Thursday, March 12, 2015

Blog Tour: Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities By Mary McHugh (Happy Hoofers Mystery #2) Giveaway


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Flamenco, Flan and Fatalities

by Mary McHugh

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(A Happy Hoofers Mystery)

Cozy Mystery

2nd in Series

Publisher: Kensington (February 24, 2015)

Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1617733611




Murder is nothing to tap at. . .

The high-kicking Happy Hoofers--Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini--have been booked to flaunt their fabulous flamenco footwork on a luxury train ride through northern Spain. But when a blowhard talk show host is found deader than four-day-old flan--with Gini as suspect numero uno--the feisty friends waste no time stepping into their sleuthing shoes to protect one of their own.

The dynamite dancers will have to step up their game before a clever killer brings the curtain down on one of them . . . for good!

Includes Photo Tips And Tasty Recipes


About This Author

Mary McHugh graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, with a B.A. in English Literature and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. She is the author of nineteen nonfiction books and two novels. She was a contributing editor for Cosmopolitan, an articles editor at Woman’s World, Travel Holiday, and Bridal Guide, and has written articles for The New York Times, Good Housekeeping and Family Circle.

She loves to tap dance and to travel -two passions that inspired her to write the Happy Hoofers series.

She lives in the New York area. Visit her at

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My review: Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities By Mary McHugh (Happy Hoofers Mystery #2)

4 stars

In this Happy Hoofers Mystery the main character is Gini Miller. She is the teller which just having read right before was the first Happy Hoofers and the teller was Tina. It was a little confusing. The story had more fun with dancing, more murder, great sights on a train ride in Green Spain, more romance and still a clean read.

The Happy Hoofers are Gini award-winning filmmaker. Tina Powell magazine editor and leader of the dancers. Janice Rogers actress and director, Pat a family therapist, Mary Louise mother of three. They are all in there 50's they tap dance and look good. They were asked to dance on this train as entertainers.

I admit at times it was hard for me to keep track of which dancer likes who. There are a lot of characters.

Dick Shambless is a television talk show host in the US. He has arranged to televise this train ride trip. He starts off right away making enemies. He believes he alone is special and does not care of who he makes wait for him. He is rude, brash. Gini for one talks about killing him.

Gini gets attacked in this adventure. I don't know if I would want to be a Happy Hoofer with someone attacking at least one of them each time they travel to dance and having murders happening around them.

The setting is Green Spain. The train follows five-hundred-mile route that pilgrims take from San Sebastian in the east to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in the west where the bones of St. James are buried.

Gini gives photography tips throughout the book at the end of chapters. There is a lot of good food they eat and are always getting recipes. They are scattered in the book at the end of chapters to. I think it would be easier to have all the recipes together at the back of the book. So they would easier to find.

But I read the next adventure they go on to France.

I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Kensington Books. In return I agreed to give a honest review and be part of Flamenco, Flan and Fatalities book tour.

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Tour Participants

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February 25 - Christa Reads and Writes – Review

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February 27 - A Chick Who Reads – Review

February 27 - Celticlady's Reviews – Spotlight

February 27 - Lilac Reviews – Review

February 28 - Lisa Ks Book Review - Spotlight

February 28 - The Gal in the Blue Mask – Review

March 1 - Laura's Interests – Review

March 2 - Shelley's Book Case – Review

March 2 - Babs Book Bistro – Review

March 3 - Sapphyria's Book Reviews – Spotlight

March 3 - Community Bookstop – Review

March 4 - Jane Reads – Spotlight

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March 6 - Marie's Cozy Corner – Spotlight

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March 11 – off

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Anonymous said...

The book sounds delightful! Been following this blog tour from a distance and have a chance to comment a couple times. Met Mary McHugh at a publisher's party last year and she was absolutely delightful! I'm looking forward to this book.

Carol N Wong said...

Maybe it was confusing to be introduced to several characters at once. Will take a few notes at the beginning to keep them straight.

cyn209 said...

thank you for the giveaway.....

cannot wait to read this book!!!