Dying for a Donut


“Cindy Sample has cooked up another delicious mystery starring Laurel McKay, soccer mom extraordinaire. Dying for a Donut offers romance, intrigue and fun set in California’s scenic Gold Country. If you’re hungry for a 5-star cozy mystery, you’ll be glad Dying for a Donut heads the menu.”

Mary Beth Magee, National Reviewer, Examiner.com

Dying for a Donut is a riveting story with snappy dialog, a stellar plot, entertaining characters, and a first-rate mystery. It doesn’t get any better than that! Cindy Sample writes a wonderful murder mystery.”

Heather Haven, IPPY Award-Winning Author

Dying for a Donut by Cindy Sample is the fifth book in her Laurel McKay mystery series and, like the first four, it’s “a fantastic read! You won’t want to miss this one. The main character’s personality and sense of humor will have you cheering her on and laughing out loud. The plot is so well crafted that I challenge you to figure out who the murderer is but, when you reach the end of the book, you’ll find yourself nodding your head. Last, but not least, the cast of well-developed characters and their exploits, along with the main character’s, will keep you turning the pages.”

Patricia Gligor, Author of the Malone Mystery Series

“The family interactions with the McKay woman are a delight, as their love for one another always overrides their frustrations. The characters are the reason readers will return to this series, and the twisty plot surprises and fun dialogue in Dying for a Donut will engage new fans. Delicious apple recipes and descriptions of donut making are the perfect topping for this light-hearted, very funny mystery.”

Cynthia Chow, Kings River Life Magazine

“What a fun read Dying for a Donut is from beginning to end. Laurel is a hoot especially when she is dealing with family members. I love how this light and humorous tale flows from scene to scene keeping me engaged in all facets of this mystery. The author did a great job in putting the killer in plain sight, because I didn’t see it until that one pivotal clue and it was fun to watch how it all played out when the killer was revealed. A great read and I love the ending and I can’t wait for the next book in this delightfully entertaining series.”

Dru Ann Love, Dru’s Book Musings

In Dying for a Donut, Author Cindy Sample dishes up another tasty, 5-star mystery with plucky heroine Laurel McKay. Though Laurel’s primary kitchen skills focus on the microwave, she’s a master at cooking up schemes to ferret out villains and keep her unpredictable loved ones out of a virtual kettle of bubbling oil. Like a filled donut, the plot has zero holes and only lip-smacking surprises inside.”

-Linda Lovely, RWA Golden Heart Finalist and Author of the Marley Clark Mysteries and Smart Women, Dumb Luck romantic thrillers.