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Carolyn Hart

by Sandra Murphy
& Amanda Flower



This week we have a couple of mysteries involving magical cats and ghosts, and one foodie mystery-A Tale of Two Kitties: A Magical Cats Mystery by Sophie Kelly, Ghost on the Case: Bailey Ruth series by Carolyn Hart & Pudding Up With Murder: An Undercover Dish Mystery by Julia Buckley.

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by Sunny Frazier


Witches, Black Cats, and Ghouls, Oh My! Shivers galore in this month’s mysteries. Also, welcome several new series from your favorite authors.

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by Sandra Murphy


Ves Roundtree has money, lots of it. She inherited from her brother who recently passed away. The will states she has use of the money for her lifetime, and then it passes to six other people. Of those six, it’s pretty much unanimous that they should get the money now.

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by Sunny Frazier


No better Mom’s Day gift than a fun mystery to read in the garden. If you’re the mom, drop a few hints for these books. Even better, ask for a gift card.
Introduce Mom to Vannetta Chapman’s new Amish Bishop mysteries. In the San Luis Valley of Colorado, an out-of-control fire takes the life of an elderly Amish bachelor.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Carolyn Hart


Wiggins is the Heavenly dispatcher of emissaries sent back to Earth to help those with problems. He turns to Bailey Ruth for some of the tougher cases and almost immediately, starts to worry. Bailey Ruth has a looser interpretation of the precepts (rules) to follow than Wiggins would like to see.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Ladies of Intrigue one day mystery conference will be taking place at the Hotel Huntington Beach on October 2 and will feature an awesome group of female mystery writers. It will also be the career event finale of award winning mystery author Carolyn Hart, where she will be interviewed by Rhys Bowen. We took a moment to chat with Carolyn, and with Debbie Mitsch, owner of the Mystery Ink Bookstore, who is sponsoring the event this year.

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by Sunny Frazier


Along with May flowers come starter books. No time like the present to “spring” into a new series!
It’s A Front Page Affair when the Lusitania sinks, a shooting occurs at JP Morgan’s mansion and the Great War is on.

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by Sandra Murphy


We have reviews of two mysteries perfect for this Halloween season-Ghost to the Rescue, the new book by Carolyn Hart, and Ghost Wanted, also by Carolyn Hart. Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of both books, and a link to purchase them.

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by Sandra Murphy



This week we have a review of Don’t Go Home, the latest Death on Demand book by Carolyn Hart. We also have a fun behind the book interview with Carolyn. Details on how to win a copy of the book at the end of this post along with a link to purchase the book where a portion goes to help support KRL & indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



I have been a fan of Carolyn Hart’s Death On Demand mysteries since the beginning, and was excited to read the new one, Death At The Door. And it didn’t disappoint!

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Castle Rock By Carolyn Hart

IN THE February 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Cynthia Chow


Once again Seventh Street Books brings us back to Carolyn Hart’s roots in romantic suspense with the re-release of her 1983 mystery novel, Castle Rock. Full of intrigue, love, and hidden identities, Hart displays all of the burgeoning talent that would make her one of the best known and most talented contemporary mystery authors.

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by Terry Ambrose


Carolyn Hart has written fifty-one mystery novels and won every major mystery-writing award at least once. Since the days when she wrote her first mystery, Hart has seen many changes in the publishing industry, and that’s where this story begins. “In the 60s and 70s,” said Hart, “New York ignored most American women mystery authors. Publishers thought the American mystery was written by American men with male protagonists and the traditional mystery was written by dead English ladies.”

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by KRL Reviewers


KRL reviewed a lot of really good and great books in 2013, but we decided to give our best shot at choosing our top 5 of the year–some of us cheated a little, but here are our choices! And if you are an author who is not on the list, take heart–like I said, they were all good books!

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Cry in the Night By Carolyn Hart

IN THE December 28 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Cynthia Chow


At a 1982 Washington D.C. lecture by a visiting Mexico City, Egyptologist and assistant museum curator, Sheila Ramsay is stunned and mesmerized. Not so much by the passionate discourse on the criminality and barbarity of museums purchasing artifacts from thieves and pillagers, but by Jeremiah Elliot’s striking looks and obvious dedication to preserving historical treasures. After a day spent with “Jerry” touring the Smithsonian Sheila is so completely smitten, that when her museum offers the seemingly unobtainable opportunity to return a borrowed manuscript to the owning family in Mexico City, Sheila impulsively applies and is shocked to when she is selected.

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Carolyn Hart Triple Play!

IN THE November 9 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy
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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have reviews of 3 new mystery novels from Carolyn Hart-Ghost Gone Wild, What the Cat Saw and Death By Surprise. The first 2 are from Berkley and the last one from Seventh St. Press. Details on how to win copies of all 3 at the end of this post.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I didn’t get into mysteries until my late teens through Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie. In my early 20s, I was ready to check out some more current authors and went on a search. Carolyn Hart’s Death On Demand series was one of the first to catch my eye–the setting of a mystery bookstore sounded wonderful–and it was. Now all these many years later her 23rd book in the series, and her 50th published book, Dead, White and Blue, is out!

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