Best Allyson K. Abbott books

A Toast to Murder (Mack's Bar Mysteries)

Allyson K. Abbott

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Mack Dalton has named plenty of murderers since she and her barstool detectives began cracking cold cases. But as a new year looms, time is ticking on the hunt for her craftiest villain yet . . .
 
As Milwaukee counts down to New Year’s Eve, bar owner Mackenzie “Mack” Dalton has but one resolution—unmask the dangerous mastermind who has been taunting her and killed bouncer Gary Gunderson. Mack and her fellow barflies have fleshed out a suspect and arranged an invite-only party to put a cork in the murderer’s game for good. But when the clock strikes midnight and their suspect is found cold and stiff on the basement stairs, it seems the celebration may have come too soon. Now Mack must rely on her special talents to find the real criminal among the crowd of revelers—or someone won’t survive until last call . . .
 
 “The first book in the Mack’s Bar Mystery series is a hit!” —RT Book Reviews on Murder on the Rocks
 
Murder with a Twist has a lot of sleuthing pleasure packed into its pages.” —Fresh Fiction

* Includes drink recipes *

Shots in the Dark (Mack's Bar Mysteries)

Allyson K. Abbott

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For Mack and her barfly allies, solving homicides calls for equal parts instinct and wit. To strain out a crafty criminal, the mixture has got to be absolutely perfect . . .

It's a week before Christmas, but Milwaukee bar owner Mackenzie "Mack" Dalton is hardly in good spirits. Chilled to the core by the murder of bouncer Gary Gunderson, Mack is determined to use her extra perceptive senses to identify the gunman responsible. Did Gary's patchy past brew up some fatal trouble, or could his death be linked to a series of cryptic letters concocted by Mack's anonymous adversary? With a second case to crack, innocent lives at stake, and a media frenzy in their midst, Mack and her barstool detectives have little time to mull over the grim details--especially when clues lead dangerously close to home . . .

Includes drink recipes

"The first book in the Mack's Bar Mystery series is a hit!" --RT Book Reviews on Murder on the Rocks

"Murder with a Twist has a lot of sleuthing pleasure packed into its pages." --Fresh Fiction

Murder with a Twist (Mack's Bar Mysteries)

Allyson K. Abbott

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The regulars at Mack's Bar love putting their heads together to solve a good mystery. But Mack is learning there's a big difference between barroom brain teasers and real-life murder. . .

Milwaukee bar owner Mackenzie "Mack" Dalton has a unique neurological condition that gives her extra perceptive senses, and police detective Duncan Albright is convinced Mack's abilities can be used to help catch crooks. Mack may be at pro at mixing drinks, but she's still an amateur when it comes to solving crimes--and she's not sure she should mix business with pleasure by working with a man who stirs up such strong feelings in her. At her first crime scene--a suspicious suicide--she experiences a heady cocktail of mixed sensations and emotions that make her question whether police work is right for her. But when Duncan asks her to help find a kidnapped child, she knows she has to give it a shot. . .

"The first book in the Mack's Bar Mystery series is a hit!" --RT Book Reviews on Murder on the Rocks

Murder on the Rocks (Mack's Bar Mysteries)

Allyson K. Abbott

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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

In the Drink (Mack's Bar Mysteries)

Allyson K. Abbott

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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 *

Last Call (Mack's Bar Mysteries)

Allyson K. Abbott

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Bar owner Mackenzie “Mack” Dalton and her barstool detectives love to puzzle through cold cases. But when one of their own disappears, danger is on tap . . .
 
Fresh off solving a murder that hit too close to home, Mack’s trust is shattered. But when Milwaukee police detective Duncan Albright asks for her help with a shooting, she can’t resist using her extra-perceptive senses to benefit others. It turns out the victim was the ruthless businessman their friend Mal was investigating undercover. And now Mal is missing—and his fingerprints are on the gun. Was his cover blown, forcing him into hiding? Or could he be a straight-up killer on the run? Mack doesn’t know what to believe anymore—except her own gut, which leads her to secret rooms, shocking revelations . . . and the fear that this could be her final round.
 
 “The first book in the Mack’s Bar Mystery series is a hit!”
RT Book Reviews on Murder on the Rocks
 
Murder with a Twist has a lot of sleuthing pleasure packed into its pages.”
—Fresh Fiction

How To Write a Simple Book Review: It’s easier than you think!

