AUDIOBOOK REVIEW + Autographed Book - Tastes Like Murder by C.S. McDonald
Book Title: Tastes Like Murder: A Fiona Quinn Mystery #4
Author: C.S. McDonald
Category: YA Fiction, 202 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: McWriter Books
Release date: Nov 23, 2017
Content Rating: G (The Fiona Quinn Mysteries are for everyone--adults love the books and they are appropriate for teens and tweens too!)
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!
As part of this book tour, I had the opportinity to read the entire series.
Tastes Likes Murder is the fourth in the Fiona Quinn Mystery series. I’ve read the first three books and continue to enjoy this series. In this installment, Fiona once again finds herself a bridesmaid and not the bride. As the maid of honor, it’s her job to keep the violate pre-wedding festivities smoothly. With a bridezilla and a micro-managing bridesmaid, what could possibly go wrong?
The problem is solved when the bride drops dead at the elegant wine-tasting rehearsal. Ugh! With suspects lining up, Fiona, Nathan, and the gang promptly try to solve the mystery before it’s too late.
Fiona is at the top of the list of suspects and what unfolds in one hilariously engaging cozy mystery. It is soon clear that Fiona is not responsible for the poisoning. Both her mom and grandmother are a part of the story. I enjoy the dynamic between them, and they perfectly execute the story. The author does a great job of weaving the story together. Filled with numerous character backstories, subtle clues, and jovial dialogue kept me engaged and wanting more.
The narrator did an excellent job of bringing this story to life and I hope she narrates future books! She has truly nailed Fiona’s and the gang’s characters. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a fun cozy mystery filled with an eclectic cast of characters.
I’m looking forward to book 5. I can’t wait to join Fiona and Nathan on their next adventure.
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
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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 includes 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 and the female protagonist, Alexa Owl, is much different from Fiona Quinn. The Owl’s Nest 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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