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Mary Marks

by Sandra Murphy,
Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur,
& Lorie Lewis Ham


Another year has ended, and once again we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2018. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10 favorite books they reviewed in 2018. Our newest reviewer, Katherine Costa, wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post.

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by Sandra Murphy



Martha Rose received a mysterious package in the mail. It asked her to return her DNA to find out if she had any other relatives. Luckily, it was sent by her daughter so that mystery was solved. However, the results brought about more questions than answers.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have another fun group of craft and sewing related mysteries from Penguin & Kensington authors-A Knit Before Dying: A Tangled Web Mystery by Sadie Hartwell, Knot What You Think: A Quilting Mystery by Mary Marks, Macrame Murder: A Cora Crafts Mystery by Mollie Cox Bryan, & Murder Wears Mittens: A Seaside Knitters Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of all 4 books, along with links you can use to purchase them.

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by Sunny Frazier


Martha Rose is part of a close-knit quilting circle in the San Fernando Valley of California. The newest member has an eye for couture. But when his fingerprints are found at the crime scene where the body of a fellow quilter is found, he is the #1 suspect.

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by Sandra Murphy


Martha Rose was shocked to find out her friend Birdie’s husband was shot and killed during a bank robbery. Russell was over retirement age but stayed on because of his great relationships with clients. Witnesses heard the killer say something about “payback” right before he fired the gun. So was Russell the target or is his death part of the robbery?

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by Sunny Frazier


Time for BBQs, sunscreen, and reading on the beach. Why not start a new series and take a mental vacation back in time and to foreign shores with these titles.

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Knot in My Backyard By Mary Marks

IN THE November 29 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy
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by Sandra Murphy



Who doesn’t love a good baseball game? It makes a difference though where the baseball field is located. If it’s right in your backyard, butting up against the common area, the super bright lights and announcer may leave you cranky after a few night games.

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