022!
 
 
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
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?
 
Buy the Book:
Amazon 
add to goodreads
 
 
 
Also Available for Your Reading or Listening Pleasure:
 
 
 
 
 
 Book Details:
 
Book Title: Mambo and Murder: A Fiona Quinn Mystery #6
Author: C.S. McDonald
​Category: YA Fiction, 160 pages
Run Time: 4 hours, 9 minutes
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: McWriter Books
Release date: October 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:
 
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!
 
 BUY THE BOOK:
Audible ~ Amazon
 
 
 
 
Enjoy All Four Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries:
 
 
 
 
 
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!
 
Buy the Book:
Amazon
 
 
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
Buy the Book:
Amazon ~ Audible
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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! ​
 
 
Buy the Book:
Amazon ~ Audible
 
 
 
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 
 
 A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
 
 
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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?
 
 
Buy the Book:
Amazon ~ Audible
 
 
 
 
 
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 
 
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 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 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 – Buried Under Books – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 18 – My Reading Journeys – 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 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 28 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – 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
 
NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY
 
 

Giveaway and Tour Matrimony, Mayhem and Murder by C.S. McDonald

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 BooksRelease 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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add to goodreads

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Today, I am reviewing another C.S. MCDONALD Cozy Mystery Matrimony. Mayhem and Murder, book Ten of A Fiona Quinn Mystery. I haven’t read these mysteries in order, and you don’t need to. Each of these stories stands on its own. I love Fiona and Nathan and was excited to finally read about their wedding, but in true Fiona and Nathan way of life, this wedding was anything but perfect. If it can go wrong in a wedding, it did in this one. And wouldn’t you know, there would have to be a murder involved so the wedding couple would have an investigation to do. But did it have to be the wedding planner? And what are Russians doing here? All of this is happening at the same time Fiona is finally going to meet Nathan’s mom Rita.

I had so much fun reading this book, with characters smart enough to investigate murders yet hilarious enough that had me giggling throughout the story. This is a whirlwind of a story with so much happening, and so many twists and turns it will have your head spinning. McDonald does another amazing job of writing a cozy mystery that will have you turning the pages fast as you try to figure out what is happening. And no sweat over this being the tenth book in the series; it is just as good if not better than the first book! If you love a good cozy mystery, I encourage you to read Matrimony, Mayhem, and Murder and any other book by C.S. McDonald.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Also check out these books by C.S. MCDONALD

Mambo and Murder (A Fiona Quinn Mystery #6) or All of C.S. McDonald’s Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries

Book Details:

Book Title:  Mambo and Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #6
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  YA Fiction, 160 pages
Run Time: 4 hours, 9 minutes
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  October 31, 2018
Formats Available for review: audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Man 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:

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!


BUY THE BOOK:
Audible ~ Amazon
Or Review All Four Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries: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
Formats Available for review: 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’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!

Buy the Book:
Amazon
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!Buy the Book:
Amazon ~  
AudibleBook 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
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:

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!  ​Buy the Book:
Amazon ~  
AudibleBook 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
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:

​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?
Buy the Book:
Amazon ~  
Audiblehttps://www.youtube.com/embed/ErLC4HFdFFE

Author C.S. McDonald

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

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 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 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  Buried Under Books – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 18 – All Booked Up Reviews – Instagram – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER
Jan 18 – My Reading Journeys  – 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 25 –Bigreadersite– book review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 25 
 PuzzlePaws Blog – books review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway
Jan 25 – The Momma Spot – audiobooks review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / 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 26 
 PuzzlePaws Blog – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / 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 28 –
 Rockin’ Book Reviews – 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

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Mambo and Murder by C.S. McDonald

Mambo and Murder: 

A Fiona Quinn Mystery #6
Author:  C.S. McDonald

Book Details:

Book Title: Mambo and Murder: A Fiona Quinn Mystery #6

Book Description:

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?


