Dying for a Date (Laurel McKay Mysteries)

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Unsure if she is looking for Mr. Right, or Mr. Every Other Saturday Night, divorced mother of two, Laurel McKay reluctantly joins THE LOVE CLUB, a popular local dating service. Dressed to kill, she meets bachelor number one at a trendy restaurant. But the date is a bust, literally, when the guy decides Laurel is dessert, and she breaks his nose with her cell phone. It gets even worse when the man is found murdered the next morning, and Laurel has his blood on her clothes. 
Despite her now being a person of interest to the police, Laurel bravely ventures out on date number two. When that unlucky bachelor disappears during dinner, Laurel's only alibi is a bottle of Dom Perignon. The sexy investigating detective thinks she's innocent and is worried she may be the next target. That's more than enough motivation for Laurel to find a murderer determined to kill her social life--before dating becomes a dead end she can't escape. "Cindy Sample knows how to weave a story that satisfies and excites...simultaneously harrowing, exciting, tender, and uplifting, a true who-done-it combined with a romance that will warm the heart and sheets."  5 stars
     -Long and Short Reviews 

"Dying for a Date is one of those books, the type you stay up late - way too late - to finish. Combining murder mystery and humor is a difficult task and "Cindy Sample does it brilliantly."
     -Jenny Hilborne, author of the Mac Jackson Mystery Thriller series

"Funny dialogue, relatable heroine, fast-paced plot. If real dating were this entertaining, we'd all be doing more of it. Dying for a Date will keep you glued to the pages and laughing out loud."
     -Liz Jasper, Eppie award-winning author of Underdead and Underdead in Denial.

"With tongue-in-cheek and a tush in tight skirts, Laurel McKay traverses the demands of motherhood and the perils of on-line dating in Cindy Sample's chic mystery, Dying for a Date. Re-entering the singles scene after divorce isn't easy as Laurel discovers when her "blind date" tries to practice Braille on her body. Her first bad date becomes his last when he's found dead the next day. Curl up with a pint of ice cream, fluffy slippers and a book that will make you glad you're having a night in."
     -Sunny Frazier, Author of the Christy Bristol Astrology Mysteries

"Dying for a Date combines the fun of a spunky and smart heroine with an exciting murder mystery. This is an excellent entry to the world of romantic mysteries."
     -San Francisco Book Review

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Cindy Sample is a former mortgage banking CEO of a nationwide company who decided plotting murder was more entertaining than plodding through paperwork. She retired to follow her lifelong dream of being a mystery author. Her experiences with on-line dating sites fueled the concept for DYING FOR A DATE, a humorous romantic mystery set in the California gold country. DYING FOR A DANCE, a 2012 LEFTY AWARD finalist for best humorous mystery and winner of the 2011 Northern California Publishers & Authors award for fiction, is based on her experiences in the glamorous world of competitive ballroom dancing. Who knew dancing could be so deadly? DYING FOR A DAIQUIRI (October 2013) moves the action to the Big Island of Hawaii. Never has research been so much fun! Cindy is a former columnist for the Gold River Community Newspaper. She is a past president of the Sacramento chapter of Sisters in Crime and has served on the boards of the Sacramento Opera and the YWCA. She has two wonderful adult children who live too far away. Visit Cindy on her website at cindysamplebooks.com facebook.com/cindysampleauthor    twitter.com/cindysample1

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"Dying for a Date is filled with zany characters, humorous situations and laugh-out-loud narrative. Consider reading this book in one sitting because once you start, you'll be reluctant to put it down."  5 STARS
     -Midwest Book Review

"A delightful romantic mystery. The plot was entertaining and I was kept guessing the murderer's identity right up until the reveal at the end. I look forward to reading more mysteries in the future from this talented new author."  5 STARS
     -Rebecca's Reads

"Funny, smart, with a fast paced plot that keeps you guessing. Dying for a Date will keep you laughing, intrigued, and happy that Cindy Sample isn't writing your life story."
--Fiction Addict

"Sharp intelligence and flippant wit, turmoil and anxiety, danger and deception...all blend into one smooth and tasty read. I hope this turns into a long running series."
--Once Upon a Romance Reviews

