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The Sound of Murder

The Sound of Murder 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

  • Title: The Sound of Murder
  • Author: Cindy Brown
  • ISBN: 9781943390014
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 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 featurAll 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 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 burlesque 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 P.I 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.

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    1. Lynx on said:

      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 [...]

    2. Ivonne Rovira on said:

      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 more 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 [...]

    3. Debbie on said:

      4.5 stars!This 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 better!It 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? Ha!!!The characters were quite amusing and some were down right quirky. And some you would just like to strangle (you know who [...]

    4. Holly on said:

      This was a pleasant surprise. I enjoyed reading about Ivy Meadows & her antics as a new P.I & 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 w/o the heaviness of regular mysteries. I didn't know this was the second book, so I'll definitely be going back and reading the first.**Thank you to Netgalley a [...]

    5. Tracey on said:

      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 "request", 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 [...]

    6. Andrea Guy on said:

      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 coming.When 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, [...]

    7. Daniel on said:

      This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.5 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 more difficult task to determine whether or not the recent rash of suicides is actually the work of a serial killer; to catch the killer o [...]

    8. Janis Hill on said:

      I would like to thank Henery Press for an ARC of this book in exchange for an open and honest review.Another 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 don [...]

    9. Annie on said:

      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, th [...]

    10. Andrea Stoeckel on said:

      [ I received this book free from the publisher through NetGalley. I thank them for their generousity. In exchange, I was simply asked to write an honest review, and post it. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising]“You’ve got to realize something about the theater, Ivy.” Roger turned to look at me. “If you really want to [...]

    11. Mave on said:

      4.5 starI have read a few months ago the first book in this series, I was so excited that I could not wait to start this one. It 's a mystery full of fun and humor, with many twists and intriguing mysteries to solve. It's so well written that I had a hard time putting it down.Ivy wants to be an actress and in the meantime helping her uncle in his office of a private investigator. Now she is going to begin with a new show inspired by The Sound of Music, "The Sound of Cabaret". Perhaps it may be t [...]

    12. Ian on said:

      ARC review for Henery Press via Netgalley.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 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 burlesque—at Desert Magic Dinner Theater. [...]

    13. Bill Mackela on said:

      This is the second Ivy Meadows mystery that I’ve read. Both of them are a lot of fun. Ivy is an aspiring actress, but she really wants to be a Private Investigator too. She works for her uncle at his PI agency, and also is in various local theater productions. She believes that she can do both, in fact she thinks that her acting ability will make her a better PI. I think that she’s right.Ivy has plenty of amusing things happen to her. Fire plays a big part in this book. Her VW bug catches on [...]

    14. Jenna on said:

      Arizona actress Ivy Meadows is performing in "The Sound of Cabaret," a mash-up of "The Sound of Music" and "Cabaret," at the same time that she's learning to be a private investigator. When an accidental fire leaves her without a place ti live temporarily, Ivy's cast mate gives her the chance to house-sit for a neighbor who will be travelling abroad. But Ivy's stay gets off on a horrible step - she finds a dead man. At first, Ivy is doubtful of the death being suspicious, but the man's daughter [...]

    15. Verity W on said:

      ****Copy from NetGalley in return for an honest review*****I rattled through this at speed and enjoyed it a lot. There are significant (I think) improvements from the opening book in the series as well which make the book feel like a smoother and more engaging story. So looking back at my review of the first book, I said that Ivy needed a bit of tweaking to make her more likeable, and her backstory needed explaining sooner. Both of these seem to have come to pass in the Sound of Murder. There ar [...]

    16. Jennifer Ritter on said:

      The Sound of Murder, by Cindy Brown, is the second of the Ivy Meadows mystery series. Olive Ziebart, stage name Ivy Meadows, has aspirations of being an actress, but also of being a private investigator. She is exploring both, working in her Uncle Bob's detective agency by day and acting in a small dinner theater by night. As the story begins, Ivy has had a fire in her apartment displacing her while repairs are made. Her uncle's home is in the midst of a renovation with no room for Herron stay, [...]

    17. Susan Riley on said:

      I received an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review.Ivy Meadows wants to be an actress AND a private investigator. She works part time for her Uncle doing office work and learning the PI business. She's also in the Sound of Cabaret, a mix of Cabaret and the Sound of Music. at the Desert Magic Dinner Theater. When her Uncle gives her a real case to investigate, things turn deadly. Someone is killing senior citizens in a retirement community and making it look like suicide. And [...]

