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Killalot

(An Ivy Meadows Mystery #6)

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A jouster, a playwright, and a detective walk into a faire…but it’s no joke when one ends up dead.

Actress and part-time PI Ivy Meadows is thrilled when she learns that the famous playwright behind Hello Dolly Madison is in Arizona. Not so much when she realizes he’s a suspect in the murder of a Renaissance faire jouster.

As is her friend Riley. And about a thousand othe
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Published November 15th 2018 by Henery Press
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
Actress Ivy Meadows, aka Olive Ziegwart, private detective is the protaganist of this humorous cozy mystery series. She is enjoying a rare day off with her boyfriend Matt, her brother Cody, and Cody's girlfriend at the Renaissance Faire. They were lucky to get free tickets from an old actor acquaintance of Ivy's, Riley. They are excited to watch Riley's debut in the jousting event when a terrible accident seriously injures, Angus, the jouster that Riley is up against, or was it Riley? The jouste ...more
Mark Baker
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, 2018
Part-time PI and actress Ivy Meadows is enjoying a rare day off with her boyfriend, her brother, and her brother's girlfriend at the Renaissance faire thanks to free tickets from her friend, fellow actor Riley. They are going to watch Riley's debut in the jousting event when a terrible accident ends with one jouster seriously injured and the other riding Riley's horse off into the desert. Riley claims to have been knocked out, but was he? Ivy finds herself undercover at the home of a Broadway wr ...more
Jannelies
Oct 04, 2018 rated it liked it
This cozy mystery series, revolving around Olive Ziegwart the private detective/Ivy Meadows, actrice, is very recognizable because of the titles, which all have to do with at least two different stories. This time, Killalot is meant to be a story about Camelot (Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot) and the Kennedys (JFK and Jackie) and Marilyn Monroe.
Guess who is going to play Marilyn?
Ivy is going for the biggest chance in her career when an elusive famous director asks her for the role.
Olive is going
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 Reading Reindeer
Review of Killalot by Cindy Brown
(An Ivy Meadows Mystery)

Ivy Meadows (her stage name) utilizes both her Private Investigator training and her acting talents as she goes undercover along with her Uncle Bob, owner of the Duda Detective Agency, to investigate a suspicious event at the Phoenix Renaissance Faire which left one jouster in critical condition and the other escaped with a missing trained jousting steed. Ivy is having enough troubles with missing out on an acting job due to a cold, and wo
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Brenda
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
A cozy whose lead character has deep personal issues that undermine her confidence.

The Phoenix Renaissance Faire community has strong ties. Going undercover to investigate a jousting accident has Olive putting her Ivy persona into play as a mute belly dancer with the help of Uncle Bob. Impersonating Marilyn Monroe for three hours every morning in the hopes of a Broadway role in a developing play adds more on Olive's already stressed state of mind over her career vs. her boyfriend Matt.

I found th
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Marilyn Watson
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Ivy Meadows goes undercover at a Renaissance Fair as a sashaying, mute, belly dancer ...with a sign hanging on her bum. She plunges into her sleuthing to find out who had killed a Jouster. The Knight's horse that had been stolen- ended up at a famous Broadway Producer's Ranch. Strictly in the name of following a lead she puts herself up for an acting job as Marilyn Monroe. The characters at Renaissance include a bird training act, a fellow jouster who has been arrested and a Wizard who partakes ...more
Jenna
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
The charm of the Ivy Meadows mysteries live largely in lead character Ivy Meadows (aka Olive Ziegwart). She's clever and sassy and can think on her feet--when she hasn't been knocked on the head, that is! And her take on the day-to-day complexities of life as both an actor and a private investigator is endearing: a little bit bumbling, a little misguided, by always full of heart.

Another charming aspect of the series is the amusing mash-ups of musical theater. In this case, author Cindy Brown pai
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JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mysteries
Ivy Meadows is attending a Renaissance faire with her boyfriend Matthew, brother Cody and Cody’s girlfriend Sarah, courtesy of free tickets from Ivy’s friend Riley, who’s a knight who will be jousting. When they go see the jousters, a match between Riley and Angus, the Black Knight, Riley can’t be found. Yet when a jouster rides in from a different direction, it’s assumed it’s Riley. And when Angus is hit with the lance and falls off his horse, again, they think it’s Riley. But the knight rides ...more
Daniel
Dec 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 3.0 of 5

