SHOTS IN THE DARK
Mack and crew of barfly detectives are back on the case. Abbott writes a tale about murder, mystery and mind games being played by an unknown source. With Mack’s neurological condition, she just may have the upper hand this time around. But with two mysteries on her hands, she will need all the help she can get. Readers will enjoy the interaction between the patrons that make up the detecting group at the bar. A good read for mystery lovers.
Bar owner Mackenzie “Mack” Dalton is not in the Christmas spirit, especially when bouncer Gary Gunderson is murdered. Deciding to use her special talent — a neurological condition that makes her senses extra perceptive — she assists with the murder case. She starts to wonder if Gary’s past has finally caught up with him. Suddenly, Mack starts receiving strange letters from her unknown antagonist, which adds to her frustration. With more piled on to her plate, Mack is racing against the clock to save lives, avoid the media that is hounding her, and to find out who is behind these cases. (KENSINGTON, Aug., 352 pp., $7.99)