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  • Paperback
  • 246 pages
  • The Sound of Murder
  • Cindy Brown
  • English
  • 13 October 2016
  • 9781943390014

10 thoughts on “The Sound of Murder

  1. Gary Sundell Gary Sundell says:

    Really enjoyed this second Ivy Meadows novel The weird mash up of Cabaret and The Sound of Music actually works Others have recapped the plot Fun characters Love the theater setting On to book 3

  2. Lynx Lynx says:

    Ivy Meadows whole world is up in flames She’s still trying to prove she has what it takes to be a PI yet can’t seem to get to work on time She’s been cast in a new musical mashup of The Sound of Music and Cabaret but has a terrible fear of singing in public Her car has finally ran it’s last mile and she’s accidentally set fire to her apartment If that wasn’t enough her first real PI case seems to be leading her and her costars right back into the path of danger If Ivy wants to come out of this alive she’ll need to overcome her fears both on and off stageAnother delightful Meadows novel from Cindy Brown Just like the first this is a uick easy read with fun characters and enough humour and intrigue to keep you interested 355Thank you Henery Press and Netgalley for this review copy

  3. Ivonne Rovira Ivonne Rovira says:

    With The Sound of Murder author Cindy Brown proves that her hilarious debut mystery MacDeath was no fluke In this second novel to feature fledgling actress Ivy Meadows the stage name for a young woman with the prosaic name of Olive Ziegwart Ivy gets ensnared in a mash up of The Sound of Music and Cabaret Called The Sound of Cabaret it’s making its world premiere at the Deseret Magic Dinner Theater in Phoenix Arizona and Ivy gets the chance to play one of the nuns Featuring both singing nuns and Weimer Berlin burlesue the play’s just as over the top as you might imagine Unfathomably a big shot New York producer is coming to opening night for this monstrosity so Ivy sees The Sound of Cabaret as her chance at Broadway — if only she can learn to conuer her stage fright about singing in public in timeMeanwhile poor Ivy finds herself without a place to live when her apartment burns up Since semi professional acting gigs never pay a living wage Ivy finds lodging and makes extra dough by house sitting at a retirement community called Sunnydale But staid uneventful Sunnydale is suddenly struck by a string of so called suicides When Ivy tries to find out what’s really behind all of these elderly deaths she puts herself into danger than she bargained for Like Ivy The Sound of Murder is a triple threat a great plot and brilliantly scripted characters especially a good hearted if flawed heroine and great swaths of good humor throughout Cindy Brown you’re a starIn the interest of full disclosure I received this book from NetGalley and Henery Press in exchange for an honest review

  4. Debbie Debbie says:

    45 starsThis was my second book in the Ivy Meadows series I can tell that the author is definitely getting into her Ivy groove This one flowed so much better than the first one I really liked it a WHOLE lot betterIt was a very entertaining and a fun fun fun read I laughed out loud several times Who would have thought of using duct tape as strapless bra holders? HaThe characters were uite amusing and some were down right uirky And some you would just like to strangle you know who you are Bitsy I truly thought the military dude did it unfortunately I was wrong As usual but that's a good thing Who really wants to know who did it? That's not a good book Duh Thanks to Henery Press they have the best authors and Net Galley for providing me with this free e galley in exchange for an honest review I thoroughly and sincerely recommend this book

  5. Holly Holly says:

    This was a pleasant surprise I enjoyed reading about Ivy Meadows her antics as a new PI small town actress She was funny and a very relatable character I even enjoyed the side characters especially her Uncle Bob I'm really loving cozy mysteries I love the humor characters seem like real people and I like the mystery wo the heaviness of regular mysteries I didn't know this was the second book so I'll definitely be going back and reading the firstThank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review

