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Victoria Abbott

by Cynthia Chow


Hired by Harrison Falls, New York’s imperious Vera Van Alst, to locate and acquire valuable first editions of Golden Age of Detection mysteries, Jordan Bingham has spent the last two years successfully tracking down priceless tomes by Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, and Nero Wolfe. It’s also been completely without time off for a vacation, and only through Vera’s quest for an autographed copy of Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest does Jordan squeak out a week in the author’s San Francisco hometown.

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Murder Gets the Munchies

IN THE April 23 ISSUE

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by Victoria Abbott


Why is it that mysteries and food go so well together? Particularly those satisfyingly cozy mysteries? Keep in mind, I’m not talking about hard-boiled adventures where the detective spends the night face down in the gutter after too much scotch and cold fish and chips in oily wrappers.

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by Cyntha Chow
& Sandra Murphy


What a great way to end September and start fall then with this awesome group of mysteries from Penguin and Kensington authors-Basket Case by Nancy Haddock, Murder She Wrote Death of a Blue Blood by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain, Swag Bags and Swindles by Dorothy Howell, and The Marsh Madness: A Book Collector Mystery by Victoria Abbott. 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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More September Penguin Mysteries

IN THE September 27 ISSUE

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



We end September with 4 more fun mysteries from Penguin authors. The books feature crafts, the paranormal, and books-Marked Down for Murder by Josie Belle, Murder of a Needled Knitter by Denise Swanson, Nightmares Can Be Murder: A Dream Club Mystery by Mary Kennedy, and The Wolfe Widow: A Book Collector Mystery by Victoria Abbott. Details on how to win a copy of all 4 books at the end of this post along with a link to purchase the books where a portion goes to help support KRL!

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


Starting the year off right with another group of fun Penguin mysteries! And Then You Dye by Monica Ferris, Buttoned Up: A Button Box Mystery by Kylie Logan, Quilt Trip: A Southern Quilting Mystery By Elizabeth Craig, and The Sayers Swindle: A Book Collector Mystery By Victoria Abbott. Info on how to enter to win all of these books at the end of this post.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have another batch of great Penguin mystery novels to review & giveaway! Many of these books involve food and pets. We have The Christie Curse: A Book Collector Mystery By Victoria Abbott, Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death: A Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery By Denise Swanson, Peach Pies and Alibis by Ellery Adams, Trouble in the Tarot by Kari Lee Townsend, and Wave Good-Bye: A Southern Beauty Shop Mystery By Lila Dare. Details on how to enter to win at the end of this post.

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