The Sound of Murder
(An Ivy Meadows Mystery #2)
by Cindy Brown
It was really nice to leave the darkness, and read a fun, light mystery. This is the second Ivy Meadows mystery that I’ve read. Both of them are a lot of fun. Ivy is an aspiring actress, but she really wants to be a Private Investigator too. She works for her uncle at his PI agency, and also is in various local theater productions. She believes that she can do both, in fact she thinks that her acting ability will make her a better PI. I think that she’s right.
Ivy has plenty of amusing things happen to her. Fire plays a big part in this book. Her VW bug catches on fire regularly. Small fires usually. She carries a fire extinguisher and a roll of duck tape. A hot fireman comes into play too. So there is a lot of heat in this book!
The mysteries in this book work well with the slapstick humor. I was always chuckling at the antics and trying to figure out who the bad guy was at the same time. Ms. Brown walks that fine line. She keeps you smiling, but never goes to the extreme of ridiculousness.
I give The Sound of Murder 4 Stars out of 5, and a Big Thumbs Up! If you like the early Stephanie Plum books, you will like this light, easy and extremely fun book.
I received a Digital Review Copy from the publisher.
All Ivy Meadows wants is to be an actor. And a private investigator. Plus she’d really like a pair of clean underwear, a place to stay since her apartment caught fire, and to overcome her fear of singing in public. Minor inconveniences aside, Ivy might be on a roll. She’s just landed her first real PI case, a seeming suicide in a retirement community. Not only that, but a big New York producer is coming to Arizona to see Ivy in the world premiere of The Sound of Cabaret (singing nuns AND Berlin burlesque).
But all is not raindrops on roses. A creep in a convertible is tailing Ivy, a local posse member is way too interested in her investigation, and something is seriously wrong with one of her castmates. And that suicide—could it be murder? As the curtain rises, Ivy finds herself smack in the sights of a serial killer.
Series: An Ivy Meadows Mystery
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (October 6, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
About the Author
Cindy Brown has been a theater geek (musician, actor, director, producer, and playwright) since her first professional gig at age 14. Now a full-time writer, she’s lucky enough to have garnered several awards (including 3rd place in the 2013 international Words With Jam First Page Competition, judged by Sue Grafton!) and is an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Writers Workshop.
Though Cindy and her husband now live in Portland, Oregon, she made her home in Phoenix, Arizona, for more than 25 years and knows all the good places to hide dead bodies in both cities.