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Christine Husom

by Cynthia Chow


Camryn Brooks’ experience as the former legal affairs director for a senator in Washington, D.C., has accustomed her to the precarious and convoluted world of politics. Even she was caught off guard, when the hostilities stirred up by a small-town Minnesota City Council meeting continue to the point of her nearly calling the police the following day. Mayor Lewis “Frosty” Frost’s proposal to bring in both a microbrewery and a clothing manufacturing business to Brooks Landing has more than one resident up in arms, and they all seem to express their opposition in the Brew-Ha coffee shop.

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by Sunny Frazier


My new kidney and I are glad to be back and ready to share fun books that might find their way under your tree this year!
A snow globe as a murder weapon? Mayor Lewis Frost, known as “Frosty,” is dealing with controversy in the city council.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cyntha Chow


This week we have a fun group of 3 Christmas mysteries from Penguin authors-Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue by Victoria Thompson, Trimmed with Murder by Sally Goldenbaum, and The Iced Princess: A Snow Globe Shop Mystery by Christine Husom. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win all 3 books & a link that you can use to purchase them.

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by Sunny Frazier


Coffee, tea, beer, maple syrup, tamales, biscuits and cinnamon—we all have our own tastes when it comes to mysteries. Sample the goods with these fun offerings.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow



We end this first month of the new year with a fun group of mysteries released by Penguin and Kensington this month-Snow Way Out by Christine Husom, Lie of the Needle by Cate Price, All the President’s Menus: A White House Chef Mystery by Julie Hyzy, and Criminal Confections: A Chocolate Whisperer Mystery By Colette London. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of all 4 books, and a link to purchase them.

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