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Sheila Connolly

by Sandra Murphy


Maura left Boston after her grandmother’s death, just to visit Ireland. Gran wanted her to see the old country and let distant relatives know she’d died. What was to be a visit, has turned into a new life. Moira inherited a pub, three employees, a daily storytelling fixture of a customer, and a house too. It seems she’s here to stay, at least for now.

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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
Cynthia Chow



Enjoy another fun group of mysteries from Penguin authors for your June reading pleasure-A Premonition of Murder: A Dream Club Mystery by Mary Kennedy, Title Wave: A Booktown Mystery by Lorna Barrett, A Shattered Crime: A Stain-Glass Mystery by Jennifer McAndrews, Dead End Street: A Museum Mystery by Sheila Connolly, and Murder, Handcrafted: An Amish Quilt Shop Mystery by Isabella Alan.

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February Penguin Mysteries

IN THE February 6 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andPets,
andSandra Murphy
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by Sandra Murphy


Here is our first group of new February mysteries from Penguin authors-The Grim Steeper by Amanda Cooper, A Turn for the Bad by Sheila Connolly, and A Whisker of Trouble by Sofie Ryan. Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of all 3 books, and a link to purchase them.

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by Cyntha Chow
& Sandra Murphy



Here is our first group of October Penguins and Kensington mysteries-A Beeline to Murder: A Henny Penny Farmette Mystey by Meera Lester, Floral Depravity: A Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery by Beverly Allen, The Big Chili: An Undercover Dish Mystery by Julia Buckley, A Gala Event by Sheila Connolly, and Pane and Suffering by Cheryl Hollon.

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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 Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have some more February Penguin mysteries-An Early Wake by Sheila Connolly, By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates, The Drowning Spool & Darned if You Do by Monica Ferris. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win all 4 books, and a link to purchase them.

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by Sandra Murphy &
Cynthia Chow



Enjoy this last big group of June Penguin mysteries, which includes fun food ones, an event planner, and crafts. We have Tempest in a Teapot by Amanda Cooper, Razing the Dead by Sheila Connolly, Murder Simply Stitched by Isabella Alan, Hot Fudge Frame-Up: A Fudge Shop Mystery by Christine DeSmet, The Diva Wraps It Up: A Domestic a Diva Mystery by Krista Davis.

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by & Sandra Murphy
Cynthia Chow


This week we have a fun group of 5 Penguin mysteries from February and March involving food, Ireland (perfect for St. Patrick’s Day), and politics: Scandal in Skibbereen By Sheila Connolly, Books, Cooks and Crooks By Lucy Arlington, Town in a Strawberry Swirl By B. B. Haywood, Iced to Death: A Gourmet De-Lite Mystery By Peg Cochran, and Pearls and Poison: A Consignment Shop Mystery By Duffy Brown. Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of them all.

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More Fall Penguin Mystery Fun

IN THE October 5 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy
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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have four more Penguin mysteries for your reading fun with flowers, thrift shops, farming and the islands! The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star By Susan Wittig Albert, Buried in Bargains By Josie Belle, Golden Malicious: An Orchard Mystery By Sheila Connolly and Afoot on St. Croix: A Mystery in the Islands By Rebecca M. Hale. Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of all four books.

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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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by Sandra Murphy



This week we have yet another group of new fun mystery novels to share and to give away. We have reviews of A Fete Worse than Death by Claudia Bishop, Agony of the Leaves by Laura Childs, Assaulted Pretzel by Laura Bradford, Cat Trick by Sofie Kelly, Bowled Over by Victoria Hamilton, and Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connolly. These books include a lot of recipes, teas, cats, Amish and kitchen collectibles. Details on how to win a copy of all of these books at the end of this post.

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