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Books & Tales

by Kathleen Costa
& Avery Daniels

Julienne is taking her job seriously, so when circumstances change and instead of her boss she is sent to a resort management conference in Vail, Colorado, she is very eager to sharpen her managerial skills, network with like-minded people, and take lots of notes on how a posh premier resort operates, but investigating a murder was not on the conference schedule.


by Cynthia Chow

As a spy and elite security agent for the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, Davis Way Cole has prevented and outsmarted an endless number of schemes to steal and scam not just the casino, but thousands of its guests.


by Cynthia Chow

Bruncliffe is not a village that soon forgives or forgets. This is why despite having left Yorkshire and his Black Sheep legacy nearly fifteen years ago, Samson O’Brien struggles to attract new business today.


by Terrance Mc Arthur

Anne Bishop’s series chronicling the humans and the Others of the world of Namid have been special to me since I first read Written in Red.


by Cynthia Chow
& Maggie Pill

Few know that retired Assistant DA Barbara Ann Evans has been staging “Correction Events” in the town of Allport, Michigan. Unable to bear the sight of grammatical errors public and private building signs, Barbara dresses up like a cat burglar to “tag” storefronts with corrected spellings.


Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce


FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSharon Tucker

by Sharon Tucker

Being the mistress of one’s own fate is beyond compare especially at age eleven. Such is the case with Alan Bradley’s sleuth, Flavia de Luce, and is apparent from the first pages of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (2009) through all nine novels in the series thus far.

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by Maggie-beth Rees

You always were a little weasel, starting with your days as a juvenile delinquent.?
I tried to reason with you, but you were having none of it.?


by Cynthia Chow

A fashion show turns deadly in this latest mystery featuring the delightful detecting duo of Summer Smythe and Dorothy Westin. Summer Smythe-Sloan may only be twenty-six (okay, twenty-nine) years old, but the youngest resident of Milano, Florida’s Hibiscus Pointe senior living community is allowed to reside there due to her volunteer position as their Aquatics Director.


by Cynthia Chow

The momentous decision to temporarily shutter her vintage clothing business in order to rebuild and expand into the wedding and baby retail market isn’t what’s keeping Charley Carpenter awake all night.


by Cynthia Chow

When reporter Joe Gale receives a tip from Stella Rinaldi about police activity at the St. Jerome churchyard, for once it’s not about the controversial dismantling of the shuttered Gothic building. Tragically – or perhaps ironically – the man in charge of the closure, Father Patrick Doherty, has been found dead in the garden.


by Cynthia Chow
& Duffy Brown

Reagan Summerside just wanted to bask in the moment. She couldn’t believe that despite her bad man-juju, fate has gifted with a marriage proposal from hunky, extremely eligible bachelor attorney Walker Boone.


by Kathleen Costa
& Marty Wingate

Weddings always seem to bring out romantic notions and queries about who could be next. However, Julia’s expectation that Michael’s desire to ask her “something” may be a proposal is interrupted when Pammy, Michael’s older sister (“Barely older,” she would say.), shows up asking to send the night.


Dying to Lose Weight


FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze

by Denise Dietz

After I lost 55 (and a half!) lbs. on Weight Watchers, I became a group leader/lecturer for the organization. One night, while watching my dieters weigh in—and smiling as my adorable nuns crossed themselves before stepping on the scale—I had an epiphany. What if there was some nut killing off dieters when they reached their goal weight? Wouldn’t that make a fun mystery?


by Adam Weymouth

I first came to the North, to Alaska, in 2013. I was there, ostensibly, to follow stories of climate change and oil, but really I was there because I was lured by the myth. I had grown up on Jack London and Farley Mowat; I had fleshed it out with Into the Wild and bluegrass and wildlife documentaries.


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