  6. Tracey Tracey says:

    There's a line from Shakespeare that occasionally runs through my head at appropriate intervals I am amazed and know not what to say Midsummer Act 3 scene 2 This book was one of those about which six seconds after I hit reuest I thought Oh that was a bad idea Despite some of the reviews I wind up writing I really don't choose books in order to bash them I want to like books I want to love books And after all – a mystery set around a production of a musical combining The Sound of Music with Cabaret? Come on At the moment I hit that reuest button I was thinking Oh fun That too late thought was Wait that can't be goodIt was good It was so good And it was so much funI kept making comparisons to a non Netgalley freebie I read last year I disliked that book intensely The funny thing is that The Sound of Murder shares a lot of superficial features with that book Both are first person narrated cozies Both main characters work part time for relatives who are private investigators Both are young and attractive and while not stupid not Mensa material either But here's the thing I loathed that main character I loved Ivy Meadows silly stage name and all The former physically resembled Marilyn Monroe and I should have done a search through the book to see how many times that was mentioned The latter doesn't believe she's gorgeous but has great legs and knows it The former was a nurse playing detective; her actual career got no attention in the book at all and she made a hash of her attempt at investigation The latter wants to be a investigator and is happily confident that she's good at it – but she also wants to be an actress and is confident in her talent there too And she's aware of the conflict there The former galumphed through her days complaining about how she was treated and – oh everything The latter danced Literally She had flaws; she was aware of her flaws; she worked with her flaws She treated everyone with respect – even the people she wanted to throttle Where I wanted to stab the other heroine with a stiletto heel I wanted Ivy to knock it out of the park I can almost hear someone out there saying Okay you liked it but five stars? Really? Yup I could read this sort of thing all day every day The writing was completely enjoyable The book was completely enjoyable The mystery aspect was a fresh one to me Is it a serial killer or is it a rash of suicides? I've never seen this demographic of victim exactly nor this sort of solution It wasn't filled with gritty realism this book – but it was genuine I bought into it whole heartedly All of the characters were nicely drawn The settings were vivid; I've read so many cozies where the place the characters live and work is nothing than a name And the twinned milieus of PI office and dinner theatre were so nice I do love a theatre backdrop In short it did everything I want a book to do and a few things and then sang a few songs Speaking of which that mash up of Cabaret and the Sound of Music? Hilarious With a side of really sweet And you can sing the songs Score I can't help but mention here that I once wrote a mash up Lord of the Rings and The Sound of Music I know whereof I speak And there was a dog Nowadays it's hard for me to read about dogs or hear about people's dogs Or see dog food commercials But I loved this dog I never had a pet—too messy my mom said The depth of feeling people had for their dogs and cats had always baffled me Sure animals were cute and fuzzy but c'mon weren't they just substitutes for real relationships? After half an hour of unconditional love from an animal who barely knew me I now understood how real that connection could be Lassie had sat with me and cuddled me and looked at me worriedly while I cried The pug had wormed his curly little butt right into my heartBeen there Done that Miss it than I can say The first book in the series features a production of a circus themed Macbeth I am amazed but I do know what to say I'm saying I want itThis was a novel received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review for which I give sincere thanks

  7. Andrea Guy Andrea Guy says:

    The Sound of Murder is book 2 in the Ivy Meadows mystery series Actually its called a humorous mystery series and from the beginning with her setting fire to the kitchen which we find is something common for her the laughs start comingWhen a mistaken address causes her to find a man who possibly committed suicide things start to heat up and there's a mystery to solve along with a musical to put on Ivy is involved in a mash up called The Sound of Cabaret But erm she can't sing in public all the while she wants to be a PI She definitely has some interesting career goalsIvy her real name is Olive Ziegwart isn't the brightest crayon in the box and sometimes she seems a bit lazy but she's likable Its hard not to compare her at times to Stephanie Plum I mean her car is almost always on fire But if you want to keep up with the Plum comparisons she has some crazy friends but she is very loyal I have to admit there were times when I wanted to shake her and tell her to prioritize because she can't get things doneThe musical really adds a lot of the humor to the story I can't begin to explain the mash up of The Sound of Music and Cabaret but when you read the lyrics you will be hard pressed not to laugh out loud Plus the cast are fab I love Marge and Bitsy is well than a little bit obnoxiousWatching her stumble through the musical while trying to solve her mystery is hilarious I really need to go back and read the first book in the series Macdeath

  8. Daniel Daniel says:

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book Rated 45 of 5Following up her big debut in MacDeath see my review here Ivy Meadows actor and investigator has a role in the new show The Sound of Cabaret a mash up of The Sound of Music and Cabaret But in her role with her uncle Bob's detective agency Ivy real name Olive Ziegwart has a difficult task to determine whether or not the recent rash of suicides is actually the work of a serial killer; to catch the killer or solve the reason for all the suicides She also has to find a place to stay after setting her apartment on fire; to find a car to drive after setting her car on fire; hold on to the hot fireman she's started dating at least something good has come from the fires; and prepare for the opportunity to perform in front of a producer who could get her to BroadwayBut as much as Ivy wants to be an actress she also wants to work as a private detective with her uncle's agency and uncle Bob has given her an assignment As she's trying to canvass a neighborhood and knock on some doors she realizes how much her uncle Bob Duda needs to change the name of the agency telling people she's with Duda Detective Agency closes nearly as many doors as it opensThis is a light murder mystery and author Cindy Brown appears to be having a lot of fun certainly we are reading this series The exploits of a small theatre organization are pretty much spot on and it's evident that Brown has had some experience working in amateur theatreBut once again where Brown shines the most is in her characters uirky and a little bit loony everyone is just a little bit over the top and yet somehow very real as well We can easily recognize everyone here and have a chuckle at the way they behave but we do it because we know it's true And while it might seem unrealistic that Olive would so easily believe in the things she's being told in regards to her possible future on stage given her wits and wile it is very realistic that people often believe what they want to be trueI enjoyed this book a bit than the first one in the series IvyOlive is becoming a little developed as a character and I enjoyed seeing her work hard at the detective work I also very much liked her relationship and I hope we'll see of this in future books And one of the real charms to this series so far is the outrageous fun author Cindy Brown is having with theatrical ventures First there's a Macbeth in a circus setting and now there's a uniue musical combining The Sound of Music and Cabaret at least there are Nazis in both of the original shows I look forward to of this playfulness and to the continued growth of Ivy in future installmentsLooking for a good book? The Sound of Murder the second book in the Ivy Meadows Mysteries by Cindy Brown is a fun murder mystery that will entertain while you try to figure out whodunnitI received a digital copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  9. Janis Hill Janis Hill says:

