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Kathleen Costa

by Kathleen Costa
& Kathi Daley


After her success solving her friend’s death, Amanda has decided to remain in Cutter’s Cove for the remainder of her six-week vacation hoping that she can actually have a vacation sans any ghosts, disturbances, or investigations.

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by Kathleen Costa



Along with her tack shop filled with all things for the avid horse person, Pepper Kane hopes to venture into the hospitality realm by opening a guest ranch, a B, B&B to be exact—bed, barn, & breakfast.

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by Kathleen Costa


Acorn TV is airing all sixteen 90-100 minute episodes of The Brokenwood Mysteries which first broadcast in 2014 and continued through 2017.

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by Kathleen Costa


Ok…what do you say when your grandmother-in-law says Elvis died in the bed she shared with him? What?! Slow down start from the beginning… Though she warns “things are blurry after a certain point,” Zoe hopes it’s all a bad dream.

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by Kathleen Costa


Cindy York is a delightful character, entering the final month of her pregnancy, hoping to find the right property with the potential to make everyone rich…the seller, Forte Realty, and the soon to be six-member York family.

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by Kathleen Costa


Four-year-old Vinnie Truman has been reported missing, and the search and rescue team has been activated along with rescue dogs Sitka and Yukon. Harmony finally senses the boy’s curiosity turning to fear, so time is of the essence.

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by Kathleen Costa
& Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens



Several popular Gemma Halliday Publishing authors have gathered together to write books in a series with the same tropical setting…Aloha Lagoon Resort nestled on the coast of Kauai.

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by Kathleen Costa



In June 2016 with Fixin’ to Die, Tonya Kappes brought us cozy fans a very entertaining series with a paranormal twist.

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by Kathleen Costa



BritBox is an online streaming option for the true Anglophile, and with little or no overlap with Acorn-TV, it is the perfect compliment.

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by Kathleen Costa


Jillian Hanford helps her half brother Garrett manage the Turtle Cove Resort, a writers’ retreat on Gull Island. There eight writers of varying ages, fame, and focus have taken up permanent residence.

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by Kathleen Costa


Gemma Rose returned to England to live out her dream by opening the Little Stables Tearoom with BFF Cassie Jenkins (A Scone to Die For – January 2016), boasting the best traditional English tearoom experience in Oxfordshire.

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by Kathleen Costa


BritBox and Acorn-TV are the best to whet any Anglophile’s appetite, and with very few, if any, overlaps in programming, I can justify having both services.

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by Kathleen Costa


Kathi Daley’s work is always packed full of several engaging character-driven storylines, but it is her easy-to-read style and entertaining dialogue that makes it right for a page-turner weekend.

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by Kathleen Costa


Anna Celeste Burke first introduced Georgia Shaw in Murder at Catmmando Mountain (April 2016) treating us to a delightful middle-aged dynamo who is the public relations exec for Catmmando Tom, the cartoon figure and iconic figure at Marvelous Marley World.

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