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Books & Tales

by Louise Titchener


Like most people, I moved to Florida looking for warm winters and easy living. But I’m a storyteller. Retired or not, I can’t seem to quit spinning yarns. I started thinking about a setting for the fourth book in my Oliver Redcastle historical mystery series.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The first episode of our new mystery podcast is up! We are pretty much learning as we go as to what is the best method for people to listen to it so I hope you will all be patient with us.

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by Doward Wilson
& Lorie Lewis Ham



This week, as big fans of the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel, we are excited to not only have a review of the second Darrow and Darrow mystery movie The Key of Murder, but we also have an interview with one of the creators of the series, Phoef Sutton!

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by Cynthia Chow



On the surface, Virginia’s Storyton Hall Resort is a luxurious haven for bibliophiles seeking refuge from the high-tech, social media-obsessed outside world. To remain competitive, manager Jane Steward is investing in the construction of an adjacent spa that would expand the amenities being offered to her book-loving guests.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Hell’s Bell is the second book in the Lizzie Grace series by Keri Arthur. The first book, Blood Kissed, introduced us to witch and psychic Elizabeth Grace and her witch familiar Belle.

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by Sandra Murphy



Josie Prescott is an antiques appraiser, seller, and collector. She’s set to appraise her friend Mo’s newest acquisition, a Japanese woodblock print. It’s hard to know which are real prints and which are counterfeit, but Josie and her team are up to the job.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of 4 more mysteries that would be perfect for your June Wedding reading as they deal with cocktails, flowers, and France (what better honeymoon destination could there be)-Death of a Cookbook Author: A Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery by Lee Hollis, Natural Thorn Killer: A Rose City Mystery by Kate Dyer-Seeley, Dressed for Death in Burgundy: A French Village Mystery by Susan C. Shea, and Flowers and Foul Play: A Magic Garden Mystery by Amanda Flower .

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by LD Masterson



It wasn’t the fanciest house I’ve covered a body in, but it was right up there. He was lying at the bottom of a curved marble staircase, an older man in bathrobe and slippers.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Today, May 29, Kings River Life celebrates its 8th Anniversary! I never would have guessed when we started that we would be where we are today-with a much more diverse magazine then I ever imagined.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Jenn McKinlay



It seems like it’s been a long time coming, but best friends Angie DeLaura and Tate Harper are finally getting married. Not only are they now business partners franchising Scottsdale’s Fairy Tale Cupcakes, but together with Melanie Cooper they have shared a love for movies and food since childhood.

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by Cynthia Chow



Lily Ivory knew she was going to have her hands full when she agreed to have her vintage clothing shop sponsor a coven’s fund-raising Magical Match Tea. Haight-Ashbury’s Welcome coven prided itself on being inclusive and well, welcoming, so what initially began as a matching-outfits mother-daughter event soon evolved into an all-gender, mother-figure brunch.

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by Sunny Frazier


It’s June and here come the brides! Three of this month’s cozies have a wedding theme. There’s also a new series by Sheila Connolly. Enjoy your summer!

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by Sandra Murphy



Molly Pink lives an exciting life or at least an action filled one. Molly’s the manager and in charge of special events at the bookstore. Another employee, Adele, is a hit with kids and parents.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of 3 more mysteries from Kensington authors for your summer reading fun, with cats, dogs, antiques and food-Antiques Wanted: A Trash ‘n’ Treasures Mystery by Barbara Allan, The Uninvited Corpse: A Food Blogger Mystery by Debra Sennefelder, and The Bengal Identity: A Cat Groomer Mystery by Eileen Watkins.

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