Book Review of *Back to the Burgh and Beyond* by C.S. McDonald @csmcdonald7 @iReadBookTours

Meet Alexa Owl. She’s returned home to Pittsburgh after a divorce to start a new life and a new business, The Owl’s Nest Couturier Shoppe. Much to her surprise, she’s getting more than she ever bargained for: Detective Bobby Starr, and he’s no ordinary sleuth. Bobby is an angel who’s returned to Earth in hopes of earning his way into the Guardian Angel Squad. He’s been sent by none other than Saint Pete to acquire Alexa’s help to solve three cold case murders he left behind. Except, here’s the catch: he’s only been allotted four days to solve the first case! How in heaven’s name is she supposed to do that? Alexa is a professional seamstress—not a detective. Bobby insists the only way to solve the first case is to return to 1953, and Alexa’s not in love with that idea at all!

For twenty-six years C.S. McDonald’s life whirled around a song and a dance. She was a professional dancer and choreographer. During that time she choreographed many musicals and an opera for the Pittsburgh Savoyards. In 2011 she retired from her dance career to write. Under her real name, Cindy McDonald, writes murder-suspense and romantic suspense novels. In 2014 she added the pen name, C.S. McDonald, to write children’s books for her grandchildren. Now she adds the Fiona Quinn Mysteries to that expansion. She decided to write the cozy mystery series for her young granddaughters.

Ms. McDonald resides on her Thoroughbred farm known as Fly by Night Stables near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, Bill, and her Cocker Spaniel, Allister.
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Author C.S.McDonald takes us back to the 1950s.

Alexa Owl is starting over; being newly divorced she returns
home to Pittsburgh to start a new business. She is in her apartment when angel;
detective Bobby Starr appears and tells Alexa that she has been selected by
Saint Peter to assist Bobby in solving the cold case murder of his second wife
from his past. Along the way, Alexa meets a cast of captivating, vivacious
characters, while helping Bobby crack the case. This was my first time reading
anything by McDonald besides being an unusual cozy mystery; I really did enjoy
traveling back in time with Alexa and Bobby.  

I would like to thank the author for the review copy in exchange for my honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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