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Sandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy



Josie Prescott is an antiques appraiser, seller, and collector. She’s set to appraise her friend Mo’s newest acquisition, a Japanese woodblock print. It’s hard to know which are real prints and which are counterfeit, but Josie and her team are up to the job.

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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 Sandra Murphy



Molly Pink lives an exciting life or at least an action filled one. Molly’s the manager and in charge of special events at the bookstore. Another employee, Adele, is a hit with kids and parents.

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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 Sandra Murphy
& Susan Wittig Albert



China Bayles sells herbs fresh in pots, dried in jars, molded into soaps, poured into lotions, and woven into wreaths. Next door, her best friend Ruby has her own shop where she deals in the more mystical side of the universe.

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by Sandra Murphy



Freddie Venton considers herself a journalist, but she’s working in a coffee shop, writing for free. When she runs into a childhood friend, now a police officer, she follows her to a crime scene.

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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 Sandra Murphy
& Devon Delaney



Sherry Frazzelle is working part-time for her dad, entering cooking contests, and learning to live alone after splitting from her lawyer husband. The latest contest is for home cooks, sponsored by OrgaNicks. Sherry’s sister Marla is a finalist, too.

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by Sandra Murphy



Ready for some spicy chili? Broken Boot, Texas, is the place to go. It’s the first chili cook-off but the plans are in place and it looks to be a great success. The contestants are getting set up and tourist are arriving for free samples and all the dancing.

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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 Sandra Murphy



Here are three more mysteries from Kengsington authors for your spring reading-Color Me Murder: The Pen & Ink Mystery by Krista Davis, I Know What You Bid Last Summer: A Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery by Sherry Harris, and Murder She Knit: A Knit & Nibble Mystery by Peggy Ehrhart.

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by Sandra Murphy



Rob Soliz and Frank Pierce are partners at the Dallas Police Department. They don’t always play by the rules and dance between solving the case and getting in trouble for how they did it. When they get called to the boss’ office, their first thought is, “What did we do now?”

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by Sandra Murphy
& Joanne Fluke




Hannah Swensen’s cookie shop is doing well. It keeps her busy and her mind off the fact that her husband has disappeared. Newlywed, she’s now in limbo until she knows where Ross is and why he left without a word.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Leslie Karst



Sally Solari worked at her family’s Italian family-style restaurant until she inherited her aunt’s fine dining restaurant, Gauguin. Too bad her dad doesn’t understand the concept of having her own place now.

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