Jun 242016

oliver twisted large banner640

Oliver Twisted by Cindy Brown



Oliver Twisted
(An Ivy Meadows Mystery Book 3)

Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (June 21, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-1635110418



Orphans. Thieves. Murder. And an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet!

When Ivy Meadows lands a gig with the book-themed cruise line Get Lit!, she thinks she’s died and gone to Broadway. Not only has she snagged a starring role in a musical production of Oliver Twist, she’s making bank helping her PI uncle investigate a string of onboard thefts, all while sailing to Hawaii on the S.S. David Copperfield.

But Ivy is cruising for disaster. Her acting contract somehow skipped the part about aerial dancing forty feet above the stage, her uncle Bob is seriously sidetracked by a suspicious blonde, and—oh yeah—there’s a corpse in her closet.

Forget catching crooks. Ivy’s going to have a Dickens of a time just surviving.

Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), amateur sleuth books, book club recommendations, humorous murder mysteries, private investigator mystery series.

Books in the Ivy Meadows Humorous Mystery Series:


Praise for Oliver Twisted

I really enjoyed this book! It’s been a while since I had a book grab me by the face and insist I read right through, but this one did it…
~The Ninja Librarian

“Oliver Twisted” is delightfully funny, thoroughly entertaining, and will keep you guessing until the thrilling conclusion.
~My Funny View of Life

…talk about a ‘twisted’ mystery. Usually in a mystery, the characters may not be as they appear. In this book, the actors are dressed in period costumes, so you know darn well that they aren’t as they appear…
~Back Porchervations

I enjoyed the glimpse into cruise life and the behind-the-scenes life of the crew, especially the cast of the on-ship musical production.
~Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes

The pace of the story is good and the antics of the orphans and Oliver as well as the adult characters make this an enjoyable read.
~Christa Reads and Writes




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 more than 25 years and knows all the good places to hide dead bodies in both cities.


Author Links

Website & Blog    Facebook 

Twitter handle: @friendlybrown

Purchase Links



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Participants

June 20 – The Ninja Librarian – REVIEW
June 20 – My Funny View of Life – REVIEW
June 21 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW
June 21 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT
June 22 – Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes – REVIEW
June 23 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW
June 24 – Bill’s Book Reviews – REVIEW
June 24 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW 
June 24 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT
June 25 – The Girl with Book Lungs – REVIEW

Rafflecopter Giveaway

Have you signed up to be a Tour Host?

Click Here Find Details and Sign Up Today!

  18 Responses to “#Spotlight / #Giveaway – Oliver Twisted by Cindy Brown – Great Escapes Book Tour”

  1. These books have fun themes.

  2. This would be a great book to add to my cozy challenge list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  3. Love a good mystery.

  4. sounds like a really fun read. Thanks for the chance!

  5. Its a great book, hope everyone enjoys it

  6. Oh, we didn’t mention you’ll be dancing 40 feet in the air? My bad!

  7. Have added this to my TBR list and can’t wait to read it.

  8. I’m so glad I didn’t find a body in the closet when I took a cruise. That would have changed the whole dynamic. This sounds like fun.

  9. Laugh out lout series, thanks for the chance to win.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Mud Bog Murder (Eve Appel MysteryOrder Your Copy Today
%d bloggers like this: