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Julie Mulhern

by Cynthia Chow,
Sandra Murphy, Terrance Mc Arthur, & Lorie Lewis Ham


Once again another year has ended, and we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2017. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5 favorite books they reviewed in 2017 (well some of them may fudge on that a bit).

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by Cynthia Chow


Ellison Russell didn’t want to refuse a request from handsome attorney Hunter Tafft, even if that meant allowing his ex-wife to make a bid on redecorating Ellison’s study. However much Hunter may have helped to keep Ellison out of jail, it’s definitely not worth her putting up with Khaki White’s inappropriate and intrusive comments. Before Ellison can formally reject the decorator’s suggestions, a frantic phone call from the housekeeper forces Ellison to leave Khaki alone in the house.

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by Cynthia Chow


Ellison may have acquired a disturbing record of discovering bodies, being accused of murder, and getting hospitalized after attacks by murderers, but she certainly didn’t expect to find herself in the Gates of Hell. Ellison was attempting to track down her teenaged daughter in the Kansas City Halloween Haunted House, but instead of finding Grace, Ellison hears the last dying words of a terrifying clown.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Julie Mulhern


Socialite Ellison Russell has certainly come a long way since being a scandalous suspect in the death of her cheating, no-good husband. That doesn’t mean that Ellison still doesn’t do all she can to escape the wrath of Mother when things fail to go her way. So when Aunt Sis unexpectedly arrives for a rare visit, Ellison doesn’t hesitate to house her liberal, hippy aunt in order to keep peace between the feuding sisters. Ellison is far less thrilled to welcome home her own sister Marjorie, who refuses to explain why she landed in Kansas City without her children or her husband, the condom King of Cleveland.

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by Cyntha Chow


Blame the expensive French lipstick. If it hadn’t rolled underneath the bleachers while she was watching her daughter’s high school cheerleading routine, single mom Ellison Russell would never have discovered the body of young Bobby Lowell. Ellison would also not have cut her hand, run into Detective Anarchy Jones, or heard Bobby’s last words (“tell her I love her”).

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