With The Sound of Murder author Cindy Brown proves that her hilarious debut mystery MacDeath was no fluke In this second novel to feature fledgling actress Ivy Meadows the stage name for a young wo
With The Sound of Murder, author Cindy Brown proves that her hilarious debut mystery MacDeath was no fluke. In this second novel to feature fledgling actress Ivy Meadows (the stage name for a young woman with the more prosaic name of Olive Ziegwart), Ivy gets ensnared in a mash-up of The Sound of Music and Cabaret. Called The Sound of Cabaret, it’s making its world premiere at the Deseret Magic Dinner Theater in Phoenix, Arizona, and Ivy gets the chance to play one of the nuns. Featuring both singing nuns and Weimer Berlin burlesque, the play’s just as over the top as you might imagine. Unfathomably, a big-shot New York producer is coming to opening night for this monstrosity, so Ivy sees The Sound of Cabaret as her chance at Broadway — if only she can learn to conquer her stage fright about singing in public in time!Meanwhile, poor Ivy finds herself without a place to live when her apartment burns up. Since semi-professional acting gigs never pay a living wage, Ivy finds lodging and makes extra dough by house-sitting at a retirement community called Sunnydale. But staid, uneventful Sunnydale is suddenly struck by a string of so-called suicides. When Ivy tries to find out what’s really behind all of these elderly deaths, she puts herself into more danger than she bargained for. Like Ivy, The Sound of Murder is a triple threat: a great plot, and brilliantly scripted characters (especially a good-hearted, if flawed, heroine), and great swaths of good humor throughout. Cindy Brown, you’re a star!In the interest of full disclosure, I received this book from NetGalley and Henery Press in exchange for an honest review.Good The Sound of Murder Creat Cindy Brown Viral Ebook All Ivy Meadows wants is to be an actor And a private investigator Plus she d really like a pair of clean underwear, a place to stay since her apartment burned up, and to overcome her fear of singing in public Also, she d really like to knock the socks off the big New York producer who s coming to Arizona to see her in the world premiere of The Sound of Cabaret featurAll Ivy Meadows wants is to be an actor And a private investigator Plus she d really like a pair of clean underwear, a place to stay since her apartment burned up, and to overcome her fear of singing in public Also, she d really like to knock the socks off the big New York producer who s coming to Arizona to see her in the world premiere of The Sound of Cabaret featuring singing nuns and Berlin burlesque at Desert Magic Dinner Theater Ivy s cast mates come through with singing lessons, a pair of granny pants, and a housesitting gig in a retirement community And her P.I uncle even assigns her a real case But all is not raindrops on roses During her investigation, Ivy clashes with the local posse, stumbles upon a firebug and a snoring pug, and finds herself smack in the sights of a serial senior killer.. 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 Though Cindy and her husband now live in Portland, Oregon, she made her home in Phoenix, Arizona, for than 25 years and knows all the good places to hide dead bodies in both cities.. Popular Book The Sound of Murder Ivy Meadows whole world is up in flames. She’s still trying to prove she has what it takes to be a PI, yet can’t seem to get to work on time. She’s been cast in a new musical mashup of The Sound of Music and Cabaret but has a terrible fear of singing in public. Her car has finally ran it’s last mile and she’s accidentally set fire to her apartment. If that wasn’t enough, her first real PI case seems to be leading her and her costars right back into the path of danger. If Ivy wants to come out of this alive she’ll need to overcome her fears both on and off stage.Another delightful Meadows novel from Cindy Brown. Just like the first, this is a quick, easy read with fun characters and enough humour and intrigue to keep you interested. 3.5/5*Thank you Henery Press and Netgalley for this review copy.