"Sample's sleuth is an endearing character readers will adore." -RT Book Reviews
"This follow-up to Dying for a Date featuring Laurel McKay is another hilarious romp filled with twists and turns and a vexing mystery. Sample's one-liners are amusing and her development of Laurel McKay as a caring, self-deprecating, everyday woman is well-done.
Midwest Book Review
"Cindy Sample has mastered the art of REAL dialogue. The characters are wacky and believable. Any woman who constantly finds herself in awkward situations will love this book. This is a story that will make you wonder "who did it" and make you laugh out loud. Of course, the romance simply is divine!"
"All of the elements of an excellent cozy mystery. Interesting characters, plot and setting. Fast paced writing. I struggled to figure out what it was that stood out that made me really enjoy the book and I decided it was the tone. It is a feel-good book, it makes you smile."
About the Author
Cindy Sample is a former CEO who decided plotting murder was more entertaining than plodding through paperwork. She retired to follow her lifelong dream of becoming a mystery author. Her experiences with online dating sites fueled the concept for Dying for a Date, the first in her national bestselling Laurel McKay mysteries. The sequel, Dying for a Dance, winner of the 2011 NCPA Fiction Award, is based on her adventures in the glamorous world of ballroom dancing. Cindy thought her protagonist, Laurel McKay, needed a vacation in Hawaii, which resulted in Dying for a Daiquiri, a finalist for the 2014 Silver Falchion Award for Best Traditional Mystery. Laurel returned to Placerville for her wildest ride yet in Dying for a Dude. The West will never be the same. Dying for a Dude was also a 2014 Next Generation Indie Award Finalist in both mystery and humor. Then on to Dying for a Donut, the tastiest mystery of them all. It was time for Laurel (and Cindy) to take another vacation so get ready for the cruise of the century in Dying for a Diamond. Cindy is a four-time finalist for the LEFTY Award for best humorous mystery and a past president of the Sacramento chapter of Sisters in Crime. She has served on the boards of the Sacramento Opera and YWCA. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Romance Writers of America. Cindy has two wonderful adult children who live too far away. She loves chatting with readers so feel free to contact her on any forum. Sign up for her newsletter to find out about upcoming events and contests. cindysamplebooks.com/contact/ Connect with Cindy on Facebook and Twitter facebook.com/cindysampleauthor twitter.com/cindysample1 Email Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org