Bon Voyage to Murder: A Fiona Quinn Mystery #8 Author by C.S. McDonald

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Murder on Pointe Review - HERE
Maxed Out Review - HERE
Taking Notes on Murder Review - coming 7/16/21

Synopsis - 

Hooray! Fiona has finally convinced her boyfriend detective Nathan Landry to go on a romantic Caribbean cruise. Unfortunately, their fun on the high seas is interrupted by murder. It isn’t long before they discover a boatload of suspects, who have motives deeper than the ocean for wanting the victim out of their lives.

Review - 

Probably the biggest thing I want to share about the Fiona Quinn Mystery series is that they are a truly fun read.  There is murder, but the touch is light. The cast is full of characters meant to put a smile on your face, and they do.  Yes there are hijinks, yes there are moments of drama, and yes there is a murder. But when you finish you'll be able to turn the lights out and go to sleep. And that's the beauty of cozy murder mysteries. 

Bon Voyage to Murder is the 2nd book in this series. The story takes place in two locations this time around. First there is Fiona and Nathan on a cruise. Then we also follow what happens with Fiona's brother who is house sitting and taking care of her beloved fur baby - a Maltese named Harriet.  On the cruise Fiona and Nathan discover a serious animosity between two older country singers - one performing and the other a passenger. When the performer is murdered, the captain asks Nathan to step in to assist the investigation and of course, Fiona helps.  A second attack on a maid who overheard a fight raises the bar. They need to find the murderer quickly before someone else dies. 

Meanwhile, at home Fiona's brother manages to forget Harriet outside and the next day when he finally realized he never let her back in, she is no where to be found. His struggles to locate the dog, and the band of gaming friends in full gaming costumes he assembles to help, add a serious dose of humor to this story.  Will they find Harriet before Fiona returns?

I really encourage you to read this series in order. While each can stand alone, there are many references from book 1, such the secret of Fiona's grandmother making coffee every morning. Yup there's a secret. I think this is a great series for tweens, teens and adults who like an easy read, light murder mystery.

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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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