Cindy Sample


Cindy Sample is the national bestselling author of the Laurel McKay humorous romantic mystery series. She is a four-time LEFTY Award Finalist for best humorous mystery. Her experiences with on-line dating sites fueled the concept for DYING FOR A DATE. The sequel, DYING FOR A DANCE, winner of the 2011 Northern California Publishers & Authors award for fiction, is based on her experiences in the glamorous world of competitive ballroom dancing. Who knew dancing could be so deadly?

DYING FOR A DAIQUIRI, a 2014 Silver Falchion Award finalist for best traditional mystery, moves the action to the Big Island of Hawaii. DYING FOR A DUDE, a 2015 Next Generation Indie Award Finalist in both humor and mystery was released in 2014. Get ready to hang on to your saddle because the West just got wilder! Cindy's latest release, DYING FOR A DONUT, takes place in the Apple Hill area in the California Gold Country. Talk about killer research!

Cindy is a past president of the Sacramento chapter of Sisters in Crime and has served on the boards of the Sacramento Opera and the YWCA. She has two wonderful adult children who live too far away.

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Smashwords book reviews by Cindy Sample

  • Underdead on Sep. 27, 2011

    If you're looking for a mystery that will also keep you up all night giggling, look no farther than Liz Jasper's first book in her new series. Jo Gartner, the protagonist in "Underdead" goes out on the town and ends up meeting a hot guy in a club. When his neck nuzzling turns into a bite, she discovers the perils of "necking" with vampires. "Underdead" is a wonderful entry into the paranormal genre, one with laughs to die for.