BUY THE BOOK:
Audible ~ Amazon

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I always enjoy cozy mysteries by C. S. McDonald and I had the privilege of listening to Mambo and Murder this week and it was so very good. As I read about the ball room dancing with Nate and Fiona I had to laugh out loud because Nate needs dance lessons, bad. Poor Fiona trying to keep her toes and limbs out of harms way. But then the dance floor wasn’t so much for dancing anymore.

Following Detective Landry and Fiona will have readers on the edge of their seats, one minute and laughing the next. I love these two characters and enjoy every book that leads to solving another mystery.

With this book, I have a gift copy of the audio version and I enjoyed listening to Maren Swenson Waxenberg as she does an amazing job reading the book. Her voice is just right for all of the characters, and she brings the book to life in a different way. If you love audiobooks, you should really try this one. I think you will find several hours of great entertainment here. This one is getting Five Stars from me.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

More books to read from Fiona Quinn

Quick Mysteries:​

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
Formats Available for review: 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’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!

Buy the Book:
Amazon

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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Amazon ~  Audible

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
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:

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! ​Buy the Book:

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
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:

​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?

Buy the Book: Amazon ~ Audible

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ErLC4HFdFFE

Author C.S. McDonald

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  ~  FacebookTour 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 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 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 – Buried Under Books – book review of MATRIMONY, MAYHEM, AND MURDER / giveaway
Jan 18 –
 My Reading Journeys  – 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 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 28 –
 Rockin’ Book Reviews – 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  – books review of Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries / giveaway

TBD – 
My Reading Journeys  – book review of MAMBO AND MURDER / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

https://gleam.io/q5xwM/matrimony-mayhem-and-murder-book-tour-giveaway

Tour and Giveaway for Taking Notes on Murder by C.S. McDonald

Welcome to the tour for Taking Notes on Murder by C. S. McDonald

This is Book 9 in A Fiona Quinn Mystery Series

Book Details

Book Title:  Taking Notes on Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #9
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  YA Fiction, 184 pages
Run Time: 5 hours
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  May 19, 2020
Formats Available for review: audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Jun 21 to Jul 16, 2021
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:

Mysterious notes are showing up in Fiona’s kindergarten classroom, claiming a suicide from 2005 was actually a homicide. Detective Landry maintains the messages are too vague, possess no integrity, and do not warrant a review of the old case.

Fiona’s not convinced. She’s determined to find the author of the enigmatic notes and uncover the truth about a man who had many secrets and countless enemies, including Fiona’s mother and former suspect Nancy Quinn!
Can Fiona crack this cold case, and what will it take to get Detective Landry involved? Don’t miss taking notes on this murder! 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I have read several of the Fiona Quinn Cozy Mysteries and they have been so very good, and Taking Notes on Murder is that same so very good! Fiona is always finding herself in the middle of a murder case, and this time someone is leaving notes on her desk in her kindergarten classroom. Could someone be so brave?

So the search is on and Fiona is trying to pull her now husband (shhhh nobody knows she’s married), Detective Nathan Landry into the case. Nathan really tries to keep Fiona from taking the case but it didn’t work so here both of them are with a case that’s re-opened and going strong, if they could just get some good clues. And I don’t want to give anything important away so I’ll stop at this. If you enjoy a good clean cozy mystery, you will be delighted to listen to this fun, interesting and enjoyable read.

This was an audiobook that I reviewed and I enjoyed the voice of Maren Swenson Waxenberg as she so expertly reads the narration. Waxenberg has the perfect voice for this cozy mystery. Her expressions and voice changes for the characters kept the interest in wanting to finish listening to this book. If you have been wanting to try an audio book, this is a great one to try. You will enjoy several hours of reading fun. I give Taking Notes on Murder Five Stars!

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


BUY THE BOOK:
Audible ~ Amazon

Other Books in this series!

Book Title:  Bon Voyage to Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #8
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  YA Fiction, 198 pages
Run Time: 6 hours, 52 minutes
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  Nov 5, 2019
Formats Available for review: audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Jun 21 to Jul 16, 2021
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:

Hooray! Fiona has finally convinced her boyfriend detective Nathan Landry to go on a romantic Caribbean cruise. Unfortunately, their fun on the high seas is interrupted by murder. It isn’t long before they discover a boatload of suspects, who have motives deeper than the ocean for wanting the victim out of their lives.
BUY THE BOOK:
Audible ~ Amazon


Mystery Author C.S. McDonald

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. 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. Presently, the Fiona Quinn Mysteries has nine books.

