Madcap mysteries set in the off, off, OFF Broadway world of theater


I’m Cindy Brown, mystery writer, theater geek, and purveyor of general silliness. I’m also the author of the Ivy Meadows mysteries, the Agatha Award-nominated screwball series set in the off, off, OFF Broadway world of theater. I try to live by the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.”

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January Readings with Friends and a Free Writers Workshop in February!

I’ll be joining fellow mystery authors Gigi Pandian and Lisa Alber in Portland, OR at Annie Blooms Books on January 30th, then traveling to the BookBin in Salem, OR to join the rest of Not the Usual Suspects on January 31st, and presenting a free workshop on writing dialogue in Hillsboro, OR on February 27th.

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My monthly newsletter is chock full of slightly silly news and trivia about theater and mystery (like “best places to hide the body”). You can check out the latest version here. It comes just once a month straight to your inbox (and I will never share your email address). Subscribe to Slightly Silly News […]

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