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Cynthia Chow

by Cynthia Chow
& Maddie Day



Now that she has her Pans ‘N Pancakes business up and running, Robbie Jordan is taking the next step of adding the “bed” to her breakfast-and-lunch restaurant. Her first guests at the bed-and-breakfast are her newly discovered father and stepmother from Italy, Robert and Maria Fracasso.

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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 Cynthia Chow


The death of her Aunt Lily led Brie Hooker back to Ardon County, South Carolina, where she stayed to help her other Aunt Eva run their Udderly Kidding Dairy. A devout vegan, Brie has grown to love the goats of the cheese and milk farm, even when they are a little aggressive with greetings (and an inadvertent turned back).

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by Cynthia Chow



Until her broken ankle heals and she can return to her soloist position with the New England Ballet Theater, Allie Larkin is recuperating and helping out with her aunt’s Lazy Mermaid Lobster Shack in Mystic Bay. Although business is already booming for the kitschy, mermaidabilia lobster restaurant, Aunt Gully enthusiastically jumps at the chance to be the caterer for Stellene Lupo’s annual Fourth of July party.

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by Cynthia Chow



This week we have reviews & giveaways of some more fun mysteries that have been released this summer. We have fashion, food and libraries-A Passion for Haunted Fashion: A Haunted Vintage Mystery by Rose Pressey, Bear Witness to Murder: A Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery by Meg Macy, Cake and Punishment: A Southern Cake Baker Mystery by Maymee Bell, Murder Made to Order: An All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery by Lena Gregory, and Shelved Under Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery by Victoria Gilbert.

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by Cynthia Chow



Following the trial and conviction of the man responsible for her husband’s murder, Tricia Miles is finally feeling ready to move on with her life. Spurred on by more than a little nudging from her sister Angelica, Tricia is running to replace her sibling as the president of the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce.

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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 Cynthia Chow



Missouri’s Death Investigator Angela Richman has survived six strokes, brain surgery, and a coma, but even before the trauma, she has never fully understood the pretentious privilege of Chouteau County.

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by Cynthia Chow



It’s finally happening. Rare book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is marrying Derek Stone, the dashing British security expert whom she first met over a dead body.

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by Cynthia Chow



Alex Vlodnachek loved being a reporter. After twelve years of struggling to cover the news stories she wanted and battling editors, the offer of an actual sustainable salary lured her to the dark side of Public Relations.

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