Cindy’s newest venture is The Owl’s Nest Mysteries. Once again, she has set her cozy mystery in Pittsburgh. The Owl’s Next Mysteries has a little grit, a little time travel, a little romance, and a whole lot of cozy!

Cindy 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
Tour Schedule:
June 21 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 21 –Working Mommy Journal – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 22 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
June 22 –Bound 4 Escape – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 22 –Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 22 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 23 – Splashes of Joy – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 23 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 23 – Working Mommy Journal – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 23 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
June 24 – Buried Under Books – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 24 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 24 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
June 24 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
June 24 – Working Mommy Journal – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
June 25 – StoreyBook Reviews – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 25 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 25 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 28 – Books for Books – book review of Maxed Out
June 28 – Blooming with Books – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 28 – Cover Lover Book Review – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 29 – Literary Flits – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 29 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 29 – Westveil Publishing – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 30 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 30 – Blooming with Books – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 1 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of Maxed Out
July 1 – Literary Flits – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 2 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 2 – Westveil Publishing – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 5 –Cover Lover Book Review – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 5 –Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder
July 6 – Blooming with Books – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 6 – Buried Under Books – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 6 – Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 6 – Literary Flits – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 7 – I Read What You Write – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 7 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 7 – @twilight_reader – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder
July 7 – Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 8 – Laura’s Interests – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 8 – Books for Books – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder
July 8 – @twilight_reader – book review of Taking Notes on Murder
July 9 –Bigreadersite – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder
July 9 – Hall Ways Blog – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 9 – Westveil Publishing – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 9 – @twilight_reader – book review of Maxed Out
July 9 – Books for Books – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder
July 12 – Chit Chat with Charity – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 12 – Bigreadersite – book review of Maxed Out
July 12 – Buried Under Books – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 12 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of Taking Notes on Murder
July 13 – The Momma Spot – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 13 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 13 – Bigreadersite – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder
July 14 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 14 – Laura’s Interests – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 14 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 15 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 15 – Chit Chat with Charity – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 15 – Laura’s Interests – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 15 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 16 – Lisa’s Reading – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 16 – Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 16 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
TBD – I Read What You Write – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
TBD – I Read What You Write – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

https://gleam.io/L7Y1A/maxed-out-book-tour-giveaway

Bon Voyage to Murder: A Fiona Quinn Mystery #8 by C.S. McDonald

 

Bon Voyage to Murder

 

Also for Your Listening Pleasure, Enjoy These Cozy Mysteries.

 

[BON VOYGE TO MURDER]

A Fiona Quinn Mystery #8

 

Book Details:

Book Title:  Bon Voyage to Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #8

Author:  C.S. McDonald

Category:  YA Fiction, 198 pages

Run Time: 6 hours, 52 minutes

Genre:  Cozy Mystery

Publisher:  McWriter Books

Release date:  Nov 5, 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:

Hooray! Fiona has finally convinced her boyfriend detective Nathan Landry to go on a romantic Caribbean cruise. Unfortunately, their fun on the high seas is interrupted by murder. It isn’t long before they discover a boatload of suspects, who have motives deeper than the ocean for wanting the victim out of their lives.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I was honored to read book one in A Fiona Quinn Mystery series and I couldn’t wait to snuggle up in another cozy mystery where I know Fiona would be on her deceive hunt. That girl can smell trouble anywhere. Well, this time Fiona and Nathan’s cruise is a cruise gone bad from the start. In the very beginning there is what is thought to be an attempted murder and we know Fiona can’t let this one go, fun cruise or not. So here goes her  sleuthing skills, and she and Nathan put their heads together and start checking out what is happening and before they know it, the cruise gone bad it done with! I love this sweet cozy mystery just as much as the first Fiona Mystery I read. Though it’s a series you can certainly read these as a stand alone, but I would like to eventually read them in order because I think it would be more fun. 

