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(The first book in the Ivy Meadows Mystery series)
A novel by

Agatha Award Best First Book (nominee)
Agatha Award nominee for best debut novel!


Yet Macdeath isn't just onelong Shakespeare jokeathon. It also has a heart...Combining humor and pathos canbe risky in a whodunit, but gifted author Brown makes it work." Mystery Scene Magazine

Sub-Genre Tags: Humorous Mysteries, Amateur Sleuths, Women Sleuths, Private Investigator Books

Like every actor, Ivy Meadows knows that Macbeth is cursed. But she's finally scored her big break, cast as an acrobatic witch in a circus-themed production of Macbethin Phoenix, Arizona. And though it may not be Broadway, nothing can dampen her enthusiasm--not her flying caldron, too-tight leotard, or carrot-wielding dictator of a director.

But when one of the cast dies on opening night, Ivy is sure the seeming accident is "murder most foul" and that she's the perfect person to solve the crime (after all, she does work part-time in her uncle's detective agency). Undeterred by a poisoned Big Gulp, the threat of being blackballed, and the suddenly too-real curse, Ivy pursues the truth at the risk of her hard-won career--and her life.

Praise for MACDEATH:
"Who cannot have fun with a disastrous (and murderous) production of Macbeth? Cindy Brown's first novel is a delicious romp with plenty of humor and suspense." - Rhys Bowen, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Molly Murphy and Royal Spyness Mysteries

"An easy read that will have you hooked from the first page...packed with surprises all the way to the end. Cindy Brown uses what she knows from the theater life to give us an exciting mystery with all the suspense that keeps you holding on." - Fresh Fiction

"Macdeath is a whodunit with a comic spirit, and Ivy Meadows has real heart. You'll never experience the Scottish play the same way again!" - Ian Doescher, Author of the William Shakespeare's Star Wars Series

"Funny and unexpectedly poignant, Macdeath is that rarest of creatures: a mystery that will make you laugh out loud. I loved it!" - April Henry, New York Times Bestselling Author

"Vivid characters, a wacky circus production of Macbeth, and a plot full of surprises make this a perfect read for a quiet evening. Pour a glass of wine, put your feet up, and enjoy! Bonus: it's really funny." - Ann Littlewood, Award-Winning Author of the Iris Oakley "Zoo-dunnit" Mysteries

"Featuring the fierce and determined Ivy Meadows, a delightful misfit with a knack for getting herself into--and ultimately out of--trouble, this gripping mystery is both satisfyingly clever and rich with unerring comedic timing. Without a doubt, Macdeath is one of the most entertaining debuts I've read in a very long time." -- Bill Cameron, Spotted Owl Award-Winning Author of County Line

Books in the Ivy Meadows Humorous Mystery Series:




Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...

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Hardback Editions

January 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: MACDEATH
Author(s): Cindy Brown
ISBN: 1-940976-72-3 / 978-1-940976-72-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Macdeath (An Ivy Meadows Mystery) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Cindy Brown
ISBN: 1-940976-69-3 / 978-1-940976-69-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Macdeath (An Ivy Meadows Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Cindy Brown
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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