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Mysteryrat’s Maze

by Earl Staggs


People shouldn’t have to work on Thanksgiving day, but a sheriff’s office, even in a small Texas county, can’t shut down completely. If you happen to be the sheriff, you let the rest of the staff take the day off and you “man” the office, as they say. If you happen to be a woman, they still say that.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have a fun group of food and craft mysteries perfect for your holiday reading-the crafts may inspire you with gift ideas, and the holidays aren’t complete without great food-A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery by Holly Quinn, How to Knit a Murder: Seaside Knitters Society Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum, Purls and Poison: Black Sheep Knit Mystery by Anne Canadeo, Forever Fudge! A Candy-Coated Mystery with Recipes by Nancy Coco, In Cold Chocolate: A Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery by Dorothy St. James, and The Walking Bread: A Bread Shop Mystery by Winnie Archer.

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Ya Never Know: A Thanksgiving Tale

IN THE November 17 ISSUE

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by Gail Farrelly


Like a Boy Scout, I’m always prepared. Or at least I try to be. After all, I’m forty years old and have been in charge of at least fifteen Thanksgiving celebrations to date. I’m certainly not lacking in Thanksgiving expertise.

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by Sunny Frazier


Make sure to ask Santa to bring you these Christmas reads when you write to him. And maybe he’ll bring you a shelter pet after you read four mysteries with that theme. Plus, start the New Year with three new series. Enjoy your presents!

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by Sandra Murphy


Jaine Austen (no relation) is a well-known writer. Well, she wrote that slogan for the Toiletmasters Plumbers. Everybody knows that one. Christmas is slow for writers so she and neighbor Lance are house sitting for one of his shoe buying customers. The house is a mansion, full of antiques and baubles like Ming vases and Fabergé eggs. It is also off limits for pets.

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by Kathleen Costa
& Lois Winston


Anastasia Pollack was first introduced in 2011 by author Lois Winston with Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun. Anastasia is a recently windowed mother of two teenage sons hounded by a loan shark wanting repayment of her husband’s debts. She also pretty much inherits her mother-in-law with whom she has a bittersweet relationship.

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Thanksgiving treats and threats

IN THE November 17 ISSUE

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by Merrilee Robson



We always want our holiday dinners to be perfect.
But quite often they’re not.
My late mother always believed in the “more is more” approach when it came to family dinners. Our Thanksgiving feast always included at least three desserts, “because not everyone likes pumpkin pie.”

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more!

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by Cynthia Chow


After declaring herself to be a reformed con artist, Finley Goodhart believes that she has a long way to go before she can live up to her ironic last name. Her father Sheriff Woody Goodhart set the ethical bar low with his crooked and abusive activities, and ever since she ran away as a teenager Fin lived a life as a grifter surviving through scams and cons.

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Thanksgiving Kathi Daley-Style

IN THE November 10 ISSUE

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by Kathleen Costa


Thanksgiving is a delightful holiday gathering family and friends together to enjoy turkey, mash potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, and…Murder? Kathi Daley has penned two entertaining mysteries set during this holiday, and although she has readers engaged in a mystery often with some peril, she highlights family, two-legged and four-legged friends, and the joy of gathering together. Oh, yeah, always with recipes as a delicious bonus.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Diane Kelly


There are no immediate baby plans in the future for ambitious young Fort Worth Police Officer Megan Luz, as she is determined that nothing will come in her way of becoming a detective as soon as possible. A baby does soon take over her professional life though, a result of the Texas Safe Haven Statute of 1999 declaring that infants can legally be left in designated safe places.

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The New Magnum PI: TV Review

IN THE November 10 ISSUE

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by Doward Wilson



In this updated version of Magnum P.I. Thomas Magnum (played by Jay Hernandez), a decorated former Navy Seal who is trying to get his P.I. business off the ground in the tropical surroundings of Oahu, Hawaii.

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Writing the Cozy Mystery

IN THE November 10 ISSUE

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by Nancy J. Cohen


Why did I write a book on how to craft a cozy mystery? The answer is simple. There wasn’t one on the market in the earlier days when I began my Bad Hair Day series.

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by Larissa Reinhart


Camaros and winter don’t go together. But it wasn’t my Camaro, and I’d planned on putting many miles between me and the owner. Not that he cared about the Camaro. Lex would find it funny. Me making a getaway from him on the worst possible day with the worst possible vehicle.

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by Sandra Murphy


It’s Mardi Gras time in New Orleans. Carmela and Ava are ready to sell tons of merchandise in their shops (scrapbooking and voodoo) and dance the nights away as Fat Tuesday nears. Party time includes parades with the fabulous floats manned by the competitive krewes.

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by Sandra Murphy


The rural Welsh convent of Gwenafwy Abbey is getting ready for the Yuletide holidays. When Tiffany Reese, the organizer of all things, is found dead at the art fair, it’s unclear as to the cause of death. Sister Agatha is on the scene and ready to help solve what she’s sure is a murder.

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