This time I listen to this one, and the narration by Maren Swenson Waxenberg was such a wonderful pleasant experience. I’m not a huge fan of audio books, they are slowly growing on me, and I am finding out that it is the person doing the narration that makes the audio book. I could listen to Waxenberg for hours at a time and not get tired. I do have another Fiona Cozy Mystery review coming up in a couple of weeks so I hope you will check it out. If you love yourself a good cozy mystery, only now we can’t say by the fire unless we go outside in the heat, this is an amazing choice for you. This Fiona Quinn Mystery gets Five Stars from me. 

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

BUY THE BOOK:

Audible ~ Amazon

 

 

Book Details:

Book Title:  Taking Notes on Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #9

Author:  C.S. McDonald

Category:  YA Fiction, 184 pages

Run Time: 5 hours

Genre:  Cozy Mystery

Publisher:  McWriter Books

Release date:  May 19, 2020

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:

Mysterious notes are showing up in Fiona’s kindergarten classroom, claiming a suicide from 2005 was actually a homicide. Detective Landry maintains the messages are too vague, possess no integrity, and do not warrant a review of the old case.

Fiona’s not convinced. She’s determined to find the author of the enigmatic notes and uncover the truth about a man who had many secrets and countless enemies, including Fiona’s mother and former suspect Nancy Quinn!

Can Fiona crack this cold case, and what will it take to get Detective Landry involved? Don’t miss taking notes on this murder!

 

BUY THE BOOK:

 

Audible ~ Amazon

 

 

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. 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. Presently, the Fiona Quinn Mysteries has nine books.

Cindy’s newest venture is The Owl’s Nest Mysteries. Once again, she has set her cozy mystery in Pittsburgh. The Owl’s Next Mysteries has a little grit, a little time travel, a little romance, and a whole lot of cozy!

Cindy 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

 

 

Tour Schedule: 

June 21 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

 

June 21 – Working Mommy Journal – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

June 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

June 22 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

June 22 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

June 22 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

June 22 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

June 23 – Splashes of Joy – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

June 23 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

June 23 – Working Mommy Journal – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

June 23 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway

June 24 – Buried Under Books – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

June 24 – Rajiv’s Reviews – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

June 24 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway

June 24 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway

June 24 – Working Mommy Journal – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway

June 25 – StoreyBook Reviews – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

June 25 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

June 25 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

June 28 – Books for Books – book review of Maxed Out

June 28 – Blooming with Books – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

June 28 – Cover Lover Book Review – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

June 29 – Literary Flits – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

June 29 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway

June 29 – Westveil Publishing – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

June 30 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

June 30 – Blooming with Books – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway

July 1 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of Maxed Out

July 1 – I Read What You Write – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

July 1 – Literary Flits – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

July 2 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

July 2 – Westveil Publishing – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway

July 2 – I Read What You Write – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway

July 5 – Cover Lover Book Review – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway

July 5 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder

July 6 – Blooming with Books – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

July 6 – Buried Under Books – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

July 6 – Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

July 6 – Literary Flits – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway

July 7 – I Read What You Write – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

July 7 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

July 7 – @twilight_reader – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder

July 7 – Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway

July 8 – Bigreadersite – book review of Maxed Out

July 8 – Laura’s Interests – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

July 8 – Books for Books – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder

July 8 – @twilight_reader – book review of Taking Notes on Murder

July 9 – Hall Ways Blog – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

July 9 – Westveil Publishing – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

July 9 – @twilight_reader – book review of Maxed Out

July 9 – Books for Books – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder

July 12 – Chit Chat with Charity – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

July 12 – Bigreadersite – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder

July 12 – Buried Under Books – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway

July 12 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of Taking Notes on Murder

July 13 – The Momma Spot – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

July 13 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

July 13 – Bigreadersite – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder

July 14 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

July 14 – Laura’s Interests – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

July 14 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway

July 15 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

July 15 – Chit Chat with Charity – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

July 15 – Laura’s Interests – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway

