Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities

Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities

Mary McHugh / Jun 20, 2019

Flamenco Flan and Fatalities Murder is nothing to tap at The high kicking Happy Hoofers Tina Janice Pat Mary Louise and Gini have been booked to flaunt their fabulous flamenco footwork on a luxury train ride through northern

  • Title: Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities
  • Author: Mary McHugh
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  • Page: 188
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  • Murder is nothing to tap at The high kicking Happy Hoofers Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini have been booked to flaunt their fabulous flamenco footwork on a luxury train ride through northern Spain But when a blowhard talk show host is found deader than four day old flan with Gini as suspect numero uno the feisty friends waste no time stepping into theirMurder is nothing to tap at The high kicking Happy Hoofers Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini have been booked to flaunt their fabulous flamenco footwork on a luxury train ride through northern Spain But when a blowhard talk show host is found deader than four day old flan with Gini as suspect numero uno the feisty friends waste no time stepping into their sleuthing shoes to protect one of their own The dynamite dancers will have to step up their game before a clever killer brings the curtain down on one of them for good Includes Photo Tips And Tasty Recipes

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    1. I'm totally on a middle ground when it comes to this book. I did not love it, I did not hate it - in fact, I liked the story - I just didn't realize that I did until I was about 70% in, and the story ends around 83%.I love a good mystery and the book description on this one really caught my eye. It was very misleading, though. At no point in the story is Gini considered "suspect numero uno." It is joked around about, the detective does question her (he questions everyone on the train), but it's [...]


    2. 4 stars In this Happy Hoofers Mystery the main character is Gini Miller. She is the teller which just having read right before was the first Happy Hoofers and the teller was Tina. It was a little confusing. The story had more fun with dancing, more murder, great sights on a train ride in Green Spain, more romance and still a clean read. The Happy Hoofers are Gini award-winning filmmaker. Tina Powell magazine editor and leader of the dancers. Janice Rogers actress and director, Pat a family thera [...]


    3. A new author for me and I enjoyed the story of the Happy Hoofers. They are exchanging their dancing for travel expenses. This trip is aboard a luxury train through green Spain. The first night a overbearing talk show host is found dead. The train is halted will the police investigates the death. Romance is in the air for Jancie and Mary Louise. The format distracted me as I don't like recipes and hints at the end of chapter. At time I couldn't tell if the train was halted or traveling through th [...]


    4. The Happy Hoofers are back in another exciting mystery. This time they are dancing their way on a train through northern Spain and, once again, they are tossed right into the middle of a murder. One of the guests on the train is an obnoxious talk show host who is using the trip as an opportunity to film a documentary. In a short time, he has managed to make more enemies than fans.One of the Happy Hoofers, Gini, manages to get into a fight with the talk show host and threatens to kill him. Natura [...]


    5. Dollycas’s ThoughtsGini narrates this time and she a force to be reckoned with. She has a hard time holding her tongue and that lands her on the suspect list.I like these stories because these woman are my age and I wish I could be traveling right along with them. I am mystery fan so even the dead bodies wouldn’t both me too much…ah right…well I would hope I could help them sleuth out the killer.Set on a train traveling through Green Spain sounds just spectacular except when a murder mea [...]


    6. I think I've fallen in love with this series! No joke, how can you not love a cozy series with a group of dancers called the Happy Hoofers? Its impossible, I tell you. This is the second book in the series, so I only have to go back and read one book. Yay!Oh and the cover is the cutest thing. (Just had to mention that)I saw this story as a cozy modern spin on Murder On The Orient Express. It is a fast paced fun read, that you really won't want to miss! It is told from the point of view of Gini, [...]


    7. Boy the Happy Hoofers sure get themselves into some trouble when they are abroad entertaining. This time, they are on a train in Spain. Gini tells the story this time. I enjoyed this book a little better than I did the first Happy Hoofer mystery. There were a lot of twists and turns in this book that kept me guessing. There is even some romance in this book for all the romance fans out there. This was a fast read than kept my attention from start to finish. I look forward to the next adventure o [...]


