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Lorraine Bartlett

by Cynthia Chow


The holiday season may be the time of the year one expects to spend surrounded by family, but Katie Bonner didn’t anticipate that she would be sharing her tiny apartment with her former mother-in-law Margo. It’s been almost two years since the death of Katie’s husband, but even when he was alive, Margo was never very welcoming to her daughter-in-law.

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by Sunny Frazier


Make sure to ask Santa to bring you these Christmas reads when you write to him. And maybe he’ll bring you a shelter pet after you read four mysteries with that theme. Plus, start the New Year with three new series. Enjoy your presents!

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by Cynthia Chow



Tori Cannon returned to rural Western New York’s Lotus Bay to help her grandfather after the death of his wife, but a winning lottery ticket sends him off to Florida with his fiancé and gifting Tori with a home and his Cannon Bait and Tackle shop.

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by Sunny Frazier


Poodles and pugs, lighthouses and cruises, knitting and noshing, this month’s column has it all—plus astrology! Enjoy these summer reads.

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by Cynthia Chow


Until she ran into her former boss from Kimper Insurance, Katie Bonner had been having the perfect Labor Day in McKinlay Mill. Only Josh Kimper could have ruined what was a perfect day of sailing around Lake Ontario, as he had lost none of the arrogance, misogyny, or obnoxiousness that had made her life as his office manager hell. Taking over Artisans Alley, a former warehouse transformed into a gallery for crafters and artists, was something Katie had never wished for but discovered was what she needed. Not only is Katie finally making a profit from renting out booths, she is dating her landlord and owner of Angelo’s Pizzeria, Andy Rust.

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Tea-Cozy by The Cozy Chicks

IN THE November 21 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andMysteryrat's Maze
SECTIONS

by The Cozy Chicks


Long day today. Meetings and deadlines, traffic and headaches, arguments and resolutions . . . but now the children are asleep, the spouse is dozing, and dinner was tasty and filling. Finally, it’s time for you!

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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



This week we are reviewing four more Penguin mysteries, some with a touch of the supernatural, & giving away copies of all of them-details at the end of the post! First we have a review of Chance of A Ghost: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery by E.J. Copperman, Knot What It Seams by Elizabeth Craig, One Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett and Veiled Revenge: A Crime of Fashion Mystery By Ellen Byerrum.

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