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Laura Morrigan

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy


We have a bunch of mysteries from Penguin & Kensington authors this week for your July reading fun, with crafts, food, animals & more-Gone with the Wool: Yarn Retreat Mystery by Betty Hechtman, Dressed to Kilt: Scottish Highlands series by Hannah Reed, Final Fondue: A Five-Ingredient Mystery by Maya Corrigan, Take the Monkey and Run: A Call of the Wilde Mystery by Laura Morrigan, and Toasting Up Trouble: A Dinner Club Mystery by Linda Wiken. Details at the end of this post on how to win a copies of all 5 books, and a link to purchase them.

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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 Cynthia Chow
& Laura Morrigan



Despite what she might think, Grace Wilde lives up to her name. An animal behaviorist as well as a veterinarian, Grace has an amazing talent with wildlife that has them literally eating out of her hands. With humans, though… The ability to psychically communicate with animals has Grace feeling like a pariah with her own species: if others knew of her talents, she’s sure to be disbelieved or thought crazy.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Laura Morrigan



This week we have the latest Call of the Wilde Mystery by Laura Morrigan. We also have a fun guest post from Laura about writing about exotic animals in her books. At the end of the post are details on how to win a copy of A Tiger’s Tale, and a link to purchase the book as well–with a portion going to help support KRL.

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by KRL Reviewers


KRL reviewed a lot of really good and great books in 2013, but we decided to give our best shot at choosing our top 5 of the year–some of us cheated a little, but here are our choices! And if you are an author who is not on the list, take heart–like I said, they were all good books!

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


As the summer begins to wind down, here are some more fun Penguin mystery reviews & giveaways. This time we have librarians, bookstores, dogs and crocheting. Check out Cover Story: An Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery By Erika Chase, Remnants of Murder By Elizabeth Lynn Casey, Not the Killing Type: A Booktown Mystery By Lorna Barrett, Woof at the Door By Laura Morrigan and Yarn To Go By Betty Hechtman. Details on how to win all 5 books at the end of this post, along with a link to purchase them.

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