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Carola Dunn

by Cynthia Chow


The first week of March is not the best time for traveling in Cornwall, but a missive from the Commonwealth Relations Office has Eleanor venturing just up the coast to Tintagel for a stay at the King Arthur Hotel. A retired ambassador for an international charity, Eleanor’s presence for a politically touchy situation has been personally requested by Sir Edward Bellowe.

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by Terrance McArthur


After World War I, Britain’s loss of two million young men meant that many young women would never have the chance to marry. Some called them spinsters or old maids, but the press called them surplus or superfluous. Superfluous Women, Carola Dunn’s 22nd mystery in the Daisy Dalrymple series, is the first novel I have read to address this issue in history. Interestingly, being superfluous freed some women from the restrictions of societal roles, allowing them to make their own lives and fortunes in the world.

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by Carola Dunn



The first time I saw Trillian, she was cowering in the quarantine section of the county shelter. She had been picked up running loose in the street, without collar let alone tags, emaciated, flea-ridden and scared of everyone and everything.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher isn’t an heir to her second-cousin Edgar’s title (women can’t inherit Lordships; it’s the 1920s, and such things aren’t done), but she can be dragged in to the process of finding the next heir to her former-schoolteacher, butterfly-hunting relative, in Heirs of the Body: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery by Carola Dunn.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


At the end of March, Kings River Life Magazine took part in Left Coast Crime 2012 Mining For Murder in Sacramento. We had the pleasure of meeting old friends and getting to know new ones. I was on a panel for my books, The Musical Mystery Panel, which was a lot of fun, we hung out in the hotel bar and showed off KRL to attendees, and did our first video author interviews, which was a lot of fun! The first two—one with Lee Goldberg and one with Victoria Heckman—have already been posted along with articles/reviews involving them, but here are several more for your enjoyment!

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by Sandra Murphy & Lorie Lewis Ham



Today at KRL we have the next in our series-On The Road to Left Coast Crime 2012 where we get a chance to talk to authors who will be attending this year’s conference and review their books. This week we are talking to mystery author Carola Dunn, reviewing her latest book Gone West, and giving away a copy of the book (details on how to enter at the end of this post).

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by Marilyn Meredith



During this Christmas season we at KRL decided it would be fun to review some Christmas mysteries! These books by Judith K. Ivie & Carola Dunn are the first two! At the end of these reviews you will find instructions on how to enter to win a copy of both books for your Christmas reading!

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