Cyndy Salzmann

» Posted on Jun 17, 2007 in Blog | 2 comments

This week I am featuring Cyndy Salzmann who will be giving away in a drawing, Crime & Clutter. If you want to be in the drawing for the book, please email me by next Sunday at

The winner of Lena Nelson Dooley’s book is Kim.

Bio: Cyndy Salzmann, the busy mother of three teenagers, began writing in 1997 as a way of avoiding doing the laundry. Her first books—Making Your Home a Haven: Strategies for the Domestically Challenged; The Occasional Cook; Strategies for Overcommitted Families; and Beyond Groundhogs and Gobblers: Putting Meaning into Your Holidays—led to a speaking career at women’s events across the country. Her latest, Crime and Clutter, is a follow-up to her debut mystery, Dying To Decorate.


Book Title: Crime & Clutter
ISBN: 978-1-58229-644-9
Publisher: Howard Books/Simon & Schuster

Book Blurb:

A storage unit, a 1963 Volkswagen minibus, and tattered letters…reveal shattering secrets from the ’60s.

It’s been a year since Mary Alice lost her father — the father she never really knew. Now she’s stuck cleaning out his rubbish from a storage unit. Just when she’d rather it all go away from her well-ordered life, her long-held secret is discovered by the feisty Marina, one of the six members of the Friday Afternoon Club.

When these friends make it their mission to help Mary Alice tackle her stash, they arrive at the storage unit, prepared to clean. But what they discover takes them on a riotous ride through the crime and clutter of the sixties, the angst and betrayal of those caught in The Revolution, and the forgiveness that can only come through acceptance of a different kind of Cause.


  1. I loved Crime & Clutter. I read Cyndy’s first fiction book (as well as all her non-fiction books) and love it, Dying to Decorate, so I expected to have fun (and get hungry!) reading Crime & Clutter. But it was more than fun. Cyndy’s really got a great gift for pacing. She’s telling these two stories, the historical 60s story and the contemporary story with Mary Alice talking about her father and they’re both just solid, engrossing stories, so you read one adn get really hooked, then Cyndy jumps to the other one and, when she does I think, “No Cyndy, go back to that.”
    But before I knew it, I’d be hooked into the other story. Excellent, fast paced, read.
    I can’t wait for Killer Karpool.

  2. I just loved the interview, Cyndy. Hilareous as always. Glad to see you handle rejection with as much maturity as I do. 🙂

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