July 15 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway

July 16 – Lisa’s Reading – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway

July 16 – Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway

July 16 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway

 

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Tour and Giveaway for Murder on Pointe by C.S. McDonald

Book Title:  Murder on Pointe:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #1
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  YA Fiction, 219 pages
Run Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  Jul 19, 2016
Formats Available for review: audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Mar 1 to Mar 26, 2020
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 can’t wait to attend the performance of Coppelia at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh. Her old friend, Silja Ramsay, is dancing the principal role. They have dinner after the show, but when they return Pittsburgh Ballet Theater is down one dancer! Ballerina, Alexis Cartwright, has been found dead in the dressing room. Is this murder a result of hot tempers among the cast members? Or is it a random act of violence? Will there be more murders? Homicide Detective Nathan Landry isn’t taking any chances. After finding out Fiona has a strong background in ballet, he recruits her to go undercover among the cast of Coppelia. Can Fiona help catch a killer, or will she be the next victim?


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I love a cozy mysteries, and after reviewing Back to the Burgh and Beyond, I wanted to read more from author C.S. McDonald, so I wanted to read the first book in her “A Fiona Quinn Mystery” series, Murder on Pointe. And what a good cozy read it is! Fiona’s friend Silja is dancing the principle role in Coppelia at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, and if course she wants to go see her dance. What Fiona didn’t expect was one of the dancers found murdered after the show. To help Detective Nathan Landry find the culprit, Fiona goes undercover as a dancer. And then the fun, and the investigation begans.

I love Fiona and enjoyed her new journey as a dancer. The situation gets pretty sticky at times, as she weaves herself in with all of the dancers, but it is so much fun as I felt myself in the story and trying to help Fiona sold the mystery. The characters were well crafted and I enjoyed their development throughout the story. The twists and turns woven all through the story makes the story more fun and enjoyable. If you enjoy an awesome clean and fun cozy mystery, this is one you want to read. And you can pass it on to the teens and tweens in your family because this book and the other books in A Fiona Quinn Mystery series are nice and clean enough for this age to enjoy.

As for this one, I had the joy of listening to the audiobook of Murder on Point, and I love listening to narrator Maren Swenson Waxenberg tell the story. Her voice flows so smoothly, and she does an outstanding job portraying the different characters, as well as the punctuations throughout the book. Her voice makes the book so fun and interesting and a real joy to listen to. As you can tell, I love this book! And I hope you will love it as much as I do.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.l

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
Mar 1 –Olio by Marilyn – book review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 1 –She Just Loves Books – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 2 –Laura’s Interests – audiobook review of Saddle Up for Murder / giveaway
Mar 3 –Gina Rae Mitchell – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 4 –Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 4 –Gina Rae Mitchell – audiobook review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 4 –Laura’s Interests – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 8 –Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 9 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 9– Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 10 –My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 10 –Wickedly Romance – book review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 11 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 11 –Wickedly Romance – book review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 11 -Blooming with Books- audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond
Mar 12 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 12 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 15 – Blooming with Books – audiobook review of Murder on Pointe
Mar 15 – She Just Loves Books – audiobook review of Tastes Like Murder / giveaway
Mar 15 – Chit Chat with Charity – audiobook review of Saddle Up for Murder / giveaway
Mar 16 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 16 – My Reading Journeys – book review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 17 – Westveil Publishing – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 17 – My Reading Journeys – book review of Saddle Up for Murder / giveaway
Mar 18 – Musing of Souls – book review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond
Mar 18 – Books for Books – audiobook review of Murder on Pointe
Mar 19 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 19 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of Good Luck to Murder / giveaway
Mar 22 – Westveil Publishing – audiobook review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 22 – Musing of Souls – audiobook review of Tastes Like Murder
Mar 23 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of Tastes Like Murder / giveaway
Mar 23 – Lisa’s Reading – book review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 24 – My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews – audiobook review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 24 – Books for Books – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond
Mar 25 – BookishKelly2020 – book review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 25 – Chit Chat with Charity – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 26 – BookishKelly2020 – book review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 26 – Lisa’s Reading – book review Tastes Like Murder / giveaway

