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Sofie Kelly

Magical Mystery Cats For Halloween

IN THE October 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andPets,
andSandra Murphy
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by Sandra Murphy


This week we have a fun group of cat mysteries which seemed perfect for Halloween! A Catered Cat Wedding: A Mystery with Recipes by Isis Crawford, Feral Attraction: A Cat Groomer Mystery by Eileen Watkins, and The Cats Came Back: A Magical Cats Mystery by Sofie Kelly.

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by Sandra Murphy


Kathleen is surprised to meet three of Marcus’ old college friends at Eric’s diner. John is a biologist, Danielle is a geologist, and Travis, an environmental engineer. They’re in town to research a new planned development on the lake. Many of the townspeople think it will cause more problems than it solves. Others are willing to sacrifice lakefront property in exchange for tourist dollars.

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by Sunny Frazier


We start off this month with two new series.
Death of a Toy Solider is the first in the Vintage Toy Shop mysteries by Barbara Early.

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by Sunny Frazier


Coffee, tea, beer, maple syrup, tamales, biscuits and cinnamon—we all have our own tastes when it comes to mysteries. Sample the goods with these fun offerings.

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by Sandra Murphy


This week we have a perfect group of Penguin mysteries to end the Halloween month-Faux Paw: A Magical Cats Mystery by Sofie Kelly, Murder She Wrote: The Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain and Renee Paley-Bain, Parchment and Old Lace by Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran, and Just Killing Time by Julianne Holmes. Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of all 4 books, and a link to purchase them.

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by Sunny Frazier


There’s magic in the air, as well as mystical felines, tarot cards, psychic mirrors, magic potions, retired witches—and murder. Read on if you dare!

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A Midwinter’s Tail By Sofie Kelly

IN THE October 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andPets,
andSandra Murphy
SECTIONS

by Sandra Murphy



Kathleen Paulson is the town librarian and she’s up to her ears in fundraising plans for the Reading Buddies program. The waiting list is long, so how best to fund the idea?
If that isn’t enough, Rebecca, her backyard neighbor and first friend in town, is finally marrying Everett, the man she’s loved since childhood. They seem to have done a quick role reversal.

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by Sandra Murphy


This is the first in a new series called the Second Chance Cat Mysteries. You might remember Cat Trick, Copycat Killing and, Final Catcall, the Magical Cats series by Sofie Kelly, reviewed here at KRL? They feature cats, Owen and Hercules, one who loves homemade treats and the other Fred the Funky Chicken catnip toy, as well as Kathleen the librarian. Here you’ll have a similar good read, because Kelly is using the pen name Ryan for this new book.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Sophie Kelly


This is the fifth book in the series which features Owen and Hercules, cats with seemingly special powers–like going invisible or walking through walls. Of course, to anybody who lives with a cat, it’s not that unusual.

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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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by Sandra Murphy



If you’re looking for something fun to do indoors while you avoid the summer heat–check out these four mystery book reviews & then enter to make them yours–details at the end of this post. We have All Sales Final by Laura Disilverio, Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates, Copycat Killing by Sofie Kelly, and Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own by Emily Brightwell–all published by Penguin.

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