Book Spotlight: Its a Mad, Mad Murder

Welcome to the Lone Star Lit Its a Mad Mad Murder Blitz!


A Maddie Montgomery Mystery
Genre: Cozy Culinary Mystery / Women Sleuths / Amateur Sleuths
Publisher: Whodunit Press
Date of Publication: November 15, 2021
Number of Pages: 303 pages
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Its a Mad Mad Murder
Things are a little too hot to handle for famous culinary-mystery author, Maddie Montgomery, in her normally quiet neighborhood set in the Houston suburb of Abbott Cove. Especially after her neighbor, Randall Rathburn, has a heart attack and rams his vintage car into a light pole. Though his death is ruled an accident, another of Maddie’s neighbors insists that Randall was murdered, and he implores her to investigate. But Maddie isn’t on board with the half-baked idea, not until she attends the over-the-top funeral where she develops some suspicions of her own. That’s when she decides to take the leap from crime writing to crime solving. After all, she doesn’t exactly want a killer running around her cul-de-sac . . .
But the murder of her neighbor isn’t the only mystery she’s got cooking. When her publisher goes belly-up and her agent happily dumps her in favor of younger, dystopian authors, Maddie boils over into a full-blown career crisis. And while she tries to simmer down, her new role as amateur sleuth only stirs the pot even more. Then from car chases to stakeouts, and from a neighbor who owns a suspicious amount of spy gadgetry to a widow who seems a little too merry, Maddie’s first case has her head spinning like the beaters on her handheld mixer. And soon Maddie finds that solving a crime in “real life” is a lot more difficult . . . and a lot more dangerous . . .
Cindy Vincent is the award-winning author of the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Capers, and the Tracy Truworth, Apprentice P.I., 1940s Homefront Mysteries. She is also the creator of the Mysteries by Vincent murder mystery party games and the Daisy Diamond Detective Series games for girls. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and an assortment of fantastic felines.  Cindy is a self-professed “Christmas-a-holic,” and she starts the planning for her ever-expanding, “extreme” Christmas lights display sometime in the early spring.
1ST PRIZE: includes a signed copy of It’s a Mad, Mad Murder, a sweetheart-neckline apron, a set of multicolored, Farberware measuring cups, and a set of stainless steel, oblong measuring spoons.
2ND & 3RD PRIZES: Signed copies of It’s a Mad, Mad Murder and novella, Yes, Carol . . . It’s Christmas!
(Which features a heroine trying to get back home to Texas.)
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  1. Hello, Kimmie, and thank you so much for hosting my new book here today! I love your blog and your list of places you’ve lived. I think a person really grows by living in a variety of places. Each place has it’s own culture, and we can learn so much by experiencing these. Personally, I’ve lived in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada, as well as Texas, Colorado, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, California, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wyoming. It’s been such an adventure!

    • Hello Cindy! You are most welcome! Anytime.

      It’s constantly growing and I LOVE it. So many places and cultures to explore. Why have you lived so many places? We do because of work. For me it’s so interesting to see the very real differences in people from state to state.

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