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Cynthia Chow

by Cynthia Chow


When a bucket of drywall compound landed on Alison Kerby’s head, it activated her family’s matrilineal ability to see and communicate with ghosts. After a rocky period of adjustment, Alison has successfully negotiated an arrangement with her two live-in ghosts to perform for scheduled appearances at her Harbor Haven Haunted Guesthouse.

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by Cynthia Chow


After an unsettling start at the Baxter Family Medicine office in Baxter, Michigan, Dr. Katie LeClair is feeling more assured that the small practice is the perfect place for her. While one partner in the practice recovers from a situation that nearly destroyed their office, Katie’s boyfriend Matt Gregor is doing locum tenens shifts and assisting as a temp doctor.

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February Catch-Up Mystery Group

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we are playing catch-up again with reviews of mysteries that have come out in the last couple of months-Deceased and Desist: A Tallie Graver Mystery by Misty Simon, Murder by the Book: Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery by Lauren Elliott, Murder at the Mill: An Iris Grey Mystery by M.B. Shaw, The Novel Art of Murder: A Mystery Bookshop Mystery by V.M. Burns.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


Here is another fun group of food and wine mysteries-Batter Off Dead: A Southern Cake Baker Mystery by Maymee Bell, One Taste Too Many: Sarah Blair Mystery by Debra H. Goldstein, Steamed Open: A Maine Clambake Mystery by Barbara Ross, Wine and Punishment: A Literary Pub Mystery by Sarah Fox, Live and Let Pie: A Bakeshop Mystery by Ellie Alexander, Kappy King and the Pie Kaper: An Amish Mystery by Amy Lillard.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Ellery Adams


Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is where people come to heal, find peace, and enjoy the natural hot springs of their popular spa. It is also where Nora Pennington has opened her bookstore Miracle Books, where she utilizes her unique “bibliotherapy” skills to match the customers with the perfect books they need in their lives.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Krista Davis


Managing Georgetown’s Color Me Read bookstore has introduced artist Florrie Fox to a whole new group of friends. Dolly Cavanaugh, one of the founding members of the Hues, Brews, and Clues coloring club, introduces Florrie into the intriguing world of yard and estate sales, where Dolly makes an astounding discovery.

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by Sandra Murphy,
Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur,
& Lorie Lewis Ham


Another year has ended, and once again we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2018. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10 favorite books they reviewed in 2018. Our newest reviewer, Katherine Costa, wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Duffy Brown


Although Evie Bloomfield has lived on Mackinac Island for two years, she’s still considered a come-here fudgie and not a born-here native. That doesn’t mean that Evie hasn’t already developed a reputation as a dead body finder, not to mention being a self-admitted busybody.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


We start off the new year with reviews and giveaways of another great group of fun mysteries published over the last couple months-The Name of the Rosé: A Rose Avenue Wine Club Mystery By Christine E. Blum, Slay in Character: A Cat Latimer Mystery by Lynn Cahoon, Hooks Can Be Deceiving: A Crochet Mystery by Betty Hechtman, Botched 4 Murder: A Sophie Kimball Mysteries by J. C. Eaton, A Moment in Crime: A Santa Fe Revival Mystery by Amanda Allen, Downright Dead: A B&B Spirits Mystery by Pamela Kopfler.

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by Cynthia Chow


In March of 1975, long before the #MeToo movement and still lingering in the Mad Men era, the brokerage firm of Bisby, Marshall & Wallace is a male-led office staffed by vulnerable young and attractive women. Widowed Ellison Russell has learned how to fend off advances by entitled men assuming she was available and needy, but Winthrop Marshall has proved to be the most obnoxious.

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by Cynthia Chow


Maizie Albright isn’t a private investigator, yet. She has two years of internship before earning her license, but she has played one on TV. The former child actress and star of Julia Pinkerton Teen Detective, Maizie is attempting to leave her old life behind as she transfers her acting skills into the real workplace.

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by Cynthia Chow


When a fortune teller declares “Death is near,” Ivy Meadows did her best to shrug it off. After all, she was attending the Phoenix Renaissance Faire where there was an abundance of fairies, pirates, dragons, and hobbits in attendance. Along with her brother, his girlfriend, and Ivy’s own boyfriend Matt, Ivy had been invited to support her friend Riley McFarlane’s jousting match.

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