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by Sandra Murphy
Cynthia Chow



Enjoy another fun group of mysteries from Penguin authors for your June reading pleasure-A Premonition of Murder: A Dream Club Mystery by Mary Kennedy, Title Wave: A Booktown Mystery by Lorna Barrett, A Shattered Crime: A Stain-Glass Mystery by Jennifer McAndrews, Dead End Street: A Museum Mystery by Sheila Connolly, and Murder, Handcrafted: An Amish Quilt Shop Mystery by Isabella Alan.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cyntha Chow


This week we have another fun group of mysteries, many of which have pets involved in some way, from Penguin authors-Dead with the Wind by Miranda James, Murder Plainly Read by Isabella Alan, Death Takes Priority by Jean Flowers, and Plot Boiler: A Black Cat Bookshop Mystery by Ali Brandon. Details on how to win copies of all 4 books at the end of this post, along with a link to purchase them.

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Murder, Served Simply By Isabella Alan

IN THE December 13 ISSUE

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by Sandra Murphy



Angie Braddock has a lot going on what with her parents in town for a Christmas visit, a town-wide progressive dinner and a surprise guest. Too bad the surprise is her ex-fiancé! The folks would like Angie to forgive Ryan, forget how he done her wrong and resume their relationship. Not going to happen. Pretty sure anyway.

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by Sandra Murphy &
Cynthia Chow



Enjoy this last big group of June Penguin mysteries, which includes fun food ones, an event planner, and crafts. We have Tempest in a Teapot by Amanda Cooper, Razing the Dead by Sheila Connolly, Murder Simply Stitched by Isabella Alan, Hot Fudge Frame-Up: A Fudge Shop Mystery by Christine DeSmet, The Diva Wraps It Up: A Domestic a Diva Mystery by Krista Davis.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


Penguin continues to release a lot of great cozies for our mystery reading fun! Here are a few more reviews of books that came out in October and September of 2013! This week we have food, clothing, supernatural and Amish country. A Finder’s Fee: A Missing Pieces Mystery by Joyce and Jim Lavene, Postcards from the Dead by Laura Childs, Bran New Death by Victoria Hamilton, Going Through the Notions by Cate Price, and Murder, Plain and Simple by Isabella Alan. Details on how to win all 5 of these fun mysteries at the end of this post.

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