A Felonious Finale (The Owl's Nest Mysteries) by C.S. McDonald


Alexa Owl has one burning question: Who killed Bobby Starr?

Synopsis - 

Out of the blue that ornery angel, Detective Bobby Starr, shows up at The Owl’s Nest Couturier Shoppe. Much to Alexa Owl’s surprise, Bobby doesn’t need her help. Rather, he’s brought along someone else who wants to qualify for Saint Peter’s Guardian Angel Squad. Saint Pete has delegated this new inductee to solve a murder to get into the group, and it’s a doozie: Who killed Detective Bobby Starr? How can Alexa turn this assignment down?

Back in the 60s, Bobby’s fifth wife, Katherine was a diva in a community operetta company. During a performance of The Merry Widow, Bobby was forced to stand-in for a member of the chorus who fell ill. Only, Bobby’s first performance would be his last! The suspects are hitting all the notes as this mystery comes to crescendo!

Review - 

In the newest installment of The Owle's Net Mysteries, Bobby Starr, the ghost Alexa Owl had been helping to qualify for admission to the Saint Peter's Guardian Angel Squad, had already made the grade at the end of the previous book.  However, Saint Peter has decided to send a new recruit for Alexa to help - Detective Clifton Slater, her detective boyfriend's deceased grandfather who was a cop at the time the murder happened.

The case he is given ties in with previous books - to figure out who killed Bobby Starr, the first angel she helped. This could be complicated as Bobby can't help. He doesn't remember being murdered. It is also a case from the days Slater was a detective. The plot is twisted, the list of suspects long, and the motives varied.  Step by step ? and Alexa start to unravel the threads that will lead them to the surprise truth.

In the meant time, Starr has not left us. He is on his first squad assignment that, rather than murder, is about family struggle, and a chance at love. A great read for a quiet night with humor to keep the tale light.

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Fiona Quinn Mystery Series Reviews:
Murder on Pointe #1 HERE
Merry Murder #2 HERE
Waves of Murder #3 HERE
Tastes Like Murder #4 HERE
Good Luck to Murder #5 HERE
Mambo and Murder #6 HERE
Saddle Up For Murder #7 HERE
Bon Voyage to Murder #8 HERE
Taking Notes on Murder #9 HERE
Matrimony Mayhem and Murder #10 HERE
Deep Blue Murder #11 HERE
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. During that time, she choreographed many musicals and an opera for the Pittsburgh Savoyards. 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 to that expansion. She decided to write the cozy mystery series that everyone, including teens and tweens, can read and enjoy. Presently, the Fiona Quinn Mysteries includes nine books with a tenth slated for 2021. The books are also available on audio, narrated by Maren Swenson Waxenberg.

Cindy’s newest venture is The Owl’s Nest Mysteries. Once again, she has set her cozy mystery in Pittsburgh and the female protagonist, Alexa Owl, is much different from Fiona Quinn. The Owl’s Nest Mysteries has a little grit, a little time travel, a little romance, and a whole lot of cozy!

Ms. McDonald 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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