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by Cynthia Chow


A fashion show turns deadly in this latest mystery featuring the delightful detecting duo of Summer Smythe and Dorothy Westin. Summer Smythe-Sloan may only be twenty-six (okay, twenty-nine) years old, but the youngest resident of Milano, Florida’s Hibiscus Pointe senior living community is allowed to reside there due to her volunteer position as their Aquatics Director.

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by Cynthia Chow


The momentous decision to temporarily shutter her vintage clothing business in order to rebuild and expand into the wedding and baby retail market isn’t what’s keeping Charley Carpenter awake all night.

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by Kathleen Costa
& Marty Wingate


Weddings always seem to bring out romantic notions and queries about who could be next. However, Julia’s expectation that Michael’s desire to ask her “something” may be a proposal is interrupted when Pammy, Michael’s older sister (“Barely older,” she would say.), shows up asking to send the night.

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Dying to Lose Weight

IN THE April 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
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by Denise Dietz


After I lost 55 (and a half!) lbs. on Weight Watchers, I became a group leader/lecturer for the organization. One night, while watching my dieters weigh in—and smiling as my adorable nuns crossed themselves before stepping on the scale—I had an epiphany. What if there was some nut killing off dieters when they reached their goal weight? Wouldn’t that make a fun mystery?

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by Margaret Mendel


New York City is an undeniably atmospheric place that many mystery authors find irresistible to use as a backdrop for stories and novels. I cannot even venture a guess how many murder or crime stories have been centered in any one of the five boroughs that make up this town that I call home.

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by Kathleen Costa


Polly Blake and the rest of the Blake family are enjoying the annual Spring Equinox barbecue, until Uncle Larry collapses. The 911 call and the ambulance sirens both mark the emergency, but the lack of a pulse points to the futility. Grandpa can’t believe a healthy man just drops dead and yells it must be murder, but he always yells any Blake family death is murder. When the police’s preliminary determination is that Uncle Larry had been poisoned, Polly is at a loss as to how and why.

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by Cynthia Chow


As Margery Flax, owner South Florida Coronado Tropics Apartments, tells her tenant Helen Hawthorne, the murder all started with becoming blonde. It didn’t cause the murder, but it sure granted the attitude and confidence to commit it.

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by Cynthia Chow


It would be hard to imagine anything more terrifying than a puppet inhabited by the spirit of a ghost. Maybe face-eating zombies or clowns? For Kelly Whitecastle though, it is literally just a matter of family business as she is the daughter of Emma Whitecastle, the host of a popular paranormal television show who has the ability to communicate with ghosts.

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by Cindy Chow


One needs to approach “Richard Castle’s” A Brewing Storm with a certain attitude. First, the author is a character on ABC’s hit detective television show, Castle, which is based on the premise that the celebrity author of somewhat cheesy best-selling action-spy novels has burnt out writing them and is looking for inspiration from the “real” NYPD homicide unit.

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by Diana Hockley



If you’re looking for some summer e-book reading, KRL has provided you not only with some mystery & Sci-Fi e-book reviews of Sweet Tea & Secrets by Nancy Naigle, Seeker of the Truth by C.L. Shore, Choke by Kaye George and Parmenters Wager by Terri Lynn Main, but also a chance to win a copy of all 4 books! Details at the end of this article. All reviews were written by Diana Hockley.

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