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Pet Mystery Book Giveaway

IN THE June 6 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andPets
SECTIONS

by Lorie Lewis Ham



May 29 was KRL’s 5th anniversary and we are still celebrating! This week we are celebrating by giving away three pet mysteries along with some fun pet mystery promo items! Pets and mysteries are two of our most read sections so it seemed like a perfect way to celebrate.

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Blood Trade By Faith Hunter

IN THE August 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTerrance V. Mc Arthur
SECTIONS

by Terrance Mc Arthur



Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skin-walker who has a mountain lions soul inside her.
Jane is a vampire hunter; Jane works for vampires. That’s right. She kills vampires for vampires. There are some problem vampires that other vampires can’t—or won’t—deal with, and that’s when they call in Jane.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have another batch of great Penguin mystery novels to review & giveaway! Many of these books involve food and pets. We have The Christie Curse: A Book Collector Mystery By Victoria Abbott, Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death: A Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery By Denise Swanson, Peach Pies and Alibis by Ellery Adams, Trouble in the Tarot by Kari Lee Townsend, and Wave Good-Bye: A Southern Beauty Shop Mystery By Lila Dare. Details on how to enter to win at the end of this post.

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by Marilyn Meredith
& C. L. Shore



The story centers around the kidnapping of a concert pianist who disappears before the rehearsal of an important concert. The author is an artist of words when it comes to showing the anguish Ally, the kidnapped woman, experiences. Set in Australia, the different word usage is an added plus as are the descriptions of the unfamiliar places.

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by Gloria Feit
& Lorie Lewis Ham




Lindsey Page, first introduced to readers by this author as a friend of the protagonist PI Jeri Howard in Witness to Evil, one of ten books in that series, returns here as one of four women, friends since their college days in Berkeley, California, around whom the story revolves. Lindsey is a historian who usually writes about the 19th century American west, but whose current work-in-progress is a study of Latin American women who had emigrated to the US as a result of wars and upheavals in their native countries.

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by Sandra Murphy &
Cynthia Chow



Hayley Snow has finally achieved her dream job of writing as a restaurant critic for the Key West magazine, Key Zest. However, the co-owner of the publication has good reason for personally detesting Hayley, so with her job on the line Hayley must continue to prove herself as an innovative food critic and journalist. A key step to this path is her attendance of the “Key West Loves Literature” seminar that will feature many prominent food writers and critic.

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by Cynthia Chow



Foul Play at the Fair is the first installment in author Shelley Freydont’s Celebration Bay Mystery series and introduces readers to Liv Montgomery, a former Manhattan event planner burnt out on demanding brides and sweet sixteeners who has been hired by the small Upstate New York town of Celebration Bay to organize promotional tourist events.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Bruja Brouhaha features Bay area psychologist Liz Cooper, who considers herself to be a very rational and pragmatic person. As an interesting contrast, she is dating Professor Nick Garfield who studies the occult. In this book, the couple attends the sixtieth wedding anniversary celebration of Paco and Lucia Rojas, practitioners of the Santeria religion who own Botanica Rojas where they grow herbs for spells.

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by Sandra Murphy & J.R. Lindermuth




Gavin Cutter just wants to paint—scenes of the ocean, rocks and to have the paintings good enough that people can smell the salty water, just by looking. While out painting one day, he sees a sailing ship, but this one is not behaving as it should. A woman walking her dog on the beach shouts a warning when it suddenly turns and heads for the reef. Cutter is the first aboard, followed by two local sailors. The ship seems intact, the wheel tied down, no one aboard except a limping dog.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



It dawned on me this week that atmosphere plays a big part in my choice of books. Places I would love to spend time in, described in a way that makes them come to life, really draw me in as much as a great character and story. That’s what drew me to Carolyn Hart’s Death On Demand series set in a mystery bookstore and that’s what draws me in to Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse Mystery series.

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by Marilyn Meredith


Newly arrived reporter, Samantha Slater, arrives to begin her new job as a reporter only to find that her boss, George Stanley has been stomped to death by a runaway horse. Samantha takes over the job as editor. Her first story is writing Stanley’s obituary. To do that, she must interview the townspeople. In so doing, she learns that George Stanley wasn’t exactly loved by the citizens of the small town. He seemed to delight in writing hurtful stories about the locals. The more she finds about the dead man, she begins to realize that many were relieved by his death.

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by Cynthia Chow



I love fast cars. Between my father, my brother, and me, we own five V-8 Mustangs ranging from the years 1966-2011. My childhood memories consist of Sundays full of the background noise of televised car races that usually drove my mother out of the house for peace from the sounds of hours of monotonous revving engines.

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by Jesus Ibarra


We return to Bon Temps to follow the continuing journey of Sookie Stackhouse our favorite telepathic waitress, well one my favorites anyways, as she deals with all sorts of supernatural problems surrounding her life. This book finds Sookie in danger, as her boyfriend Eric Northman the vampire Viking blows into town with payback on his mind, a shifter is out to get her, and there is more fairy trouble because of something she inherited in the last book.

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by Jesus Ibarra


James Stark returns in Devil Said Bang, picking up roughly three months after the events of Aloha From Hell. Stark has had his hands full trying to stay alive and trying to make his way back to LA after being stuck as the reigning Lucifer of Hell. But LA isn’t as Stark left it, his angelic half is running loose, something is eating all the ghosts, and some of the most powerful magic wielding people are planning something big.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Lorie Lewis Ham



Haley Randolph always lands on her suitably shod feet. Of course, those shoes match her outfit which is the perfect showcase for her newest, hottest, most enviable designer handbag. She and her BFF Marcy are holding faux bag parties, to let the masses enjoy the look of designer without the heavy duty price tag. Haley herself wouldn’t be caught dead with an imposter bag but those parties pay for her originals so as long as she tells her customers they’re knockoffs, where’s the harm?

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by Diana Hockley


Visalia, California born mystery author R.P., or Rebecca, Dahlke joins KRL again today for an interview, and a review of her latest mystery novel, A Dead Red Oleander, set in the Central Valley featuring a female crop duster. At the end of the interview are details on how to enter to win a copy of Dead Red Oleander.

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