Priced to Kill

Cindy York Mysteries book #2

Catherine Bruns brings back a fantastic amateur sleuthing duo with this sweet and sentimental cozy mystery. Cindy York is such a wonderful cozy heroine, she’s a little overwhelmed with her busy life but she is a genuinely good woman. I enjoyed watching Cindy juggle her career and family but I especially loved her conversations with her mother-in-law and her hormonal teenage daughter. These not so pleasant exchanges inserted a realism while still providing entertainment. I couldn’t get enough of her life even when she was becoming overwhelmed by her amorous husband and dog, her rambunctious twins and her dazzling yet slightly demanding best friend. The mystery itself was rather touching and personal and I’ll admit I was afraid that the outcome might hurt Cindy but it had a believable conclusion. If you enjoy cozy mysteries with delightful characters and a solid mystery pick this one up.

Real Estate Agent Cindy York finds herself overwhelmed by the prospective sale of her childhood friend’s home as it brings back all the memories of the day he killed himself. But when she attends a reunion and new evidence arises and Cindy is convinced it was murder and she’s determined to prove it. Someone thinks they have been in the clear for over 25 years and will stop at nothing to keep their secret.

Book Blurb for Priced to Kill

Some secrets aren't meant to stay buried forever.

Real estate agent and super sleuth, Cindy York, has always been haunted by thoughts of her childhood friend, Paul Steadman, who committed suicide 25 years ago. A high school reunion and the prospective sale of his former home—where Cindy was the one to discover his lifeless body—bring the memories back in full force. New boss and best friend, Jacques Forte, pleads with her to accept the listing as their agency is going through some rough financial times. But Cindy gets more than she negotiated for when new information comes to light that convinces her Paul's death was anything but self-inflicted. Vowing justice for her friend, Cindy's meddling only leads to further complications with the Steadman family as she quickly uncovers hot details to a very cold case. Cindy needs to close the deal and find a killer—before she too winds up six feet under!

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2016 4.00