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Sandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy



Here are three more mysteries from Kengsington authors for your spring reading-Color Me Murder: The Pen & Ink Mystery by Krista Davis, I Know What You Bid Last Summer: A Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery by Sherry Harris, and Murder She Knit: A Knit & Nibble Mystery by Peggy Ehrhart.

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by Sandra Murphy



Rob Soliz and Frank Pierce are partners at the Dallas Police Department. They don’t always play by the rules and dance between solving the case and getting in trouble for how they did it. When they get called to the boss’ office, their first thought is, “What did we do now?”

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by Sandra Murphy
& Joanne Fluke




Hannah Swensen’s cookie shop is doing well. It keeps her busy and her mind off the fact that her husband has disappeared. Newlywed, she’s now in limbo until she knows where Ross is and why he left without a word.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Leslie Karst



Sally Solari worked at her family’s Italian family-style restaurant until she inherited her aunt’s fine dining restaurant, Gauguin. Too bad her dad doesn’t understand the concept of having her own place now.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Denise Swanson



After a scandal at work, as the HR person, Dani had to fire an entire department. It was time for a change after that, including a breakup with her boyfriend, Justin.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



More food mysteries for your reading fun-Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake: A Death by Chocolate Mystery by Sarah Graves, Hummus and Homicide: Kebab Kitchen Mystery By Tina Kashian, Plum Tea Crazy: A Tea Shop Mystery by Laura Childs, and Marinating in Murder: A Dinner Club Mystery by Linda Wiken.

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by KRL staff


Some of the KRL staff have shared some Easter memories here-some sweet, some funny, some spiritual, and with reoccurring themes of family and missing Easter eggs. I hope you enjoy their memories and they remind you of some of your own which you are encouraged to share in the comments below! Happy Easter!

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by Sandra Murphy



Britt Ickles is in town for a conference. She was last here as a small child and vividly remembers Timmy, a boy about her age. She visits her elderly aunts, but they tell her Timmy is a figment of her imagination. Britt hires Jane Lawless to investigate.

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by Sandra Murphy



Ten years ago, Kate Channing spent her holiday with five other friends in a French farmhouse. A neighbor, the French girl, aged nineteen, was a daily visitor to use the pool. On the last day of their visit, the girl disappeared and was never seen again.

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by Sandra Murphy



It’s October, 1934. Things are starting to look a bit better, at least compared to what it’s been lately. There’s still a long way to go. The small town of Darling, has to find encouragement where it can.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Carlene O’Connor


Siobhan O’Sullivan has helped a bit with past murders in the village of Kilbane, in County Cork and that gave her the idea of becoming a Garda (police officer) herself. Now she’s graduated after two years of study. Her friend, and almost more, Macdara Flannery has moved to Dublin although he still has jurisdiction over Kilbane when needed.

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by Sandra Murphy



It’s got to be a parent’s worst nightmare. Go out for an evening, leave the baby with a reliable sitter, and come home to find the sitter beaten and the baby missing. The parents are wealthy so a ransom demand is expected but never comes.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



Here is another fun group of mysteries for your March reading-Dead Calm: A Mattie Winston Mystery By Annelise Ryan, Dipped to Death: Olive Grove Mystery by Kelly Lane, Lethal Licorice: An Amish Candy Shop Mystery by Amanda Flower, & Pawprints and Predicaments: Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery by Bethany Blake.

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by Sandra Murphy



Kate Shackleton is a private investigator, an unusual occupation for a woman in 1927 Yorkshire. She’s approached by famous singer Selina Fellini who asks Kate to arrange for a plane to take her and her friend comedian Billy Moffatt to the best place to see the eclipse, and would Kate come along because Selina has a feeling something might go wrong. Kate knows Selina has any number of people who could find transportation for her, so there must be more to the story.

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