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Maggie Sefton

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have a great group of 4 mysteries released this summer and published by Kensington, Penguin, & St. Martins-Booked 4 Murder: A Sophie Kimball Mystery by J.C. Eaton, Only Skein Deep: A Knitting Mystery by Maggie Sefton, Patterned After Death: A Southern Sewing Circle Mystery by Elizabeth Lynn Casey, & Sticks and Bones: Sarah Booth Delaney series by Carolyn Haines. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win copies of all 4 books, and links to purchase them.

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by Sandra Murphy


At the Lambspun shop where all colors of the rainbow are sold in the form of yarns, there’s a new face — Nancy Marsted. She’s from the college, is shy and pregnant. When she told the Baby Daddy they were going to be a family, he nixed that idea and left her high and dry. Of course, the core group at the shop take her under their wings and make her welcome.

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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 Cyntha Chow
& Sandra Murphy



Enjoy three more fun summer mystery releases from Penguin and Kensington-Death of a Cupcake Queen: A Hayley Powell Foods and Cocktail Mystery By Lee Hollis, Privy to the Dead by Sheila Connolly, and Purl Up and Die by Maggie Sefton. Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of all 3 books & a link to purchase them.

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by Cynthia Chow



When Molly Malone returned to Washington D.C. in 2007, it was as the daughter of a United States senator and widow of a Representative who committed suicide following a trumped up scandal. Now, just a short time later, Molly has settled in as an accounting staffer for Colorado Senator John Russell and is in a relationship with former Special Forces officer, Danny DiMateo, now a Quantico consultant.

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by Sandra Murphy &
Cynthia Chow


Check out these fun June Penguin mysteries involving weddings and crafts–we have Engaged in Murder By Nancy Parra, Night of the Living Thread By Janet Bolin, Thread End: An Embroidery Mystery By Amanda Lee, and Yarn Over Murder: A Knitting Mystery By Maggie Sefton.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we are reviewing several new Penguin mysteries with similar themes-Fashion or Food! Murder after a Fashion: An Accessories Mystery by Grace Carroll, Thread and Buried By Janet Bolin, Close Knit Killer: A Knitting Mystery By Maggie Sefton, Mayhem at the Orient Express By Kylie Logan and Steamed to Death: A Gourmet De-Lite Mystery By Peg Cochran. Details on how to win all five at the end of this post.

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by Sandra Murphy


Ivy and Roy are getting married, long after either thought they’d ever find someone and fall in love. After all, they now live in a retirement home and are what is optimistically called, set in their ways. However, love is not to be denied but it sometimes can be delayed.

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