    I would like to thank Henery Press for an ARC of this book in exchange for an open and honest reviewAnother terrific bit of cosy crime and a new series to add to my list of ‘must read’Although this is the second book in the series ‘An Ivy Meadows Mystery’ the author has written it well and I was able to enjoy it as a stand alone book – having not read the first book in the series Yes there were some references to the first book some obvious character building and introductions done in the first book that were referenced in this second one but Ms Brown also gave uick catch up references in ‘The Sound of Murder’ so a reader new to the series felt up to speed in no time I liked that as I often find myself thrown into a series mid way and always appreciate an author thinking about that She didn’t spend long retelling previously known facts for those who had read the first book just some simple one liners to get everyone up to speed It was done wellAs for the story line? I loved it I may not be a huge fan of musical theatre but I know enough to have gotten a giggle out of the mash up and could see it working as a real off Broadway production if it already isn’t oneThe characters were well written well defined meaning I didn’t get them confused with each other like I have done in other books and the plot well thought out Had me guessing and thinking all the way through and when the final pieces of the puzzle fell into place I’d not yet figured it out myself That alone is rare and another reason I enjoyed it There was a plausible reason for the crimes too not just a sudden twist that explains an improbable situation So despite being a cosy crime it was one that had been well thought out and as realistic as a cosy crime can beAnd I do love a clever camouflaged as ditsy strong heroine who doesn’t always get the perfect happy ending but gets the job done all the same All round a highly enjoyable readWould I recommend this book to others? Yes I would It was a terrific cosy crime Well written perfect balance of tongue in cheek and crime fiction and totally enjoyable I would mention it was the second book in the series but that it was still fine to read without reading the firstWould I buy this book for myself? Yes I would I really did enjoy this series and am keen to now get my hands on book one in the series ‘MacDeath’ as well as keeping an eye out for books to come Great cosy crime read I ended the book with “no this can’t be the end I want ” so that is just some perfect writing to have the reader hanging out for the next instalment – well doneIn summary Not the first book in the series but easy enough to read as if it were or was a stand alone book If you’re a lover of cosy crime set in modern day America you will enjoy this tale I highly recommend you check it out

  10. Annie Annie says:

    In The Sound of Murder Book Two of An Ivy Meadows Mystery Ivy returns for another fun show Okay so the murder part isn’t really a fun matter but Ivy and her uncle are so very much a fun performance This second in the series adds to not repeats details of Ivy’s world for a continuous peek into what’s behind the curtain of local theatre Cindy Brown skillfully sets the story off and running right from the first paragraph I am immediately involved in the chaos of theatre business the forward motion of plot development and engaging properly odd charactersSmall moments such as thoughts of stealing exclamation marks or Larry locating a book of matches while Ivy holds back from screaming reveal character enhance stage business and add to pacing variation and scene involvement The overall plot is solid with a clean resolution although I would like a stronger emphasis on the subplot between Ivy and Uncle Bob or Ivy and CodyThe main characters are nicely presented and each is believable with individual traits mannerisms and viewpoints Good characters even secondary ones enhance the story line advance the plot relieve tension or convey information And are believable within the world created However good characters are not perfect and should have flaws and worries As Ivy does Her issues with brother Cody add to the depth needed to encourage reader investment into the story I adore Uncle Bob and there may have been a glimpse into some of his own backstory which keeps me intrigued enough to patiently wait for book three Are these characters memorable and interesting enough to have lunch with and interview? Yes I think Ivy Cody and Uncle Bob can withstand the character interview testIn choosing which of the six elements as strongest I am selecting dialogue 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 readCheers to Ms Brown for pulling us along through character action and dialogue instead of having us follow events through narration and exposition And I’m so happy to learn that eating out for a good cause karmically cancels calories

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The Sound of Murder✶ The Sound of Murder Epub ✹ Author Cindy Brown – 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 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 The Sound PDF/EPUB or 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 burlesue—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 PI 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.

About the Author: Cindy Brown

Cindy Brown has been a theater geek musician actor director producer and playwright since her first professional gig at age Now a full time writer she’s lucky enough to have garnered several awards including rd place in The Sound PDF/EPUB or the international Words With Jam First Page Competition judged by Sue Grafton and is an alumnus of the Suaw Valley Writers Workshop Though Cindy and her husb.