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Two murders? A serial killer or a copycat trying to get away with murder?

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First time in paperback

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Fantasizing about the boss is one thing. Falling in love with him is quite another...

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Temptation. Seduction. Pleasure. It's all part of the game...

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One hopeless crush PLUS One pretend girlfriend…Equals TROUBLE!

Cynthia Baxter

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Cynthia Baxter | Confessions of a Mystery Novelist: The Truth about Working at Home
October 23, 2010
"You work at home? You must have so much self-discipline!" Whenever I mention that I’m a writer and that I work  Read More...

Cynthia Baxter | Confessions of a Mystery Writer . . . Er, Travel Writer
March 25, 2009
We’re all entitled to an obsession or two, aren’t we? One of mine is travel. I suppose it’s because I spent my  Read More...

Cynthia Baxter | The Importance of Creating a Compelling Main Character
November 6, 2008
What goes into writing a good mystery? While it's critical to have a compelling plot filled with twists and turns, I’ve always believed  Read More...


I was born and raised on Long Island, on the South Shore. After going away to school in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, then living in Manhattan for ten years, I moved back to Long Island, this time living on the North Shore. Long Island is unique because it’s in New York City’s shadow, but it still has its own mishmash of distinct personalities – from farmland to small cities, from ugly industrial parks to wineries, from endless rows of tract houses to the luxurious mansions of the Gold Coast and the Hamptons. The variety of settings give me lots of flexibility – and it’s fun introducing the different areas to readers who might not be familiar with them.

I'm about to launch a second mystery series, called "Murder Packs a Suitcase." The first book, which has the same title, comes out in October 2008. The new series features recently-widowed Mallory Marlowe, who's 45 and has two children in college. Mallory falls into a job as a travel writer for a glossy lifestyle magazine, and as she travels around the country, researching a different locale in each book, instead of simply sightseeing and taking notes she ends up investigating murders. The first one, Murder Packs a Suitcase, takes place in Orlando, Florida, where Mallory goes to find out if the "old Florida" of alligator farms, pink plastic flamingoes, and seashell earrings still exists amidst the theme parks. I'm anxious to see how people who enjoy my first series respond to this new one!



The Housesitter, May 2012
Crossing the Lion, September 2010
Reigning Cats & Dogs #5
Murder Had A Little Lamb, November 2009
Reigning Cats & Dogs #8
Mass Market Paperback
Too Rich and Too Dead, April 2009
Murder Packs a Suitcase #2
Mass Market Paperback
Murder Packs A Suitcase, November 2008
Mass Market Paperback
Monkey See, Monkey Die, August 2008
Reigning Cats & Dogs Mystery
Who's Kitten Who?, October 2007
Reigning Cats & Dogs #6
Mass Market Paperback
Right from the Gecko, April 2007
Reigning Cats & Dogs #5
Hare Today, Dead Tomorrow, May 2006
Reigning Cats & Dogs #4
Lead a Horse to Murder, May 2005
Reigning Cats & Dogs #3
Putting on the Dog, September 2004
Reigning Cats & Dogs #2
Mass Market Paperback
Dead Canaries Don't Sing, February 2004
Reigning Cats & Dogs #1
Mass Market Paperback


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