Cue Ball Mystery

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 370 ratings

Playing With Poison Publisher's Summary

Pool shark Jessie Hewitt usually knows where the balls will fall and how the game will end. But when a body lands on her couch, and the cute cop in her kitchen accuses her of murder, even Jessie isn't sure what will happen next. She also isn’t sure how to catch a killer, but she's about to learn.

Her skill set doesn't exactly fit the task, however. Jessie put herself through college hustling at a pool table, and nowadays makes her living writing racy novels. This middle-aged romance author has excellent people-watching skills, a keen imagination, and street smarts going way back. Come to think of it, Jessie is the perfect sleuth.

Playing With Poison is a cozy mystery with a lot of humor, a little romance, and far too much champagne.

©2012 Cindy Blackburn (P)2014 Cindy Blackburn
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  • Book 1

    • Playing With Poison

    • Cue Ball Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Cindy Blackburn
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    Pool shark Jessie Hewitt usually knows where the balls will fall and how the game will end. But when a body lands on her couch, and the cute cop in her kitchen accuses her of murder, even Jessie isn't sure what will happen next. She also isn’t sure how to catch a killer, but she's about to learn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging and amusing

    • By hellkatjen on 07-08-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Double Shot

    • A Cue Ball Mystery
    • By: Cindy Blackburn
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Jessie Hewitt thought her pool-hustling days were long gone. But when uber-hunky cop Wilson Rye asks her to go undercover to catch a killer, she jumps at the chance to return to a sleazy poolroom. Jessie is confident she can handle a double homicide, but the doubly-annoying Wilson Rye is another matter altogether. What's he doing flirting with a woman half his age? Will Jessie have what it takes to deal with Tiffany La-Dee-Doo-Da Sass and solve the murders? Take a guess.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Such a fun and engaging light mystery!

    • By Trish on 09-08-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Three Odd Balls: A Humorous and Romantic Cozy

    • A Cue Ball Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Cindy Blackburn
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Murder meets menopause. Take a guess which wins. A romantic vacation for...five? This wasn't exactly what Jessie and Wilson had in mind when they planned their trip to the tropics. The fun begins when Jessie's delightfully spry mother, Wilson's surfer dude son, and Jessie's rabidly hyperactive New York agent decide to tag along. What kind of trouble can these three oddest of odd balls possibly get into? Take a guess.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best in this series

    • By Stacy on 06-04-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Four Play

    • A Humorous and Romantic Cozy , Cue Ball Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Cindy Blackburn
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Bad news comes in . . . fours? For romance author and former pool shark Jessie Hewitt it does. She hasn't written a decent sex scene in months, she hasn't shot a decent game of eight ball all year, and don't even ask about her supposed love life. And just when Jessie thinks things can't get any worse, a body lands on her car. Uber-hunky and altogether infuriating cop Wilson Rye suggests she concentrate on solving her other problems and leave the murder investigation to the experts. But does Jessie agree? Take a guess.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another funny mystery

    • By Aurrora Mom on 12-02-14
    • A Humorous and Romantic Cozy , Cue Ball Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Cindy Blackburn
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 07-11-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 58 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95