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Coming Attractions: March Comes In Like a Lion Edition

IN THE February 28 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andComing Attractions!,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSunny Frazier
SECTIONS

by Sunny Frazier

Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of Staged To Death by Karen Rose Smith and Murder By Gravity by Barbara Graham.

While the East coast suffered with storm after storm, the Valley started heating up in mid-February. I took my reading out by the pool. Here’s a few titles roaring your way:

bookJust what we need on a frosty day: Ladle To the Grave, the latest Soup Lover’s Mystery. Lucky Jamieson is the owner of By the Spoonful in Snowflake, VT. The local ladies are organizing a pagan celebration for spring when one is poisoned with an herbal concoction by Lucky’s grandfather. And then her friend finds a corpse in the creek. How to get out of hot water before it all boils over? Connie Archer heats things up!

Simon Wood takes on a road trip to Las Vegas with grad students Holli and Zoe. On the way home, a sadistic killer grabs Hollli and Zoe flees for her life. A year later, a similar abduction occurs and Zoe helps detectives by retracing her steps in the desert. But the “Tally Man” is waiting for her–The One That Got Away.

bookDetective Gabriel McRay is on his 3rd outing in Laurie Stevens’ The Mask of Midnight. At a trial McRay faces a killer who blames him for ruining his life. The man’s theatrical skills and criminal genius forces McRay to face psychological demons. Who will win this deadly cat & mouse game?

When four women are murdered and posed on a park bench in Montreal, it’s a PR disaster. In the mayor’s office, Martine LeDuc has the task of acting as liaison between her boss and the police. Teamed up with Detective Julian Fletcher, they discover a secret dating back to the ’50s when orphanages were converted to asylums and children used for experiments. So, who’s bearing a grudge now? Asylum is the 1st in a series by Jeanette de Beauvoir.

bookGay couple Landon Weir does animal rehab, and Brock Summers works with the Colorado parks and Wildlife. Poachers are killing bears and skinning them. Brock is attacked by a black bear he’s trying to release into the wild but there are predators more deadly coming from an unexpected corner. Read Grizzly Discovery by A.J. Marcus while safe at home in front of the fireplace!

Matty Cruz is on her 5th adventure, The Couper Vendetta by R. Marquez. Her relationship with Sam Bester has its problems, but how do you disconnect with someone who’s saved your life several times? Now he’s disappeared on another one of his “vacations” and Matty’s instincts tell her he might not come back intact.

bookClea Simon is back with her pet noir mystery #5, Kittens Can Kill. Animal psychic Pru Marlowe gets called when a kitten is found by the corpse of a prominent lawyer. His three daughters blame feline allergies, drug interaction and each other. Along with catty observations by Pru’s cat Wallis and the grudging compliance of her cop boyfriend, Pru pushes on.

I nearly missed these titles that came out in February:

Marja McGraw asks How Now Purple Cow in Bogey Man Mystery #5. When young Mikey Cross finds ceramic cows, a ring and notes left by a mystery writer popular in the ’50’s, his parents’ and grandparents’ lives are turned topsy-turvy. It’s pure vintage with an elderly assassin on the prowl.

bookElizabethan London is the setting for The Hog Lane Murders. This is the 4th in the series by John Yeoman featuring “cunning man” Hippo Yeoman, part saint, part charlatan.

Meanwhile, in Victorian San Francisco, businesswoman Annie Fuller is helping lawyer and beau with a case. The client, a female typesetter, is accused of murdering her boss but refuses to help with her defense. Adding to the mix is Annie’s future sister-in-law who wants to help and a Civil War vet how is a witness for the prosecution. Deadly Proof is the 4th in the series by M. Louisa Locke.

Writing team Karen Wiesner & Chris Spindler came out with Falcon’s Bend #5, As Patient As Death. Lisa and Det. Pete Shasta’s neighbor has cancer. She was swept off her feet in a whirlwind romance by a man who has seen two terminally ill wives to the grave. Now she’s in remission and that might be the death of her by this serial marrying man.

To enter to win copies of Staged To Death by Karen Rose Smith and Murder By Gravity by Barbara Graham, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Lion” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen after March 7, 2015. 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!

Click on this link to purchase any of these books!

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 Sandy ToddNo Gravatar February 28, 2015 at 2:20pm

Hey Sunny! Congrats on your newest release! It’s a must read for me!
I’d love to win Barbara Graham’s latest. She’s a quilt maker just as I am and we belong to the same quilt maker website.
I’ve yet to read anything by Rose Smith…would love to give it a whirl too!
Sandy in So. California

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2 Jeanetta S.No Gravatar February 28, 2015 at 3:12pm

The books are awesome, and I can’t wait to read them. Thank you for the giveaway. Please enter me in the contest.

myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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3 Marilyn WatsonNo Gravatar
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
March 1, 2015 at 2:59am

Both of these Books are supposed to be really good. I like the sound of them. Please enter me…
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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4 Linda ThorneNo Gravatar
Twitter: @lindamthorne
March 1, 2015 at 8:37am

Thank you. The names alone, Staged to Death and Murder by Gravity, sound super. A variety of interesting books here. I wish I had more time for the of good books coming out so fast.

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5 Amy M. ReadeNo Gravatar
Twitter: @readeandwrite
March 2, 2015 at 9:13am

I wouldn’t know where to start with the books featured today, but I take it as a challenge! They all sound good–I wish there were more hours in the day to spend reading!

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6 LynnNo Gravatar March 2, 2015 at 4:27pm

Boy, would THIS be fun reading! Thanks for the opportunity!

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7 BETTYWNo Gravatar March 2, 2015 at 6:27pm

All of these books sound like wonderful reads! Thank you for another terrific contest! Both of these books, Staged To Death by Karen Rose Smith and Murder By Gravity by Barbara Graham, sound great~thank you for the chance to win copies! Sunny, while you’ve been by the pool, I’ve been digging out from about 2 feet of snow. I’m ready to lay down my shovel and pick up a book!

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8 BETTYWNo Gravatar March 2, 2015 at 6:32pm

All of these books sound like wonderful reads! Thank you for another terrific contest! Both of these books, Staged To Death by Karen Rose Smith and Murder By Gravity by Barbara Graham, sound great~thank you for the chance to win copies! Sunny, while you’ve been by the pool, I’ve been digging out from about 2 feet of snow. I’m ready to lay down my shovel and pick up a book! woodrumbetty@gmail.com

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9 Barbara GrahamNo Gravatar March 20, 2015 at 9:53am

Sorry to have fallen down on the job. Husband fell ill and is better now but it well past the middle of the month. Sorry.

The winner of Murder by Gravity is Linda Thorne.

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10 LorieNo Gravatar
Twitter: @mysteryrat
March 20, 2015 at 5:26pm

We have a winner as seen above, Linda wins both books
Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher

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