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Tour and Giveaway for Back to the Burgh and Beyond by C.S. McDonald

BACK TO THE BURGH AND BEYOND by C.S. McDonald.
BACK TO THE BURGH AND BEYOND (An Owl's Nest Mystery) by C.S. McDonald

Join us for this review tour from Mar 1 to Mar 26, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Back to the Burgh and Beyond (The Owl’s Nest Mysteries) 
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  Adult Fiction, 208 pages
Run Time: 5 hours, 59 minutes
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  Sep 10, 2020
Formats Available for review: audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Mar 1 to Mar 26, 2020
Content Rating:  G. C.S. McDonald’s books are appropriate for YA readers as well as adults–no bad language or sexual content.
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Book Description:
Meet Alexa Owl. She’s returned home to Pittsburgh after a divorce to start a new life and a new business, The Owl’s Nest Couturier Shoppe. Much to her surprise, she’s getting more than she ever bargained for: Detective Bobby Starr, and he’s no ordinary sleuth. Bobby is an angel who’s returned to Earth in hopes of earning his way into the Guardian Angel Squad. He’s been sent by none other than Saint Pete to acquire Alexa’s help to solve three cold case murders he left behind. Except, here’s the catch: he’s only been allotted four days to solve the first case! How in heaven’s name is she supposed to do that? Alexa is a professional seamstress—not a detective. Bobby insists the only way to solve the first case is to return to 1953, and Alexa’s not in love with that idea at all!

I love cozy mysteries, and this one is as intriguing and exciting as they come. There is a bit of time travel from now to back in the 1950’s, to solve a Murder. There are a lot of interesting characters as this story unfolds as Alexa and Detective Bobby Star (well that is his ghost) try to solve his wife’s murder. You will find many twists and turns to keep your interest throughout the story and Alexa is more determined to find the killer.

I really enjoyed this story. It is my first from author C. J. McDonald, and I sure look forward to more from this author in the future. If you love a good clean cozy mystery, I would highly recommend Back to the Burgh and Beyond in the audiobook form! You will be delighted and intrigued by this story.

I don’t listen to a lot of audio books, but I did enjoy the audio version of Back to the Burgh and Beyond. The narrator, Maren Swenson Waxenberg does an outstanding job of reading this book. I enjoyed her pleasant voice and the punctuations throughout the book. She made the story fun and interesting to listen to. If you haven’t tried audiobooks, this one would be a great one to start with.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this audiobook. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Murder on Pointe:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #1
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  YA Fiction, 219 pages
Run Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  Jul 19, 2016
Formats Available for review: audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Mar 1 to Mar 26, 2020
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 can’t wait to attend the performance of Coppelia at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh. Her old friend, Silja Ramsay, is dancing the principal role. They have dinner after the show, but when they return Pittsburgh Ballet Theater is down one dancer! Ballerina, Alexis Cartwright, has been found dead in the dressing room. Is this murder a result of hot tempers among the cast members? Or is it a random act of violence? Will there be more murders? Homicide Detective Nathan Landry isn’t taking any chances. After finding out Fiona has a strong background in ballet, he recruits her to go undercover among the cast of Coppelia. Can Fiona help catch a killer, or will she be the next victim?


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Book Details:

Book Title:  Merry Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #2
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  YA Fiction, 219 pages
Run Time: 4 hours, 51 minutes
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  Sep 16, 2016
Formats Available for review: audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Mar 1 to Mar 26, 2020
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:

The cookies are baked. The tree is trimmed. The shopping? Well, it’s almost done, and Fiona’s parents have finally returned home for a holiday visit – along with some unexpected unruly friends. Yep, Fiona’s perfectly planned Christmas is coming together, but how could’ve she planned for her favorite uncle’s murder? Who could possibly kill a sweet old man who’s played Santa at the local mall every year without fail? Fiona’s boyfriend, Detective Nathan Landry, is determined to find out – before Christmas day arrives. There’s only one problem: Nancy Quinn. Fiona’s mom is just as determined as the detective to catch the murderer, and she isn’t shy about getting the job done – even if it includes breaking a few pesky laws! Will Fiona and her mother find the killer first or will the killer find them?
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Book Details:

Book Title:  Waves of Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #3
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  YA Fiction, 190 pages
Run Time: 4 hours, 6 minutes
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  Apr 11, 2017
Formats Available for review: audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Mar 1 to Mar 26, 2020
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:

School’s out for the summer!

