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Kathleen Costa

by Kathleen Costa


“Clunk!” Sounds like Marabella’s mother has arrived. “Am I in trouble again?” The details behind how her mother can make the ghostly journey is complicated, but her appearance seems to herald dire events. “No, it’s Sam. Go check on Sam.” Sam, her seventy-year-old neighbor, had been a nice companion for Marabella’s mother before she got sick and in many ways a substitute father.

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by Kathleen Costa
& Amy Patricia Meade


Letitia “Tish” Tarragon divorced a year ago and moving on entails opening up a restaurant and catering business in a historic early twentieth century clapboard building in Hobson Glen, Virginia. Cookin’ the Books Café combines the best of two worlds…books and food. She has labeled herself and her style as a “literary caterer.” She can provide a Midsummer’s Night lawn party, Great Gatsby gala, Wonderland tea party, or a Christie-inspired murder mystery dinner. She also has cookbooks from around the world and a lending library for all to enjoy.

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by Kathleen Costa


It was November, 1923, prohibition is in its infancy along with a woman’s right to vote, and Uncle Rory has returned spouting claims that it’s life and death, his life and death. Wallie, at twenty-three years old, has been curious about her mysterious Uncle Rory since fifteen years ago she found his picture and met silence from family to her questions.

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by Kathleen Costa
& Traci Andighetti


Cassidi Contin left Texas and moved to Danger Cove, Washington, to claim the inheritance left to her by her Uncle Vinny who himself met a murderous end. The property’s claim to fame is that during the Klondike Gold Rush the building was home of the LeSalle House brothel…yes, a bordello popular with the prospectors heading north to find gold. Joining her is New Jersey make-up artist/step-cousin Gia DI Mitri, and together they open The Clip and Sip that combines the best a hair salon can offer with the best liquid concoctions including homemade liqueurs.

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by Kathleen Costa


Anna Celeste Burke is excellent at penning engaging cozy mysteries: clever plot lines, realistic characters, a bit of nail-biting, satisfying solutions. All of her series highlight the wonders of California like a peripheral character from the Coachella Valley to the Central Coast, then from the OC to the American Rivera just north of Santa Barbara to California’s wine country in and around Calistoga.

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by Kathleen Costa


Merry is “wedding” stressed, so much so that when she’s told the florist is dead in the front pew, she asks, “Did he drop off the flowers first?” Granted, a bit insensitive, but the wedding IS tomorrow! When the police respond to their 9-1-1 alarm, Merry expects her fiancé/detective to arrive on the scene, but the officer doesn’t know where he is, his cell goes right to voicemail, and the CIA-worthy tracking app installed on their phones pings nothing.

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by Kathleen Costa


What’s the worse thing to happen to a romance-challenged event planner? Well, being told by her boss that she’s planning the “happy” day for someone else! Julienne LeMere, resort management trainee for an upscale Colorado Springs resort, is assigned to manage the plans for a large-scale wedding including the rehearsal, dinner, wedding, and reception.

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by Kathleen Costa


The evening at Le Chat Rose is filled with reverie, but drama is never too far away. First issue…Gachet, the night chef, and Linnea, the maid, are locked in a disagreement over Gachet’s connection to the Friday the Thirteenth Club. Her strong Catholic background lends itself to superstition, and the Club flaunts their efforts to challenge superstitions at every opportunity.

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You Are the Top! My Best From 2018

IN THE January 12 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andKathleen Costa,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTV
SECTIONS

by Kathleen Costa


In 2018, I reviewed 160 entertaining books along with connecting with loads of talented and delightfully friendly authors. It was a daunting task to choose my top favorites for the year because every single book, and a few television shows, have provided me with hours of entertainment and some inspiration…

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by Kathleen Costa


From Great Britain to Canada and then Down Under, Acorn-TV offers engaging, sometimes quirky, mysteries, comedies, dramas, documentaries…something for every Anglophile’s tastes. I’ve been totally entertained over the past year since joining Acorn-TV.

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by Kathleen Costa


Thanksgiving is over, and Black Friday is looming. The busiest shopping day of the year is often a boost for anyone’s bottom line. Lilly Carlsen, owner of Juniper Junction Jewels, is anticipating a successful day, but reticent of the crowds and chaos, but that will be the least of her worries. She discovers the back door of her shop unlocked, the vault ajar, and a dead body behind the counter…Eden Barkley murdered by pearls!

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by Kathleen Costa


Kathi Daley has taken fans to Alaska garnering four and five star ratings for Harmony Carson and the residents of Rescue. She has woven just the right amount of paranormal into the storyline which is very intriguing and entertaining; it all fits well. Harmony has a gift to connect with people who are in danger or injured making her excellently suited as a member of a search and rescue team.

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