Thursday, May 12, 2022

Review: Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder (An Andi Anna Jones Mystery) by Mary Cunningham (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)


Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder (An Andi Anna Jones Mystery) by Mary Cunningham

About Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder 


Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder (An Andi Anna Jones Mystery)  

Cozy Mystery 1st in Series 

Setting – Florida/Cancun/Las Vegas 

Wild Rose Press (April 27, 2022) 

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages 

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1509241086 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1509241088 

Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09QXR7WKX

Andi Anna Jones, so-so travel agent and amateur sleuth, puts aside her resentment of her father's widow and books a sixtieth birthday cruise to Cancun for Ruby and three friends. Never does Andi imagine the cruise will include the murder of a has-been lounge singer—or that Ruby might be the main suspect. 

Flirting with more than danger after arriving in Mexico, Andi connects with charming local sheriff, Manual Gonzales. An embarrassing night involving the sheriff, too many margaritas, and a Mariachi band, can't quell her determination to clear the name of her ex-stepmother. 

While gathering clues and interviewing witnesses, however, she suspects dear old step-mom isn't the only one in jeopardy.

My Review 

After Andi Anna Jones’ father passes away, she thinks she’ll never have to deal with her flighty ex-stepmother, Ruby, again.  How wrong she is!  While on a cruise to Cancun, Ruby finds herself arrested for the murder of the lounge singer.  Her one telephone call is to Andi who really doesn’t want to be bothered.  Thanks to a promise she made to her dying father, Andi feels obligated to help.

Her investigation leads to Cancun, then Las Vegas and even a possible romance with Cancun’s handsome sheriff.  It’s a good thing Andi is a travel agent.  With the help of her assistant, she is able to get the hotels and flights she needs.   It doesn’t take long for Andi to realize there is more danger involved in this caper than meets the eye.

This is a “laugh-out-loud” madcap adventure that had me smiling.  I enjoyed everything about it from the setting (Cancun and Las Vegas) to the adorable characters (Ruby and her attorney Bert kept me laughing) to the romance (Andi and her sheriff Manny) to the overall plot.  It’s the first book in a series and I wasn’t disappointed even for a minute.  It’s just pure fun.  

This series is off to an excellent start and I can’t wait to read more.

For reading challenges:

Craving for the Cozies Reading Challenge 2022
Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge 2022

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free Advance Reader Copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.


About Mary Cunningham

Author, Mary Cunningham, grew up on the northern side of the Ohio River in Corydon, Indiana. Her first memories are of her dad's original bedtime stories that no doubt inspired her imagination and love of a well-spun "yarn."

Through the author's horrifying stint as a travel agent, Andi Anna Jones sprang to life. The adult/mystery series gives extra meaning to the phrase, "Write what you know." Cunningham has several books published, including Cynthia's Attic, a five-book middle-grade fantasy, women’s lifestyle/humor book, WOOF: Women Only Over Fifty, Ebooks, Christmas With Daisy and Ghost Light. A biography of an army brat, turned UConn and WNBA basketball player, will be published in the spring of 2022.

She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Sisters In Crime-Atlanta Chapter, International Thriller Writers, Inc., and the Carrollton Writers Guild.

When she gives her fingers a break from the keyboard, Mary enjoys golf, swimming, and exploring the mountains of West Georgia where she makes her home with her husband and adopted, four-legged, furry daughter, Lucy.

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  1. Thank you, so much, for participating in my blog tour! Your review had me gasping for air! Much appreciated!!


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