Margaritas, Mayhem & Mystery by Mary Cunningham
An Andi Anna Jones Mystery #1
An Imajin Qwickies® Mystery/Crime Novella
Andi’s step-mother is a real piece of work! But is Ruby a murderer?
Andi Anna Jones, so-so travel agent/amateur sleuth, puts aside her resentment of her father’s widow and books a 60th birthday cruise to Cancun for Ruby and three friends. Never does Andi imagine the cruise will lead to the murder of a has-been lounge singer—or that Ruby will be the main suspect.
Flirting with more than danger after arriving in Mexico, Andi connects with the charming local sheriff, Manuel Rodriquez. After an embarrassing night involving the sheriff, too many margaritas, and a Mariachi band, a chance to check out an eyewitness to the murder leads her to Las Vegas.
In Vegas, a mysterious meeting in the Bodies Exhibition, a body preserving in the prep-room, and an evasive owner of a dance studio, give Andi clues to help Ruby. But when Andi is mercilessly drugged and locked in a storage room, she realizes dear old step-mom isn’t the only one in jeopardy.
ISBN: 978-1-77223-341-4 (Kindle eBook); $3.99 USD; November 30, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-77223-345-2 (Trade Paperback); $10.99 USD; November 30, 2017
“Cunningham delivers a fun and entertaining romp through a mystery populated with quirky, unforgettable characters! When her ex-stepmother, a woman with a flair for the dramatic, is arrested in Mexico Andi Anna Jones rides to the rescue on a wave of guilt and misgivings. Somewhere on the twisting trail between facts, theories, and unexpected connections Andi searches for an elusive culprit determined to get away with murder. If Evanovich's Stephanie Plum were a travel agent, she'd fit right in working this case alongside Andi, a wanna-be detective readers are sure to love.” —Regan Black, USA Today bestselling author of the Escape Club Heroes
“Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder...WOW. Snappy dialog, quirky characters, opens with a curious bang and yanked me through the pages. A fun, fantastic read.” —Jean Rabe USA Today Bestselling author
“Grab a margarita and hold on tight; you're in for a wild ride. Mary Cunningham’s wacky characters will have you snorting your drink and wishing you could be protagonist Andi Anna Jones’s best friend…or at least a fly on the wall!” —Karen MacInerney, Agatha Award nominee and author of the Dewberry Farms Mysteries
“A quick-witted heroine and a gorgeous male protagonist meet over murder in Mary Cunningham’s new book Andi Anna Jones: Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder. Andi Anna Jones is a handy person to call when you find yourself charged with murder in Mexico. Just don’t phone her too early in the morning, okay? As refreshing as a margarita and a lot less calories, Andi Anna Jones: Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder is an intoxicating mix of laughter, kooky characters, and a yummy setting.” —Joanna Campbell Slan, national bestselling/award-winning author of the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series
“Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder is a madcap comedy mystery, rich with colorful characters and snappy one-liners. A heroine named Andi Anna Jones is destined for exotic misadventure…Author Mary Cunningham provides a funny cast and enough twists to keep things interesting. Margaritas, Mayhem, and Murder makes a companionable read on a vacation or a lazy weekend. You may even be inspired to order a margarita while you’re reading, extra salt on the rim!” —Dana Taylor, award-winning author of Ain't Love Grand
“Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder is an Andi Anna Jones mystery that presents a protagonist in an unlikely position to solve anything - including problems in her own life and career…The mystery reader is in for a rollicking ride from Cancun to Florida and beyond. Prepare for a solid, involving journey; for Margaritas, Mayhem, & Murder offers plenty of twists and turns to keep its ultimate destination a surprise right up to the end, all supercharged by the attitude and determination of Andi, who may have made a mediocre travel agent, but who employs these skills with precision and authority in her new role as an investigator. Charming, lively, and unpredictable, Margaritas, Mayhem, & Murder excels in a vivid story mystery fans will relish.” —Diane Donovan, Senior Editor, Midwest Book Review
“Travel agent Andi Anna Jones is dismayed to get a call from her former stepmother, whom she'd booked on a cruise. Ruby has been arrested for murder in Cancun. Andi hops on a plane to the Mexican city where she meets the dashing sheriff in charge of the case. She knows Ruby wouldn't hurt a soul. But can she prove it? The victim was killed on board the ship, and the evidence points to Ruby. Andi will have to summon her wits to solve the case and see justice served. A clever sleuth, wacky characters, exotic settings, and a large dose of humor will keep readers chuckling to the end. Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder is a zany murder mystery with a touch of romance and a handful of humor.” —Nancy J. Cohen, author of the Bad Hair Day Mysteries
“Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder by Mary Cunningham is a hilarious, clever, and fun cozy mystery with unique characters you won’t soon forget. Andi Anna is one crazy and clever sleuth…I can’t wait to see what Andi Anna is up to next.” —Cheryl C. Malandrinos, The Book Connection
“What a fun ride! This is a cozy on caffeine, and has all the elements you need: a feisty heroine, a handsome sheriff, a mysterious death, exotic locales, and whip-smart, laugh-out-loud dialogue…Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder is a lighthearted diversion for an evening in the armchair.” —Julia Buckley, author of the Writer’s Apprentice Mystery Series