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Double Shot: A Humorous and Romantic Cozy (Cue Ball Mysteries Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Cindy Blackburn
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (252 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jessie Hewitt thought her pool-hustling days were long gone. But when uber-hunky cop Wilson Rye asks her to go undercover to catch a killer, she jumps at the chance to return to a sleazy poolroom. Jessie is confident she can handle a double homicide, but the doubly-annoying Wilson Rye is another matter altogether. What's he doing flirting with a woman half his age? Will Jessie have what it takes to deal with Tiffany La-Dee-Doo-Da Sass and solve the murders? Take a guess.

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  • File Size: 1486 KB
  • Print Length: 255 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009P3KYV8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,943 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much fun December 5, 2012
By Linda
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Jessie Hewitt, accomplished pool player and historical romance author, is back in another enjoyable mystery. Double Shot, the second book in Cindy Blackburn's Cue Ball Mysteries, is just as much fun as the first. Jessie's beau, Captain Wilson Rye, has asked for her help. The Wade On Inn, a real dive, has been the scene of two murders. Both victims played pool there every night. Wilson needs someone undercover who can shoot pool and gamble with the best of them. Jessie is the logical choice. She changes her appearance, talks her two good friends into joining her, and with their help, becomes a regular at the pool table. The scenes set at the Wade On Inn and around the pool table are very amusing.

In many cozy mysteries, the amateur sleuth is forever being warned to stay out of the investigation. I love that Captain Rye asks for Jessie's help. Although he worries about her, he has faith in her abilities. We are introduced to Jessie's mom in this book, and I loved meeting her. She is a sweetheart and very entertaining. The relationship between Jessie and her two friends is an interesting one. They don't seem to have much in common, and they are not close in age, yet they truly care about one another and work very well together.

Ms. Blackburn's humorous voice comes shining through in this book. The dialogue is crisp and funny, the mystery is solid, and the pacing is brisk. I am quickly becoming a fan of Ms. Blackburn's writing. I'm off to read the next book in this series: Three Odd Balls. Give this series a try. I think you'll like it. Happy reading!
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a mystery November 15, 2013
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Cute. I love the main character. The leading man is lacking in personality however, and the whole "mystery" was not very mysterious. The first time the "suspects" were introduced I knew who the murderer was, how it was going to resolve itself, who the "mystery" undercover cops were, it was pretty obvious. It's a shame to have such a rich character surrounded with a bad plot. I stuck through the second book in the series hoping it would be better, but I'm not going to waste my time on the third.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fresh and Fun Series November 13, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The second book in Cindy Blackburn's Cue Ball Mystery series is another fun jaunt with Jessie and her friends Candy and Karen as they work undercover at a pool hall called Wade on Inn to solve a pair of homicides. They end up tangled in the love lives of the eccentric patrons of the pool hall and soon realize everyone there had a motive to murder. The character that stole the show for me was Jessie's mother Tessie...her driving escapades had me in stitches! Jessie also has her hands full writing her latest historical romance (with the lovely Snowflake the cat as her constant companion) and dealing with her feelings of jealousy towards her beau Wilson's suspicious close working relationship with a co-worker. This is a fresh and fun series sure too appeal to all mystery lovers.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than the first one December 9, 2012
By louise
Format:Kindle Edition
As much as I enjoyed the first book in Ms Blackburn's trilogy, I enjoyed Double Shot even more. Ms Blackburn's sense of humor and "voice" are so much fun. I really wanted to know "who done it". I was intrigued by her romance story within this story. I look forward to reading her next book. I just started it and I'm sure I will finish it and be happily satisfied by the end of the day. It's like mac and cheese--I want more.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Double the fun. August 11, 2013
By Babs
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The mystery and fun are great. I'm not much for romance, but it was done quite well. Cast of characters was very nice.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Sequel June 23, 2013
By Alice
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I had hoped from the first book that I'd found a new series, but the second book was so tedious, I couldn't finish it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Going Undercover September 21, 2014
By DogsMom
Format:Kindle Edition
I listened to this book as an Audible selection.
It is not a serious mystery and I appreciated the lighter passages included about getting ready to go undercover & creating a new persona.
I will remember this book every time I see Eddie Munster. I also like the exaggerations of romance novel passages.
Cindy Blackburn does a wonderful job of creating memorable characters.
I had listened to the first book in this series, where we were introduced to the characters. Candy Pop does stand out.
This book can be enjoyed without having read the first book ahead of this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Double Shot October 13, 2014
By Ma Steb
Format:Kindle Edition
Although there was some cursing and rough language, I did enjoy this book but don't know if I will be reading the next book in the series. I read this book as a Prime member and have to return it before I can take out another book which I have already decided on.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars easy read.
Interesting, easy read.
Published 12 hours ago by Kay Solomon
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Easy and Clean Read
This is a fun and easy to read book. It kept my interest from beginning to end and has lots of laugh out loud moments. Read more
Published 2 days ago by RO G'ma
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A very nice easy read . I'm going to follow that series as long as I can
Published 4 days ago by stuart
5.0 out of 5 stars Four Fun Books
All I can say is I bought all four of these books. Fun, quirky, and great, quick reads
Published 5 days ago by Voracious Reader
1.0 out of 5 stars Double Shot
I gave up on this book before the half way point. I know it was supposed to be funny but I never found the humor. Too much répétition and too many boring characters. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Jean
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another fun book to read by this author. enjoyed this one.
Published 9 days ago by Cynthia Graham
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed!
This was just what I needed - light, funny, but a whodunit that kept me guessing. The characters at the pool hall, especially the senior ladies, Sage and Kevin add spice to the... Read more
Published 9 days ago by c-lu
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Story
I enjoyed this mystery about a romance writer slash pool shark who helps her cop boyfriend solve the shooting death at the bar and pool hall
Published 9 days ago by S. Winther
3.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Enjoyed all the quirky characters. The story flowed along at a good pace and never hot to heavy.😊
Published 10 days ago by kellie7
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't read just one you have to get them all!
How could anyone dislike these great characters? Would recommend these books to all. Wouldn't this make a fun TV series!
Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Cindy Blackburn is living the dream! She spends her days sitting around in her pajamas, thinking up unlikely plot twists and ironing out the quirks and kinks of lovable characters. In other words, Cindy's a writer.

When she's not typing on her laptop or feeding her fat cat Betty, Cindy enjoys taking long walks with her cute hubby John. A native Vermonter who hates snow, Cindy divides her time between the south and the north. Most of the year you'll find her in South Carolina. But come summer she'll be on the porch of her lakeside shack in Vermont. Yep, it's a place very similar to Lake Elizabeth.

Cindy's favorite travel destinations are all in Europe, her favorite TV show is The Big Bang Theory, her favorite movie is Moonstruck, and her favorite color is orange. Cindy dislikes vacuuming, traffic, and lima beans.


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