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When her dating service turns deadly, Laurel must race to find the killer before she becomes the next victim... Not sure if she is looking for Mr. Right, or Mr. Every Other Saturday Night, recently divorced Laurel McKay reluctantly joins THE LOVE CLUB, a matchmaking agency advertised as the safe alternative to on-line dating. After Bachelor one decides he wants her for desWhen her dating service turns deadly, Laurel must race to find the killer before she becomes the next victim... Not sure if she is looking for Mr. Right, or Mr. Every Other Saturday Night, recently divorced Laurel McKay reluctantly joins THE LOVE CLUB, a matchmaking agency advertised as the safe alternative to on-line dating. After Bachelor one decides he wants her for dessert, Laurel dispatches him with her cell phone. The next day she discovers her drop dead gorgeous date has literally dropped dead. When Bachelor two disappears during dinner, Laurel's only alibi is a friendly bottle of Dom Perignon. The investigating detective has to decide if the sassy soccer mom is a killer, or the next target. Her boss at Hangtown Bank threatens to fire her when he learns the latest victim was an important client. Fortunately he needs her expertise to investigate some questionable loans. Laurel and her mother, who insists her daughter is innocent because she is too disorganized to plan a murder, set out to save her reputation, her job, and her life....

Title : Dying for a Date
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ISBN : 9781603182485
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Dying for a Date Reviews

  • Sa
    2019-04-17 18:05

    This author has what I hope to have if I ever write a book:a smoothly flowing story and a great sense of humour.The humour is so natural without being tasteless or trying too hard.

  • DelAnne Frazee
    2019-04-14 18:29

    Dying For A Date Author: Cindy Sample(Synnopsis) What do a CPA Tax Accountant, A Doctor and A Insurance Underwriter have in common. Why the Love Club, of course. Laurel McKay, 39, is a recently divorced mother of two looking to get back into the dating scene. Unsure of how to go about it she is talked into joining The Love Club. Her first date is with Garrett Lindstrom, a handsome, self absorbed and successful CPA. Following an altercation with her date where she escapes his persistant wandering hands Lindstrom is found dead inside his car outside his home. Date two is Jeremy Slater, a rich well-liked doctor. They are at an expensive restaurant for dinner when Jeremy goes to answer a page and never returns. He is later pulled from the river outside the restaurant battered and bruised.With date three coming up and convinced the Sheriff's department is not looking for anyone other than herself as a possible suspect, Laurel and her friends set out to track down the real killer much to th consternation of the investigative team Tom Hunter, who makes Laurel's heart go pitter-patter and Bradford who has decided Laurel is suspect number one.(Review) Dying For A Date is a fast paced cozy murder mystery by Cindy Sample that grabs you from the first and draws you in till the last page. Full of twist and turns and delightfully quirky characters. Once I began the book I resented any interuption that kept me from reading more about the sassy heroine, Laurel McKay. You too will laugh with her as she struggles to juggle a job, home life, two active kids, a social life and now an investigation to prove she is not the murderer. Thank you Miss Sample for the laughs and the joy from this must read book.

  • Pamela
    2019-03-27 17:06

    Darling!I'm going to admit I wouldn't have picked up this book if I hadn't chatted with the author on FB as well as in person. But when she put it on sale - I couldn't resist.Good move on her part and good move on my part! I'm now addicted to this clever, very funny series and look forward to reading more books in this series and more books by this author.Job well done Ms. Sample!

  • Jennifer Walker
    2019-04-16 22:17

    Laurel McKay isn't exactly what many men consider an ideal date. She's divorced, the mother of two kids, and her dates keep showing up dead. When she is, quite naturally, considered to be the only suspect in the two cases that otherwise seem to have no connection, Laurel decides that she is her own best shot at proving her innocence by solving the murders herself. Cindy Sample's debut novel is a hilarious romp, dragging the reader along with Laurel from humiliation at her kid's soccer game to a wake where she shouldn't be, and all over the gold country in the Sierra Nevada foothills in her pursuit of the truth. All the while, she is trying not to get fired from her job at the mortgage company and trying to keep her mother, who is trying to fix her up with a co-worker, off her back. Can Laurel find the murderer before she becomes the next victim--or before her mother drives her crazy?Dying for a Date had me literally laughing out loud and guessing at the murderer, then changing my guess, then changing it again throughout the whole book. Although I thought the pacing dragged a bit through the middle of the story, it picked right up again toward the very exciting--and hilarious--conclusion. I found the characters charmingly approachable, the kind of people I would like to get to know better. I can't wait to read Sample's next book, Dying for a Dance.

