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Sandra Murphy

Magical Mystery Cats For Halloween

IN THE October 20 ISSUE

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by Sandra Murphy


This week we have a fun group of cat mysteries which seemed perfect for Halloween! A Catered Cat Wedding: A Mystery with Recipes by Isis Crawford, Feral Attraction: A Cat Groomer Mystery by Eileen Watkins, and The Cats Came Back: A Magical Cats Mystery by Sofie Kelly.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Kate Kingsbury


Melanie West lives with her grandmother Liza and a resident ghost they call Orville. They’re not exactly sure who the laughing voice belongs to, but a ghost in an inn is a good marketing ploy so why not use him.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Leslie Meier


Lucy Stone, a young wife and mother, juggles motherhood, her home, husband, and a part a part time job at the weekly newspaper, with a bit of crime solving on the side. Trick or Treat Murder is the first of the two books in this volume.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow



This week we have reviews & giveaways of 4 food mysteries to whet your reading appetite-Dim Sum of All Fears: A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien, Goodbye Cruller World: A Deputy Donut Mystery by Ginger Bolton, Stabbed in the Baklava: A Kitchen Kebab Mystery by Tina Kashian, and Premeditated Peppermint: Amish Candy Shop Mystery by Amanda Flower.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Jennifer Graeser Dornbush


Emily Hartford is in her third year of surgical residency and recently engaged to another med student. They hardly have time to see each other considering their schedules and taking every opportunity to observe other surgeries.

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3 Mysteries With A Creative Slant!

IN THE September 22 ISSUE

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by Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of 3 mysteries that all have a creative slant to the setting-writing, knitting, and glass blowing-A Dark and Twisting Path: A Writer’s Apprentice Mystery By Julia Buckley, Died in the Wool: A Knit & Nibble Mystery By Peggy Ehrhart, and Shattered at Sea: A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery By Cheryl Hollon.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Donna Andrews


Meg Langslow can get in the weirdest predicaments while doing the most ordinary things. For instance, when Robyn Smith, the minister, is on pregnancy bed rest, Meg agrees to lock the church after various evening meetings and check on the toucan Robyn is caring for while his owner is deployed.

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by Kathleen Costa,
Cynthia Chow & Sandra Murphy



This week we have 5 more mysteries for your end of summer reading-Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding: Her Royal Highness series by Rhys Bowen, Grounds for Remorse: A Tallie Graver Mystery by Misty Simon, Midnight Snacks are Murder: A Poppy McAllister Mystery by Libby Klein, Murder at Ochre Court: Gilded Newport Mysteries by Alyssa Maxwell, Scandal Above Stairs: Kat Halloway Mysteries by Jennifer Ashley.

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by Sandra Murphy




Angie Curtis moved from toasty Arizona to Maine where five or six inches of snow doesn’t stop the town cold but acts as an excuse to bring out the snow plow for a quick run. Her grandmother has married the minister so now Angie has a house, kitten, and a needlepoint business, all a far cry from her previous PI job.

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by Sandra Murphy



Martha Rose received a mysterious package in the mail. It asked her to return her DNA to find out if she had any other relatives. Luckily, it was sent by her daughter so that mystery was solved. However, the results brought about more questions than answers.

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by Sandra Murphy



You’d think nuns, I mean sisters (nuns are cloistered, sisters are in the community, at least according to Sister Marianna and it doesn’t pay to disagree with her). Anyway, you’d think sisters would be able to plan a retreat for their congregation’s annual Advent retreat without disagreement.

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by Sandra Murphy
& JC Eaton



Arizona, a nice place for seniors to live. Sophie (Phee), is happy to be near her mother although a bit of distance would be helpful. Phee works as an accountant for an investigative service.

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by Sandra Murphy



Jonathan Grave is about the only guy who can take his girlfriend on a romantic vacation and end up saving the world as we know it. Jonathan and Gail are at the Crystal Sands Resort, a beautiful place where the staff anticipates your every desire.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Carola Dunn


In London, 1928, a time of nannies and servants, taking care of children should be a lot easier. That depends on the nanny. Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher’s Nanny Gilpin has firm ideas of the proper behavior for both children and their parents.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of some fun July mysteries (with one June book thrown in) that all tie in to food and drink-Killer Green Tomatoes: A Farm-to-Fork Mystery by Lynn Cahoon, Italian Iced: An Ethnic Eats Mystery by Kylie Logan, Bought the Farm: A Farmer’s Daughter Mystery by Peg Cochran, and Last Call: Mack’s Bar Mystery by Allyson K. Abbott.

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by Sandra Murphy



Annie Carson is a Western horsewoman, unfamiliar with dressage except to wonder, “What’s the point?” She’s pulled into the dressage world to help sell a stable of horses her boyfriend, Max, inherited.

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