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Stormi Nelson, best-selling romance author, moved into her huge Victorian house in the private community of Oak Meadows Estates. When her agent tells her that her characters are becoming too cardboard and that she needs to get out and mingle with people, she comes up with the idea of a Neighborhood Watch Program. The only problem is … she’s the only member. On her first night of patrol, she stumbles over a dead body, meets a hunky detective, who happens to be her neighbor and clearly frustrated with her, and her mother, sister, niece and nephew arrive to shake up Stormi’s peaceful life. As she is immersed ever deeper into the mystery surrounding a neighbor’s murder, she decides to change writing tactics and write a romantic mystery based on her experiences. What follows is a frolicking good time as Stormi finds herself the nosiest neighbor of them all. Can she find the killer before she becomes the next victim?
Anything For A Story by Cynthia Hickey is a fun, light cozy mystery. Stormi is an author of romance books and she stumbles across a body in her gated community. She decides a foray into writing romantic mystery would be good for her career, and sets out to gather story ideas and solve the crime. Her mother, sister, niece and nephew show up uninvited and move in with Stormi, much to her chagrin. She becomes involved with Detective Matthew Steele.
I liked the flow of the story and it was a quick read. Light mystery, light romance, and light-hearted characters made this story (the first in a new series) a perfect summer afternoon read. I enjoyed it and look forward to the next installment in Stormi’s series.