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Cindy Sample

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Cindy Sample is a former corporate CEO who decided plotting murder was more fun than plodding through paperwork. After one too many mergers,she retired to write her national bestselling and award-winning humorous mystery series set in the gold country of California. Her experiences as a single Mom with on-line dating sites and dating agencies fueled the concept for DYING FOR A DATE. Ballroom dance competitions inspired DYING FOR A DANCE. DYING FOR A DAIQUIRI moves the action to the Big Island of Hawaii. What a great place to do research. DYING FOR A DUDE combines humor, homicide and the funniest chase scene ever! Then on to DYING FOR A DONUT, a lip-smacking mystery, followed by DYING FOR A DIAMOND, DYING FOR A DEAL and DYING FOR A DOUBLE.

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Cindy Sample I'm about 30 pages from typing "the end" to DYING FOR A DUDE, the 4th book in my Laurel McKay Mysteries.…moreI'm about 30 pages from typing "the end" to DYING FOR A DUDE, the 4th book in my Laurel McKay Mysteries.(less)
Cindy Sample Becoming a published author has made my life so much more fulfilling. It makes me smile to know that I've put a smile on many readers' faces. My goal…more Becoming a published author has made my life so much more fulfilling. It makes me smile to know that I've put a smile on many readers' faces. My goal is to entertain readers and give them a break from all of the negativity we see in the headlines. I enjoy public appearances and being able to share what I've learned about the publishing business with aspiring writers.(less)
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WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE DETECTIVE?

When I discovered Nancy Drew at an early age, I not only fell in love with reading mysteries, but also became addicted to watching them on TV. Some early favorites were 77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye, Honey West, and The Avengers.

Yes, I am really dating myself here. But I picked up some excellent karate moves from Emma Peel!

In writing my newest mystery, BIRTHDAYS ARE MURDER, there’s a moment when

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Birthdays Are Murder by Cindy Sample
"New series

This is the first story in a new series. Enjoyable characters and lots of mayhem. Hoping the next book keeps a lot of these characters around . Really enjoyed this quick humorous mystery!"
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"Laurel, her mom and friend Stanley fly for the wedding of her best friend to Hawaii but the party is not all fun and sunshine. Laurel's sister-in-law is convinced that her husband has an affair with a beautiful hawaiian dancer and when the girl is fo" Read more of this review »
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"The joy of klutzood

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Hawaii and Laurel's adventures. I learned a bit about coffee beans and production, about cultural differences, and police procedures. Who would have thought a wedding would involve emotional and p" Read more of this review »
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"Love Cindy Sample's books. One of my first autograph books was one of hers. Ever since I read that book I was hooked on hers. Can't wait till her next book comes out."
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No one combines murder and humor better than Heather Haven. This eighth book in the Alvarez Family Mysteries is her best yet. The setting is an archaeological dig site in the Guatemalan jungle. Think Romancing the Stone meets Indiana Jones. The book ...more
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Another great read by Heather Haven. Lee Alvarez is at her professional best trying to solve this five-star mystery. Plenty of red herrings to stump the reader as well as plenty of laughs. Highly recommended.
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“parents pushed shopping carts filled with boxes of all shapes and sizes, as well as screaming children of all shapes and sizes. I”
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“for at least one high-octane cup of caffeine.”
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“I doubt the hotness of the teacher has anything to do with my ability to learn the foxtrot. When I dance, I look more like Lucille Ball than Ginger Rogers.”
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message 4: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Cindy. Thanks so much for Friending me. How's the writing going with you?


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Cindy Sample Jeannie and Louis wrote: "Hi Cindy. How are you doing? I thought we were friends here on Goodreads, but, I guess it was on FB. I'm so glad to be friends with you now.

Have a happy Autumn.
Jeannie"


Jeannie and Louis wrote: "Hi Cindy. How are you doing? I thought we were friends here on Goodreads, but, I guess it was on FB. I'm so glad to be friends with you now.

Have a happy Autumn.
Jeannie"


It's hard to keep up with all of these networking tools. Thanks for finding me here. Hope you're feeling okay.


Jeannie and Louis Rigod Hi Cindy. How are you doing? I thought we were friends here on Goodreads, but, I guess it was on FB. I'm so glad to be friends with you now.

Have a happy Autumn.
Jeannie


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Beth Hi Cindy,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author here as well as elsewhere!


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