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IT’S A MYSTERY, Part Two

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IT’S A MYSTERY

AN ONGOING COZY MYSTERY SERIES

BY CRITICALLY REVIEWED AUTHOR CYN LEY

 

The second tale in the It’s A Mystery series is out – this time as a standalone novella!!! And the feedback and reviews are sharing the love!

Tim and Joc’s story continues in IT’S A MYSTERY II: A PLAYER SETS THE STAGE! Read on, Gentle Reader, for more as we lead you on their journey thus far!

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IT’S A MYSTERY I: THE LOST BOYS 

Debuting the series in the story anthology Pink Flamingos & Other Follies.

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Tim and Jocelyn are two college friends with the same obsessions –books and theater. They find a lovely little town to set up It’s A Mystery, their bookshop, and both become active in the community theater group.

Then one fine summer day, two little boys go missing, one of them being the son of Joc’s best friend. There is no trace of them anywhere. And then a clue is left in the bookshop’s dropbox as rehearsals for the upcoming theater production swirl around them.

EXCERPT

We were stunned. Tim pushed back from the manuscript, met my eyes.

“My God, Tim, did someone disappear Johnny and Bobby?” My voice expressed only a fraction of the horror I felt.

“It sounds like it,” he said grimly, pulling out his cell. “Hello, Steven? Something showed up here in our drop box. It might be important. But it makes very little sense.”

Someone who hates boys. A wonderland somewhere nine inches down. Some place that’s dark and below. Below what? A lot of walking in the dark. A challenge. Lots of contempt. Marco Polo, where’d they go?

Had we just read a confession?

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Just Released May 2019!

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IT’S A MYSTERY II: A PLAYER SETS THE STAGE, continuing the story begun in IT’S A MYSTERY I: THE LOST BOYS from the anthology Pink Flamingos & Other Follies.

It’s now a few weeks since the events of THE LOST BOYS. The play is almost ready to debut. Tim and Joc find themselves at center stage for some fallout from recent events and from their college days. Meanwhile, at the community theater, there are some bizarre and dangerous discoveries. The stage is set … but for what?

EXCERPT

Randy never took the hint. He’d try to engage me in small talk, and I wouldn’t let him. Eventually, he’d say something like, “Hey, you want to go out to dinner with me?”

“No, Randy, I don’t.”

“You like playing hard to get, don’t you?” He’d flex his chest and arm muscles, putting on some sort of fuzzy testosterone-fueled display. It had all the appearance of tribbles in the throes of an epileptic seizure. “Whaddya think?”

“I think I’m not interested,” I’d say firmly. “I mean it, Randy. Lay off.”

“Lots of ladies would love to get what you’re getting.”

“Fine. Go bother them.” I tried to sound neutral and calm, I swear I did. “Starting with your girlfriend.”

His face reddened. “It’s Tim, isn’t it?”

I knew it. The feud wasn’t over yet. Only this time I was the prize. I just had no plans on becoming collateral damage.

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Look for the IT’S A MYSTERY series on amazon.com under Cyn Ley.

Both are available in print and Kindle editions.

 

 

BOOK LINKS

ENCOUNTERS TALES RECOUNTED AND REBORN

https://www.amazon.com/Encounters-Recounted-Reborn-Cyn-Ley-ebook/dp/B01MUYCFBC

Print & Kindle

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THE OSSUARY PLAYGROUND AND OTHER UNEXPECTED TALES

https://www.amazon.com/Ossuary-Playground-Other-Unexpected-Tales-ebook/dp/B071JMBPZM

Print & Kindle

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PINK FLAMINGOS & OTHER FOLLIES

https://www.amazon.com/Pink-Flamingos-Other-Follies-Cyn-ebook/dp/B07BR15J71

Print & Kindle

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PLOT TWIST

https://www.amazon.com/Plot-Twist-Cyn-Ley-ebook/dp/B078YC35LX

Kindle

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PREY

https://www.amazon.com/Prey-Cyn-Ley-ebook/dp/B07JK1C3NW

Kindle

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Just Released!!!

IT’S A MYSTERY II: A PLAYER SETS THE STAGE

https://www.amazon.com/Player-Sets-Stage-Its-Mystery/dp/162526884X

Print & Kindle

 

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