Allyson R. Abbott

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Pinnacle Award Winning Book. 'Best Book in 'How To' Category 2016
5 Star award Winning Seal from Readers' Favorite.
How to Write a Simple Book Review;
it's easier than you think.
By International Bestselling British Author Allyson R. Abbott

Have you ever wondered how to write a book review? Where to begin or how long it needs to be?

Has it ever occurred to you that even negative reviews may be helpful to authors?

Are there different types of reviews? Where can you get tips for reviewing a book? Do you wish writing a review was easy?

With this book it is. Sharing your opinion with people who want to hear it is fun. Your reviews help fellow readers find out if a book is worth their time and money. Authors appreciate the recognition of a review, no matter how long, and the insight of a review can show them where they need to improve. 'Writing a Simple Book Review; it's easier than you think!' holds these answers and more. You can start writing book reviews today; even if it is only a few words.

What the buyers say (Verified Purchases)
5 star

"What Abbott does is teach you...yes, she teaches you to write a one-word review and proceed on to another word, a sentence, and then another sentence...until you have a full paragraph! Let's face it, no matter what you, the reader, is interested in, there is going to be a book about it to enjoy or learn from. Why not take a few minutes to thank the writer of that book as soon as you have finished reading." Glenda Amazon Reviewer January 30, 2016

5 star

"How to Write a Simple Book Review is a wonderful, concise book to do just that, write a book review, for beginners or those wanting to improve their review skills. The book has formal, semi-formal, and informal guidelines. Templates are great! Star guide lines and how to vary it to suit yourself. Lots of tips and techniques. Lists of reviewer links and pages to encourage interaction. I thought it was a great book!" Kindle Customer December 31, 2015

5 star

Abbott's book about providing book reviews motivated me to write this first Amazon book review. So mission accomplished! I rely heavily on book reviews to decide which books to invest my time due to a year 2016 resolution to not waste unnecessary time on books that I dislike. Therefore, writing book reviews is my way of paying the favour forward.

I love that Abbott invested a great proportion of the book on reassuring that there is no fixed format for books. The persuasion is extremely subtle and plods the reader along in a non-intrusive manner. However for those readers who require further structure, she highlights further discrepancies between the different types of reviews (literary criticism, book report and book review). Further guidelines and template act as further handholds to ease the newbies into the role.

Naturally, I recommend this to all readers who are beginners to reviewing books. However it might not be suitable for more experienced reviewers who are looking for something to distinguish their reviews from others. Bubbsykat August 1, 2016

Goodbye, Hello: A Silver Years Romance

Allyson R. Abbott

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5 Star Seal Readers' Favorite Winner

#1 Bestselling Book by International bestselling British Author

Goodbye, Hello;
It's never Too Late to Start Again

Linda has a chance of a new life; and boy is she going to take it.After realizing she has lived her life being what everyone else wanted her to be, Linda knows she needs to change. Using her deceased husband's pension and insurance money, she heads to Fiji, to find herself and bumps into a very nice distraction.

Funny, witty and inspirational to all women who need that encouragement to be themselves.

What the readers say:

5 Star


"I highly suggest this novella for anyone who wants a little inspiration. Following Linda on her journey made me feel like I'm capable of doing it myself if I ever need to. I laughed with her, I cried with her, and I felt like I should reflect on my own life with her. It was a very touching read, and it isn't long at all. It'll fly by, but it's worth every second." Alex, Sept 2015

"The story is not just about romance but of finding yourself in the murkiness of your own life. It is not easy to break old habits. The author does an excellent job of writing Linda's struggles as she transforms into a new person. I'm glad the author slowly developed Linda's many stages of grief. She goes through anger, guilt, denial and a sense of loss in a mature way. The emotions were raw and exposed a side that many of us go through when facing new challenges. The book is a short read, but it is packed with laughter, tears and gives the readers a look at life and what their purpose may be." Deanna, Sept 2015

Mack's Bar Mysteries (6 Book Series)

Allyson K. Abbott

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From Book 1: 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

In the Drink (Mack's Bar Mysteries) by Abbott, Allyson K. (July 28, 2015) Mass Market Paperback

Allyson K. Abbott

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