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Susan Wittig Albert

by Sandra Murphy


When a killer bent on revenge comes after McQuaid for putting him in jail, it’s natural that China Bayles would want to help her husband. It’s also natural he’d want her and their stepdaughter out of harm’s way. With son Bryan off at school, Caitie visiting grandma, China thinks everything’s set. McQuaid convinces her to go with her business partner Ruby to do a class at an olive ranch. It seems odd that olives grow in Texas, but with a lot of work, it’s possible. It’s also an obsession.

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by Sunny Frazier


There’s flowers in bloom, magic in the air, Georgia on our minds, and these terrific books to read!
After a successful party at Bodie Island’s Lighthouse Library in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, librarian Lucy Richardson is ready to curl up with Charles the cat and a good book.

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by Sandra Murphy


This week we have reviews & giveaways of a pair of Darling Dahlia mysteries from Susan Wittig Albert–The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush, just out in paperback, and the brand new hardback The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O’Clock Lady. Details on how to win copies of both at the end of this post, along with links to purchase them where a portion goes to help support KRL & indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy.

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by Sandra Murphy



It’s Thanksgiving in Pecan Springs, Texas where China Bayles runs the local herb shop. It’s full of all the fresh plants, wreaths, soaps, lotions and books you could imagine. Her business partner, Ruby, will mind the shop as well as her own (New Age) while China visits her mom, Leatha, and stepdad Sam. Stepdaughter Caitie is riding with China, hubby McQuaid is bringing stepson Brian. It sounds like a blended family but with them, it’s seamless.

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by Sharon Tucker


What’s not to love about herbs? Cooking channels program us to always have herbs on hand (fresh ones at that), so many of us spend a fortune at Kroger, or plant seeds to grow our own. I always cross my fingers after planting, not only hoping my seeds will sprout, but that our neighborhood squirrels don’t harvest them before I can get a share. To encourage the would-be gardener in you, the not-so-cozy world of Susan Wittig Albert’s herbalist, China Bayles, guarantees a good read for any time of year, but in the spring her world is especially attractive.

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by Sandra Murphy


This week we have 2 Susan Wittig Albert books! Death Come Quickly is the latest China Bayles mystery just out this month, and Widow’s Tears, the book just before that, was just released in paperback. Enjoy these reviews and find info at the end of this post on how to win copies of both. Use the Amazon links in this post to purchase either book and a portion goes to help KRL keep bringing you great articles & reviews!

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by Sharon Tucker


If for you, Valentine’s Day is not a merely a commercial construct, but rather is a holiday that provides a chance to express, even if only superficially, affection and a desire for romance, then have I got three mysteries for you! All involve protagonists who are romance-conflicted, possibly even romance -impaired.

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More Fall Penguin Mystery Fun

IN THE October 5 ISSUE

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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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