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Sandra Murphy

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews of 5 fun pet related mysteries-Claws for Concern: A Cat in the Stacks series by Miranda James, The Fast and the Furriest: A Second Chance Cat Mystery by Sofie Ryan, Death by a Whisker: A Cat Rescue Mystery by T.C. LoTempi, The Cat of the Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery by Vicki Delany, and Unbridled Murder: A Carson Stables Mystery by Leigh Hearon.

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by Sandra Murphy



Phyllis Newsom shares her home with three other teachers—Eve, Caroline and Sam. They enjoy each other’s company, love to cook, and it helps stretch retirement budgets. Sometimes, they investigate murders.

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by Sandra Murphy



Kat Holloway is a sought-after cook in manor house circles. Her new position is in Mayfair at the home of Lord Rankin. She expected the house to be in better order but chaos seems to be the tone. She’s barely started her job when a woman rushes into the kitchen and says she thinks she’s killed someone.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day then with a great meal-so this week we have a great meal of 5 food mysteries for you to enjoy and a wedding mystery-Biscuits and Slashed Browns: A Country Store Mystery by Maddie Day, Curses, Boiled Again!: A Lobster Shack Mystery by Shari Randall, Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue: A Wedding Planner Mystery by Stephanie Blackmoore, Scone Cold Killer: An All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery by Lena Gregory (the giveaway for this one only is EBOOK), Survival of the Fritters: A Deputy Donut Mystery by Ginger Bolton, Dial M for Mousse: An Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery by Laura Bradford.

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by Sandra Murphy



Maura Donovan wants to have more business at her pub. So far, the music nights have been a hit. Should food be added next? When an American businessman shows interest in bringing his hotel guests by for “an authentic look” at an Irish pub, she’s not that enthused. Why make the townspeople feel like an exhibit at the zoo just to make more money?

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A Pair of Winter Mystery Reads

IN THE January 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy
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by Sandra Murphy



We have a pair of December mysteries for your winter reading-Unnatural Causes: A Dr. Katie LaClair series by Dawn Eastman, and Stowed Away: A Maine Clambake Mystery by Barbara Ross.

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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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