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Double Shot

(Cue Ball Mysteries #2)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  1,073 ratings  ·  86 reviews
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 Je ...more
Kindle Edition, 255 pages
Published October 11th 2012 (first published January 1st 2012)
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Dec 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
Double Shot by Cindy Blackburn is the second book of the cozy Cue Ball Mysteries series. Each book of this series will feature it’s on mystery to be solved so they can be read as a standalone if choosing to do so.

The first book of the series introduced Jessie Hewitt who has a bit of a double dose of quirkiness to her as a cozy character. Jessie grew up learning to shoot pool and can take the best of them when challenged to a game but she also makes her living as a romance novelist under a pen na
Tammy J Rizzo
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm loving this series!

Jessie is simply adorable, and her friends are just as fun! Plus, I love Jessie's ridiculous romance novels that are intertwined with the murder mysteries. These characters are so much fun!

Jessica (Jessie) Hewitt AKA Adele Nightingale's new beau, because shes to old to say boyfriend, Captain Wilson Rye needs her help apparently besides himself there's not a good pool player on the force and hes in desperate need of a shark to help solve two murders so naturally he asks his girlfriend to go undercover for him. Jessie in turn enlists the help of her best friends Karen Sembler and Candy Poppe.

The Wade on Inn is the last known whereabouts
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Captain Wilson Rye has approached his girlfriend, Jessie Hewitt, to assist him in solving two murders. His team isn't able to put all the pieces together, and he needs someone with some sharp pool hall skills to come to his aid. That's where Jessie comes in. She's the daughter of the late Leon Cue-It Hewitt, a well known hustler in pool halls. Jessie has learned a thing or two from dear old dad. Jessie enlists the help of her two good friends that live in her building, and the trio get to work. ...more
Mar 29, 2020 rated it liked it
A lot less enamoured of this outing than the first book in the Cue Ball series. In my review of the first book in this series I mentioned that Jessie's narratorial voice was so entertaining that I didn't really care what the mystery was. This time the novelty of Jessie's voice had worn off, and I found that I really didn't care for the mystery...didn't care about the murder victims who died before the book begins, didn't follow who was who in the massive list of suspects, etc., etc.

Some random
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mysteries, cozy, humor
Second in the Cue Ball series, we finally see Jessie in action as a pool shark, but only for a good cause. Her police detective "beau" asks her to go underground at a bar/pool hall to look for information on two murders that happened there. She in turn enlists her friends from her building in helping change her appearance and provide support in the bar. Like the others in this series, there are lots of clues and false leads before the final solution, and the characters are lots of fun. I'm diggi ...more
Marji Morris
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it

I enjoyed this whimsical mystery about an author/pool shark and her boyfriend, police chief Wilson Rye. Jessica manages to get involved with an undercover scheme to solve two murders.

It's a quick read and entertaining. This is the second book in a series, but can easily be read as a stand alone.
Maryruth Drescher
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great great mysteries, love and laughter

This is a terrific series and I look forward to it every evening. The characters are super fun, silly and yes engaging. I love trying to solve mysteries and these are not easy to say the least. Thanks for a great read.
Dec 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick, lit, mystery
This is the second book in the series, and I found it just as fun as the first one. I appreciate a main character that's my age who's feisty, interesting, smart, and fun. This is a cozy mystery read that has lots of laughs and female camaraderie. ...more
Liz Wood
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Poor Wilson, Jessie really is scary, and this whole story was a joy to read. The shenanigans of Candy, Karen, and Jessie's mom really liven up the entire murder mgstery.
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fun new for me series!

Wacky, but believable series. I really like this author and her two series that I want to keep reading. Thank you Me Blackburn!
Susan Scully
Apr 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
Just as good as I would have expected. Always a good read.
Noodle The Naughty Night Owl
6/10: Good light-weight read, well done.

Fun. I especially enjoyed the story within the story. Heaving bosoms!
Lucinda Messer
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It was hard for me to put this book down. I'm so getting into the characters Jessie and Rye. I can't wait to start the next book in this series. ...more
Roy Murry
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Double Shot

Written by Cindy Blackburn

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Double Shot hits all the pockets. Nine Ball is the game. Murder is the reason for the games that are played at Wade On Inn, where homicides were presumed to have taken place.

Jessie, the main character, is asked to do something out of pocket by her Captain of Detectives boyfriend. Her profession is writing romance novels, and her pool game gets her into the fray of a whodunit.

Accompanied by her girlfriends, Jessie navigates through
Jul 31, 2014 rated it liked it

Jessica (Jessie) Hewitt AKA Adele Nightingale's new beau, because shes to old to say boyfriend, Captain Wilson Rye needs her help apparently besides himself there's not a good pool player on the force and hes in desperate need of a shark to help solve two murders so naturally he asks his girlfriend to go undercover for him. Jessie in turn enlists the help of her best friends Karen Sembler and Candy Poppe.

