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Books & Tales

by Nupur Tustin


“Herr Bruck is unfortunately no more.” The Bürgermeister stood in the middle of Maria Anna’s kitchen, a nervous energy propelling his girth back and forth on his heels while his hat twirled slowly from his forefinger.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Maddy Moor


Emily Miceli is taking her loyal clients of Destinations Travel on a whirlwind tour through southwest England, but considering their record of murder and mayhem, she should have expected a few speed bumps. To promote her and her husband’s new tourist agency, Emily has offered a discount rate to an additional six bloggers in exchange for some positive social media publicity.

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by Sharon Tucker


How better to mark St. Valentine’s Day than savoring the irony of perpetrating a murder on this particular holiday celebrating love and lover! Admittedly—not to everyone’s taste, as it is a rather non-traditional way to celebrate any holiday.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Ellie Alexander


Taking place not long after the working vacation on a cruise depicted in A Crime of Passion Fruit, bakeshop owner Jules Capshaw is adjusting back to life running Torte and its expansion into the basement below. The Elizabethan-themed town of Ashland, Oregon, embraces the Bard as an inspiration to attract tourists, but most of the antics seem to be occurring behind-the-scenes.

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by Cynthia Chow


It was a rocky path that led Amy Webber to her position as the director of Virginia’s Taylorsford Public Library. She preferred being Clarion University’s academic librarian, but seeing her fiancé dallying with a violinist at a faculty reception made staying there impossible.

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by Doward Wilson


Welcome to another new murder mystery from the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel! Based on a book written by Al Roker of The Today Show fame, and crime/suspense author Dick Lochte, Morning Show Mystery: Mortal Mishaps is the story of Billie Blessings. She is a chef, owns a restaurant, has authored a cookbook, and is a segment host on the Wake Up West Coast morning TV show.

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by Cynthia Chow


Claustrophobic, fearful of heights, and favoring pink vintage couture over hiking books, Northwest Extreme outdoor magazine should not be Meg Reed’s natural habitat. Not enjoying the outdoors doesn’t mean that she hasn’t learned to appreciate or respect it though, and working for the publication has certainly forced her to push her boundaries and limits.

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by Diana Hockley


Danni understood that opening her big blue eyes wide, smiling, and tossing her glorious auburn hair would ensure she was denied nothing. She became a miniature household despot whose mother was too tired and overworked to follow through with threats. Her father had left before she was born.

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by Kathleen Costa


Karma has returned to Colwestern, New York, and Catherine Bruns is brilliant at putting it center stage! This fifth book in her Cookies & Chance Mystery series finds Sally Donovan (finally married to Mike) and Josie Sullivan (her BFF and head baker at Sally’s Samples) being invited to be guests on Someone’s in the Kitchen with Donna, a popular show on the Food Network.

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by Cynthia Chow


At first, Ivy Meadows is delighted to receive a call from her friend and fellow actress Candy MoonPie. The love of MoonPies gave her the nickname, somewhat better than the actual name she received from her parents with a sense of humor, Candy Treat.

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History & Cat Mysteries

IN THE January 27 ISSUE

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by Cynthia Chow


Becoming the seamstress-in-residence for a reality show entry seemed like the ideal opportunity for Daria Dembrowski, who hoping to focus less on wedding gowns and more on historical garments. My House in History had chosen Priscilla Compton’s eighteenth century estate to be featured as she restored it back to how it was when it was first built, giving Daria the opportunity to sew embroidered curtains as well as Priscilla’s gown.

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by Sunny Frazier


Four new series are coming your way, and some of your favorite authors are back with their latest offerings. Plenty here to satisfy any cozy sweet tooth. And if you’re dieting, lots of feline mysteries as well.

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by Guy Belleranti


Detective Abby Adams studied beautiful Gina Grove. Was she acting or telling the truth?
“Tom Harrison’s review in last evening’s paper rips you pretty badly,” Abby said.

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Grand Lac By Carl Brookins: Review/Giveaway

IN THE January 27 ISSUE

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by Doward Wilson


Marjorie Kane and Alan Lockem are both business and personal partners. She is an former exotic dancer, and he was a free-lance photographer; now they are private consultants. Both are past middle age but in great physical and mental shape. When Marjorie’s cousin, Edie Black, calls for help in clearing her son of a murder charge, Marjorie and Alan are off to Grand Lac, Idaho, to help out.

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