  • Victoria
    2019-04-02 20:02

    I've often wondered if I were to write a book, what could I possibly write about because working in the mortgage industry isn't too glamorous or exciting. How wrong I was! I can't express enough how tickled-pink I was to read this book and felt like I was 'at home' reading about loans, underwriters, real estate agents & appraisers. Yes, I can see your eyes rolling now. I loved the author's writing style of mystery and comedy. This book is a lite read that you can't take too seriously. Her one-liners and the main character's flippant attitude had me laughing.

  • Susan Griscom
    2019-04-02 17:29

    I absolutely adored this book, a romantic murder mystery set in my hometown! What a treat! I will never look at Salmon Falls or any of the other places Ms. Sample mentions in her book, the same way again. I will however, in my fantasy world, be looking out for Detective Hunk. Ms. Sample is amazingly witty. Her character, Laurel McKay, is charming and so relatable to me, having been a single-looking-for-love-in-all-the-wrong-places-soccer/hockey mom at one time. I had the pleasure of meeting Cindy Sample at a recent El Dorado Hills chamber of commerce “Wine and Sign” event. It was exciting for me to meet an author from my hometown and I look forward to seeing her again in the near future, who knows, maybe at the grocery store. I am also looking forward to her second book, “Dying for A Dance.”

  • Lynda Markham
    2019-03-30 20:30

    I had the pleasure of meeting Cindy Sample at a promotional event. I don't normally read humorous mysteries or cozies. I found this to be delightful read and laughed out loud several times. The story is concise and a fast read. I couldn't put it down! Her protagonist is very relatable and has a self-deprecating humor that was also easy to relate to. I also loved that it took place in my hometown. I can't wait to read Dying for a Dance.

  • Charlene Intriago
    2019-04-25 00:18

    A divorced mother of two, Laurel McKay joins a local dating service called The Love Club. First date doesn't end up too well. Second one doesn't either. Next thing she knows she's looking like a possible murder suspect and thinks with a little sleuthing on her own she can clear her name. It's cute. It's light. It's a murder mystery along with some romance. And it's got some funny parts. What's not to like!

  • Pam
    2019-04-19 21:02

    A great mystery but funny and fun as well. I love this series of books.

  • Yvonna
    2019-04-17 19:14

    Engrossing mysteryWacky exploits of the main character and her detecting cohorts highlight this delightful mystery. At times, I was laughing so hard I was crying. Loved the characters, loved the story, and I hope I love the rest of the series. I can't wait!

  • Christy
    2019-04-13 20:12

    Laurel McKay, a recently divorced soccer mom who works as a mortgage loan underwriter, signs up for a six-month membership with a dating service called The Love Club. Her first date ends abruptly after she breaks her date’s nose when he gets too frisky. Laurel’s ready to give it up but can’t justify losing her money, so decides to try once more. But before that occurs, she finds herself the number one suspect when her first date’s body is found in his car with his head bashed in. If that isn’t bad enough, Laurel’s definitely feeling something for the hot detective investigating the case but can’t tell if the heated looks he’s sending her are reciprocal or skeptical. When her second date dies during their dinner together, the police have a large target painted on Laurel’s back, which sends her into panic mode. Before they come for her with handcuffs, Laurel, along with her mother and a couple of friends, decide to do some amateur sleuthing, leading them down a hazardous road filled with danger. Dying for a Date is packed with zany characters, humorous situations, and laugh-out-loud narrative. Laurel McKay is amusing, her antics entertaining, and her interactions with her family and friends bring smiles as well as nods of recognition. There are several standout characters but this reviewer’s favorite is Laurel’s mother. The relationship Laurel has with her mom, who is a bit jaded and critical, is not only realistic but hilarious. The sizzling chemistry between Laurel and Detective Hunter adds a nice touch to this comedic mystery. Consider reading this book in one setting, because once you start, you will be reluctant to put it aside.

  • Magiccats
    2019-04-08 20:16

    I found this book laugh out loud funny and would highly recommend it to anyone that appreciates a humorous mystery. It was a nice light read and I found it absolutely hilarious. I know I have found a good book when I find myself laughing out loud. Great story. Kudos to the author. I will be reading your entire series.

  • Bob
    2019-04-23 23:03

    Excellent character development, and a plot which keeps you interested through the entire book. "Dying for a Date" was hard to put down. Enough romance to satisfy anyone, but clean enough to lend to your family or friends without being embarassed. Great combination. Thank you Ms. Sample! I really enjoyed your book!

  • Ron Chicaferro
    2019-03-28 18:12

    Laurel McKay is a lovable mom and a hard worker at the office. In her spare time she's out trying to solve a triple murder before she's arrested for the crimes! I never thought I would love a soccer mom, but you can't help falling for this funny, quirky, wonderful woman as she trys to deal with these crimes. The writing is crisp, smart and quick moving - - this is a book you'll love to read!

  • Amber Garza
    2019-03-28 22:05

    Loved this book! My book club read this book last year and Cindy was gracious enough to attend our book club meeting. We loved her and her hilarious mystery so much, we invited her again when the sequel came out! Now we're anxiously awaiting her third one.

  • Lane Stone
    2019-04-24 18:08

    First line is: 'If I'd known my clothes would be covered in blood by the end of the evening, I probably wouldn't have agonized over my wardrobe selection.' Sets the tone perfectly for this fun book. The style is easy, never forced, and the protagonist is someone you want to spend time with.

  • Lynn Lerch
    2019-04-12 21:20

    A fun mystery that takes place in Placerville and El Dorado Hills. A mortgage banker decides to start dating and goes to a dating club. One after another of her dates are killed. Who is killing them and why?

  • Megan
    2019-03-30 19:11

    This book was hilarious. It had lots of one-liners and was pretty clean. I recommended the book to my mom. For the past few days I have heard her laughing as she reads it. I can't wait to read the sequel.

  • Jeannette
    2019-04-19 20:20

    Funny, entertaining, interesting characters make an excellent read.

  • Diana Hershberger
    2019-04-15 21:07

    I am hookedGive me more. Loved all the characters. Plot is not c.onfusing in its complexity, but does ' nt Give the ending away

  • Bonnie Phelps
    2019-04-01 21:24

    A funny, sassy page-turner.

  • Christine Page
    2019-04-10 20:00

    Loved it, was funny, cute and well written.

  • Rivkah
    2019-04-19 19:10

    What a great book; a little Evanovich mixed with Cruisie. I'll be back for more!

  • Cathy Egan
    2019-03-31 18:19

    This is the first book I have read by Cindy Sample, but I enjoyed it so much that I bought the rest of the ones in this series. Her writing style flows very smoothly and is easy to read. She writes with humor, but it's not over the top. I really enjoyed this book. Looking forward to the adventures of these characters. I highly recommend her if you're looking for new authors!!!

  • Michelle Beese
    2019-04-09 20:21

    Cindy Sample is a new author for me and I enjoy your writing style and sense of humor! I love when a book makes me giggle out loud as I read it, and that is just what Dying for a Date did for me! Major surprise ending that I never saw coming. I also live in the area where the book takes place. That is always fun too!

  • Jen
    2019-03-27 19:06

    Surprisingly entertaining. I found this book to be extremely entertaining, and a very simple read. While it seemed the heroine was a bit naïve as an amateur detective, missing obvious clues, it was fun reading how she weeded out the red herrings. After a while, she grew on me and I let the story unfold. I am curious to read the rest in this series.

  • Becky
    2019-04-15 18:11

    This story had potential but the heroine was just too rediculous to be funny.... or likable. Try Stephanie Plum if you want a funny lighthearted detective story. Laurel was annoying rather than amusing.

  • Andre St Germain
    2019-04-03 19:22

    I thought: “A girlie book?”Maybe it is, maybe it’s not but I never thought “page turner.” This book is a fun book. The story is very good and I didn’t have a clue until the end. I will get the next one in the series.

  • Darlene Archie
    2019-03-27 22:04

    Great readI liked the characters and how the story ended. I didn't guess who did it, and that's saying something. Looking forward to more good reads.

  • Alannah Davis
    2019-04-19 19:01

    This was a nice read. I enjoyed picking up the book during my break at work to see what was coming next, but I didn't connect with the main character...whose name I don't remember a day after finishing it. The character could have been so much more intriguing if there had been a deeper, richer sense of who she was. I enjoyed her mom, Barbara, who I feel is a much more intriguing character. How did this intelligent, strong woman spawn a dum-dum who doesn't have the sense to call the police after her car is deliberately run off the road, obviously in connection with her nosing around the murders?I know this is book #1 in the series, and it can take awhile for the characters to come into their own. I'm willing to read more of this series, and hopefully it grows from here.