    8. **I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.**I am not sure how I felt about this book to be totally honest. Mostly luke warm feelings on the whole. I picked up the first one from the series so I will wait to pass complete judgment until I am finished that. Quick mystery read. Delicious looking recipes.


    9. I loved this book. It had a wonderful mystery, great characters and yummy food. What more could you ask for? I look forward to more adventures from the Happy Hoofers.


    10. In this second "Happy Hoofers Mystery" the ladies are on a train traveling around "Green Spain". The Hoofers are a group of five 50+ ladies who love to dance, Gini, Tina, MaryLouise, Pat and Janice. They all have other jobs/professions and do this on the side. They are entertaining on the trip so get a free trip out of the deal. Gini narrates this story and she is quite the lady. She says what she thinks and this gets her into trouble. When a hated TV host, Shambless, gets killed she is a suspec [...]


    11. Note: There's no actual details, but this review is spoilerish.This is a joint review for Flamenco, Flan and Fatalities and Cancans, Croissants and Caskets because they are basically the same book. (I haven't read the first one in the series.) The set up is that there is this 50ish troupe of 5 women who do dance performances and get to travel because of it. Murders occur during the trip, one or more fall in love/lust (despite being on trips of a week or less), one of the gals gets in danger beca [...]


    12. This is the second book in the Happy Hoofer Mystery series. The main characters are five tap dancing ladies--Gini, Pat, Mary Louise, Tina, and Janice. They each have a unique personality, yet they are all the best of friends, and fit together very well.This time around, Gini finds herself a suspect in a murder, as she was heard to threaten the victim a short time before his death. As she tries to find the real killer, the body count rises, and Gini has to watch out for her life, as well.I can at [...]


    13. I would have enjoyed this book far more had the author kept her own special interest and political opinions out of the mix and let the story unfold without the continual interference. Readers want to be entertained, not preached at. This will be the last novel by this author in which I will invest time and money. While the "Happy Hoofers" had potential, having some secondary character refer to them as happy hookers in each book gets stale quickly, as does the author's liberal agenda. In this ins [...]


    14. Flamenco, Flan and Fatalities is a story about 5 women who are hired to entertain on a train trip through Spain. When a passenger turns up dead, they work to solve the murder, especially Gini. I really enjoyed this book, even though Gini was too out spoken sometimes, and I wanted to tell her to shut up. This is the 2nd book in the series, the first one is Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses. I plan on reading that book very soon. Besides the murder mystery you also are given information on taking [...]


    15. This was a pretty entertaining mystery with a wide variety of characters. I would have liked to get to know the main character and her friends (the dance troupe, The Happy Hoofers) better. The one thing I didn't like--and maybe it was just this particular character--was the times where I felt like the character/author was explaining ableism as exposition, where it didn't fit into the story and where it would have been better shown and not told. [I received this book free from NetGalley in exchan [...]



    16. I enjoyed the Happy Hoofers but the whodunnit took a while to develop. The characters seem obsessed with food.


    17. I just finished reading a really good book, y'all! Let me tell you a little about it.Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities, a cozy mystery by Mary McHugh, is the second book in her Happy Hoofers series. The series is about five friends who form a tap-dancing group — at first, just as a fun way to exercise. Their group, the Happy Hoofers, has become so good that they have been hired to entertain travelers on a cruise through Russia (Book 1, Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses) and now on a train tour of [...]


    18. Your review of Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities just went live on Inbox x Reviews 7:46 PM (3 hours ago)to me Your Profile Your Reviews Your AccountDear c-lu,Your latest review has just gone live on . We and millions of shoppers on appreciate the time you took to write about your experience with this item.Your reviewing statsNo Profile Image Reviews written: 127Reviewer rank: 24,649Helpful votes: 92 of 102Would you like to add more to your review?You can always edit it here.Product ImageFlamenc [...]


    19. The different thing about this book is that the series is written from different points of view. The first was told from Tina Powell's point of view, and this, the second in the series, is told from Gini Miller's. It gives a nice perspective in that you are getting different voices, and as such, different personalities.The five women are the aforementioned Tina and Gini, and also Mary Louise, who is married to George and has three children; Pat, a therapist who also happens to be gay; and Janice [...]


