Five-time 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."
-Long and Short Reviews
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.
"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
"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
"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."
"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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Dying for a Date
Fun book! Loved the realistic characters especially the heroine who stumbles into post divorce online dating scene peppered with murders of men she dated. An ex-husband who regrets his divorce since his girlfriend throws him over for a wealthier boyfriend and the new, hot, detective who thinks Laurel may be a murderer, complicate Laurel’s life as she tries to re-enter the dating scene.
Zany characters make this a fun read during this COVID-19 summer of 2020. Pure escapism is so welcome today!
I absolutely loved this book. It kept you guessing the whole way through. It was fo fun to read.It was a free book that made me realize I like the authors style. I can’t wait to get the rest of the series.
Dying for a date
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Every Tim I put it down I couldn’t wait to pick it up again. Not only a good mystery but with some romance thrown in.