Monday, August 11, 2014

Murder With A Twist-Allyson K. Abbott

Murder With A Twist
Allyson K. Abbott
Kensington, Aug 5 2014, $7.99
ISBN: 9780758280176

In Milwaukee almost a year has passed since someone murdered Mack’s Bar owner Big Mack Dalton.  A few weeks ago, his daughter owner Mackenzie (called “Little Mack” by her family, friends and patrons) found the corpse of Big Mack’s girlfriend realtor Ginny Rifkin near the dumpster in the alley behind the bar.  Although MPD suspected Mack murdered her father and his GF, Police Detective Duncan Albright thought otherwise and teamed up with her using her unique synesthesia neurological wiring that allowed her to perceive things differently than the normal NTs to solve the double homicides (see Murder On The Rocks). 

In spite of her success Mack has doubts about police work as mixology is her specialty rather than crime solving.  However with her karma at stake along with the urgency to rescue a kidnapped child, Mack agrees to assist Duncan with the hunt for that abducted son of a murdered single mom.

The second Mack's Bar Mystery once again contains a super fresh investigation due to the unique heroine whose descriptions of synesthesia (chocolate will never taste the same for us NTs) is succinct and vibrant, and helps with the cases.  Duncan accepts her as she is while the Capone Club Bucks brew crew patrons add amusing eccentricities to the delightful mix.

Harriet Klausner

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