Genre: Cozy Mystery

Series:A Mack’s Bar Mystery #1

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

  • Series: Mack’s Bar Mysteries
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (August 6, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758280157
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758280152


August 6, 2013

Mack’s Bar is one of those nice, friendly places where everybody knows your name. That’s great when someone’s buying you a round, but not so hot when you find yourself atop a list of murder suspects–with your fingerprints on the bloody knife!Mackenzie “Mack” Dalton is a Milwaukee bar owner with a nose for trouble–literally. A neurological glitch has left her with extra perceptive senses. So when she stumbles upon a dead body in the alley behind the bar–the same spot where her own father was shot eight months earlier–she can tell right away there’s something fishy in the air. The lead detective thinks there’s a link between the two deaths, and he’ll need Mack’s help to sniff out the murderer amid the crowd of eccentric regulars. But when all the evidence points to her as the most likely culprit, it could be an early last call for Mack–and celebratory cocktails for a killer.

Includes drink recipes


MURDER ON THE ROCKS by Allyson K. Abbott is an interesting Cozy Mystery set at Mack’s Bar, in Milwaukee. #1 in “A Mack’s Bar Mystery”. With murder, cocktails, and a killer, what can go wrong? Everything! Follow Mackenzie “Mack” Dalton on a trail of murder suspects including herself. Mack has a medical condition, a neurological condition, called Synesthesia. It leaves her with perceptive senses, she can sense when something has been moved or it affects her feel,taste, smell, and so forth, so when she finds a dead body behind her bar,Mack’s Bar, in all places, where her father was murdered eight months prior….well, she knows something is adrift.

Enter….Detective Duncan Albright.

Eccentric regulars to say the least are among the suspects,as well as, Mack herself. Cocktails or murder? or both? Fast paced with charming characters and an interesting storyline. And of course Duncan and Mack has a little love interest going on amidst all the action. Filled with danger, sabotage,mystery, and more than one murder. If you enjoy cozy mysteries, I would suggest reading “Murder on the Rocks”. An interesting new series, I hope to see Duncan and Mack’s interest progress to more in the future. The book also has some drink recipes in the back, if you are interested.  Received for an honest review from the publisher.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More