The Wade on Inn is the last known whereabouts of both the victims.and after a quick makeover
Thom Swennes
Jan 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
Opening this book I really didn’t know what to expect. The first chapter took me by surprise and I had to take a couple of minutes before plunging on. The literary nonsense took me aback and I reasoned that from this starting point, it can only go up. In retrospect if my prediction hadn’t proved right, I would have dropped this baby like a hot potato. Thankfully it did take a slow upward turn and the original gibberish took on form, although the dialog they used was as flat as the beer they dran ...more
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another home run for Cindy Blackburn!
I read / listened to this book in audio format via I grab audiobooks whenever I get the chance as the narrator only makes the book better. With proper pronunciations, accents and excitement in all the right places, and audiobook is like listening to a movie!
This is book 2 in the Cue Series. I loved it! I am glad to see Jessica Hewitt with Wilson Rye still. Together Wilson, Jessica & Candy Pop set out to solve yet another murder mystery. Loads
Sep 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Captain Wilson Rye is investigating two recent deaths and needs a pool hustler to go undercover to get more information about him in a local bar, The Wade on Inn, since it was the last spot both the victims were seen. His problem is there isn't anyone on the force who can play well enough to pull it off so he asks his girlfriend, Jessie, if she will do it. Jessie is now a romance writer but used to be a very, very good pool player making her perfect for Rye's operation. He really hated to ask he ...more
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a cozy mystery and a comic cozy at that.

There are funny characters who do things which are not always the brightest things to do. Jessie, the plucky heroine is asked to do a little background work to help her boyfriend. Wilson is a policeman and he just wants her to go to a sleazy bar and look around and find out who might have killed two people recently.

Jessie goes in disguise and takes some friends with her. Eventually even her mother is part of the investigation.

All in all, this is i
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A humorous and romantic cozy of the Cue Ball Mysteries. Jessie Hewitt is asked to go undercover by her police officer boyfriend, Captain Wilson Rye, to investigate a murder at a pool hall / bar / dance hall with live music. A friend of her father’s who played pool there may have been murdered previously. She was a pool hustler in her youth, now in her fifties. The site of two murders is the bar / pool hall / dance hall. She asks her two girlfriends, Candy and Karen, to join her at the Wade On In ...more
Holly Booms Walsh
Easy, fast-paced cozy mystery with a lot of humor. Despite the cat that is almost a character herself, the book didn't fall into the traps of many cozy mysteries and get too "precious". The heroine was refreshingly smart, brave, and not superficial. Jess is 52, and is able to stand up for herself without obsessing about the man in her life. I enjoyed the unusual angle of Jess being a pool shark, and the Wade Inn was a great location for the investigation. The trio of friends were very funny, as ...more
Janet Martin
Aug 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Romance writer Jessie is once more using her skill as a pool player, this time to hustle suspects in a murder investigation at the behest of her new squeeze, Captain Wilson Rye. Her crazy friends, her ditzy mom, Snowflake the cat, and Puddles the Poodle further enliven the plot. Plenty of humor, snappy realistic dialog and a full cast of appealing characters make this series a fun listen, and even better than the first. My only criticism is that there is a lot to keep up with, particularly with ...more
Aug 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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 boo
Jan 23, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked this book but loved the first one. It took me a while to get into this book.

Jessie is asked by Wilson, her cop boyfriend, to go undercover in a dive bar to help get clues to who murdered a fellow pool player. He doesn't want to put her in harms way so he puts undercover police in the bar with her. The only problem is she doesn't know who they are and when times get tough she turns to the wrong people.

Jessie is also trying to figure out where her relationship with Wilson is going since he
Lee Miller
Jun 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Entertaining, charming, pleasant. I tend to read half a dozen books at a time, one of which is usually a light cozy. The heroine is a fifty-two year old writer of romance novels with a police detective boyfriend who uses her skills as a pool shark to solve murders. That sounds absurd, but it surprisingly works. You would think all of those disparate elements would be too much, but they each add something interesting to the story, giving the character depth while contributing to the plot. I've re ...more
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another hit from Cindy Blackburn

I loved this book as much as the first in the series. There was lots of action, clever banter, and some romance. I enjoy a book that makes it almost impossible to figure out who done it. This was one of those mysteries that kept me guessing until the end. Jessie is a fun character, as well as her friends, Candy and Karen, that are too willing to go along with her hairbrained ideas. I loved this book so much and I can't wait to read the next in the series.
Bandmama (aka Lucy) - Claiming Mitch as mine
I adore this series. The main character is 50 something, sexy, witty, writes romance for a living (and takes you along for the ride in her latest book), and has a cat. Add to that the mayhem she and her pals get into and seriously, what's not to love? The characters in her world are so well defined that you know them - I swear you do (or maybe someone just like them). These books are a very comfy, cozy, read. LOVE them. ...more
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Jessie and Wilson are on another mystery, Wilson has asked Jessie to help him on a case that requires a "pool shark", and no one on the force can play or bet as well as Jessie. She takes her good friends Karen and Cindy along to help support her while she's at a "dive" of a pool hall called Wade On Inn! The ladies have me laughing. And Jessie is working on another one of her "borderline pornagraphy" books! ...more
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