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Murder on the Rocks (Mack's Bar Mysteries) Mass Market Paperback – August 6, 2013
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Mack, to her dismay, goes out to the alley behind her bar and next to the dumpster finds a dead body. She rises the cardboard covering but can see only her mixed signals from the stress and shock. Just ten months earlier she had found her Father shot in the same place...could they be connected?
When the police arrive all is chaos and Detective Duncan Albright, handsome and sounding like melted sweet chocolate, at least to Mack that is, arrives at the same theory. Of course the most likely suspect is Mack, herself, and it behooves her to aid the on-going investigation.
Detective Duncan joins the bar staff to see if he can garner an insiders knowledge, using the theory that a perpetrator often tries to infiltrate the crime scene to see what the police know. Also, Duncan wants to see if he can use Mack's abilities to sort out the killer.
As I earlier wrote, this book kept my attention and I found myself fascinated by the possibilities. It was written in a way that a lay person could grow and learn about Synaesthesia and imagine how it would be useful and scary to have this condition.
The story was very well written and I grew invested not only in Mack and Duncan, but the many staff and customers 'regulars' of the bar as well. Especially bar patron Cora and her side interests...Oh my! The recipes for fascinating cocktails at the ending of the book were an added bonus. I hope the next book in the series has Mack changing the food offered to a gastro-pub. What fun that would be.
Do try out this book. Men, as well would be fascinated by the solid mystery. There is a fascinating ending that all will enjoy!
I like the addition of Mack's special talents in this mystery, it could've been just because she was observant and that the drunks would've been more keen to talk to her than the local police. It really added something different to her characters. The rest the cast was interesting, and I had never heard of a "cozy" Mistry with a bar as the setting. The regulars were interesting and entertaining to listen to.
I somewhat enjoyed this mystery, and hope to see what comes with the rest of this series.
This is a good book that was hard to put down. The plot was quite interesting especially Mack's unique talent which added intrigue to this finely turned drama. I enjoyed how the story played out as this quickly became a page turner as I had to know what happens next. The mystery had plenty of suspects and it was fun narrowing down the list as the author did a good job in changing directions, even when I thought I had it all figured out. Mack is a great character and a welcome addition to the mystery genre. She is also surrounded by a good set of friends who are like family to her and I can't wait to explore them all. This is a terrific read and I look forward to the next book in this exciting debut series.
I will say that I enjoyed this book very much and could not put it down. I loved all the characters, always love learning something new like Mack's intriguing "talent" so-to-speak, her neurological condition called Synesthesia. I never heard of this before and am interested in learning more about this condition. I also enjoyed learning about Al Capone's time in Milwaukee. I intend to look further into this part of the story.
I enjoyed "getting to know" all of Mack's friends or extended family as she calls them. I especially enjoyed Cora. She's a hoot.
I especially enjoyed observing the relationship between Mack and Detective Duncan Albright. It will be interesting to see where this relationship goes, can't wait for the next book in the series.
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