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Coming Attractions: I Just Like the Titles

IN THE January 28 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andComing Attractions!,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSunny Frazier
SECTIONS

by Sunny Frazier

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win an ebook copy of another book coming out in February, The House on Candlewick Lane by Amy Reade.

bookWelcome to Yeast of Eden, the Mexican bread shop in Santa Sofia, California, and the first in the series by Winnie Archer. Struggling photographer Ivy Culpepper has lots of soul-searching when she came back to town. When she enters a bread making class, it’s the aroma of fresh conchas in the oven, or her instant connection with the owner and her sisters, but Ivy knows she’s found the missing ingredients in her life. When a classmate is discovered stabbed to death in her car, the prime suspects are the sisters. Ivy embarks on a murder investigation to prove their innocence and seize the real killer. Kneaded to Death is a book you “knead” in your life.

bookIn Wagtail, Virginia, Holly Miller and her grandmother are preparing the Sugar Maple Inn for a matchmaking festival for pet owners. Holly has no interest in pairing up, and unfortunately, the one man Holly does meet is dead cold. He has a letter from grandma in his pocket. Holly, with the help of Trixie the Jack Russell and Twinkletoes the kitten, must find the real killer. Mission Impawsible is the fourth in the Paws & Claws series by Krista Davis.

bookLibrarian Charlie Harris is known around Athena, Mississippi, for walking his Maine Coon cat Diesel. Charlie is stressed out because The Southern Academic Libraries Association is holding the annual meeting at Athena College. Since Charlie is the interim library director, he must deliver the welcome speech. The keynote address will be delivered by Charlie’s old nemesis from library school. It’s been thirty years since they’ve seen each other. When in the keynote the man says degreed librarians will be obsolete in the academic libraries of the future, more than hackles are raised. While nobody is surprised he’s been done away with, Charlie was seen having an argument and has jumped to the top of the suspect list. 12 Angry Librarians is the eighth book in Miranda James’ Cat in the Stacks series.

bookNola Mae Harper is too busy restocking the jars of preserves and chutney in her shop, Peachy Keen, to keep up with gossip about the upcoming mayors’ election. Local farmer Clem Rogers claims he has a bombshell that could take small business owner Margie Price out of the running. But before Clem can reveal his juicy secret at the debate, his actual barn goes up in flames—with him inside of it. The town casts their votes against Margie, but Nola isn’t convinced the hardworking woman is capable of murder. War and Peach is the third book in Susan Furlong’s Georgia Peach Mysteries.

bookAfter a honeymoon cruise, Hannah Swensen is eager to get back to Lake Eden, Minnesota, and her bakery. Unfortunately, her mother’s neighbor and former stage actress is found murdered in the condo downstairs. The actress was active in the theater community during her brief appearance in town and made lots of enemies along the way. Solving the crime might prove trickier than mixing up the ultimate banana cream pie. Banana Cream Pie Murder is the twenty-first book in JoAnne Fluke’s Hanna Swensen series

bookDid you know Facials Can Be Fatal? During the December holidays, the last thing salon owner Marla Vail needs is a dead body slathered in a green facial mask at her new day spa. The victim was a major donor for Friends of Old Florida, a historic building preservation society. Marla’s stylists are scheduled to work backstage at the upcoming fashion show, but a murder might put a crimp in their plans. Hoping to salvage her reputation, Marla determines to track down the suspects. This is the thirteenth book of Nancy J. Cohen’s Bad Hair Day Mysteries.

bookIRS Special Agent Tara Holloway is tasked with assisting the border patrol in pursuing unscrupulous “coyotes” who’ve transported illegal immigrants across the border. But that means Tara must she investigate her old flame whose landscaping business employs illegals, but also has to convince her new romantic partner that she doesn’t carry a torch for her ex. It’s Death, Taxes and Sweet Potato Fries in Diane Kelly’s eleventh book in Tara Holloway Mysteries.

To enter to win a EBOOK copy of another book coming out in February, The House on Candlewick Lane by Amy Reade-simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “titles” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen after February 4, 2017. U.S. residents only.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section. Check back every month for Coming Attractions!

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Sunny Frazier worked with an undercover narcotics team in Fresno County for 17 years before turning her energies to writing the Christy Bristol Astrology Mysteries. Based in the San Joaquin Valley of California, the novels are inspired by real cases and 35 years of casting horoscopes.

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1 Amy M. ReadeNo Gravatar
Twitter: @readeandwrite
January 28, 2017 at 4:53pm

These books sound great, as they always do in Sunny’s column, and I love the titles! Thanks for spotlighting my new book, too. :)

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2 Jill BroussardNo Gravatar January 29, 2017 at 8:28am

I have some of these books on my TBR list and some are new to me. Thankyou for introducing them. Thankyou for the chance to win The House on Candlewick Lane! minishoes@msn.com

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3 peggy claytonNo Gravatar January 30, 2017 at 9:38am

Such good books coming out to read and so excited. Thank you for entering me for a chance to win House on Candlewick lane ! ptclayton2@aol.com

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4 Doward WilsonNo Gravatar January 30, 2017 at 6:32pm

Some great reads coming out, thanks for the chance to win.

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5 TerellNo Gravatar January 31, 2017 at 4:56pm

Great column Sunny! Glad to see you back on form. The House on Candlewick Lane sounds intetesting.

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6 Sunny FrazierNo Gravatar February 2, 2017 at 3:31pm

I’m so trying to stay in the game!

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7 Dianne CaseyNo Gravatar January 31, 2017 at 5:53pm

Thanks for the info on the new releases. Can’t wait to read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of “The House on Candlewick Lane”.
diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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8 Lizz Reeves FidlerNo Gravatar
Twitter: @Lizzdmc
February 1, 2017 at 11:42am

This one looks good!

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9 LorieNo Gravatar
Twitter: @mysteryrat
February 6, 2017 at 12:17pm

We have a winner!

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