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Claire Donally

by Sandra Murphy
Cynthia Chow


As we near the end of May, and the beginning of summer, we have 4 more fun May Penguin mysteries with crafts, cats, and a bit of history-Seams Like Murder: A Crochet Mystery by Betty Hechtman, Murder in Morningside Heights: A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson, Murder at Lambswool Farm: A Seaside Knitters Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum, and Catch as Cat Can: A Sunny & Shadow Mystery by Claire Donally.

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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 Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



We have one more group this week of fun mysteries from Penguin mystery authors-Hiss and Tell by Claire Donally, Ming Tea Murder by Laura Childs, The Book Stops Here by Kate Carlisle, and One Foot in the Grape: A Cypress Cove Mystery By Carlene O’Neil. Details on how to win a copy of all 4 at the end of this post along with a link to purchase them.

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by Sandra Murphy


As it gets warmer outside, what better way to avoid the heat is to stay inside and enjoy some more fun mysteries! This week we have one final April Penguin mystery, and a few more May Penguin mysteries. We have flower shops, food, therapy cats & more! Check out our reviews of Bloom and Doom, a Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery By Beverly Allen, The Pickled Pepper By Mary Ellen Hughes, Last Licks By Claire Donally, and Murder Gone A-Rye By Nancy J. Parra. Details on how to win copies of all 4 at the end of this post, also if you use the link below to purchase any of these from Amazon a portion goes to help support KRL.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy


Here we are again with another great group of 5 Penguin mystery novels filled with sleuthing cats, dogs, clothes, supernatural, cooking & more! Killer in Crinolines: A Consignment Shop Mystery by Duffy Brown, Cat Nap: A Sunny & Shadow Mystery By Claire Donally, Trouble Vision: A Raven’s Nest Bookstore Mystery By Allison Kingsley, Bled and Breakfast: An Immortality Bites Mystery By Michelle Rowen and Gluten for Punishment by Nancy J. Parra.

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