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Spectacular Reads in October

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Psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot studies series killers... Her first mistake could be her last.

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Finding Mr. Right means never breaking bending the rules.

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Set in ancient Israel, DEBORAH RISING portrays the dramatic (and unlikely) rise of the first woman to lead a nation in recorded human history.

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To be with the man of her dreams, sheíll have to face her worst nightmaresÖ

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Sometimes the only way through darkness is to return to where it began.

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Sometimes the end is just the beginning...

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 Iím a writer and that I work  Read More...

Cynthia Baxter | Confessions of a Mystery Writer . . . Er, Travel Writer
March 25, 2009
Weíre all entitled to an obsession or two, arenít we? One of mine is travel. I suppose itís 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, Iíve 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 itís in New York Cityís shadow, but it still has its own mishmash of distinct personalities Ė 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 Ė and itís 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