Ivy Meadows (the stage name for Olive Ziegwart) is an actress and part-time private investigator working for her uncle Bob Duda of Duda Detectives. Things are looking up for Ivy ... a famous playwright is in Arizona and he's planning something that could be even bigger than his hit musical, Hello Dolly Madison - a musical version of Camelot with the Kennedy's and Marilyn Monroe as the leading characters. And Ivy manages t
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Lghiggins
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of the things I like best about the Ivy Meadows Mystery Series is the breadth of concept, the latitude, that the author Cindy Brown has given herself and her main character, Olive Ziegwart, known by the stage name of Ivy Meadows. Ivy is an aspiring actress and to put bread on the table while working whatever roles she can nab, Ivy works part time for her Uncle Bob, who owns his own P.I. agency. Uncle Bob has always been nicer to her than her own parents, and he is training her in detective w ...more
Ashley Cate
Killalot is the sixth book in the Ivy Meadows mystery series and I have to say that I enjoyed this book just as much as I have enjoyed the previous books in the series. Ivy is a great main character and it has been enjoyable to watch her grow as a person, as an actress, and as a private investigator. Killalot centers around a Renaissance faire with Ivy going undercover as a belly dancing mime to attempt to discover who was behind the jousting "accident" that killed a faire jouster. This proves d ...more
Kay Hudson
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books, mystery
Killalot is the sixth entry in Cindy Brown’s wonderful Ivy Meadows mystery series. Ivy is a hard-working but underemployed actress in Phoenix, where she also works for her Uncle Bob as an apprentice private investigator. This time around she’s investigating a death at the local Renaissance Faire (jousting accident or murder?) and auditioning for the role of Marilyn Monroe in a potential Kennedy era version of Camelot, called Kennelot by its playwright, John Robert Turner, formerly of the very su ...more
Mary
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This new to me author has written a complex tale that will keep you, the reader, on your toes. Actress and PI Ivy Meadows has her work cut out for her trying to discover who killed Renaissance Faire jouster Angus Duff. This is no easy task as he was known as a bully and there are many faire workers who did not like him. Ivy gets to use her acting talent by going undercover as a mime/belly dancer and as an actress playing the role of Marilyn Monroe in a show being developed by a well-known playwr ...more
Vicki
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series. It is funny and has great plot lines which parody well known places, plays or movies. In this book, the parody is of Camelot. I won’t give away the parody line as it is a surprise.

Ivy Meadows is an actress who, under her real name Olive Zweigart, is a private detective in training (under her uncle who admits he is the best PI in the state of Arizona.)

Ivy shimmies and jingles her way through a Renaissance fair as a mute belly dancer. Why mute? Becau
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Annie
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cindy Brown adds depth to this series as we follow Ivy and Uncle Bob and friends through a fun-filled Renaissance Faire and wild theatrical rehearsal. This story is overflowing with the sights and sounds of a deftly created world of theatre and performance art. Each new story brings character revelation and raised stakes for Ivy. Struggles between love and career, overcoming guilt, and resolving self-doubt. You’ll be rewarded with the Cody storyline. Be sure to listen in on the conversation betw ...more
Jeanie Jackson
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
The amazing Cindy Brown is a magician in print, creating a novel that should be silly and turning into a hilarious but sensitive tale of humanity and murder. Ivy isn't just the main character, she is the hero for what she brings to the people she encounters. In order to find the killer of a bully whose passing no one regrets, Ivy juggle three roles: mime/belly dancer, Marilyn Monroe, and Ivy the PI.The characters she portrays provide plenty of opportunities for laughter, mostly at her expense, b ...more
Jessi
Ivy Meadows is in the audience for a Renaissance Faire with her boyfriend, her brother, and her brother's girlfriend. She's delighted to learn that her friend Riley is also there; he's participating in the jousting tournament against the man who used to be his mentor. But the time comes for the bout, Riley is not the opponent who walks onto the field and his mentor is the one who ends up dead.
An okay addition to the series but didn't capture me as much as earlier books. Still looking forward to
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Stacy
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I so enjoy this series. I like the colorful characters that Brown is able to create book after book. I felt that the development of Ivy/Olive and her relationships is right on with this installment, resolving my frustration about the last book. A great blend of humor and mystery book after book. When I want a book that I know I’ll enjoy and with an ending I never can seem to figure out, I turn to this series.
michael j. Ging
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another excellent book in the Ivy meadows series

I have read all the books so far in the series. The author is very good at telling a story and using all the characters to do so. She describes the Renaissance fair in phoenix very well. I look forward to reading the next book.
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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.

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