Review & Giveaway: The Sound of Murder by Cindy Brown
The Sound of Murder by Cindy Brown
The Sound of Murder An Ivy Meadows Mystery Book 2 Cozy Mystery Publisher: Henery Press (October 6, 2015) Paperback: 256 pages ISBN-13: 978-1943390014 E-Book ASIN: B0117YNQPS
“This gut-splitting mystery is a hilarious riff on an avante-garde production of ‘the Scottish play’…Combining humor and pathos can be risky in a whodunit, but gifted author Brown makes it work.” – Mystery Scene Magazine (on Macdeath)
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 burned up, and to overcome her fear of singing in public. Also, she’d really like to knock the socks off the big New York producer who’s coming to Arizona to see her in the world premiere of The Sound of Cabaret—featuring singing nuns and Berlin burlesque—at Desert Magic Dinner Theater.
Ivy’s cast mates come through with singing lessons, a pair of granny pants, and a housesitting gig in a retirement community. And her P.I. uncle even assigns her a real case. But all is not raindrops on roses. During her investigation, Ivy clashes with the local posse, stumbles upon a firebug and a snoring pug, and finds herself smack in the sights of a serial senior-killer.
I have read a few months ago the first book in this series, I was so excited that I could not wait to start this one. It 's a mystery full of fun and humor, with many twists and intriguing mysteries to solve. It's so well written that I had a hard time putting it down.
Ivy wants to be an actress and in the meantime helping her uncle in his office of a private investigator. Now she is going to begin with a new show inspired by The Sound of Music, "The Sound of Cabaret". Perhaps it may be the turning point in her career, a famous Broadway producer will come to see the debut of her new show. At the same time has to manage a fire in her apartment, a murder-suicide in a retirement home, her fear of singing in public and threats of a serial killer. Ah, she is also dating a really fascinating firefighter.
Oliva is a great character, I loved every minute of the time spent with her. She's friendly, smart, a little clumsy. Very funny her first encounter with the awesome firefighter Jeremy.
I look forward to the release of the next book.
If you are looking for a great humorous mystery that will keep you guessing until the end then you need to read this book.
I received an advance reader edition of this book from Publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review.
Books in the Ivy Meadows Humorous Mystery Series:
MACDEATH (#1) THE SOUND OF MURDER (#2)
OLIVER TWISTED (#3) February 2016
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you’ll probably like them all…
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.