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Unexpected

Hooray! The second book of the Cassie Baxter Mysteries, is now available on Amazon!

Welcome to Lake Elizabeth, Vermont, where the water’s growing colder, the leaves are turning orange, and Cassie Baxter is going nuts. Who wouldn’t go a little nuts with this latest unexpected development? Meet five-year-old Truman Tripp. Cassie, who is most definitely not a kid person, can’t understand why his mother left the child with her. But some even more perplexing problems soon present themselves, and Cassie’s already Looney Tunes life gets even loonier. Expect the unexpected when Lake Elizabeth’s most unlikely duo, Cassie and Truman, team up to catch a killer.

 

 

 

And in case you missed it, catch up on what happened to Cassie the previous summer in Unbelievable.

Unbelievable 

The Cassie Baxter Mysteries: Small sleuth, tiny town, unfailing fun.

Welcome to Lake Elizabeth, Vermont, where the water is blue, the mountains are green, and Cassie Baxter is going nuts. Who wouldn’t go nuts in a town this size? What possessed Cassie to move in with her father? And why do they have to live next door to a mad scientist? A sexy mad scientist. Does such a thing even exist? And speaking of existing, what happened to the dead redhead? You know, the one Cassie found, and then lost? What’s up with that? Cassie Baxter intends to find out. Read Unbelievable and you will, too.

The Cassie Baxter Mysteries: They’re not Cue Balls, but they are screw balls.

 

Speaking of the Cue Balls, here’s the scoop on Cindy Blackburn’s original, best-selling series!

The Cue Ball Mysteries: Murder meets menopause. Take a guess which wins.

Playing With Poison  

Playing With Poison was a Quarter Finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and is available on Amazon or as an audiobook. Here is an audio sample of Playing With Poison.

Pool shark Jessie Hewitt usually knows where the balls will fall and how the game will end. But when a body lands on her couch, and the cute cop in her kitchen accuses her of murder, even Jessie isn’t sure what will happen next. She also isn’t sure how to catch a killer, but she’s about to learn.

Her skill set doesn’t exactly fit the task, however. Jessie put herself through college hustling at a pool table, and nowadays makes her living writing racy novels. This middle-aged romance author has excellent people-watching skills, a keen imagination, and street smarts going way back. Come to think of it, Jessie is the perfect sleuth.

Playing With Poison is a cozy mystery with a lot of humor, a little romance, and far too much champagne.

“I love when a book, especially a new book in a new series, kicks off with a bang!”
Cozy Mystery Book Reviews: Keep Calm and Read a Cozy Mystery

“This book is filled with everything I love about cozy mysteries – a quaint setting, quirky characters, and a fast-moving plot.”
Socrates’ Cozy Cafe

“These characters are a hoot!!”
Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book 

It’s bright and breezy, an easy read that kept me laughing.”
Valley Gal

“Jessie is the new sleuth that you will want to follow again and again.”
Bestselling author, Tonya Kappes

“Playing With Poison is a fun cozy mystery that will keep you laughing and on your toes all the way to the nail-biting end. Cindy Blackburn brings a fresh, new voice to the mystery genre.  Go get your copy today!”
Dorothy St. James, author of The White House Gardener Mysteries

Double Shot

Double Shot is available on Amazon.

Jessie Hewitt thought her pool-hustling days were long gone. But when uber-hunky cop Wilson Rye asks her to go undercover to catch a killer, she jumps at the chance to return to a sleazy poolroom. Jessie is confident she can handle a double homicide, but the doubly-annoying Wilson Rye is another matter altogether. What’s he doing flirting with a woman half his age? Will Jessie have what it takes to deal with Tiffany La-Dee-Doo-Da Sass and solve the murders? Take a guess.

“The antics this quirky cast of characters get into are hilarious, and I enjoyed every minute of it.”
Dru’s Book Musings

“I enjoy most cozy mysteries that I read, but there are a rare few that I stay up until 2am finishing in one sitting. Double Shot fits into the second group. I couldn’t put it down!! From the second that Detective Wilson Rye is asking Jessie to go undercover until the conclusion of the whodunit, I was hooked!!”
Cozy Mystery Book Reviews: Keep Calm and Read a Cozy Mystery

“The second book in Cindy Blackburn’s Cue Ball Mysteries series is another fun jaunt with Jessie and her friends.”
Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries, and More

Three Odd Balls  

Three Odd Balls is available on Amazon.

A romantic vacation for…five? This wasn’t exactly what Jessie and Wilson had in mind when they planned their trip to the tropics. But when Jessie’s delightfully spry mother, Wilson’s surfer dude son, and Jessie’s rabidly hyperactive New York agent decide to tag along the fun begins. What kind of trouble can these three oddest of odd balls possibly get into? Take a guess.

Three Odd Balls is another wonderful installment in this series. I’ve never played pool in my life, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying this series. The characters simply bounce off the pages.”
Cozy Mystery Book Reviews: Keep Calm and Read a Cozy Mystery

“I had a rollicking fun time reading this book, and I look forward to the next book in this terrifically amusing series.”
Dru’s Book Musings

“In a series full of hijinks and adventure, this third Cue Ball Mystery just may be the most fun yet.”
Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries, and More

Four Play  

Four Play is available on Amazon!!

Bad news comes in . . . fours? For romance author and former pool shark Jessie Hewitt it does. She hasn’t written a decent sex scene in months, she hasn’t shot a decent game of eight ball all year, and don’t even ask about her supposed love life. And just when Jessie thinks things can’t get any worse, a body lands on her car. Uber-hunky and altogether infuriating cop Wilson Rye suggests she concentrate on solving her other problems and leave the murder investigation to the experts. But does Jessie agree? Take a guess.

Four Play: Jessie Hewitt and company are back four loads of fun in their fourth Cue Ball Mystery. Four sure. Four certain. You can count on it!

 

Five Spot 

Five Spot was a 2015 Amazon Scout selection! Click here to read the sneak peek that won all those Scout nominations, AND find out who would play Jessie and Wilson in the movie version!

At long last! Jessie Hewitt is about to take her rightful spot in the Hall of Fame. No, not the one for pool sharks. This is the Romance Writers Hall of Fame. Jessie’s so excited she’s even convinced über-hunky cop Wilson Rye to tag along for the induction festivities. But things don’t go exactly as planned. How could a conference called Happily Ever After take such a wrong turn? Take a guess.