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Kaitlyn Dunnett

by Sunny Frazier


The state of Maine is the main attraction this month and needles are out for blood with two sewing mysteries. Enjoy!
In Moosetookalook, Maine, Liss MacCrimmon is prepping the Scottish Emporium for November’s shopping rush. But her father-in-law’s rustic hotel can barely turn a profit between autumn and ski season.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of some more fun June mysteries-Crime and Punctuation: Deadly Edits series by Kaitlyn Dunnett, Murder at the Mansion: Victorian Village Mystery by Sheila Connolly, The Spook in the Stacks: A Lighthouse Library Mystery by Eva Gates, and Till Death Do Us Tart: A Bakeshop Mystery by Ellie Alexander.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews of several more fun mysteries from Penguin and Kensington authors-Death in the Stacks: A Library Lover’s Mystery by Jenn McKinlay, Murder with Lemon Cakes: Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery by Karen Rose Smith, X Marks the Scot: A Liss MacCrimmon Mystery by Kaitlyn Dunnett, Murder in an English Village: A Beryl and Edwina Mystery by Jessica Ellicott, Of Murder and Men: A Cat Latimer Mystery by Lynn Cahoon, and City of Lies by Victoria Thompson .

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by Sunny Frazier


Time for BBQs, sunscreen, and reading on the beach. Why not start a new series and take a mental vacation back in time and to foreign shores with these titles.

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by Sandra Murphy


To end 2015 with a bang, here are a few more mysteries from Penguin & Kensington authors-The Scottie Barked at Midnight by Kaitlyn Dunnett, Yarned and Dangerous by Sadie Hartwell, and Death on the High Lonesome by Frank Hayes. Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of all 3 books & a link to purchase them.

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by Sandra Murphy


Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin’s Scottish Emporium does a lot of online business. During leaf-peeping season, day trippers stop to visit the unique shops. In spite of Internet orders, face-to-face customers by the busload and a new husband, Liss finds time to volunteer for the town’s Halloween fundraiser.

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