Other People's Money

Two friends from Madeline’s past seek her help with delicate personal matters that could have lasting repercussions if not nipped in the bud.

Embezzlement by a trusted employee forces Jane Townsend to seek Madeline’s assistance in finding their bookkeeper and the missing trust funds before Mark’s investors get wind of the breach.

Carl Kemper is justifiably concerned that his recently-widowed father’s young fiancée may be after the elderly man’s fortune.

While Madeline and her team search for the missing bookkeeper and try to get the skinny on the possible gold-digger, startling connections begin to appear as seemingly unrelated incidences add to the complexity of what they’re dealing with. The MDPI team is pulled in several different directions while they try to track down grifters who find the lure of other people’s money too hard to resist.

Other People’s Money is the seventh book in the beloved Madeline Dawkins series of mystery novels.

“A wonderful mystery that keeps the reader guessing to the end!”
“Grifters, imposters and intrigue, oh my!”
“Fast-paced and suspenseful read.”
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“What a great story – three routine cases come in to MDPI that morph and intertwine with each other and grow into so much more. The characters are great and growing with each book. I can’t wait for the next book when I hope we get to learn more about the cousins! You can sit and binge read this book and thoroughly enjoy it, but like Maddie I need to stop and sort out all the new clues. Of course Maddie does a better job than me solving the cases. A really enjoyable read – great characters, plot and conclusion!”

“Four elements make for a stand-out story: character, plot, setting, and tension. And yes, yes, yes, yes—Hamilton engages all of her know-how to bind these essential components and to make them shine! What I enjoy best are Hamilton’s characters—their motivations, how they think and interact—even the minor ones are never flat or dull. This suspenseful novel was a pleasure to read, and for sure, I’ll plunk down my hard earned money on whatever else this author publishes.”

“Cynthia Hamilton does it again with this latest Madeline Dawkins mystery thriller. Three related cases with lots of twists and turns including a surprise ending. Grab your copy now of this latest instalment and if you haven’t read any of the Madeline Dawkins series, start now. You won’t be disappointed.”

“Maddie, Mike, and Samir are the likable and competent main characters in this series, and with each installment, Ms. Hamilton gives a little more insight into their personalities, and I come to like them even more. This book was a wonderfully complex and suspenseful read, and the intricacies in the plot, and the weaving together of the three different cases that the team was working on simultaneously was impressive. I applaud the author as a skilled storyteller, and over the last few years, she has become one of my favorites in this genre. I look forward to the next book in this exciting series.”