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Cynthia Chow

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of 3 more fun mysteries for your summer reading: Murder She Wrote, A Date with Danger by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain and Jon Land, Murder Most Fermented: A Rose Avenue Wine Club Mystery by Christine E. Blum, and Hide and Sneak: A Savannah Reid Mystery by G.A. McKevett.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Kirsten Weiss



In a sugar-fueled bout of optimism, Valentine Harris doubled the staff of her new California coastal Pie Town shop. The future of her business depends on landing Silicon Valley’s Bar X as a client, with the first step being the pies she and her piecrust specialist Charlene McCree are providing for the Old West ghost town’s pie-eating competition.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Auralee Wallace



Erica Bloom does not have an issue with weddings. She just doesn’t like the dresses, flowers, gifts, music, centerpieces… So, maybe the nauseous look she gets when the topic comes up is why she is not asked to be the maid of honor for rival-turned-friend Candace, who instead turns to college friend Lyssa to help her walk down the aisle.

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by Cynthia Chow



On the surface, Virginia’s Storyton Hall Resort is a luxurious haven for bibliophiles seeking refuge from the high-tech, social media-obsessed outside world. To remain competitive, manager Jane Steward is investing in the construction of an adjacent spa that would expand the amenities being offered to her book-loving guests.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of 4 more mysteries that would be perfect for your June Wedding reading as they deal with cocktails, flowers, and France (what better honeymoon destination could there be)-Death of a Cookbook Author: A Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery by Lee Hollis, Natural Thorn Killer: A Rose City Mystery by Kate Dyer-Seeley, Dressed for Death in Burgundy: A French Village Mystery by Susan C. Shea, and Flowers and Foul Play: A Magic Garden Mystery by Amanda Flower .

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by Cynthia Chow
& Jenn McKinlay



It seems like it’s been a long time coming, but best friends Angie DeLaura and Tate Harper are finally getting married. Not only are they now business partners franchising Scottsdale’s Fairy Tale Cupcakes, but together with Melanie Cooper they have shared a love for movies and food since childhood.

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by Cynthia Chow



Lily Ivory knew she was going to have her hands full when she agreed to have her vintage clothing shop sponsor a coven’s fund-raising Magical Match Tea. Haight-Ashbury’s Welcome coven prided itself on being inclusive and well, welcoming, so what initially began as a matching-outfits mother-daughter event soon evolved into an all-gender, mother-figure brunch.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of 3 more mysteries from Kensington authors for your summer reading fun, with cats, dogs, antiques and food-Antiques Wanted: A Trash ‘n’ Treasures Mystery by Barbara Allan, The Uninvited Corpse: A Food Blogger Mystery by Debra Sennefelder, and The Bengal Identity: A Cat Groomer Mystery by Eileen Watkins.

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by Cynthia Chow



Giulia Driscoll may have long left behind her life as Sister Mary Regina Coelis, but the former nun seems unable to escape the Sisterhood. When she hears a cry for help, not even the second trimester of pregnancy can stop the professional private investigator from running towards danger.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of 5 mysteries all set in different parts of the UK-London Calling: A Mirabella Bevan Mystery by Sara Sheridan, In Prior’s Wood: Max Tudor series by G. M. Malliet, The Marmalade Murders: Penny Brannigan series by Elizabeth J. Duncan, The Golden Hour: A Nora Tierney English Mystery by M. K. Graff, and Lost Books and Old Bones: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery by Paige Shelton.

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by Cynthia Chow


Reading anthologies by a favorite author can be a tricky thing, as original short stories often serve as opportunities for writers to experiment with new characters and tones.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of 4 more fun mysteries-Bad Neighbors: An Agnes and Effie Mystery by Maia Chance, Plain Confessions: An Amish Mystery by Emma Miller, Santa Fe Mourning: A Santa Fe Revival Mystery by Amanda Allen, and Til Death Do Us Party: A Live and Di in Dixie Mystery by Vickie Fee.

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by Cynthia Chow


As a spy and elite security agent for the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, Davis Way Cole has prevented and outsmarted an endless number of schemes to steal and scam not just the casino, but thousands of its guests.

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by Cynthia Chow


Bruncliffe is not a village that soon forgives or forgets. This is why despite having left Yorkshire and his Black Sheep legacy nearly fifteen years ago, Samson O’Brien struggles to attract new business today.

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