I just finished this first book in a new (to me) series this afternoon, waiting on doctor’s appointments. I really enjoyed it!
The mystery was well developed. I loved the bar theme (and the cocktail recipes). The protagonist Mack Dalton was really interesting and strongly drawn. There was a plethora of suspects that Mack, with the assistance of hunky cop Duncan, sorted through, confirming alibis and uncovering clues. A big positive was that the sleuth is actively involved in the investigation, even though she is a suspect. In some cozies, the sleuth just sort of stumbles around and doesn’t seem to actively investigate.
There is also an interesting Al Capone connection thrown in the mix. This was a very satisfying cozy and a good start to new series. I will be on the look out for the next book in the series and some of the other books by this author.