The Sound of Murder by Cindy Brown

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The Sound of Murder
by Cindy Brown

Watching her (Ivy) stumble through the musical while trying to solve her mystery is hilarious.
~A Chick Who Reads

The story is magnetic – it pulls you in and makes you want to keep reading until, like Ivy, you can unmask the killer.
~A Girl With Book Lungs

…a mystery full of fun and humor, with many twists and intriguing mysteries to solve. It’s so well written that I had a hard time putting it down.
~ LibriAmoriMiei

As a playwright myself, I am convinced Ms. Brown’s talent with dialogue is because of her theatrical background. Real speech patterns, dropped lines, attention to what is not said, and letting us hear the way Ivy thinks, makes this story fun to read.
~The Editing Pen

If you have a love of theater and mystery, you can’t help but enjoy Ivy Meadows and her friends in the SOUND OF MURDER.
~Christa Reads and Writes

THE SOUND OF MURDER frontThe Sound of Murder
An Ivy Meadows Mystery Book 2
Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Henery Press (October 6, 2015)
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1943390014






“This gut-splitting mystery is a hilarious riff on an avante-garde production of ‘the Scottish play’…Combining humor and pathos can be risky in a whodunit, but gifted author Brown makes it work.” – Mystery Scene Magazine (on Macdeath)

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—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.

Books in the Ivy Meadows Humorous Mystery Series:

OLIVER TWISTED (#3) February 2016

Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you’ll probably like them all…


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.


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6 thoughts on “The Sound of Murder by Cindy Brown

    1. I LOVE Henery Press! Not only do they do a wonderful job with my books, they (& the other Hen House authors) are the nicest people on the planet.

  1. This one is definitely on my to-read list! I love the title and how the font is like that from the “Sound of Music” too! I love when authors can write humor, that is not something that is easy to do.

    1. Thank you! I appreciate the kind words about humor writing – it can be tricky. And I love my cover art, too:)

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