Kindergarten teacher Fiona Quinn is looking forward to spending some quality time in her yard and with her boyfriend, Detective Nathan Landry. However, Fiona’s plans get squelched when her mother volunteers her to edit a manuscript for famous romance author Wyla Parkes.
What’s so bad about that? The author insists Fiona must work on the manuscript at her beach cottage on Presque Isle – three hours away from her yard and Nathan. Spending six weeks in an adorable cottage on a private beach doesn’t really seem all that bad until people start turning up dead – beginning with the author! Fiona’s summer of sun and sand is instantly transformed into a murder investigation. Can Fiona and Nathan crack the case or will the murderer getaway on a wave of deceit?
Join Fiona and the gang for a hot whodunit on the sandy beaches of Presque Isle, Pennsylvania!

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Book Title:  Tastes Like Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #4
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  YA Fiction, 202 pages
Run Time: 4 hours, 46 minutes
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  Nov 23, 2017
Formats Available for review: audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Mar 1 to Mar 26, 2020
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:

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!

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Good Luck to Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #5
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  YA Fiction, 148 pages
Run Time: 3 hours, 49 minutes
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  June 1, 2018
Formats Available for review: audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Mar 1 to Mar 26, 2020
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:

Dreams, wishes, fantasies, and… murder?

Fiona’s good friend and fellow teacher, Lucky Maguire leads everyone to believe he has won a huge jackpot! Only Lucky turns out not to be so lucky – he winds up dead and his supposed winning lottery ticket missing! 
Yikes!
Did Lucky really win the lottery and if so, where is the ticket hidden? 
Who knew for sure if he truly was Pittsburgh’s newest millionaire? 
Double yikes!
Join Fiona and the gang for this winning cozy mystery that’s sure to keep you betting on the suspects!

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Mambo and Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #6
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  YA Fiction, 160 pages
Run Time: 4 hours, 9 minutes
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  October 31, 2018
Formats Available for review: audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Mar 1 to Mar 26, 2020
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:

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!

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Saddle Up for Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #7
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  YA Fiction, 178 pages
Run Time: 4 hours, 47 minutes
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  May 14, 2019
Formats Available for review: audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Mar 1 to Mar 26, 2020
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 is in total shock when her mother arrives unannounced on her doorstep. What’s going on? Why, she’s left Fiona’s father, that’s what. Yikes! Worse, a horse trainer is murdered outside his ex-wife’s home in Pittsburgh, and the trail leads directly to a Thoroughbred racetrack in the neighboring state of West Virginia. Get ready, because the suspects are mounting up and heading down the stretch. Whoa! Fiona and Detective Landry aren’t horsing around with this homicide!


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Book Details:

Book Title:  Bon Voyage to Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #8
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  YA Fiction, 198 pages
Run Time: 6 hours, 52 minutes
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  Nov 5, 2019
Formats Available for review: audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Mar 1 to Mar 26, 2020
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:

Hooray! Fiona has finally convinced her boyfriend detective Nathan Landry to go on a romantic Caribbean cruise. Unfortunately, their fun on the high seas is interrupted by murder. It isn’t long before they discover a boatload of suspects, who have motives deeper than the ocean for wanting the victim out of their lives.
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Book Details:

Book Title:  Taking Notes on Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #9
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  YA Fiction, 184 pages
Run Time: 5 hours
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  May 19, 2020
Formats Available for review: audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf)
Tour dates:  Mar 1 to Mar 26, 2020
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:

Mysterious notes are showing up in Fiona’s kindergarten classroom, claiming a suicide from 2005 was actually a homicide. Detective Landry maintains the messages are too vague, possess no integrity, and do not warrant a review of the old case.

