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Mary Ellen Hughes

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy


This week we have some more fun food mysteries from Penguin authors-It’s a Wonderful Knife: A Comfort Food Mystery by Christine Wenger, Scene of the Brine by Mary Ellen Hughes, and Town in a Cinnamon Toast by B. B. Haywood. Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of all three books, and a link to purchase them.

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by Sunny Frazier


Candy is fattening; flowers wilt. Books make the best gifts for book lovers!
Brew a cup of tea while you enjoy The Grim Steeper, #3 in Amanda Cooper’s Teapot Collector Mysteries. It’s time for the annual Fall Fling Town-wide Tea Party in the upstate NY town of Gracious Grove.

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by Sandra Murphy



Here are some more fun food mysteries from Penguin and Kensington-Town in a Sweet Pickle by B. B. Haywood, License to Dill by Mary Ellen Hughes, and Fry Me a Liver by Delia Rosen. Details on how to enter to win copies of all 3 of these books at the end of this post, along with a link to purchase them.

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by Sunny Frazier



Love is in the air–and so is murder. Forget the candy, ask for books from your sweetheart.
In Mac Faraday’s 9th outing, he’s on his way to the altar. It’s the social event of the year for Deep Creek Lake. Mac’s not concerned with droopy flowers or guests who fail to RSVP. Instead, he’s got a professional hit squad on his heels. With Three Days to Forever, Lauren Carr keeps us on the edge of our pews.

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by Sandra Murphy


As it gets warmer outside, what better way to avoid the heat is to stay inside and enjoy some more fun mysteries! This week we have one final April Penguin mystery, and a few more May Penguin mysteries. We have flower shops, food, therapy cats & more! Check out our reviews of Bloom and Doom, a Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery By Beverly Allen, The Pickled Pepper By Mary Ellen Hughes, Last Licks By Claire Donally, and Murder Gone A-Rye By Nancy J. Parra. Details on how to win copies of all 4 at the end of this post, also if you use the link below to purchase any of these from Amazon a portion goes to help support KRL.

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