No one talks to the cops. Everyone talks to the bartender. And Avalon Nash is one hell of a bartender.
Avalon is on the run from her life in Los Angeles. Having a drink while waiting to change trains in the former Olympic town of Tranquility, New York, she discovers the freshly murdered bartender at MacTavish’s. A bartender herself, she’s offered the position with the warning he wasn’t the first MacTavish’s bartender to meet a violent end.
Avalon’s superpower is collecting people’s stories, and she’s soon embroiled in the lives of artists, politicians, ghost hunters and descendants of Old Hollywood.
Can Avalon outrun the ghosts of her past, catch the ghosts of Tranquility’s past and outsmart a murderer?
The first book in the Bartender’s Guide to Murder series offers chills, laughs, and 30 of the best drink recipes ever imbibed.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Sharon Linnéa wrote the bestselling Eden Series (Chasing Eden, Beyond Eden, Treasure of Eden and Plagues of Eden) with B.K. Sherer, as well as the standalone These Violent Delights, a movie murder series. She enjoyed working with Axel Avian on Colt Shore: Domino 29, a middle-grade spy thriller. She is also the author of Princess Ka’iulani: Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People about the last crown princess of Hawaii which won the prestigious Carter Woodson Award, and Raoul Wallenberg: the Man Who Stopped Death. She was a staff writer for five national magazines, a book editor at three publishers, and a celebrity ghost. She lives outside New York City with her family. In Orange County, she teaches The Book Inside You workshops with Thomas Mattingly.
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MY THOUGHTS -
Loved, loved, loved!
Takes place in a small town bar - check, Ghosts - check, Awesome characters - check, Murder - check, And... artists - check!! Everything that makes up a great book!
This was a great little mystery but also... it gave me more than a few chuckles. I loved this. It made it more fun and not quite so serious (although, it really was... considering the murder and all).
A couple of awesome take-aways - ghosts! Yeah baby! Love a good ghost story. The ghost wasn't the main attraction but it was enough to make me happy. And, you know how some books have recipes in them??? :-P This one has drink recipes !!!!!
2 cups lemon flavored sparkling water, chilled
½ cup citrus flavored vodka, chilled
½ cup fresh lemon juice
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup orange liqueur
Garnish: lemon slices
Makes one pitcher
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large pitcher. Serve over crushed ice. Garnish each serving with a lemon slice, if desired.
This was a great story, fun, easy to follow. And, I love that this is a series. I will definitely be looking for #2.
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