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Dorothy St. James

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have a fun group of food and craft mysteries perfect for your holiday reading-the crafts may inspire you with gift ideas, and the holidays aren’t complete without great food-A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery by Holly Quinn, How to Knit a Murder: Seaside Knitters Society Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum, Purls and Poison: Black Sheep Knit Mystery by Anne Canadeo, Forever Fudge! A Candy-Coated Mystery with Recipes by Nancy Coco, In Cold Chocolate: A Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery by Dorothy St. James, and The Walking Bread: A Bread Shop Mystery by Winnie Archer.

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by Cynthia Chow



Food mysteries seem to be very popular and many include recipes! Here are a few more new ones for your mystery and foodie fun-Lord of the Pies: A Kensington Palace Chef Mystery by Nell Hampton, Death by Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien, Murder with a Cherry on Top: A Lickety Splits Mystery by Cynthia Baxter, and Playing with Bonbon Fire: A Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery by Dorothy St. James.

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by Sunny Frazier


Four new series are coming your way, and some of your favorite authors are back with their latest offerings. Plenty here to satisfy any cozy sweet tooth. And if you’re dieting, lots of feline mysteries as well.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow



This week we have a fun group of food mysteries for your Thanksgiving dinner reading-Asking for Truffle: A Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery by Dorothy St. James, Dead and Ganache: A Chocolate Whisperer Mystery by Colette London, The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams, Assault and Buttery: A Popcorn Shop Mystery by Kristi Abbott, The Great Chili Kill-Off: A Fresh Baked Mystery by Liv Washburn, and The Quiche and the Dead: A Pie Town Mystery by Kirsten Weiss.

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by Sunny Frazier


So, you weren’t able to take a vacation to Europe this summer? Too dangerous anyway. The following authors set their books overseas to give you a virtual vacation. And foodie mysteries for virtual calories!

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



Here is another batch of fun mystery book reviews from Penguin mystery authors! We have The Good, the Bad, and the Witchy: A Witchcraft Mystery By Heather Blake, Curse of the PTA by Laura Alden, Under Currents by Pamela Beason, Going, Going Ganache by Jenn McKinlay, Oak and Dagger by Dorothy St. Jamesand The Homicide Hustle: A Ballroom Dance Mystery By Ella Barrick. Details on how to win copies of all 5 at the end of this post.

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