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December 5th, 1941. Houston socialite, Tracy Truworth, is always on the lookout for something suspicious. Especially after growing up with her nose in the latest Katie McClue mystery novel, a series featuring a twenty-something female detective and her constant feats of derring-do. And for Tracy, escaping reality through reading couldn't come at a better time, since her ow ...more
Kindle Edition, 340 pages
Published October 17th 2016 by Whodunit Press
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Fiction Aficionado
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Tracy Truworth’s mother has very definite ideas about appropriate activities to occupy a young lady’s time, and detective work is not one of them. Neither is singing in a nightclub or with a swing band, for that matter, but Tracy does all three in this novel!

Bad Day for a Bombshell is a cozy mystery that is firmly rooted in its 1941 time setting. It even captures the spirit of the books and movies of the era with its slightly larger-than-life characterisation and its love of dramatic effect rath
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Lori
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a fun and interesting read! certainly different from what I'm used to reading.
I like Tracy Truworth. She's an interesting character. She loves adventure and it always seems to find her!!!
I love her personality. She can make friends and enemies no matter where she goes! Mostly makes friends and unexpectedly finds one when she needs it most!!
I kind of thought Michael didn't measure up. He's always making excuses as to why he couldn't see Tracy. I don't blame Tracy for what she did or in this
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Kimberly Carter
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun and fascinating mystery set it in the earliest days of the U.S. involvement in World War II. The story opens right before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Tracy Truworth is a wealthy young woman from Houston, Texas. Her mother is a socialite who has arranged a high society marriage for Tracy to a successful lawyer. But that isn’t what Tracy wants. She wants a life of her own and a career of her own. She fantasies about solving crimes like Katie McClue, the heroine of her favorite myste ...more
Jeanette Carter
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun read set at the outbreak of WWII with a very engaging likeable heroine that you want to read more about. Tracy, a Houston socialite, is trying to break out from under her domineering mother. She is engaged to marry someone whom she hardly knows or likes. Besides he has no interest in her either. Tracy longs to be a modern girl like her heroine, Katie McClue, the main character in mystery novels that Tracy loves. The author does a good job of intertwining Tracy’s personal life and p ...more
Amy
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Bad Day for a Bombshell, by Cindy Vincent was a very well researched historical mystery. Taking place in the nineteen forties, right at the brink of the United States’ entrance into World War II, we follow the adventures- and misadventures- of Tracy Truworth on the home front. She’s a very likeable, relatable heroine dealing with family drama and a bad engagement as the world seems to fall apart around her. A mystery fan- especially of her esteemed Katie McClue- she starts to sense a mystery sur ...more
William Mehl
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Won this on Goodreads, and what can I say but "fun". Enjoyable reading. Love the characters, and the suspense it created. Easy read and "fun".
Heather Snyder
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cindy Vincent’s novel Bad Day for a Bombshell is an excellent story for the mystery lover. In fact, mysteries are my favorite genre, so I highly recommend this text. It is filled with several important subplots and other various details that are so imperative to the message of the book. From the first few chapters, the reader will suddenly be immersed in the fears and challenges that so many Americans were facing following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and will see firsthand how courageous so man ...more
Christof
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bad Day for a Bombshell is an entertaining crime novel about a young woman who solves a murder she accidentally discovers.  It takes place amidst the outbreak of World War II.  Tracy Truworth, a Houston debutante, attends a country club dance intent on getting to better know her distant fiancé.  The dance turns into a fiasco.  Her fiancé initially ignores her but then gets furious when she amuses herself by dancing with other men and singing with the band.  He yells at her and ends their engagem ...more
Jill
As news of the tragedy of Pearl Harbor sweeps across the United States, Tracy Truworth, wannabe private eye, somehow lands herself in the midst of a murder mystery. Tracy has spent a lifetime trying to please her controlling mother, but by the end of the book she has grown into a true heroine. Still sweet and caring, but independent, courageous, and responsible.

Numerous possible murder suspects keep Tracy guessing, and the terrifying prospect of enemies in the homeland heightens the drama. Add i
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Cindy Vincent, M.A. Ed., is the award-winning author of the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Capers, a mystery series for kids and cat-lovers that features the adventures of two black cat detectives. And yes, as she is often asked, Cindy used her own black cats, Buckley and Bogey, as the inspiration for the series, since they seem to run surveillance on her house each and every night. Cindy is also ...more

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