About the Book
Mack’s Bar and its crime-solving clientele are quickly gaining notoriety for helping solve some high-profile cases. But Mack is learning the hard way that not all press is good press…
By day, Mackenzie “Mack” Dalton is the proprietress of a popular Milwaukee watering hole. But after last call, she uses her unique cocktail of extra perceptive senses to help solve some of the city’s most grisly homicides. Now, Mack and her barstool detectives are happy to help when Tiny, one of the bar’s newest patrons, asks them to look into his sister’s murder. Though the case has gone cold, Mack’s heightened senses quickly put her on the killer’s trail. But when a throng of reporters intrigued by her talents descends on Mack’s Bar, her efforts are muddled as a real-life Moriarty begins putting her infamous skills to the test, leaving Mack feeling shaken and stirred…
* Includes drink recipes *
About the Author
Allyson K. Abbott is the pseudonym of a mystery and thriller writer who also works as an emergency room nurse. She lives in a small Wisconsin town with her family. Visit her at bethamos.com.
Here’s What I Thought . . .
The fictional Mackenzie Dalton owns a bar in my hometown of Milwaukee, WI, a fact that only served to increase my enjoyment of this cozy mystery. I had so much fun puzzling out this story and it was really great to mentally follow Mack around town.
Nestled inside the larger murderous plot is a secondary story that the Capone Club at Mack’s bar tackles – a cold case murder of the sister of a Club member. At times, I thought this plot overtook the larger story; however, once I reached the massive cliffhanger ending, everything made more sense. (And who knows? Maybe author Allyson K. Abbott has some more interconnected secrets for we readers in the next book!)
Allyson K. Abbott crafts a chilling premise – an unknown sender is leaving cryptic (and time sensitive) notes for Mark, challenger her to live up to the recently published image of super sleuth the local paper has thrust on her. The motivation for Mack? If she doesn’t play along, the sender will kill someone near to her. As a recent orphan, it’s a risk Mack can’t – and won’t – take.
In the Drink is compulsively readable and will leave you eager for more!
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