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Diana Orgain

by Cynthia Chow


Having just had a baby five months ago, San Francisco’s premier post-partum detective associates being “pampered” more with diaper changing than with luxurious indulgence. Only her best friend Paula could have convinced Kate Connolly to take a far too advanced yoga class, lured by the promise of a relaxing sauna session to follow. It’s in Pampered to Death’s sauna room that they meet a raucous bridal party, as well as the spa’s owner Jane North.

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by Cynthia Chow


Being on two reality competitions may increase Georgia Thornton’s social media presence, but it also kills any chance of the former San Francisco police officer getting rehired by the SFPD. This helps to explain why Georgia once again finds herself in front on the camera and at the mercy of viewer votes. Not sure of her next career step and definitely needing the money, Georgia is convinced by her best friend Becca to sign on for the assistant producer’s next show, Cold Case in the Castle.

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by Sunny Frazier


What better time to start a new series than the beginning of a new year? Here’s two that might interest you and plenty of old favorites.
First up is Color Me Dead by Teresa Trent, the first in the Henry Park mysteries.

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by Cynthia Chow


After coming to Pacific Cove to help her sister Rachel run the Wine and Bark wine bar, Maggie Patterson is thrilled to finally be about to resume her job as a bookkeeper. Not only will she have the opportunity to work for the Soleado Mexican Riviera Cruise Line and sail off into the sunset, it also gives Maggie a less canine-focused occupation. Her plans veer off course when Rachel is hospitalized with a severe case of salmonella poisoning, leaving it up to Maggie to host Yappy Hour, the Friday when the Roundup Crew and their furry companions meet following their doggy walks on the beach.

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by Cynthia Chow


Despite winning on the Love or Money reality television dating show, Georgia Thornton and her new boyfriend Scott once again find themselves competing in front of the cameras for a cash prize. Their initial prize dwindled quickly as real life set in, so as a favor for her television producer friend Becca, Georgia and Scott are facing off against other couples on Expedition Improbable.

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by KRL staff


Another year has come to a close and the main reviewers of KRL have been asked to pick their top 5 books of 2015, but some of us couldn’t keep it to 5! Let us know if you have a few we haven’t mentioned you’d like to share about in the comments, and while you are here check KRL’s book review section for many more great books that may not have made it on the list!

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by Sandra Murphy


Maggie’s visiting her sister, Rachel, while she decides what’s next in her life. Rachel owns a bar and every Friday night the Roundup Crew meets for Yappy Hour. Why Yappy? Well, the dogs are invited too, of course. These are the folks who walk on the beach with their dogs… and everyone needs a drink after that, right?

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by Sunny Frazier


Holiday shopping starts early with these mystery titles for your favorite bibliophiles:
What’s better than Christmas all year around? Vicki Delany has a new series with that theme. As the owner of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, Merry Wilkinson knows how to decorate in Rudolph, NY.

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Spring Penguin Mystery Fun

IN THE March 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
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by Sandra Murphy
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This week we have 3 more March Penguin mysteries, and one we missed in December-A Wee Murder in My Shop by Fran Stewart, Murder Ties the Knot by Christy Fifield, The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer: A Paws & Claws Mystery by Krista Davis, and A First Date with Death: A Love or Money Mystery By Diana Orgain. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win all 4 books, and a link to purchase them.

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