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supernatural

by Sandra Murphy


Alison has enough problems what with business at the haunted B&B slower than usual, two contrary resident ghosts, and a daughter, Liss, who’s in California visiting her dad, aka The Swine. He just can’t be trusted. It’s a relief to go to the airport to pick up Liss, just to make sure she’s really back. It’s not good news to see Steven The Swine deplane right behind her.

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by Cynthia Chow


The owner of clothing boutique It’s Vintage Y’all in Sugar Creek, Georgia, Cookie Chanel considered herself a connoisseur of vintage attire. She’s not the only one, in addition to writing a blog and advising television and movies, she has been asked by author Juliana McDaniel for a consultation on a book she’s writing. When their meeting takes place, it’s after Juliana’s car has crashed, and she is unexpectedly in a very deceased and ghostly form.

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by Cynthia Chow


Professional psychic Abby Cooper has come a long way in proving her value to local enforcement. In fact, she is now an official consultant to the Austin’s Cold Case Division within the FBI, working alongside her husband and her best friend’s husband. Unfortunately, this has also led to Abby becoming a political pawn within the bureau, with her boss’s, her husband’s, and the Cold Case agents’ jobs all on the line.

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by Terrance McArthur


Bermuda is an island paradise, but a seventeenth-century shipwreck there was the inspiration for William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Quotes from the Bard’s play are sprinkled through Barry Wiley’s Beyond the Tempest: a sorcerous tale of Bermuda, but his book tells of a different kind of storm – a storm in the mind.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


We are starting the new year with some great mysteries from Penguin & Kensington authors-Death by Tea by Alex Erickson, Thread and Gone by Lea Wait, Pouncing on Murder by Laurie Cass, and Ghost in the Wind: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery by E.J. Copperman. Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of all 4 books & a link to purchase them.

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by Sandra Murphy


We have reviews of two mysteries perfect for this Halloween season-Ghost to the Rescue, the new book by Carolyn Hart, and Ghost Wanted, also by Carolyn Hart. Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of both books, and a link to purchase them.

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by Cyntha Chow


The owner of Vintage, Y’All clothing boutique, Cassandra “Cookie” Chanel is thrilled that Moonlight and Magnolias is filming in her town of Sugar Creek, Georgia. What is less enjoyable but not entirely surprising (considering her last experience with the supernatural) is Cookie’s encounter with the ghost of Alice Neill. Alice is the previous owner of one of the 1940s dresses Cookie provided for the movie, but to Cookie’s surprise Alice has no interest in having her own death investigated.

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by The Librarian


Imagine Sherlock Holmes as a supernatural detective. Over 100 years ago, British author William Hope Hodgson created Carnacki, an occult detective who lives in a bachelor flat in London. Carnacki is called to investigate strange phenomena. The stories are narrated by Carnacki’s friend, Dodgson.

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Supernatural Recap and Review

IN THE July 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andChris Lovato,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTV
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by Chris Lovato




Finished with nine seasons and headed for a 10th in the fall, Supernatural is a show that’s proven a fan favorite. It’s not hard to see why, but let’s take a look at…

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by Sandra Murphy



Abby and Dutch have been planning the new house, new focus on jobs and their marriage for a while now. It got derailed when the venue burned down and although Abby and Dutch were both tempted to elope, Abby’s sister Cat has invested so much time and money in the wedding, they feel they just can’t. Now Cat’s gone all out and found a new venue. She’s also gone round the bend in details. She’s invited everyone on Abby’s cell contact list. Nice for us to see old characters again, but Abby’s a little overwhelmed.

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Black Cat Legacy By Elaine Faber

IN THE March 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andPets
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by Cynthia Chow


After ending her marriage to a philandering husband, Kimberlee Larsen takes her young daughter, Amanda, to Oregon and inadvertently finds herself back in Fern Lake, the site of a family tragedy she does not even remember occurring. While Kimberlee had always been advised that some secrets should never be told, her own curiosity and recurring memories force her to explore the past, even at the cost of destroying her peace and risking everything she values in the present.

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by Cynthia Chow


A visit from an ex-boyfriend is always disturbing, but when psychic medium MJ Holliday discovers Steven Sable on her doorstep, flustered does not come close to describing her condition. Not only does handsome Dr. Sable bring the news that he is engaged to a neurosurgeon, but he also asks for M.J.’s help with his fiancée’s possibly possessed brother. Poor Luke Decker has been feeling shadowed by a menacing presence whenever he’s alone, and its poltergeist antics have him unable to sleep and questioning his sanity.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Picture a disillusioned detective, haunted by memories of his past. Pair him with an ambitious young police officer, eager to prove himself and tired of a superior who does not care about his work. Place them in the Five Villages, a land from another time (somewhere between the medieval and the Victorian eras) and a place where peasant farmers live a short journey from elite salons of the upper class.

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Dead Set By Richard Kadrey

IN THE January 4 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andEvery Other Book,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andJesus Ibarra
SECTIONS

by Jesus Ibarra


Richard Kadrey, best known for his Sandman Slim urban fantasy series, enters the world of YA fiction with Dead Set. Not a completely unexpected thing, as YA fiction has become an incredibly popular genre, with almost every popular urban fantasy author writing a YA novel. However, Dead Set strangely does not read or feel like a YA adult novel. It doesn’t focus on a lot of the current YA tropes such teenage romance, someone finding their destiny and or trying to save the world. Kadrey avoids these trappings by making Dead Set all about dealing with grief– specifically the grief of the teenage character, Zoe, who is still mourning the loss of her father.

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