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The Sound Of Murder

(The second book in the Ivy Meadows Mystery series)
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"It is not easy to combine humor and murder, but Cindy Brown does it effortlessly. Who else would think of combining The Sound of Music with Cabaret with a serial killer? The result is such fun." - Rhys Bowen, New York Times Bestselling Author of Malice at the Palace

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.

"The setting is irresistible, the mystery is twisty, and Ivy is as beguiling as ever, but what I really loved was the depth and complexity of painful human relationships right there in the middle of a sparkly caper. Roll on Ivy #3!" - Catriona McPherson, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award-Winning Author of The Day She Died

"A definite delight... sit back, wait for the curtain to rise on this one, and then have a whole lot of fun figuring out whodunit." - Suspense Magazine

"Ivy is a delight! She's sweet, smart, and a little zany. You'll find yourself laughing out loud as you race through the pages." - April Henry, New York Times Bestselling Author of Lethal Beauty

"The mystery kept me glued to the pages and I enjoyed all facets as each clue got me closer to the killer's identity... had me roaring with laughter... A delightful read and I can't wait to see what happens next in this amusingly entertaining series." - Dru's Book Musings

"Brown's Ivy Meadows is the sort of resilient character who feels at home wherever she hangs her deerstalker. In true cinematic style, she opens the show and closes the case on the very same action-packed night - with some character-building revelations along the way, of course. I'm already looking forward to Ivy's next (highly theatrical) adventure - whereever it may lead her." - BroadwayWorld

"Ivy Meadows is a likable, funny, hapless narrator. She goes too far, says too much, sticks her nose in where it doesn't belong... But the mysteries are only part of the fun in Cindy Brown's Ivy Meadows Mystery series... Brown's books are well-designed cotton candy, page turners sprinkled with genuine character-based humor and delightfully bad jokes. I greatly enjoyed both Macdeath and The Sound of Murder, and I look forward to the next one." - Show Showdown

"The author blends theater lore with a deeper psychological layer, and always on stage is her delightful sense of humor. The concept of a mash-up of The Sound of Music and Cabaret is as brilliant as it is ripe for absurdity, and readers will thoroughly enjoy this extremely fun mystery that entertains until the final curtain call." - Kings River Life Magazine

Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), amateur sleuth books, book club recommendations, humorous murder mysteries, private investigator mystery series.

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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Used availability for Cindy Brown's The Sound Of Murder

Hardback Editions

October 2015 : USA Hardback

Author(s): Cindy Brown
ISBN: 1-943390-04-5 / 978-1-943390-04-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2015 : USA Paperback

Title: The Sound of Murder (An Ivy Meadows Mystery) (Volume 2)
Author(s): Cindy Brown
ISBN: 1-943390-01-0 / 978-1-943390-01-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Sound of Murder (An Ivy Meadows Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Cindy Brown
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA