From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes a delightfully deadly new Cindy York Mystery...
If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Words for Cindy York to live by. The struggling real estate agent, full-time mother, and part-time sleuth has been having a tough winter and is desperate for a juicy commission. When she stumbles across a quaint mansion that's "For Sale by Owner," she can hardly believe her luck. Percy Rodgers is anxious to move and immediately hires Cindy as his agent. But when she shares the exciting news with boss and best bud, Jacques Forte, he tells her that Mr. Rodgers neighborhood is a dangerous place to play, since the man just served 20 years for murdering his wife. Before Cindy can axe the deal, she stumbles over another dead body inside the house and is swept up in family drama, resentment, and decade old secrets that someone will kill to keep. If Cindy isn’t careful, this may end up being one deal that really is to die for.
Cindy York Mysteries:
Killer Transaction – book #1
Priced to Kill – book #2
For Sale By Killer – book #3
What critics are saying:
"Lock up your house before you begin Killer Transaction. You'll want no interruptions once you start this fast-paced tale of murder, family issues, and competitive real estate sales. A quick, enjoyable read!"
—Nancy J. Cohen, bestselling author of the Bad Hair Day Mysteries
"Catherine Bruns closes the deal with this fantastic cozy. I loved everything about this story from the characters to the plot, the setting and the pace. I cannot wait to see what adventures Cindy gets up to next. If you enjoy your cozy with strong heroines and interesting circumstances this is a must read."
—Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick!
"Ms. Bruns is an excellent writer—her style was definitely to get out of the way and let this reader enjoy the experience."
—The Kindle Book Review
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“For Sale by Killer” earns 5/5 Contracts…Killer Fun!
I loved it! I am such a fan of Catherine Bruns’ Cookies & Chance Mystery, and her Cindy York Mystery series is just as compelling! Cindy York is a delightful character, entering the final month of her pregnancy, hoping to find the right property with the potential to make everyone rich…the seller, Forte Realty, and the soon to be six-member York family. Driving around the area she hopes to find a “For Sale by Owner” property with an owner who finds they need the professional help she can offer. Luck has her discovering just the gem she may need, a Victorian with great potential. However, after making an agreement with owner Percy Rodgers, she finds him to be a very unsuitable client, if not dangerous. He had recently been released from prison. His crime? Murdering his wife. When she finds Percy, himself a victim of murder, she dwells on his final words, “Vanessa. Loved her. I—I couldn't hurt her, not ever. Her killer—here. Had to shut me…up. Find them…please.”
Cool! The set up was very intriguing and kept me on the edge of my seat with disgruntled family, in-law dynamics (with which I can identify), sibling antics, personal peril, and an “Oh, Wow!” final solution. Bruns has penned an engaging first-person narrative for this third book revisiting background without spoilers and weaving in humorous and thought-provoking dialogue. I've always said that Catherine uses “karma” well in her storytelling…bringing the hammer down on the bad guys whether as the victim or arrested as the perpetrator. Either way “karma” is a main force; although in Percy’s case, I wished for a different verdict. However, if you're going to reveal a secret not worthy of exposure, you run the risk of being silenced for good. I highly recommend this third book, and despite life has moved forward, starting with the third book is fine. But don't miss out some excellent entertainment with book 1 “Killer Transaction” and book two “Priced to Kill.”