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Sandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy



In Star City, Utah, Clare Henry works with her grandfather at The Rescued Word. They repair typewriters, books, and save old typesetting fonts. It should be a calm and relaxing place to work, but that’s not always the case.

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by Sandra Murphy



Brynn and her cadaver dog, Wilco, returned home from their third tour in the Middle East, a little worse for wear after an IED exploded near them. Wilco is deaf and lost a leg, Brynn gained a lot of scars. Both have PTSD.

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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 Sandra Murphy
& Elizabeth Duncan



Charlotte Fairfax was born in England but now lives in the States. She’s a costume designer for The Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company. She, her Corgi Rupert, and her significant other Ray, a local police officer, share one of three bungalows on the grounds of a hotel where the plays are performed. This year, the theater company is lucky enough to have English actor Audrey Ashley as their star. Audrey’s sister, Maxine, acts as her dresser between scenes as well as her manager.

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by Sandra Murphy



Inspire peace and unity by participating in National Hugging Day, January 21. The Los Angeles location wants to set a new Guiness Book World Record but if you can’t make it to LA, plan your own hugging party.

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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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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 Sandra Murphy




Enjoy some wine related mysteries for your New Year’s Eve reading-Full Bodied Murder: A Rose Avenue Wine Club Mystery by Christine E. Blum, The Vineyard Victims: A Wine Country Mystery by Ellen Crosby, and A Case of Syrah, Syrah: A Wine Country Mystery by Nancy Parra.

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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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by Sandra Murphy



Piper Prescott is attracted to Sheriff Wyatt McBride. They got off on the wrong foot in previous encounters, but the last year has shown some promise. At least until Wyatt was spotted having dinner or sharing chili cheese fries with the town’s leading realtor, Shirley Randolph. Rumors are flying that the two are an intimate couple, putting a damper on any hope of a relationship for Piper.

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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 Sandra Murphy




Melanie Travis tries to live a calm life, but with five standard Poodles, a terrier, a son from a previous marriage, a supportive second husband and a four-year-old boy, it’s about impossible. Add in her Aunt Peg, former Poodle breeder, current dog show judge, and ever a critic, Melanie’s school work, and an impulsive brother, and she’s got her hands full.

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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 Sandra Murphy




A Christmas Eve wedding sounds so romantic, but when the groom backs out less than two weeks before the big day, it’s heart-wrenching. It would be one thing if he just had cold feet. It’s a whole other kind of hurt when he says he met someone more “Zen.”

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