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Books & Tales

by Sharon Tucker


It was the 80s. If you were there, you remember the fall of the Berlin Wall, big hair, Laura Ashley prints, Reagan, peg trousers, Chernobyl, the first personal computers, Thatcher, and the rise of technology.

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by Sandra Murphy



Sarah, a woman with a monied and upper-class background, and Frank, an Irish ex-cop, are married and raising his son and a to-be-adopted daughter. To their dismay, they find the adoption is blocked by the fact that the girl’s father, Parnell, is alive.

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The Trip: Mystery Short Story

IN THE June 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTerrific Tales
SECTIONS

by Kathleen Delaney



She awoke abruptly, the familiar waves washing over her, making every nerve ending come alive, leaving her bathed in sweat. She waited, eyes closed, for the tide to crest, then as it finally ebbed, she reached for the glass of water she always set on her bedside table.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of 3 more fun mysteries for your summer reading: Murder She Wrote, A Date with Danger by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain and Jon Land, Murder Most Fermented: A Rose Avenue Wine Club Mystery by Christine E. Blum, and Hide and Sneak: A Savannah Reid Mystery by G.A. McKevett.

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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 Cynthia Chow
& Kirsten Weiss



In a sugar-fueled bout of optimism, Valentine Harris doubled the staff of her new California coastal Pie Town shop. The future of her business depends on landing Silicon Valley’s Bar X as a client, with the first step being the pies she and her piecrust specialist Charlene McCree are providing for the Old West ghost town’s pie-eating competition.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



American TV has been lacking a bit the last season or so in the mystery genre, but this season’s mid season release of the show Instinct has finally given mystery fans something to cheer about again.

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by Doward Wilson
& Kristen Lepionka



Roxane Weary is a private investigator whose life comes with lots of emotional baggage. This time she is hired to follow an engaged woman whose fiancé thinks there is another man in the picture.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Auralee Wallace



Erica Bloom does not have an issue with weddings. She just doesn’t like the dresses, flowers, gifts, music, centerpieces… So, maybe the nauseous look she gets when the topic comes up is why she is not asked to be the maid of honor for rival-turned-friend Candace, who instead turns to college friend Lyssa to help her walk down the aisle.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Jane is older than she looks, and far more dangerous. She was a child on the Trail of Tears, taught to kill, and made a shapeshifter by her Cherokee grandmother.

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by Doward Wilson
& Terry Ambrose


Meet Rick Atwood and his precious ten-year-old daughter, Alex. When a woman’s body is found on the beach near their Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast, Rick is determined to keep Alex away from the murder due to her curious nature.

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by Sandra Murphy




Sarah Booth Delaney is used to seeing ghosts or at least the one that lives in her house in Zinnia, Mississippi. Jitty is always popping in and out, wearing different costumes to make her point which is usually that Sarah Booth needs to get herself a man so she can carry on the Delaney name.

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