Denlinger Mystery


Death of a Hot Chick

Death of a Hot Chick — A Cyd Den­linger Mystery

A young wid­ow try­ing to sur­vive, a ghost with an agen­da, and a boat they share.

Cyd Den­linger wants to for­get her late, phi­lan­der­ing hus­band, keep her fam­ily from run­ning her life, and regain her com­mer­cial boat captain’s license. What she doesn’t want is to be involved with an old flame OR a ghost. But the ghost offers a trade that’s hard to resist.

Find my killer,” she demands. In exchange, Cyd will own the boat Snap­dragon. Easy for a ghost to offer some­thing she can’t use. Not so easy to solve a mur­der with too much help from fam­ily and friends. Not too safe either, espe­cially when Cyd won­ders: Was the killer’s tar­get his vic­tim, or her boat?

Com­ments:  “The bur­den in writ­ing a mur­der mys­tery is keep­ing that bal­ance of clues and red her­ring. You don’t want your read­ers fig­ur­ing out ‘who-dun-it’ too quick­ly. Author Nor­ma Huss kept me guess­ing until the final chap­ters of Death of a Hot Chick.  Her book reads a lot like Janet Evanovich’s Num­ber series—a lit­tle fun­ny, a lit­tle sexy, and very enter­tain­ing. Her hero­ine Cyd could become the next Stephanie Plum. Now she just needs two hot guys to woo and help her.” Smash­words Review

This who-dun­nit will keep you amused and inter­est­ed all the way through. It has a para­nor­mal touch, as well as a strong, inde­pen­dent and lik­able hero­ine who is torn in many direc­tions as she tries to fig­ure things out. If peo­ple would just leave her alone, it would be so much eas­i­er, but there’s her ex-boyfriend, her sis­ter, her moth­er, her father, a nosy neighbor…and lots of info about boat­ing that maybe you did­n’t know. I did­n’t! All in all–a fun read!” Joan C. Afman, edi­tor and author of The Last Time We Were Here

WOW! Great read. Love Cyd. Love the world Nor­ma has cre­at­ed for Cyd and this mys­tery on the Chesa­peake. Could NOT solve the mys­tery. Which means—BRAVA Nor­ma. I will be look­ing for anoth­er Cyd book. Need more, Cyd, Kaye, Gre­go­ry, and Slim too.” Goodreads Review

This is one of those books that should come in trios and that you should be read­ing on a beach with a mai tai in hand and the ocean froth­ing at your feet. It was fun! I did­n’t guess who the mur­der­er was, I kept waver­ing with ideas. Cyd, the lead char­ac­ter was entic­ing and enjoy­able. I also liked read­ing about the Chesa­peake Bay area.” Ama­zon 5‑star review

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