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Cynthia Chow

by Cynthia Chow


When Lara Caphart was called to help her aunt back in Whisker Jog, New Hampshire, Lara wasn’t sure what to expect. Rumors swirled that Fran Clarkson had become the epitome of a cat lady, and the discovery of eleven cats living in Aunt Fran’s run-down Victorian did little to dispel that.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Winnie Archer


It took the death of her mother to finally bring Ivy Culpepper back to Santa Sofia, California, but that tragedy led to her finally feeling she was home. A professional photographer, Ivy has also found delight working in the Yeast of Eden bakery, under the tutelage of master magical baker Olaya Solis.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews of several more fun mysteries from Penguin and Kensington authors-Death in the Stacks: A Library Lover’s Mystery by Jenn McKinlay, Murder with Lemon Cakes: Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery by Karen Rose Smith, X Marks the Scot: A Liss MacCrimmon Mystery by Kaitlyn Dunnett, Murder in an English Village: A Beryl and Edwina Mystery by Jessica Ellicott, Of Murder and Men: A Cat Latimer Mystery by Lynn Cahoon, and City of Lies by Victoria Thompson .

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by Cynthia Chow



It is a bitter truth that it took the loss of Samantha Washington’s greatest love for her to achieve her greatest dream. While she and her husband had always dreamed of owning their own mystery book store, it was not until his death six months ago that insurance money and the sale of their home provided the incentive and means.

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by Cynthia Chow,
Sandra Murphy, Terrance Mc Arthur, & Lorie Lewis Ham


Once again another year has ended, and we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2017. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5 favorite books they reviewed in 2017 (well some of them may fudge on that a bit).

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sheila Lowe


It started out as a simple favor. Unable to fly by plane following hip surgery, psychotherapist Zebadiah Gold asks his friend Claudia Rose to fly to Maine in his place to interview a serial killer. Roxanne Becker was the subject of a book being written by Professor Madeleine Maynard, but her recent death has the manuscript unfinished and left to Zebadiah to complete.

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New Year Mystery Catchup!

IN THE January 6 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andFood Fun,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andPets,
andSandra Murphy
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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



We are catching up on some reviews for your beginning of the new year reading-“A Crime of Poison” A Silver Six Crafting Mystery by Nancy Haddock, “A Late Frost” An Orchard series by Sheila Connolly, “Etched in Tears” A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery by Cheryl Hollon,“Stay Calm and Collie On” A Pet Palace Mystery by Lane Stone and “That Olde White Magick” An Abracadabra Mystery by Sharon Pape.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have 5 more food mysteries for your Christmas enjoyment-A Deadly Éclair: A French Bistro Mystery by Daryl Wood Gerber, Blackberry Burial: A Berry Basket Mystery by Sharon Farrow, Honey-Baked Homicide: A Down South Café Mystery by Gayle Leeson, Potions and Pastries: A Magical Bakery Mystery by Bailey Cates, and Running Out of Time: A Dodie O’Dell Mystery by Suzanne Trauth.

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Kensington Mystery Catchup

IN THE December 23 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andPets,
andSandra Murphy
SECTIONS

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



As we end 2017 we have 3 more mysteries from Kensington authors-2 with pets and one involving a funeral home-The Persian Always Meows Twice: A Cat Groomer Mystery by Eileen Watkins, Dial Meow for Murder: A Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery by Bethany Blake, and Cremains of the Day: A Tallie Graver Mystery by Misty Simon.

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by Cynthia Chow


Turning thirty is a milestone in anyone’s life, and for Charli Rae Warren it brings with it a new career, home, and mended relationship with her hometown. She never thought that after running away from home at the age of seventeen that she would return to Hazel Rock to run the Book Barn Princess with the father she once demonized.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Kate Carlisle


In the six years since Shannon Hammer took over California’s Hammer Construction from her father, she has not regretted it for a second. She and her sister grew up on construction sites, and there’s nothing Shannon loves more than the challenge of restoring homes to their former glory.

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by Cynthia Chow


Belfast McGrath fled to New York City just after high school in an attempt to escape her interfering family and the ever-present cloud of suspicion. The town of Foster’s Landing always believed that Bel knew something about the disappearance of her best friend Amy Mitchell, and it continues to haunt Bel to this day.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Theodore Feit



This week we have 5 more Christmas mysteries for your holiday reading-Hark the Herald Angels Slay: A Year-Round Christmas Mystery by Vicki Delany, Not a Creature was Purring: A Paws & Claws Mystery by Krista Davis, Slay Bells Ring: Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mystery by Karen Rose Smith, Yuletide Homicide>/em>: A Wiccan Wheel Mystery by Jennifer David Hesse, and The Ghost of Christmas Past: A Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Barbara Early


A costumed superhero takes a less-than-majestic flight in the second mystery featuring Liz McCall and the Well Played Vintage Toyshop. November’s East Aurora Train and Toy Show in Western New York is a profitable opportunity for Liz and her father to promote their vintage toys before the holiday season, but Liz never expected that her childhood nemesis would be hosting the comic book booth next to her.

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