Friday, August 14, 2015

Blog Tour: In The Drink by Allyson K. Abbott Giveaway for 2 book copies, and a HobbyReads Travel Sewing Kit

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in the drinkIn the Drink
(Mack’s Bar Mysteries Book 3)

Cozy Mystery
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Kensington (July 28, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0758280190

Mack’s Bar and its crime-solving clientele are quickly gaining notoriety for helping solve some high-profile cases. But Mack is learning the hard way that not all press is good press…
By day, Mackenzie “Mack” Dalton is the proprietress of a popular Milwaukee watering hole. But after last call, she uses her unique cocktail of extra perceptive senses to help solve some of the city’s most grisly homicides. Now, Mack and her barstool detectives are happy to help when Tiny, one of the bar’s newest patrons, asks them to look into his sister’s murder. Though the case has gone cold, Mack’s heightened senses quickly put her on the killer’s trail. But when a throng of reporters intrigued by her talents descends on Mack’s Bar, her efforts are muddled as a real-life Moriarty begins putting her infamous skills to the test, leaving Mack feeling shaken and stirred…

 * Includes drink recipes *

About The Author 
allysonAllyson K. Abbott is the pseudonym of a mystery and thriller writer who also works as an emergency room nurse. She lives in a small Wisconsin town with her family. Visit her at

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My review: In the Drink by Allyson K. Abbot


My biggest complaint about the book is that it ended where it did.  I was not ready for it to end.
There were plenty of mystery and lots of dramas. Lots of drinking.  Lots of characters I wanted to know more about.

This is the third book in the series but the first one I have read.  It does a fair job of standing alone but made me want to read the first two stories.
 I have now gone and read the first two books of the series and enjoyed them both.

Mackenzie Dalton owns Mack's bar.  She likes homicide detective Duncan.  There are some problems where they can't be together unless they sneak it.  Mack has some unique gifts that help her solve some murder cases.  

There is a group of regulars at the bar that like to solve mysteries. With Mack helping with her gifts. They are called the Capone Club.  A member has asked for them to look in his sister's murder  They have cops, doctor, retired and many different skill sets they bring.

Mack had a bunch of reporters want to know more about her and how she helped solved cases.  She even got a sack of fan mail some good, some crack pot and one that is challenging her to solve clues and if she brings cops into it someone she knows will be killed. 

She takes it seriously and only tells three of her trusted friends for advice and they think of a plan to tell Duncan without anyone else knowing. 

There enters a another guy in Mack's life that she likes.  She is fake dating him and it seems to real.

There is a lot going on in this book.  I had things figured wrong for most of the book.  I hope the next book comes out fast.

The setting is Milwaukee in winter.

I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Kensington books.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of In The Drink and be part of it's blog tour. 

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Tour Participants
August 10 –
Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview
August 11 – fuonlyknew  – Review, Recipe
August 12 – deal sharing aunt – Interview
August 13 – Girl with Book Lungs – Review
August 14 – fundinmental – Review, Recipe
August 15 – readalot – Review
August 16 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Review
August 17 – Babs Book Bistro – Review, Recipe
August 18 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Recipe
August 19 – Jane Reads – Review, Recipe


Mary Holshouser said...

If you own a bar there will probably be lots of drinking.
A good place to get tips on the murderer, etc.

rhonda1111 said...

You are right about drinking in bars. We have a lot in my family who abuse drinking. I have never tried it, but 2 out of 4 have problems. My one brother now 20 years sober still has to attend meetings. And two generations back has had problems. This generation's help .