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Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Dying for a Date by 4 time LEFTY Finalist for Best Humorous Mystery Unsure if she is looking for Mr. Right, or Mr. Every Other Saturday Night, divorced mother of two, Laurel McKay reluctantly joins THE LOVE CLUB, a popular local dating service. Dressed to kill, she meets bachelor number one at a trendy restaurant. But the date is a bust, literally, when the guy decides Laurel is dessert, and she breaks his nose with her cell phone. It gets even worse when the man is found murdered the next morning, and Laurel has his blood on her clothes. Despite her now being a person of interest to the police, Laurel bravely ventures out on date number two. When that unlucky bachelor disappears during dinner, Laurel s only alibi is a bottle of Dom Perignon. The sexy investigating detective thinks she s innocent and is worried she may be the next target. That s more than enough motivation for Laurel to find a murderer determined to kill her social life--before dating becomes a dead end she can t escape. Cindy Sample knows how to weave a story that satisfies and excites. Time literally flew by as I turned the pages.simultaneously harrowing, exciting, tender, and uplifting, a true who-done-it combined with a romance that will warm the heart and sheets. -Long and Short Reviews Dying for a Date is such a wonderful fun read I couldn t put it down. Cindy Sample has created a cast of unforgettable and entertaining characters. Great humor, sexual tension, and an intriguing plot, all the components for a delightful romantic mystery. -Penny Warner, award-winning author of the Nancy Drew Handbook, Presley Parker party planning series and the Connor Westphal mysteries Dying for a Date is one of those books, the type you stay up late - way too late - to finish. Combining murder mystery and humor is a difficult task and Cindy Sample does it brilliantly. -Jenny Hilborne, author of the Mac Jackson Mystery Thriller series Funny dialogue, relatable heroine, fast-paced plot. If real dating were this entertaining, we d all be doing more of it. Dying for a Date will keep you glued to the pages and laughing out loud. -Liz Jasper, Eppie award-winning author of Underdead and Underdead in Denial. With tongue-in-cheek and a tush in tight skirts, Laurel McKay traverses the demands of motherhood and the perils of on-line dating in Cindy Sample s chic mystery, Dying for a Date. Re-entering the singles scene after divorce isn t easy as Laurel discovers when her blind date tries to practice Braille on her body. Her first bad date becomes his last when he s found dead the next day. Curl up with a pint of ice cream, fluffy slippers and a book that will make you glad you re having a night in. -Sunny Frazier, Author of the Christy Bristol Astrology Mysteries Dying for a Date combines the fun of a spunky and smart heroine with an exciting murder mystery. This is an excellent entry to the world of romantic mysteries. -San Francisco Book Review. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781492367246

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Book Description Createspace. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 252 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 0.8in.Dying for a Date by 2012 and 2014 LEFTY Finalist for Best Humorous Mystery Cindy Sample knows how to weave a story that satisfies and excites. Time literally flew by as I turned the pages. . . simultaneously harrowing, exciting, tender, and uplifting, a true who-done-it combined with a romance that will warm the heart and sheets. 5 stars -Long and Short Reviews WOULD DATING BE THE DEATH OF HERUnsure if she is looking for Mr. Right, or Mr. Every Other Saturday Night, divorced mother of two, Laurel McKay reluctantly joins THE LOVE CLUB, a popular local dating service. Dressed to kill, she meets bachelor number one at a trendy restaurant. But the date is a bust, literally, when the guy decides Laurel is dessert, and she breaks his nose with her cell phone. It gets even worse when the man is found murdered the next morning, and Laurel has his blood on her clothes. Despite her now being a person of interest to the police, Laurel bravely ventures out on date number two. When that unlucky bachelor disappears during dinner, Laurels only alibi is a bottle of Dom Perignon. The sexy investigating detective thinks shes innocent and is worried she may be the next target. Thats more than enough motivation for Laurel to find a murderer determined to kill her social life--before dating becomes a dead end she cant escape. Dying for a Date is such a wonderful fun read I couldnt put it down. Cindy Sample has created a cast of unforgettable and entertaining characters. Great humor, sexual tension, and an intriguing plot, all the components for a delightful romantic mystery. -Penny Warner, award-winning author of the Nancy Drew Handbook, Presley Parker party planning series and the Connor Westphal mysteries Dying for a Date is one of those books, the type you stay up late - way too late - to finish. Combining murder mystery and humor is a difficult task and Cindy Sample does it brilliantly. -Jenny Hilborne, author of the Mac Jackson Mystery Thriller series Funny dialogue, relatable heroine, fast-paced plot. If real dating were this entertaining, wed all be doing more of it. Dying for a Date will keep you glued to the pages and laughing out loud. -Liz Jasper, Eppie award-winning author of Underdead and Underdead in Denial. With tongue-in-cheek and a tush in tight skirts, Laurel McKay traverses the demands of motherhood and the perils of on-line dating in Cindy Samples chic mystery, Dying for a Date. Re-entering the singles scene after divorce isnt easy as Laurel discovers when her blind date tries to practice Braille on her body. Her first bad date becomes his last when hes found dead the next day. Curl up with a pint of ice cream, fluffy slippers and a book that will make you glad youre having a night in. -Sunny Frazier, Author of the Christy Bristol Astrology Mysteries Dying for a Date combines the fun of a spunky and smart heroine with an exciting murder mystery. This is an excellent entry to the world of romantic mysteries. -San Francisco Book Review This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781492367246

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