    20. Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities by Mary McHugh is fun cozy mystery. It is the second book in the Happy Hoofers mystery series. The Happy Hoofers have been asked to perform on a luxury train that is traveling across Northern Spain. Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses was told from Tina Powell’s (the leader of the group) point-of-view. Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities is told from Gini Miller’s point-of-view. Gini is a documentary filmmaker. Gini is still seeing Alex and Alex has relocated to New Y [...]


    21. I adored this cozy mystery, everything is wonderful: the places, the plot, the characters, the food The protagonists are the Happy Hoffers: Tina, Janice, Gini, Mary Louise and Pat. They are five great dancers and great friends who travel the world to entertain people with their shows. In addition to dance, are well-versed in solving murders and mysteries. They are doing a trip in northern Spain by train and should delight the other members of the tour with Flamenco dancing. On board the train th [...]


    22. Book two of the Happy Hoofers mystery series finds the gang of five toe-tapping 50-somethings working as entertainment on a train tour through Spain. Narrated by budding photographer and documentary filmmaker Gini, one of the quintet, murder soon finds the Hoofers in the death of one of their fellow passengers, conservative TV talk show host Dick Shambless, who quickly lives up to his first name by bullying the crew, his fellow passengers, and even the staff at a local restaurant the tour group [...]


    23. Five mature women who dance as a way of affording their travel adventures.Adventure and trouble seems to find them quite well. Even murder.The five ladies are all quite different, which is perhaps why they get along so well.There is an inquisitive writer, an outspoken photographer, an actress who knows how to use her looks to her advantage, a therapist who likes to help others in need, and a wife and mother who is feeling less than appreciated at home.This time they are on a train trip around Sp [...]


    24. Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities is a story about 5 friends who are hired to entertain on a traveling through Spain with their flamenco style of dance. When a very nasty talk show host, Mr. Shambless is killed early on in the story, we are not short on a list of suspects of killers. It actually appears that the only person who liked him was a tourist named Dora, who made a fuss over him the night before he was killed.Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities is the second book of the happy hoofer mystery ser [...]


    25. I do like this series, it's some what of a guilty pleasure for me however this book was really not good at all. Waaaay too much politics (I don't like politics in excess in cozies no thank you), the main characters voice was totally obnoxious and I didn't relate to her at all, the mystery was super obvious, the side characters were all so boring and one dimensional, and the most irritating of all is nearly everyone in the train (including secondary characters) met and fell in love with someone. [...]


    26. I wasn't sure what exactly to expect with McHugh's Happy Hoofers since this is the first book that I have read in the series, but I have to say that what McHugh delivered was an absolutely enjoyable read. Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini were all such likable characters, and I found myself caught up in all of their lives as they traveled through Spain. I really enjoyed these five wonderful friends and I was sad to see the story end because I wanted to continue reading about their adventu [...]


    27. The Happy Hoofers misadventures continue to be a delightful read. Mary Louise, Janice, Tina, Pat and Gini are seeing the sights in northern Spain while performing their dance routines on a luxury train. When an obnoxious, anti-everything talk show host from the United States is murdered, Gini is a prime suspect. The girls join in the investigation to prove her innocence and find the murderer. We have a handsome police detective, an attentive doctor, a rabid fan, a lawyer and his family, a woman [...]


    28. I found the change of voice hard to get used to. I had just finished the first book in the series, and found the switch of narrator a little confusing. Gino's voice sometimes sounded just like Tina's. It's an enjoyable series and I likely will continue with the third. I'll see how this change of voice works now that I know ahead of time. The plot of this second one was a little more convoluted and "muddy" than the first. It was suggested the narrator was the prime suspect, and was joked about. T [...]


    29. Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities (A Happy Hoofers Mystery) by Mary McHugh I received a free kindle copy of Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities (A Happy Hoofers Mystery) by Mary McHugh published by Digital Services from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. I gave this book four stars. It was about a group, the Happy Hoofers, who were women of a certain age who were tap dancing their way through Spain when a murder, or two, derailed their trip. "'The country will be a lot better off without him,' [...]


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