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Lea Wait

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).


by Sandra Murphy

Angie and Patrick have been dating a few months now so this will be their first shared Christmas. Angie has it all planned until Patrick asks for a favor or two or ten.


by Sandra Murphy

Angie Curtis hasn’t questioned her friend Sarah Byrne about her past. She knows Sarah is adopted, from Australia, and loves antiques. Otherwise, their friendship stays pretty much in the present. Angie runs the Mainely Needlepointers, a diverse group of stitchers who repair or create needlepoint to be sold. One theme is Save the Cormorants, a local endangered bird as well as water and lighthouse scenes.


by Sandra Murphy

The last few months have been plagued by flus and colds which have put us a bit behind on some of our reviews. So this week we are playing catch-up and here are some reviews & giveaways of some mysteries from Penguin & Kensington authors from the last 3 months (including one or two from December)-Dangling by a Thread: Mainly Needlepoint Mystery by Lea Wait, Hooking for Trouble: A Crochet Mystery by Betty Hechtman, Saddle Up for Murder: A Carson Stables Mystery by Leigh Hearon, Prose and Cons: A Magical Bookshop Mystery by Amanda Flower, and Death at First Sight: Bay Island Psychic Mystery by Lena Gregory. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of all 6 books, along with links you can use to purchase them.


by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow

We are starting the new year with some great mysteries from Penguin & Kensington authors-Death by Tea by Alex Erickson, Thread and Gone by Lea Wait, Pouncing on Murder by Laurie Cass, and Ghost in the Wind: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery by E.J. Copperman. Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of all 4 books & a link to purchase them.


by Sunny Frazier

Coffee, tea, beer, maple syrup, tamales, biscuits and cinnamon—we all have our own tastes when it comes to mysteries. Sample the goods with these fun offerings.


Threads of Evidence By Lea Wait

IN THE September 5 ISSUE

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by Sandra Murphy

Angie Curtis agreed to return to her old hometown of Haven Harbor, Maine, for six months. Her grandmother’s needlepoint business was in shambles through no fault of her own. Now Angie is more involved in town life with every day that passes.


by Sunny Frazier

“Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” We have lots of entrepreneurs in this month’s mysteries to help keep your hands and mind busy with fun reads!
Jane Steward is organizing a Valentine’s week of activities at her book-themed resort, Storyton Hall. It all goes to hell when Rosamund York, one of the most celebrated authors in attendance, is killed. Rosamund had plenty of enemies: fellow novelists, a former lover, and dozens of angry fans.


by Sunny Frazier

Start your 2015 off with a new series penned by Maine author Lea Wait. Angie Curtis left Haven Harbor with she was 18 to escape her mom’s legacy. A decade later she’s pulled back home when her mother’s body is found. After the agent for her grandmother’s custom needlepoint business is also murder, she has to wonder: has going home stirred up some secrets? Twisted Threads will excite your interest.


by Sandra Murphy

Christmas in Maine could be a life-changing proposition for Maggie Summers. She’s visiting her guy, Will and his aunt. The weather is more than she expected. With only one pair of boots vs. four foot tall snow banks, it’s a challenge to say the least. Winter in New Jersey isn’t like this!


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