    18. Jessi on said:

      I hadn't read the first book in this series (at least according to , but the character sure felt familiar). I will be looking for "McDeath" to read though because I quite enjoyed this book. There were issues (didn't see a lot of character development (part of the first book?), story was a big convoluted, took some time to ) but I overall liked Ivy Meadows (real name Olive Ziegwart) and her zany antics (car catches fire? No problem, that's why she carries a fire extinguisher.)The mystery is that [...]

    19. Pamela on said:

      The Sound of Murder is the second book in the Ivy Meadows mystery series. It is a well written full length novel. This ARC had some editing/proofreading errors which is unusual for an ARC from Henery Press. Since it is an ARC I didn't factor the errors into my review/rating.Ivy/Olive is investigating the suicide of an elderly resident of a 55+ community for her private detective uncle. She is trying to juggle her PI job and her acting role in a dinner theater musical. Soon she realizes that the [...]

    20. Madonna Dolin on said:

      I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Ivy Meadows works for her uncle's private investigator agency because she wants to be a private investigator but her heart wants to be an actress. Ivy has a case investigating suicides in a retirement community. Turns out they aren't suicides but murder. She is always in a play with a few of the seniors called The Sound of Caberet which combines the sound of music with Caberet which sounds crazy but actu [...]

    21. Laura on said:

      Great Book!This is a great book; this is the second book in the An Ivy Meadows Mystery series by Cindy Brown. Ivy Meadows wants to be an actor and a private investigator. She needs to overcome her fear of singing in public because a big New York producer is coming to Arizona to see her in the premiere of “The Sound of Cabaret”. Her friends come up with singing lessons and her uncle assigns her a real PI case. She somehow finds herself in the sights of a serial senior killer. If you are looki [...]

    22. Betty on said:

      Ivy Meadows is trying to handle 2 career s a she wants to be an actress and PI. She planning on doing both. Ivy is in musical play given at a Dinner Buffet. She agrees to house sit for a friend. Arriving at the house she finds the owner dead of an apparent suicide. The story has several changes of paces that holds your attention. Ivy has discovered a plot to earn money a new way and must find an answer before more deaths occur including hers. I will this author again.Disclosure: I received a fre [...]

    23. Conny on said:

      I was a First Read Winner of this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is the second book of the Ivy Meadows Mysteries and I really hope that there will be many more to come. I had a really hard time putting it down and read way passed my bedtime more than once. As with any series I am always worried that I will be lost if I jump in the middle of it, but this was not the case with this book. I found the characters delightful and relatable and it had me guessing until the end. I can't wait to f [...]

    24. SarahSmith on said:

      I received an ARC from Netgalley via the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This is the second book in the Ivy Meadows Mysteries. I did not read the first book, but after reading this I am going to make a point of going back and reading the first. Ivy Meadows is a budding P.I working for her uncle Bob, while pursuing her passion of acting. This is a great cozy mystery that has great characters, and my favorite part zany-hilarious antics. Highly enjoyable. I will be looking for more from [...]

    25. JG on said:

      This was a lot of fun to read and quite an entertaining cozy murder mystery. Although the second book in the series, The Sound of Murder can be read as a stand alone. The adventures of Ivy Meadows aspiring actress/Private investigator was fantastic with a wide range of secondary characters that don't clutter the story but does add that wonderful extra something to the tale. The solving of the mystery had a surprising end as well. Entertaining and engaging, I am looking forward to reading Ivy's n [...]

    26. Lynn Demsky on said:

      I enjoy books where even though it's a mystery - it has a sense of humor, this one made me chuckle a couple of times -- main character seemed sort of scatter brained to me. I enjoyed the book enough that I did get the 2nd in the series already!Took me a long time to read because it's that hard cover paper back printed book and you really can't haul it around with you and or read in bed, but was good!

    27. HENERY PRESS PUBLISHING on said:

      “The setting is irresistible, the mystery is twisty, and Ivy is as beguiling as ever, but what I really loved was the depth and complexity of painful human relationships right there in the middle of a sparkly caper. Roll on Ivy #3!” – Catriona McPherson, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award-Winning Author of The Day She Died

    28. Jeanette Hubbard on said:

      Hapless, hysterically funny, and always lovable, Ivy Meadows bungles her way through another murder. And, yes, what kind of genius does Cindy Brown have, to do a mash up of the Sound of Music and Cabernet. Brilliant. A totally fun read.

    29. Barbi on said:

      I received an ARC from NetGalley, to read and review.This was a delightful cozy mystery. The characters were entertaining and the story kept me engrossed in the book. The behind the scenes look at theater life was also entertaining. I will be catching up on the other books in the series.

    30. Jenni Schell on said:

      I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot of fun to read about Ivy and all of her antics. The mystery is quite good and the characters were funny and interesting. An all around great book.

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