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    Cindy Keen Reynders

The Saucy Lucy Murders

by: Cindy Keen Reynders

Book 1 in the Saucy Lucy Series

Dan Lightfoot’s wandering eye has finally gotten the best of his wife, Lexie. Bereft, she moves with her teenage daughter Eva back to her hometown, Moose Creek Junction, Wyoming, to be near her sister Lucy, and they open a small business, The Saucy Lucy Café. It sounded like a good idea. Hometown. Family. A career and an income…

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Cindy Keen Reynders was born in Portland, Oregon and has lived all over the United States and also in Japan. She has visited Canada, the Philippines, Samoa and New Zealand and the travels have given her an appreciation of other cultures.

Cindy enjoys crocheting, reading, garage sales and other hobbies along with volunteer work, which she performed with the Red Cross and numerous other charitable organizations. Writing has been, and always will be, the one true passion that lights a fire deep down in her soul. Growing up, she discovered she loved words and found that she had an aptitude for stringing them together into sentences.

Over the years, she has won or placed in various writing contests. She has also written for and edited numerous newsletters. Additionally, she has sold several non-fiction magazine articles to True West and Wild West. As she raised her children, she always found time to read to them and tried to instill her love of the written word into their lives. She hopes to carry on this tradition with her grandchildren.

Cindy currently lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming with her husband Rich whose family has lived in the state for generations. She has a grown daughter and son-in-law, two grown step-daughters and two grown sons.

At one time, she had three poodles that matched the color of her carpet. She now has one poodle-shih tzu mix that likes to “eat” the carpet. Add to the mix two granddaughters who keep everyone in stitches and as you can imagine, her home is filled with lots of love and laughter.

In addition to keeping track of her extended clan, which includes three sisters, two brothers, her father, step-mother and numerous nieces and nephews, Cindy works for Laramie County School District 1 (LCSD1) in Cheyenne. She is a marketing specialist in the district’s Community Relations department and writes feature articles for the LCSD1 Public Schools Chronicle, which has a circulation of approximately 40,000 readers. She has found that her family and friends inspire her to explore human nature and she believes this has enabled her to draw out all aspects of human behavior in her books.

Her future goals include being able travel more as time allows and to write, write, write. She constantly challenges herself to develop more entertaining plots, characters and settings. Nothing pleases her more than to be able to tell a good story. If it touches someone’s heartstrings and makes them laugh or cry, then she knows she's done her job.

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Overview

Dan Lightfoot’s wandering eye has finally gotten the best of his wife, Lexie. Bereft, she moves with her teenage daughter Eva back to her hometown, Moose Creek Junction, Wyoming, to be near her sister Lucy, and they open a small business, The Saucy Lucy Café. It sounded like a good idea. Hometown. Family. A career and an income…

But Lucy is a staunch churchgoing woman who believes her sister must remarry in order to enter the kingdom of heaven, and the reluctant Lexie finds herself dating again. Trouble is, all her dates wind up dying and visiting Stiffwell’s Funeral Parlor. Gossiping townspeople begin to mistrust the sisters and café customers dwindle…along with the town’s menfolk.

Although Detective Gabe Stevenson, with whom Lexie has a love/hate relationship, and Lucy’s husband, the inept town sheriff Otis Parnell, warn the sisters not to get involved, Lexie just can’t let things be. Business is down the toilet and, according to Lexie, the police simply aren’t getting the job done. It’s time to intervene.

And so begins the hilarious and half-baked investigation of The Saucy Lucy Murders.

Details

Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2007
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“With the underlying sense of humor, the sly puns like “Stiffwell,” and its strong characters, The Saucy Lucy Murders and Cindy Keen Reynders provide an enjoyable frolic through murder most foul.” ~ Theresa, Novelspot (June 1, 2008)