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Lorna Barrett

by Cynthia Chow



Following the trial and conviction of the man responsible for her husband’s murder, Tricia Miles is finally feeling ready to move on with her life. Spurred on by more than a little nudging from her sister Angelica, Tricia is running to replace her sibling as the president of the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce.

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by Sunny Frazier


It’s too hot to cook, so here are books not about fine dining but final dining with murder for dessert. Welcome a new series and return to the kitchen with your favorite authors.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow



This week we are playing catch up with some fun mysteries, perfect for your summer reading-A Just Clause: A Booktown Mystery by Lorna Barrett, Trumpet of Death: Martha’s Vineyard Mystery by Cynthia Riggs, Antiques Frame: A Trash ’n’ Treasures Mystery by Barbara Allan, & Dead and Berried: Cranberry Cove series by Peg Cochran.

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by Sunny Frazier


Time for summer time beach reads. There’s a new series to try, our favorite bookstore mysteries, and a few titles that will make you crave a cupcake. Enjoy!

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by Sandra Murphy
Cynthia Chow



Enjoy another fun group of mysteries from Penguin authors for your June reading pleasure-A Premonition of Murder: A Dream Club Mystery by Mary Kennedy, Title Wave: A Booktown Mystery by Lorna Barrett, A Shattered Crime: A Stain-Glass Mystery by Jennifer McAndrews, Dead End Street: A Museum Mystery by Sheila Connolly, and Murder, Handcrafted: An Amish Quilt Shop Mystery by Isabella Alan.

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A Fatal Chapter by Lorna Barrett

IN THE July 11 ISSUE

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by Sandra Murphy


Tricia owns the bookstore in town. Unfortunately, it was set on fire and the first floor—where all the books are—was a total loss due to the flames, smoke, and water damage. Six months later, the insurance company is still “dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s” on its investigation. Since she lived above the store, Tricia is homeless, paying rent on the whole building, and on the hook for all repairs. Her landlord is Bob, her sister Angelica’s former boyfriend. It wasn’t an amicable breakup and he’s thrilled to take out his revenge via Tricia’s misfortune.

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by Cynthia Chow



It’s been a long, hard winter for Stoneham, New Hampshire, but even with “Booktown” business at a virtual standstill, everyone seems to have their hands full with emotional dramas. Haven’t Got a Clue mystery bookstore owner Tricia Miles has two exes who want back into her good graces, never mind what she wants. That would be Police Chief Grant Baker and Tricia’s ex-husband Christopher. Tricia’s sister Angelica, the new president of the Chamber of Commerce, is saddled with an unhelpful receptionist as well as the difficult task of finding a new place for meetings.

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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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