Dying for a Double

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Release Date: November 7, 2019
Pages: 250



Heads turn when Laurel McKay Hunter gets a gig as an extra in a movie filming locally. Why? Laurel’s a dead ringer for the female lead. The next day the actress vanishes from the set. The frantic director recruits Laurel to double for the missing woman while she uses her off-screen investigative talents to search for her.

Despite having zero acting experience, Laurel reluctantly steps in. Then she stumbles over a dead body on the set. Is the murder connected to the actress’s disappearance?

Laurel chases after clues as the action moves from the historic Gold Country to sun-kissed Malibu beaches to the glamorous and sometimes seedy Hollywood scene. The intrepid detective quickly discovers all that glitters is not gold. Can she find the actress and catch a killer before it’s too late? Or will her final role be playing dead?


"Cindy Sample's long-awaited new book, Dying for a Double, is finally out! And like fine wine, this series only improves with age. The storyline takes place on the set of a movie shoot and is fast-paced and intriguing. I simply could not put this book down until I knew what was going on! It all culminates in the end chase scene, which is thrilling, original, and hilarious. Dying for a Double is yet another example of Cindy Sample's first-rate work, work for which she is known and admired."  Heather Haven, IPPY Award-Winning Author

“Movie stars, murder, historical Coloma, and chaos—this is the recipe for Cindy Sample’s eighth book, Dying for a Double. It’s the perfect recipe for a cozy night’s read, curled up on a couch, wearing your favorite sweats and enjoying an adult beverage."  Wendy Schultz, Mountain Democrat 

"The adventures of Laurel and her friends continue to be endlessly entertaining, especially when here they combined with the exploits of a Hollywood film crew. Warm-hearted, funny, and incredibly relatable, these are characters who demand further adventures and intrigue they can share with their delighted readers."
Cynthia Chow, Kings River Life Magazine


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