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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of 5 mysteries all set in different parts of the UK-London Calling: A Mirabella Bevan Mystery by Sara Sheridan, In Prior’s Wood: Max Tudor series by G. M. Malliet, The Marmalade Murders: Penny Brannigan series by Elizabeth J. Duncan, The Golden Hour: A Nora Tierney English Mystery by M. K. Graff, and Lost Books and Old Bones: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery by Paige Shelton.

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by Sandra Murphy



In Star City, Utah, Clare Henry works with her grandfather at The Rescued Word. They repair typewriters, books, and save old typesetting fonts. It should be a calm and relaxing place to work, but that’s not always the case.

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by Sandra Murphy


When Delaney Nichols answered an ad asking for someone who wanted to work in a bookshop and have adventures, she had no idea what she was getting herself into. Every day is a surprise. Edwin, owner of the Cracked Spine, has a lot of secrets. Most he’s willing to share with Delaney, but not all and that can cause quite a problem.

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by Sandra Murphy


It’s time for the Star City Film Festival in the resort town in Utah. Movie stars are shopping in all the boutiques and skiing the fresh powder. The townspeople treat them as any other customers instead of autograph or selfie seekers.

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by KRL Staff


Once again another year has ended, and we take a look back at the many books reviewed in KRL. Each of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5 favorite books they reviewed in 2016. Usually I include myself in this list, but to my surprise I found that I have reviewed very few books this year.

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by Sandra Murphy



Delaney Nichols surprises even herself when her job at a small museum in Wichita, Kansas is the victim of budget cuts. She answers an ad for “a bold adventurer” who is willing to relocate to Scotland and work in a special bookshop. She and the owner, Edwin, hit it off on the phone, and the next thing she knows, she’s on her way.

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by Sunny Frazier


Don’t count winter out just yet! Here, for your reading pleasure, are several “yummy” mysteries with recipes, debut mysteries, and stories set all over the USA, Mexico, and across the Pond.

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by Sandra Murphy


Chester Henry has been a part of Star City and Bygone Alley since he was a young man. Now he runs the shop the Rescued Word, with his granddaughter, Clare. They repair typewriters, the kind that used a ribbon and carbon paper. Mirabelle has an oldie but goodie and the L is not working at all. It’s a matter of the key coming undone and a pretty simple fix.

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by Sunny Frazier


Start the New Year off with some mouth-watering mysteries, a few ghosts, and a curse or two!
It’s the early 1900s and twenty-four-year-old heiress Charlotte Demerayes lives in the Fanaman mansion with a few ghosts and the mother from hell.

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by Cyntha Chow
& Sandra Murphy


Here are some more wonderful food mysteries from Penguin authors-Berried Secrets by Peg Cochran, If Onions Could Spring Leeks by Paige Shelton, A Dish Best Served Cold by Rosie Genova, and Dream a Little Scream: A Dream Club Mystery By Mary Kennedy. Details on how to win copies of all 4 books at the end of this post, along with a link to purchase them.

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by Sandra Murphy


To end out the month we have another fun group of mysteries from Penguin & Kensington-Bodice of Evidence by Nancy Parra, Bushel Full of Murder by Paige Shelton, Fat Cat Spreads Out by Janet Cantrell, Scam Chowder by Maya Corrigan, and Death By Coffee by Alex Erickson. Details on how to win copies of all 5 mysteries at the end of this post, along with a link to purchase the books.

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by Sandra Murphy




If you keep your stash of culinary mysteries close to the kitchen, if you dog-ear the pages and have Post It tabs marking your favorite recipes, if you’ve ever wondered, “Why can’t these all be in one place?” —well, ask no more, The Cozy Cookbook is here.

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More August Penguin Mysteries

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by Sandra Murphy


We have 4 final August Penguin mysteries to review & giveaway-Shear Trouble by Elizabeth Craig, Taken In by Elizabeth Lynn Casey, Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran, and If Catfish Had Nine Lives by Paige Shelton. Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of all 4, and a link to purchase them where a portion goes to help support KRL.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we are celebrating Christmas with Penguin mystery authors and three Penguin Christmas mystery novels-Merry Market Murder by Paige Shelton, Mulled Murder By Kate Kingsbury, and Home for the Homicide: A Do-It Yourself Mystery By Jennie Bentley. Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of all three.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have another fun selection of food related mysteries from Penguin, and one mystery that also has an animal rescue aspect. We have If Bread Could Rise to the Occasion By Paige Shelton, Do or Diner: A Comfort Food Mystery By Christine Wenger, One Dead Cookie: A Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery By Virginia Lowell and Rubbed Out: A Memphis BBQ Mystery By Riley Adams.

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