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by Cynthia Chow



This week we have reviews & giveaways of some more fun mysteries that have been released this summer. We have fashion, food and libraries-A Passion for Haunted Fashion: A Haunted Vintage Mystery by Rose Pressey, Bear Witness to Murder: A Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery by Meg Macy, Cake and Punishment: A Southern Cake Baker Mystery by Maymee Bell, Murder Made to Order: An All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery by Lena Gregory, and Shelved Under Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery by Victoria Gilbert.

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by Cynthia Chow


The owner of clothing boutique It’s Vintage Y’all in Sugar Creek, Georgia, Cookie Chanel considered herself a connoisseur of vintage attire. She’s not the only one, in addition to writing a blog and advising television and movies, she has been asked by author Juliana McDaniel for a consultation on a book she’s writing. When their meeting takes place, it’s after Juliana’s car has crashed, and she is unexpectedly in a very deceased and ghostly form.

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Wow! Accessories & More in Reedley

IN THE August 15 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



I recently discovered a fun little shop in downtown Reedley that I never realized existed, Wow! Accessories and More, owned by Blanca and Larry Valencia. I had the chance to chat recently with Blanca about the shop.

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More November Penguin Mysteries

IN THE November 29 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andPets,
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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



We have another fun group of 3 Penguin mysteries-For Better or Worsted: A Crochet Mystery by Betty Hechtman, A Dog Gone Murder by Elaine Viets, and Suede to Rest by Diane Vallere. Details on how to win a copy of all 3 books at the end of this post.

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by Cynthia Chow


Samantha Kidd gave up her career as the senior shoe buyer for the New York store, Bentleys, to work the trend specialist for Tradava, a family-owned retail store in Ribbon, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, that position was cut short when the man who hired her was murdered and her following stint at Heist was similarly cut short. Distinctly aware of how her resume must look, Samantha agrees to use her degree in fashion history to help her former Tradava coworker, Eddie Adams, as his unpaid assistant for the Ribbon Museum of Art’s exhibit on the history of fashion. As part of the exhibit Tradava will be merchandising the hats being displayed by Hedy London, a famous noir movie actress.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


Enjoy another fun group of Penguin mystery reviews & giveaways this week–again with fashion settings. A Custom-Fit Crime: A Magical Dressmaking Mystery By Melissa Bourbon, Tulle Death Do Us Part By Annette Blair, and Laced with Poison: Sweet Nothings Lingerie Mystery By Meg London. Details on how to win all three at the end of this post.

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by Aimee Lewis



Ever wanted to start your own business? Ever wonder if you could? Well, six years ago young entrepreneur Sandy Gonzalez from Dinuba, California, made her dream come true when she started her own clothing line, Abuel in the Golden Age. Sandy is 20 years old, and now attends FIDM (The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) in Los Angeles, California.

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