IN THE DRINK by Allyson K. Abbott- blog tour, review, recipe and giveaway

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In The Drink
by Allyson K. Abbott

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…


My thoughts:

This is the 3rd book in this series and I have not read the other books.  I will now but I was not lost reading this one.  It seems most people are jealous of Mack and her bar.  The media has become aware of Mack’s ability to solve cases after hours.

The book was pretty good I liked how the author had some second stories to the plot and everyone seemed to work together.  It was a quick read that other readers will enjoy.  I will be grabbing the other books in this series.


* Includes drink recipes *

Murder on the Rocks by Allyson K. Abbott



½ oz. berry vodka (e.g., raspberry, blueberry, blackberry)

½ oz. gin

½ oz. white rum

½ oz. Triple Sec

½ oz. tequila

2 tbsp. lemon juice concentrate

Lemon-lime soda

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add all ingredients but the soda and shake for thirty seconds. Pour into a large glass and top off with lemon-lime soda.

To make a non-alcoholic Summer Lightning Lemonade, shake together equal parts of a berry juice of your choosing (or crushed berries if in season) and frozen lemonade concentrate. Pour into a glass and top off with lemon-lime soda.

About The Author 

Allyson 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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