Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mystery of the Month: Dying for a Dude

When Laurel McKay agrees to perform with the Sassy Saloon Gals during Hangtown’s annual Wagon Train parade, her greatest fear is a wardrobe malfunction. Before she can lace up her corset, a 150-year-old skeleton turns up on her grandmother’s property. Did Laurel’s great-great-grandfather murder his mining partner? Gran insists not and wants Laurel to prove it.

Then the body of a prominent citizen is discovered dangling above a Main Street hotel shortly after Laurel’s ex-husband decked him. When her detective boyfriend throws her ex in jail for murder, Laurel, with the help of her zany friends and her family must find the real killer.

Juggling two kids, a new boss, a wilting romance, and two murder investigations would be enough to turn any woman into a chocolate addict. Extra pounds are the least of Laurel’s worries as she and her Mustang-driving octogenarian grandmother try to unearth some long-buried secrets before the killer adds their names to Hangtown’s bloody history.

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 Cindy Sample

Cindy Sample is a former mortgage banking CEO who decided plotting murder was more entertaining than plodding through paperwork. Her national bestselling humorous mystery series, described as Erma Bombeck meets Agatha Christie, features single soccer mom, Laurel McKay. The series, set in the California gold country includes Dying for a Date, Dying for a Dance and Dying for a Daiquiri, both finalists for the LEFTY Award for Best Humorous Mystery.  Dying for a Daiquiri was also a finalist for the 2014 Silver Falchion Award for Best Traditional Mystery. Her recent release, Dying for a Dude provides the wildest ride yet! 
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  1. I've been hearing good things about your books, and after reading this post, I know I have to read one. Thank you for sharing! This sounds like fun.
    Marja McGraw

  2. Looks like Laurel has 'slipped" into another entangling mystery. I look forward to reading another sample of Cindy!

  3. I've already had the pleasure of reading and reviewing DYING FOR A DUDE, and it's a mystery novel that I enjoyed very much and recommend to other readers. Congrats, Cindy, on the continued freshness of this cozy, humorous series.

  4. Thanks, Marja. You've made my day!

  5. Thanks for commenting, Susan and Jacquie. You two are such incredibly supportive authors. And I love your work as well.

  6. Thanks for featuring DYING FOR A DUDE, Patricia. This was fun!

    1. Cindy,
      I'm thrilled to have you as a guest this week. As you know, I've read all four books in your series and I loved them all!

  7. You new novel sounds like a great read, Cindy. Another book for my TBR list.