Sunday, March 1, 2015

Flamenco, Flan and Fatalities by Mary McHugh

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Flamenco, Flan and Fatalities by Mary McHugh
Cozy 
Mystery 2nd in Series Publisher: Kensington (February 24, 2015) 

Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages 

ISBN-13: 978-1617733611 E-Book ASIN: B00M4ASU8S

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    Synopsis
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



Five mature women who dance as a way of affording their travel adventures.
Adventure and trouble seems to find them quite well. Even murder.

The five ladies are all quite different, which is perhaps why they get along so well.
There is an inquisitive writer, an outspoken photographer, an actress who knows how to use her looks to her advantage, a therapist who likes to help others in need, and a wife and mother who is feeling less than appreciated at home.
This time they are on a train trip around Spain.

Without knowing in advance, several friends are also on this trip, plus new friends are made quite easily.
Also on the train is a tv celebrity that viewers either loved or hated. He spoke loudly about his world view and his narrow minded opinions. He wanted to be treated as a celebrity and bad mouthed, insulted and complained whenerv his needs were not met before he demanded them. No one seemed to be too broken-hearted when this person ended up dead.

Any one of the staff and passengers on the train could have killed him, as well as someone from the restaurant they visited shortly before his death. Until the murder is solved everyone should be confined to the train.
Well, everyone who doesn't get the Inspector to allow them special priviledges.

There is a lot of discussion about motives and opportunities. When a second murder causes even more alarm.
Now the people on the train knew it had to be someone confined there with them.

It was fun to see how all the characters interacted and how their thought processes worked.
A sub-topic through the book is about how persons differently abled are treated.

How long will it take you to figure out who dunnit?

I was given a copy of this ebook in exchange for my honest opinion.
I enjoy cozy reads and look forward to finding out what other troubles the Happy Hoofers will find themselves in.


bookstorephoto 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 http://marymchugh.org/index.html

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  2. Every review or interview on the blog tour makes this book sound better! Definitely on my TBR stack.

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