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Cynthia Chow

by Cynthia Chow


Despite being the owner of Bay Island’s psychic shop Mystical Musings, Cass Donnovan doesn’t actually believe she’s psychic. This hasn’t stopped the nightmares that keep her up at night, with the vision of the same woman making Cass fearful of falling asleep.

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by Cynthia Chow


Six months after the death of her husband, Poppy McAllister Browne is still consoling herself with late night infomercial shopping, Pop-Tarts, and cookie dough. Feeling like she was fat, frumpy, and a failure, attending her twenty-fifth high school is about the last thing Poppy would ever want to do.

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by Cynthia Chow


Holly Davis would have preferred to have been a divorcee instead of a widow, but Burl didn’t give her the chance. Her philandering husband crashed his plane before Holly could throw the official papers and photographic evidence in his face, meaning that Holly was still obliged to put up a Southern-style pretense of mourning.

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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 Cynthia Chow
& Maddy Moor


Emily Miceli is taking her loyal clients of Destinations Travel on a whirlwind tour through southwest England, but considering their record of murder and mayhem, she should have expected a few speed bumps. To promote her and her husband’s new tourist agency, Emily has offered a discount rate to an additional six bloggers in exchange for some positive social media publicity.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Ellie Alexander


Taking place not long after the working vacation on a cruise depicted in A Crime of Passion Fruit, bakeshop owner Jules Capshaw is adjusting back to life running Torte and its expansion into the basement below. The Elizabethan-themed town of Ashland, Oregon, embraces the Bard as an inspiration to attract tourists, but most of the antics seem to be occurring behind-the-scenes.

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by Cynthia Chow


It was a rocky path that led Amy Webber to her position as the director of Virginia’s Taylorsford Public Library. She preferred being Clarion University’s academic librarian, but seeing her fiancé dallying with a violinist at a faculty reception made staying there impossible.

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by Cynthia Chow


Claustrophobic, fearful of heights, and favoring pink vintage couture over hiking books, Northwest Extreme outdoor magazine should not be Meg Reed’s natural habitat. Not enjoying the outdoors doesn’t mean that she hasn’t learned to appreciate or respect it though, and working for the publication has certainly forced her to push her boundaries and limits.

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by Cynthia Chow


At first, Ivy Meadows is delighted to receive a call from her friend and fellow actress Candy MoonPie. The love of MoonPies gave her the nickname, somewhat better than the actual name she received from her parents with a sense of humor, Candy Treat.

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History & Cat Mysteries

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by Cynthia Chow


Becoming the seamstress-in-residence for a reality show entry seemed like the ideal opportunity for Daria Dembrowski, who hoping to focus less on wedding gowns and more on historical garments. My House in History had chosen Priscilla Compton’s eighteenth century estate to be featured as she restored it back to how it was when it was first built, giving Daria the opportunity to sew embroidered curtains as well as Priscilla’s gown.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Angela Sanders


After opening her dream shop in Rock Point, Oregon, just the previous summer, Emmy Adler is pinning all of her hopes on the upcoming annual kite festival to boost her through the slow winter. It means competing against Sullivan’s Kites, but Emmy believes that her handcrafted designs are far more artistic than Jack Sullivan’s aerodynamically engineered ones.

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by Cynthia Chow


When Lara Caphart was called to help her aunt back in Whisker Jog, New Hampshire, Lara wasn’t sure what to expect. Rumors swirled that Fran Clarkson had become the epitome of a cat lady, and the discovery of eleven cats living in Aunt Fran’s run-down Victorian did little to dispel that.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Winnie Archer


It took the death of her mother to finally bring Ivy Culpepper back to Santa Sofia, California, but that tragedy led to her finally feeling she was home. A professional photographer, Ivy has also found delight working in the Yeast of Eden bakery, under the tutelage of master magical baker Olaya Solis.

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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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