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Molly MacRae

by Sandra Murphy
& Molly MacRae


Kath Rutledge is the owner of the Weaver’s Cat, a yarn shop inhabited by Argyle, a yellow tabby cat, and Geneva, a ghost. Only Argyle, Kath, and her employee Ardis, can see and hear Geneva. It makes for some odd conversations as Geneva talks when customers are in the shop.

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by Sandra Murphy


When four women decide to move to Scotland, it’s not as impulsive a move as it might sound. Janet and her husband Curtis, ex-husband and a rat, that is, owned a vacation cottage there. Janet made sure she got it in the divorce. The other women are Tallie, Janet’s daughter, Tallie’s BFF Summer, and Janet’s longtime friend, Christine, home to take care of aging and forgetful parents.

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by Sunny Frazier


My new kidney and I are glad to be back and ready to share fun books that might find their way under your tree this year!
A snow globe as a murder weapon? Mayor Lewis Frost, known as “Frosty,” is dealing with controversy in the city council.

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by Cyntha Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have another fun group of Penguin mysteries,3 book related and 1 about a resale store-All Sales Final: A Good Buy Girls Mystery By Josie Belle, Knot the Usual Suspects by Molly MacRae, Booked for Trouble: A Lighthouse Library Mystery by Eva Gates, and Law and Author: An Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery by Erika Chase.

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by Cynthia Chow


Lewis Wilder may enjoy being the only curator at Tennessee’s Nolichucky Jack History Museum, but he is definitely not appreciating the rumors circulating that he fundraises through his activities as a cat burglar! The “Fox” has been stealing valuable heirlooms from homes in the area, and anonymous cash donations mailed regularly to the museum have locals buzzing that Lewis must be the culprit. Sheriff Paul Glaser is making no secret of his suspicions, and when a loud-mouthed car dealer is murdered after having an argument with Lewis, it’s not a surprise that he’s a likely suspect.

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by Cynthia Chow


The characters who were introduced in the full-length novel, Lawn Order, actually have been appearing in short stories since 1990, and here readers will have the fun in this collection that perfectly captures the rather dysfunctional relationship between fifty-something sisters Margaret and Bitsy.

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by Sandra Murphy


Kath Rutledge is gearing up for Blue Plum’s historical festival. She’s not happy about the reenactment of a moving gunfight. With a ghost “living” on the second floor, gunfire might cause paranormal upsets and who knows where that could lead? The event planner wants to use her second floor window for the legend’s sniper.

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by Sunny Frazier



It’s Molly MacRae’s first LCC and she’ll be joining her brother Andrew in the festivities. She’s launching the third book in the Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery series, Spinning In Her Grave. Kath Rutledge’s Weaver’s Cat fabric store comes with gloomy ghost Geneva in residence.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Molly MacRae



The only way for textile preservationist Kath Rutledge’s thirty-ninth birthday to have been worse would have been for it to have been her fortieth birthday instead. She hadn’t planned on spending the day returning home to Blue Plum, Tennessee for her much loved grandmother Ivy McClellan’s funeral, and Kath definitely hadn’t planned on getting pulled over by an arrogant deputy for speeding. That he called Kath’s grandmother “Crazy Ivy” and implied that she was a murderer definitely put the capper on what was becoming a completely horrific day.

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