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by Cynthia Chow


Despite being the owner of Bay Island’s psychic shop Mystical Musings, Cass Donnovan doesn’t actually believe she’s psychic. This hasn’t stopped the nightmares that keep her up at night, with the vision of the same woman making Cass fearful of falling asleep.

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by Sandra Murphy



Maura Donovan wants to have more business at her pub. So far, the music nights have been a hit. Should food be added next? When an American businessman shows interest in bringing his hotel guests by for “an authentic look” at an Irish pub, she’s not that enthused. Why make the townspeople feel like an exhibit at the zoo just to make more money?

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by Cynthia Chow
& Maddy Moor


Emily Miceli is taking her loyal clients of Destinations Travel on a whirlwind tour through southwest England, but considering their record of murder and mayhem, she should have expected a few speed bumps. To promote her and her husband’s new tourist agency, Emily has offered a discount rate to an additional six bloggers in exchange for some positive social media publicity.

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by Cynthia Chow


It was a rocky path that led Amy Webber to her position as the director of Virginia’s Taylorsford Public Library. She preferred being Clarion University’s academic librarian, but seeing her fiancé dallying with a violinist at a faculty reception made staying there impossible.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Angela Sanders


After opening her dream shop in Rock Point, Oregon, just the previous summer, Emmy Adler is pinning all of her hopes on the upcoming annual kite festival to boost her through the slow winter. It means competing against Sullivan’s Kites, but Emmy believes that her handcrafted designs are far more artistic than Jack Sullivan’s aerodynamically engineered ones.

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by Cynthia Chow


When Lara Caphart was called to help her aunt back in Whisker Jog, New Hampshire, Lara wasn’t sure what to expect. Rumors swirled that Fran Clarkson had become the epitome of a cat lady, and the discovery of eleven cats living in Aunt Fran’s run-down Victorian did little to dispel that.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Winnie Archer


It took the death of her mother to finally bring Ivy Culpepper back to Santa Sofia, California, but that tragedy led to her finally feeling she was home. A professional photographer, Ivy has also found delight working in the Yeast of Eden bakery, under the tutelage of master magical baker Olaya Solis.

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by Kathleen Costa



Connecting with authors beyond reading and reviewing their books is the best part of my own adventure. I learn about who they are, where they came from, connections to their writing, and even some personal similarities. It was a delight to e-meet Anna Celeste Burke, USA Today’s Best Selling Author and the creativity behind a trifecta of popular and entertaining cozy series: Jessica Huntington Mystery, Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery, and Georgia Shaw Mystery.

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by Cynthia Chow



It is a bitter truth that it took the loss of Samantha Washington’s greatest love for her to achieve her greatest dream. While she and her husband had always dreamed of owning their own mystery book store, it was not until his death six months ago that insurance money and the sale of their home provided the incentive and means.

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by Kathleen Costa
& Susan Boles



Susan Boles first published the Lily Gayle Lambert Mystery series with Death of the Wolfman (August 2016), then continued with Cherry Cake and a Cadaver (March 2017). She gives us a delightful southern town with pitchers of sweet tea, beauty shop hang outs, and everybody in everybody’s business.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Elizabeth Duncan



Charlotte Fairfax was born in England but now lives in the States. She’s a costume designer for The Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company. She, her Corgi Rupert, and her significant other Ray, a local police officer, share one of three bungalows on the grounds of a hotel where the plays are performed. This year, the theater company is lucky enough to have English actor Audrey Ashley as their star. Audrey’s sister, Maxine, acts as her dresser between scenes as well as her manager.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sheila Lowe


It started out as a simple favor. Unable to fly by plane following hip surgery, psychotherapist Zebadiah Gold asks his friend Claudia Rose to fly to Maine in his place to interview a serial killer. Roxanne Becker was the subject of a book being written by Professor Madeleine Maynard, but her recent death has the manuscript unfinished and left to Zebadiah to complete.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are a dog lover who loves mysteries, Ears For Murder by Sue Owens Wright is the perfect book for you! It is the fifth book in her series, featuring writer Elsie “Beanie” MacBean and her Basset Hound Cruiser.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Kate Carlisle


In the six years since Shannon Hammer took over California’s Hammer Construction from her father, she has not regretted it for a second. She and her sister grew up on construction sites, and there’s nothing Shannon loves more than the challenge of restoring homes to their former glory.

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