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From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes a brand new series...

Real estate deals can be murder.

All struggling real estate agent Cindy York wants is the home listing that was promised to her. But her deceitful co-worker, Tiffany Roberts, has other ideas, and she always manages to get what she wants. Tired of being manipulated, Cindy tells her to back off—or else! But when Cindy stumbles upon Tiffany’s lifeless body, she suddenly finds herself front and center in a deadly investigation. Now everyone from her kids' classmates to her monstrous mother-in-law is sold on the idea that Cindy's guilty. Determined to find out who's trying to frame her, Cindy enlists the help of her best buddy, Jacques, to negotiate a slew of suspects, a host of clues, and an office full of cutthroat agents...before the next contract is out on her!

Cindy York Mysteries:
Killer Transaction – book #1
Priced to Kill – book #2
For Sale By Killer – book #3

“Lock up your house before you begin Killer Transaction. You'll want no interruptions once you start this fast-paced tale of murder, family issues, and competitive real estate sales. A quick, enjoyable read!”
—Nancy J. Cohen, bestselling author of the Bad Hair Day Mysteries

"Killer Transaction is killer fun! With a heroine I couldn't help rooting for and a plot that kept me guessing until the end, Catherine Bruns has penned another winner!"
—Gemma Halliday, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author

Mysteries & Thrillers
November 9
Gemma Halliday Publishing
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Customer Reviews

Kat Costa ,

“Killer Transaction” earns 5/5 Clever Commissions…Murderously Fun!

Catherine Bruns skillfully wields “Karma,” but in “Killer Transaction,” the first book in her Cindy York Mystery series, she has given karma a lot from which to choose. Cindy York is a real estate agent who just wants to provide the best service to clients wishing to sell their home and make a fair living for herself and her children. However, she has a demanding boss who owes her coffee and lunch money and a “scruples free” colleague costing Cindy commission on a big sale. But she'll regret standing up for herself with a message ending with “Unless you want to die soon,” when she finds the dead body. Ok, Karma, thanks!

I am a big fan of Catherine Bruns’ five-book Cookies & Chance mystery series and her two-books in Gemma Halliday’s Publishing Aloha Lagoon Mysteries, and the Cindy York Mystery didn't disappoint fully satisfying my appetite for all things “cozy.” The mystery was clever with enough twists and turns, motives and opportunities to challenge my inner amateur detective, and the well-written narrative kept me engaged. However, it's the insights into Cindy and her family in which I have invested my interest. Catherine provides rich characters to solicit varying emotions and satisfaction…some profess innocence too loudly, others deserve a “karmic bite,” teenage angst sounds familiar, sibling antics need a time out, a husband’s support enduring, and lots of buyers and sellers to round out the fun. When the first in the series has you eager for more…you know it's good!

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