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More August Penguin Mysteries

IN THE August 30 ISSUE

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by Sandra Murphy


We have 4 final August Penguin mysteries to review & giveaway-Shear Trouble by Elizabeth Craig, Taken In by Elizabeth Lynn Casey, Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran, and If Catfish Had Nine Lives by Paige Shelton. Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of all 4, and a link to purchase them where a portion goes to help support KRL.

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by Cynthia Chow




After the events of Cat in an Alien X-Ray, Las Vegas freelance public relations agent Temple Barr is engaged, planning both a possible move and a wedding, and dodging an assassin with the resilience of both Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers. Professionally, Temple has an assignment to be a white glove-assistant/babysitter for the recently reunited 80s rock band Black and White. Torn apart by romantic jealousies, three of their members disappeared. Now, after twenty-five years, the two diva singers return for a concert at the Crystal Palace.

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by Carole Nelson Douglas



I’m in need of some serious hiding.
Behind a garage or a garbage can won’t do.
My thumping heartbeat tells me I’ve wasted way too much time considering options.
My eyes scan the familiar neighborhood.

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by Sandra Murphy



The San Francisco Chronicle, like many newspapers, feels the need to tighten the budget. As a result, restaurant reviewer Darcy Burnett is served a pink slip! Of course, the bills don’t stop just because the paycheck does so she needs a replacement gig fast.

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Blood Games By Chloe Neill

IN THE August 30 ISSUE

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



There are a lot of cookie-cutter fantasy books out there. You know what I mean–previously oblivious to the fantasy realms and characters around her, a young woman suddenly becomes a death-and-carnage-dealing, hard-hitting powerhouse with a sexual hunk of paranormal fulfillment for a mentor/mate. There’s nothing wrong with these characters, but I often wonder how, with all the frenetic battles or passionate sex they engage in, they have any energy left for the other part, be it frenetic sex or passionate battles.

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by Sunny Frazier



We’re in the “dog days of summer,” and three authors in the September spotlight feature dogs in the pages of their mysteries.
Gnarly, the kleptomaniac German Shepherd who got a dishonorable discharge from the military, once again wrecks havoc in Lauren Carr’s Mac Faraday mysteries.

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Three Fun Penguin Mysteries

IN THE August 23 ISSUE

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by Cynthia Chow



Three more new mysteries from Penguin this week–this time we focus on books and food: Murder in the Mystery Suite: A Book Retreat Mystery by Ellery Adams, Extra Sensory Deception: A Raven’s Nest Bookstore Mystery by Allison Kingsley and Death by Devils Breath by Kylie Logan. Details on how to win copies of all 3 at the end of this post, along with a link to purchase them where a portion goes to help support KRL.

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Ruin Falls By Jenny Milchman

IN THE August 23 ISSUE

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by Marilyn Meredith



Believe me, once you start reading Ruin Falls, you won’t want to put it down. Liz Daniels is going on a much needed vacation with her husband, Paul and their two children, Ally and Reid. Despite the fact that Paul is immediately revealed to be a control freak, Liz respects and loves him.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Lady Georgiana Rannoch is at it again, and this time it’s in America!
The penniless 35th in line to the British crown is sleuthing, lusting (but unconsummated with her beloved Darcy), and hobnobbing with the rich and famous in Rhys Bowen’s latest Royal Spyness mystery, Queen of Hearts.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Bobby Dollar is foul-mouthed, a pathological liar, violent…and an angel. Bobby has heard people tell him to go to Hell so many times he’s decided to go there.

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True Detective Review: Emmy Review

IN THE August 23 ISSUE

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by Roy Runnels



True Detective is a very unique beast. It has the makings of a primetime crime drama, but with an a-list celebrity cast, a incredible story, and a very different setting. It’s definitely not something that can be described easily, especially without avoiding spoilers, but it’s something worth your time.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Eric Carter is back in LA after a fifteen-year absence (a revenge-killing forced him to leave), a mage with a power problem. He’s able to do things he couldn’t do before, maybe because he’s now married to Santa Muerte/Mictecacihuatl, the patron saint/Aztec goddess of Death. He longs for the widow of his best friend, Alex, but she can’t get over the fact that Eric put a bullet through Alex’s head.

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