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Duffy Brown

by Cynthia Chow
& Duffy Brown


Although Evie Bloomfield has lived on Mackinac Island for two years, she’s still considered a come-here fudgie and not a born-here native. That doesn’t mean that Evie hasn’t already developed a reputation as a dead body finder, not to mention being a self-admitted busybody.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Duffy Brown


Reagan Summerside just wanted to bask in the moment. She couldn’t believe that despite her bad man-juju, fate has gifted with a marriage proposal from hunky, extremely eligible bachelor attorney Walker Boone.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Duffy Brown


In this our Earth Day issue we are featuring e-books and books that somehow tie in to Earth Day. What could be more Earth friendly than bicycling, so this week we have a review & giveaway of Braking for Bodies by Duffy Brown, along with an interesting biking and Earth Day related guest post from Duffy. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Braking for Bodies, along with a link to purchase the book where a portion goes to help support KRL & an indie bookstore.

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by Sunny Frazier


There’s flowers in bloom, magic in the air, Georgia on our minds, and these terrific books to read!
After a successful party at Bodie Island’s Lighthouse Library in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, librarian Lucy Richardson is ready to curl up with Charles the cat and a good book.

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Tea-Cozy by The Cozy Chicks

IN THE November 21 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andMysteryrat's Maze
SECTIONS

by The Cozy Chicks


Long day today. Meetings and deadlines, traffic and headaches, arguments and resolutions . . . but now the children are asleep, the spouse is dozing, and dinner was tasty and filling. Finally, it’s time for you!

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Demise in Denim By Duffy Brown

IN THE April 4 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy
SECTIONS

by Sandra Murphy



Reagan Summerside runs a consignment shop in Savannah, Georgia, so why is she driving down the road at night, in Walker Boone’s convertible with four—count ‘em, four—police cars trailing her, lights and sirens blazing?

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Geared for the Grave By Duffy Brown

IN THE January 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy
SECTIONS

by Sandra Murphy



The plot device of a big city girl returning home after a (pick one) bad breakup, being jilted, loss of a job, public humiliation, has been done often lately but this one is different. Evie Bloomfield is trying to save her job when she takes a short term assignment on Mackinac Island. Her boss’s father has broken his leg and needs help to refurbish and run his bicycle rental shop. Of course, the boss is too busy to go.

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by Duffy Brown


All my life I thought launch was what those really smart rocket science people do to get something into space and never in all those years did I expect to be involved. Yet here I am dong a launch of my very own. Not that I’m putting a rocket in space…though right now that seems like a snap…but I’m launching a book.

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by & Sandra Murphy
Cynthia Chow


This week we have a fun group of 5 Penguin mysteries from February and March involving food, Ireland (perfect for St. Patrick’s Day), and politics: Scandal in Skibbereen By Sheila Connolly, Books, Cooks and Crooks By Lucy Arlington, Town in a Strawberry Swirl By B. B. Haywood, Iced to Death: A Gourmet De-Lite Mystery By Peg Cochran, and Pearls and Poison: A Consignment Shop Mystery By Duffy Brown. Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of them all.

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