๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป A review of Maxed Out by CS McDonald

After reading Back to the Burgh and Beyond by CS McDonald, I was excited to see this series on Kindle Unlimited. I was also eager to read Maxed Out to expand my time with Detective Bobby Starr and The Owlโ€™s Nest Couturier Shoppe owner, Alexa Owl. They seem to work well together, even though theyโ€™re from different times and tend to get on one anotherโ€™s nerves.

Alexa Owl is not overjoyed to see Bobby Starr show up along with a ghost of Maxine Krogen and a poodle, Trixie. In this โ€œwho done itโ€ cozy mystery, Maxi is accused of killing her husband, but she insists she didnโ€™t do it. While trying to prove her innocence, Maxi seems to be in the way of Alexa and Bobbyโ€™s investigation and hardly being helpful. The mob seems to be tangled in a lot of things and many peopleโ€™s livelihoods at stake.

What started out as an investigation for one murder turns out to possible clues for a few others. Interesting how some businesses got passed in from one family to the next and how everyone seemed to know everyone back in the 1950s. Times have sure changed, havenโ€™t they?

Alexa Owl is quite a character! I love her tenacity and the way she thinks. I don wonder what the shell of Alexa is like when sheโ€™s off in a different time period with Bobby Start. Winnie tried to explain that sheโ€™s just got no personality. Why doesnโ€™t she return the moment she left though?

Special thank you to McWriter Books and iRead Book Tours for access to Maxed Out by CS McDonald. I give this book 5 out of 5 tiaras as it was quite an unexpected adventure to find out who killed Maxiโ€™s husband. I wonder, though, what else the book discussed in this story shared as it seemed Alexa didnโ€™t get to the end.

Maxed Out by CS McDonald

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For twenty-six years C.S. McDonaldโ€™s life whirled around a song and a dance. Classically trained at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School, The Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, and many others, she became a professional dancer and choreographer. In 2011 she retired from her dance career to write. Under her real name, Cindy McDonald, she writes murder-suspense and romantic suspense novels. In 2014 she added the pen name, C.S. McDonald, to write childrenโ€™s books for her grandchildren. In 2016 she added the Fiona Quinn Mysteries. Presently, the Fiona Quinn Mysteries has nine books.

Cindyโ€™s newest venture is The Owlโ€™s Nest Mysteries. Once again, she has set her cozy mystery in Pittsburgh. The Owlโ€™s Next Mysteries has a little grit, a little time travel, a little romance, and a whole lot of cozy!

Cindy resides on her Thoroughbred farm known as Fly by Night Stables near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Bill, and her poorly behaved Cocker Spaniel, Allister.

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June 21 โ€“ Cover Lover Book Review โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 21 –Working Mommy Journal โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 22 โ€“ Rockin’ Book Reviews โ€“ audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
June 22 –Bound 4 Escape โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 22 –Book Corner News and Reviews โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 22 – Rajiv’s Reviews โ€“ book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 23 โ€“ Splashes of Joy โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 23 – Book Corner News and Reviews โ€“ book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 23 – Working Mommy Journal โ€“ book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 23 – Rajiv’s Reviews โ€“ book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
June 24 – Buried Under Books – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 24 – Rajiv’s Reviews โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 24 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
June 24 – Book Corner News and Reviews โ€“ book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
June 24 โ€“ Working Mommy Journal โ€“ book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
June 25 – StoreyBook Reviews โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 25 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 25 โ€“ Rockin’ Book Reviews โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 28 – Books for Books – book review of Maxed Out
June 28 – Blooming with Books โ€“ audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 28 – Cover Lover Book Review โ€“ audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 29 – Literary Flits – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
June 29 โ€“ Rockin’ Book Reviews โ€“ audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 29 โ€“ Westveil Publishing โ€“ audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 30 โ€“ Splashes of Joy โ€“ audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
June 30 – Blooming with Books โ€“ audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 1 โ€“ Books Lattes & Tiaras โ€“ book review of Maxed Out
July 1 – I Read What You Write โ€“ book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 1 – Literary Flits – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 2 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 2 โ€“ Westveil Publishing โ€“ audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 2 – I Read What You Write โ€“ book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 5 – Cover Lover Book Review โ€“ audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 5 – Books Lattes & Tiaras โ€“ book review of Bon Voyage to Murder
July 6 – Blooming with Books โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 6 – Buried Under Books – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 6 โ€“ Bound 4 Escape โ€“ audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 6 – Literary Flits – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 7 – I Read What You Write โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 7 – Cheryl’s Book Nook โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 7 – @twilight_reader โ€“ book review of Bon Voyage to Murder
July 7 โ€“ Bound 4 Escape โ€“ audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 8 โ€“ Bigreadersite โ€“ book review of Maxed Out
July 8 – Laura’s Interests โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 8 – Books for Books – audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder
July 8 – @twilight_reader โ€“ book review of Taking Notes on Murder
July 9 โ€“ Hall Ways Blog โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 9 – Westveil Publishing โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 9 – @twilight_reader โ€“ book review of Maxed Out
July 9 – Books for Books – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder
July 12 – Chit Chat with Charity โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 12 โ€“ Bigreadersite โ€“ audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder
July 12 – Buried Under Books – audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 12 – Books Lattes & Tiaras โ€“ book review of Taking Notes on Murder
July 13 – The Momma Spot โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 13 – Cheryl’s Book Nook โ€“ audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 13 โ€“ Bigreadersite โ€“ audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder
July 14 – Gina Rae Mitchell โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 14 – Laura’s Interests โ€“ audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 14 โ€“ Splashes of Joy โ€“ audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 15 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 15 โ€“ Chit Chat with Charity โ€“ audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 15 – Laura’s Interests โ€“ audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 15 – Cheryl’s Book Nook โ€“ audiobook review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway
July 16 โ€“ Lisa’s Reading โ€“ book review of Maxed Out / giveaway
July 16 – Hall Ways Blog โ€“ audiobook review of Bon Voyage to Murder / giveaway
July 16 – Olio by Marilyn – book review of Taking Notes on Murder / giveaway