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Sandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy




Angie Curtis moved from toasty Arizona to Maine where five or six inches of snow doesn’t stop the town cold but acts as an excuse to bring out the snow plow for a quick run. Her grandmother has married the minister so now Angie has a house, kitten, and a needlepoint business, all a far cry from her previous PI job.

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by Sandra Murphy



Martha Rose received a mysterious package in the mail. It asked her to return her DNA to find out if she had any other relatives. Luckily, it was sent by her daughter so that mystery was solved. However, the results brought about more questions than answers.

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by Sandra Murphy



You’d think nuns, I mean sisters (nuns are cloistered, sisters are in the community, at least according to Sister Marianna and it doesn’t pay to disagree with her). Anyway, you’d think sisters would be able to plan a retreat for their congregation’s annual Advent retreat without disagreement.

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by Sandra Murphy
& JC Eaton



Arizona, a nice place for seniors to live. Sophie (Phee), is happy to be near her mother although a bit of distance would be helpful. Phee works as an accountant for an investigative service.

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by Sandra Murphy



Jonathan Grave is about the only guy who can take his girlfriend on a romantic vacation and end up saving the world as we know it. Jonathan and Gail are at the Crystal Sands Resort, a beautiful place where the staff anticipates your every desire.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Carola Dunn


In London, 1928, a time of nannies and servants, taking care of children should be a lot easier. That depends on the nanny. Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher’s Nanny Gilpin has firm ideas of the proper behavior for both children and their parents.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of some fun July mysteries (with one June book thrown in) that all tie in to food and drink-Killer Green Tomatoes: A Farm-to-Fork Mystery by Lynn Cahoon, Italian Iced: An Ethnic Eats Mystery by Kylie Logan, Bought the Farm: A Farmer’s Daughter Mystery by Peg Cochran, and Last Call: Mack’s Bar Mystery by Allyson K. Abbott.

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by Sandra Murphy



Annie Carson is a Western horsewoman, unfamiliar with dressage except to wonder, “What’s the point?” She’s pulled into the dressage world to help sell a stable of horses her boyfriend, Max, inherited.

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by Sandra Murphy



It’s springtime in Connecticut and that means dog shows. Melanie Travis, husband Sam, sons Davey and Kev, and Aunt Peg are regulars on the circuit as Davey tries for the last points needed to finish Augie’s championship.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Riggs



Penny Arbuthnot has asked her cousin Victoria Trumbull if she’ll host Penny’s wedding. Victoria agrees but soon finds out Penny has a much larger event in mind than she first mentioned.

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by Sandra Murphy



It’s wedding time for Vicki and Mason. Everything’s going smoothly until Vicki’s parents arrive. They brought along extra guests and a wedding planner who is supposedly famous but probably only in her own mind.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of another fun group of food mysteries-A Soufflé of Suspicion: A French Bistro Mystery by Daryl Wood Gerber, Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery by Cornelia Kidd, Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper: An Amish Mystery by Amy Lillard, Murder with Cinnamon Scones: A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery by Karen Rose Smith, and The Diva Cooks up a Storm: A Domestic Diva Mystery by Krista Davis.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of some more fun June mysteries-Crime and Punctuation: Deadly Edits series by Kaitlyn Dunnett, Murder at the Mansion: Victorian Village Mystery by Sheila Connolly, The Spook in the Stacks: A Lighthouse Library Mystery by Eva Gates, and Till Death Do Us Tart: A Bakeshop Mystery by Ellie Alexander.

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by Sandra Murphy



Sarah, a woman with a monied and upper-class background, and Frank, an Irish ex-cop, are married and raising his son and a to-be-adopted daughter. To their dismay, they find the adoption is blocked by the fact that the girl’s father, Parnell, is alive.

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