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Krista Davis

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have a fun group of food mysteries for your Father’s Day feasts-Deadly Feast: A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette, Dying for Devil’s Food: A Cupcake Bakery Mystery by Jenn McKinlay, The Diva Sweetens the Pie: A Domestic Diva Mystery by Krista Davis, Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches: A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery by Karen Rose Smith, and Sconed to Death: A Cat Latimer Mystery by Lynn Cahoon.

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by Sunny Frazier


Easter is more than Peeps and chocolate bunnies. Check out recipes in four mysteries and four more novels for book lovers. That means YOU!

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by Cynthia Chow
& Krista Davis


Managing Georgetown’s Color Me Read bookstore has introduced artist Florrie Fox to a whole new group of friends. Dolly Cavanaugh, one of the founding members of the Hues, Brews, and Clues coloring club, introduces Florrie into the intriguing world of yard and estate sales, where Dolly makes an astounding discovery.

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by Sandra Murphy,
Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur,
& Lorie Lewis Ham


Another year has ended, and once again we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2018. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10 favorite books they reviewed in 2018. Our newest reviewer, Katherine Costa, wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of another fun group of food mysteries-A Soufflé of Suspicion: A French Bistro Mystery by Daryl Wood Gerber, Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery by Cornelia Kidd, Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper: An Amish Mystery by Amy Lillard, Murder with Cinnamon Scones: A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery by Karen Rose Smith, and The Diva Cooks up a Storm: A Domestic Diva Mystery by Krista Davis.

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by Sunny Frazier


It’s late April and some parts of the country are getting floods, snow, and even fire. Let’s hope things settle down in May. Meanwhile, wait it out with these titles from favorite authors.

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by Sandra Murphy



Here are three more mysteries from Kengsington authors for your spring reading-Color Me Murder: The Pen & Ink Mystery by Krista Davis, I Know What You Bid Last Summer: A Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery by Sherry Harris, and Murder She Knit: A Knit & Nibble Mystery by Peggy Ehrhart.

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by Sunny Frazier


Four new series are coming your way, and some of your favorite authors are back with their latest offerings. Plenty here to satisfy any cozy sweet tooth. And if you’re dieting, lots of feline mysteries as well.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Theodore Feit



This week we have 5 more Christmas mysteries for your holiday reading-Hark the Herald Angels Slay: A Year-Round Christmas Mystery by Vicki Delany, Not a Creature was Purring: A Paws & Claws Mystery by Krista Davis, Slay Bells Ring: Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mystery by Karen Rose Smith, Yuletide Homicide>/em>: A Wiccan Wheel Mystery by Jennifer David Hesse, and The Ghost of Christmas Past: A Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Krista Davis


Holly Miller is spending her first summer since childhood in Wagtail, Virginia, where she has taken up her grandmother Oma’s offer to become a partner in the Sugar Maple Inn. Now that the resort town has rebranded itself as a pet-centric and very pet-loving tourist destination, they are hosting Wagtail’s first Animal Attraction matchmaking event. Singles who have been luckier finding love with pets will be bringing them along to hopefully increase the chances of meeting the perfect (human) partner.

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by Sunny Frazier


Welcome to Yeast of Eden, the Mexican bread shop in Santa Sofia, California, and the first in the series by Winnie Archer. Struggling photographer Ivy Culpepper has lots of soul-searching when she came back to town. When she enters a bread making class, it’s the aroma of fresh conchas in the oven, or her instant connection with the owner and her sisters, but Ivy knows she’s found the missing ingredients in her life.

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by Cynthia Chow


Here are 3 more mysteries from Penguin authors for your summer reading fun, 2 involve food and one books-The Diva Serves High Tea: A Domestic Diva Mystery by Krista Davis, The Calamity Cafe: A Down South Cafe Mystery by Gayle Leeson, and Birds of a Feather: A Bibliophile Mystery by Kate Carlisle. Details at the end of this post on how to win a copies of all 3, and a link to purchase them.

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by Sunny Frazier


June is often time to get hitched, so let’s start with Wedding Bel Blues, the first in a new series by Maggie McConnon. Belfast McGrath has spent 15 years avoiding her brash Irish family.

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by Cynthia Chow


Now that Holly Miller’s grandmother is taking a much-needed cruise to Hong Kong, Holly is excited and anxious to be left in charge of their Sugar Maple Inn. It may be the slowest time of the year for tourists, but Wagtail, Virginia, is hosting its first Murder Most Howl, a combination murder-mystery weekend and scavenger hunt. In this pet-friendly and animal-themed town, local businesses will be housing guests and assisting in hiding clues that lead towards the game’s final solution.

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