DYING FOR A DAIQUIRI a 2014 LEFTY Award Finalist for Best Humorous Mystery
"Quirky narrative peppered with quips. The action is comedic yet has an air of suspense. An intoxicating recipe for fun...A must read for the romantic mystery reader and contemporary romance reader!" Once Upon a Romance Reviews
PARADISE CAN BE MURDER
When Laurel McKay attends a Hawaiian wedding, her vacation soon becomes more deadly than the calorie count in her daiquiri. Her post-wedding holiday upends after a beautiful hula dancer is found dead on the rocks below the oceanfront restaurant owned by Laurel's brother and sister-in-law.
When a family member is arrested for the murder, Laurel is plunged into a mystery where exotic Big Island locations--a coffee plantation, black sand beaches and a volcano--reveal their deadly side. And where is her hunky on-again/off-again boyfriend detective when she needs him?
Laurel zip-lines and four-wheels her way through the island paradise unearthing long hidden secrets. Will ingenuity and pluck be enough? Or will this hula be her last?
"DYING FOR A DAIQUIRI is the perfect title for Cindy Sample's newest laugh-laced who-done-it. Her delectable concoction will make you hanker to visit Hawaii, request life-size posters of the two hunks vying for heroine Laurel McKay's kisses, and laugh out loud at this single mom's humor and pluck--even when her life's hanging by a thread. I give five stars--or maybe it should it be five cherries--to this cocktail of a vacation adventure, sexy interludes, raucous laughs, and mystery."
Linda Lovely, Author of the Marley Clark series
"Containing humor, suspense, a vacation adventure, coffee plantation, daiquiris, zip-lining, murder, hula dancers, sexual tension, flirtations and romance set in the backdrop of the gorgeous Hawaiian scenery, this 5 star story is one you do not want to miss.
"Laurel McKay could serve as the poster girl for a normal suburban soccer mom except for one thing. She's a magnet for murder, even on vacation in Hawaii. Cindy Sample has created a heroine all gals can identify with and admire as she keeps going with wit and determination, even in the face of a homicide arrest. Sample's stories combine humor, romance and mystery, a recipe that yields a great book. Kick back with a tall, cool drink and enjoy this 5 star read!"
Mary Beth Magee, National Reviewer, Examiner.com 5 stars
"This third in the series continues to uphold the fun spirit and sharpness of the previous entries. This is an absolutely delightful mystery with a cast of characters who all have a motive for murder. The reader will be held in suspense up until the very end. Author Cindy Sample perfectly captures the tourist-friendly side of the Big Island, from the local dialect to the food and sights."
Cynthia Chow, Kings River Life Magazine
"If Laurel McKay shows up at your party, watch out for bodies! The zany mortgage banker with a penchant for murder does it again when she's in Hawaii for her friend's wedding. Throw in lots of sexy dancers, pots full of Kona coffee and a good-looking boat captain and Cindy Sample takes you off on a fun tropical romp with just enough mayhem and romance! It's another great read!"
Michele Drier, author of the Amy Hobbes mysteries and The Kandesky Vampire Chronicles
"Calamity strikes again while Laurel McKay is vacationing in Hawaii and attending a wedding with her family and friends. When a beautiful Hawaiian is murdered and the cops arrest a family member, our intrepid heroine has to get involved. The humor tickles even as the chills abound. For murder, mayhem and laughs among the coconut palms, read DYING FOR A DAIQUIRI, the third book in Cindy Sample's acclaimed Laurel McKay series!"
Donna Del Oro, Award-winning author of the Jake Bernstein series