Taking Notes on Murder: A Fiona Quinn Mystery #9 by C.S. McDonald

Links to other C.S. McDonald books below.

Synopsis -

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!

Review - 

The Fiona Quinn series by C. S. McDonald is a fun, lighted cozy murder mystery for anyone from tweens to adults who enjoy lighter fare.  In Taking Notes on Murder.  Fiona and Nathan (Detective Landry - who she secretly wed in the last book while on a cruise) have settled back into their normal lives. But nothing in Fiona's life ever stays normal for long.

Fiona is a teacher, and while working at her desk finds a note tucked in between the papers. It states that a death of a teacher many years ago was not a suicide or accident - it was murder.  Why would anyone tell her, a person who knew nothing of the case.  But it peaked her curiosity and once peaked, she can't let it go. No one takes the note seriously - or the next one - as they are just too vague.

Slowly she starts to look into the past and all the possible suspects, including her mother.  And that makes someone nervous.  After she is hurt when someone attempts to scare her off, Nathan begins to take things very seriously and steps into the investigation officially.

The male teacher who died was not liked, interfered with students, fought with others who worked at the school and was not missed one iota by his family. In other words there is no shortage of suspects and motives.  Will Nathan and Fiona be able to solve this cold case from years ago, or is it unsolvable after so much time.  Well you'll have to read to find out. 

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Fiona Quinn Mystery Series Reviews:
Murder on Pointe #1 HERE
Merry Murder #2 Coming 4-3
Waves of Murder #3 Coming 4-3
Tastes Like Murder #4 Coming 4-3
Good Luck to Murder #5 Coming 4-3
Mambo and Murder #HERE
Saddle Up For Murder #7 Coming 4-3
Bon Voyage to Murder #8 HERE
Taking Notes on Murder #9 HERE
Matrimony Mayhem and Murder #10 HERE
Deep Blue Murder #11 Coming 4-3
Four Fiona Quinn Quick Mysteries HERE

Owl's Nest Mystery Series Reviews -
Back to the Burgh and Beyond #1 HERE
Maxed Out #2 HERE
Double Dog Dare #3 -HERE

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.

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