Fiona’s not convinced. She’s determined to find the author of the enigmatic notes and uncover the truth about a man who had many secrets and countless enemies, including Fiona’s mother and former suspect Nancy Quinn!
Can Fiona crack this cold case, and what will it take to get Detective Landry involved? Don’t miss taking notes on this murder! 

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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
Tour Schedule
Mar 1 –Olio by Marilyn – book review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 1 –She Just Loves Books – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 2 –Laura’s Interests – audiobook review of Saddle Up for Murder / giveaway
Mar 3 –Gina Rae Mitchell – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 4 –Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 4 –Gina Rae Mitchell – audiobook review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 4 –Laura’s Interests – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 8 –Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 9 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 9 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 10 – My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 10 – Wickedly Romance – book review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 11 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 11 – Wickedly Romance – book review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 11 – Blooming with Books – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond
Mar 12 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 12 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 15 – Blooming with Books – audiobook review of Murder on Pointe
Mar 15 – She Just Loves Books – audiobook review of Tastes Like Murder / giveaway
Mar 15 – Chit Chat with Charity – audiobook review of Saddle Up for Murder / giveaway
Mar 16 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 16 – My Reading Journeys – book review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 17 – Westveil Publishing – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 17 – My Reading Journeys – book review of Saddle Up for Murder / giveaway
Mar 18 – Musing of Souls – book review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond
Mar 18 – Books for Books – audiobook review of Murder on Pointe
Mar 19 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 19 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of Good Luck to Murder / giveaway
Mar 22 – Westveil Publishing – audiobook review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 22 – Musing of Souls – audiobook review of Tastes Like Murder
Mar 23 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of Tastes Like Murder / giveaway
Mar 23 – Lisa’s Reading – book review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 24 – My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews – audiobook review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 24 – Books for Books – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond
Mar 25 – BookishKelly2020 – book review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 25 – Chit Chat with Charity – audiobook review of Back to the Burgh and Beyond / giveaway
Mar 26 – BookishKelly2020 – book review of Murder on Pointe / giveaway
Mar 26 – Lisa’s Reading – book review Tastes Like Murder / giveaway

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Tour and Giveaway for Back to the Burgh and Beyond by C.S. McDonald

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Join us for this review tour from Nov 9 to 20, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Back to the Burgh and Beyond (The Owl’s Nest Mysteries) 
Author:  C.S. McDonald
Category:  Adult Fiction, 208 pages
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  Sep 10, 2020
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:
Meet Alexa Owl. She’s returned home to Pittsburgh after a divorce to start a new life and a new business, The Owl’s Nest Couturier Shoppe. Much to her surprise, she’s getting more than she ever bargained for: Detective Bobby Starr, and he’s no ordinary sleuth. Bobby is an angel who’s returned to Earth in hopes of earning his way into the Guardian Angel Squad. He’s been sent by none other than Saint Pete to acquire Alexa’s help to solve three cold case murders he left behind. Except, here’s the catch: he’s only been allotted four days to solve the first case! How in heaven’s name is she supposed to do that? Alexa is a professional seamstress—not a detective. Bobby insists the only way to solve the first case is to return to 1953, and Alexa’s not in love with that idea at all!

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After moving back to her hometown in Pittsburgh, Alexa meets the ghost of Detective Bobby Starr in her new apartment. Detective Starr is there to solve his wife’s murder but they had to take a trip back to the ’50’s to do it.

I love cozy mysteries, and this one is as intriguing and exciting as they come. There is a bit of time travel from now to back in the 1950’s, which was very interesting for me being I was born during that time. I always love going back to that era, though I was quite young. There are a lot of interesting characters as this story unfolds and these two try to find answers. There are some twists and turns to keep the story moving and more entertaining, as they drive Alexa to more determination to find who the killer is.

I really enjoyed this story. It is my first from author C. J. McDonald, and I sure look forward to more from this author in the future. If you love a good clean cozy mystery, I would highly recommend Back to the Burgh and Beyond! You will be delighted and intrigued by this story.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.



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.

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