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Coming Attractions: New Year’s Edition

IN THE December 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 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 Pearl Harbor Blues by Victoria Heckman, High Stakes by John McEvoy, & Murder at the Book Group by Maggie King from past Coming Attractions columns.

bookStart your 2015 off with a new series penned by Maine author Lea Wait. Angie Curtis left Haven Harbor with she was 18 to escape her mom’s legacy. A decade later she’s pulled back home when her mother’s body is found. After the agent for her grandmother’s custom needlepoint business is also murder, she has to wonder: has going home stirred up some secrets? Twisted Threads will excite your interest.

Every girl needs a morning cup of caffeine. Unfortunately, Jolie Gentil gets more than a “cup of joe” when she enters her favorite coffee shop, Java Jolt. The door is unlocked and the owner missing. When he shows up, he is injured. Suddenly, thugs think he’s passed something on to Jolie so she has a close call with an SUV, her home is broken into and a kidnapping occurs. Jolie has to figure it out so she can get back to appraising houses. Ground to a Halt is the eighty Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery by Elaine Orr.

bookSome fashions catch fire but when an outfit literally goes up in flames on the runway, fashion expert Samantha Kidd sees red. She recruits a hot photographer to help expose an arsonist. Some Like It Haute is #4 in Diane Vallere’s Style & Error Mysteries.

Who knew Germans are fascinated with the Wild West and especially American Indians? Dinah Pelerin is teaching about Native American cultures in Berlin when her Seminole mother, Snow, shows up. Mom has a scheme to blackmail a German tax dodger but it could reveal something Dinah has been keeping from the IRS and Norwegian boyfriend Thor. Swan attends a powwow where a man is found killed and scalped and now she’s the prime suspect. Where the Bones Are Buried is #5 Dinah Peterin International Mysteries by Jeanne Matthews.

bookWhat could be more fun than yoga lessons at a wedding? Kate Davidson agrees to go to the Elysian Springs Resort to teach guests a few moves. But when one is found dead in the hot tub, Kate becomes a suspect. A Killer Retreat is the second in the Downward Dog Mysteries by Tracy Weber.

It’s Murder by Gravity in the 6th Quilted Mystery series, The Coffin Quilt. When a charter pilot tells Sheriff Tony Abernathy that his passenger jumped sans parachute in a remote spot in Tennessee, it takes a mule ride to retrieve the body. The sheriff also has to brave a blizzard to reach the wife in North Carolina. His own wife is shocked when a woman with a knife in her back if discovered at the grocery store and a priceless quilt is stolen. Author Barbara Graham gives us the shivers!

A wealthy Beverly Hills couple hire former assassin Leine Basso to find their missing teenage daughter. Last seen partying in Tijuana, Leine’s investigation find the car with the boyfriend’s mutilated body. It’s a race to find the girl despite threats from the local cartel. The Body Market is #3 in the Leine Basso Mysteries by D.V Berkom.

To enter to win copies of Pearl Harbor Blues by Victoria Heckman, High Stakes by John McEvoy, & Murder at the Book Group by Maggie King simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “New Year” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen after January 3, 2015. U.S. residents only.

em>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 Jeanetta S.No Gravatar December 27, 2014 at 1:12pm

These three mystery books look great! I will add them to my ever growing book list. Please enter me in the contest.
myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com
Thank you

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2 Linda ThorneNo Gravatar
Twitter: @lindamthorne
December 27, 2014 at 5:16pm

The books look great, fresh, and interesting. I’m afraid to win any because I have a guilt-load before me. So many books, so little time. A friend of mine has been reading three books at a time (not at the exact same time of course). I don’t think I can do that, but I have read two books, where I’ll read one on my lunch breaks at work and one when I get home. I think I’ll do that again. A threesome is a little much for me.
A recent post from Linda Thorne: Nashville’s Mystery Group December 2014 & Christmas Short Story ContestMy Profile

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3 CarrielNo Gravatar December 30, 2014 at 8:59am

Hi Linda… I find that listening to my books while I sew, clean house or am driving my car lets me “read” more books than if I can only sit and read…(-; It relaxes me and I seem to have less of a guilty conscience about my reading habits!…lol
Carriel

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4 Tracy WeberNo Gravatar
Twitter: @tracywebertypes
December 27, 2014 at 6:10pm

Thanks so much for featuring my second book! I hope you love it!

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5 CarrielNo Gravatar December 30, 2014 at 9:03am

Looking forward to it!!!
Carriel

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6 Marilyn WatsonNo Gravatar
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
December 27, 2014 at 9:22pm

Love the sound of these…very good plots.
Marilyn Watson ewatvess@yahoo.com

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7 LynnNo Gravatar December 28, 2014 at 2:41am

This one sounds like GREAT reading!

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8 Helen KotowskeNo Gravatar December 28, 2014 at 1:36pm

Your reviews show how much variety there is for mystery story settings. Now there are more books to add to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway. My email address is mmamacitagrita@gmail.com

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9 Barbara GrahamNo Gravatar December 29, 2014 at 12:08pm

Thank you for featuring Murder by Gravity. I am doing a giveaway for a hardcover copy of the book. (I apologize for posting this late but Christmas out of town kept me off the internet.)

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10 Linda CoppolaNo Gravatar December 30, 2014 at 8:27am

I loved Lea Wait’s antique print series and look forward to a new one from her. And I read the first of Diane Vallere’s material witness series and loved it. Looks like I should check out her other series as well.
thanks for the reviews
please enter me in the contest as well.

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11 CarrielNo Gravatar December 30, 2014 at 9:01am

I’m looking forward to reading these books. Please enter me in the contest to win them! Love a good mystery!
Carriel

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12 Linda FiaccoNo Gravatar December 30, 2014 at 10:03am

First time I have seen this site. I will add it to my favorites. I think I will be looking for these book soon. I love my nook but also love to hold a real book sometimes. It’s much more personal.

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13 JoannaNo Gravatar December 31, 2014 at 1:24pm

Love to read mysteries,,,Sounds like fun!

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14 Dorothy S.No Gravatar January 2, 2015 at 11:38am

Love Barbara Graham’s other books. Looking forward to Barbara’s new one. I love reading mysteries and I will look for the other books mentioned above.

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15 Jane LeslieNo Gravatar
Twitter: @rnjane 56
January 3, 2015 at 12:47pm

Hope I’m not too late to enter to win these books! Reading is my passion and, being retired, I am able to indulge this passion for several hours each day. Would love to review these books on Amazon, Shelfari, and Goodreads. Fingers crossed!

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