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by Sandra Murphy
& Susan Wittig Albert



China Bayles sells herbs fresh in pots, dried in jars, molded into soaps, poured into lotions, and woven into wreaths. Next door, her best friend Ruby has her own shop where she deals in the more mystical side of the universe.

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by Sandra Murphy



Freddie Venton considers herself a journalist, but she’s working in a coffee shop, writing for free. When she runs into a childhood friend, now a police officer, she follows her to a crime scene.

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by Cynthia Chow



Giulia Driscoll may have long left behind her life as Sister Mary Regina Coelis, but the former nun seems unable to escape the Sisterhood. When she hears a cry for help, not even the second trimester of pregnancy can stop the professional private investigator from running towards danger.

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by Doward Wilson


The old bus station stands in silent rebuke to an unsolved thirty-year-old murder! Sallie Thurgood was working alone in her T-Shirt shop in the bus depot, when she was brutally murdered! Was it her husband, her supposed boyfriend, a stranger, or someone else?

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by Cynthia Chow


As a spy and elite security agent for the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, Davis Way Cole has prevented and outsmarted an endless number of schemes to steal and scam not just the casino, but thousands of its guests.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Duffy Brown


Reagan Summerside just wanted to bask in the moment. She couldn’t believe that despite her bad man-juju, fate has gifted with a marriage proposal from hunky, extremely eligible bachelor attorney Walker Boone.

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by Kathleen Costa
& Marty Wingate


Weddings always seem to bring out romantic notions and queries about who could be next. However, Julia’s expectation that Michael’s desire to ask her “something” may be a proposal is interrupted when Pammy, Michael’s older sister (“Barely older,” she would say.), shows up asking to send the night.

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Dying to Lose Weight

IN THE April 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze
SECTIONS

by Denise Dietz


After I lost 55 (and a half!) lbs. on Weight Watchers, I became a group leader/lecturer for the organization. One night, while watching my dieters weigh in—and smiling as my adorable nuns crossed themselves before stepping on the scale—I had an epiphany. What if there was some nut killing off dieters when they reached their goal weight? Wouldn’t that make a fun mystery?

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by Doward Wilson


Jake Longly is an ex-professional baseball pitcher. Now he owns a bar and restaurant on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and is a Private Investigator. His PI father Ray and his girlfriend Nicole Jamison have accepted a case from her uncle, movie producer Charles Balfour.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I have been a Sherlock Holmes fan ever since I was a teenager. If it’s something involving Holmes, I will check it out-but I am very picky and they must stay true to the characters.

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by Sandra Murphy



Rob Soliz and Frank Pierce are partners at the Dallas Police Department. They don’t always play by the rules and dance between solving the case and getting in trouble for how they did it. When they get called to the boss’ office, their first thought is, “What did we do now?”

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by Sandra Murphy



Ten years ago, Kate Channing spent her holiday with five other friends in a French farmhouse. A neighbor, the French girl, aged nineteen, was a daily visitor to use the pool. On the last day of their visit, the girl disappeared and was never seen again.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Carlene O’Connor


Siobhan O’Sullivan has helped a bit with past murders in the village of Kilbane, in County Cork and that gave her the idea of becoming a Garda (police officer) herself. Now she’s graduated after two years of study. Her friend, and almost more, Macdara Flannery has moved to Dublin although he still has jurisdiction over Kilbane when needed.

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by Kathleen Costa


Alexia Gordon has garnered praise introducing us to thirty-six-year-old African-American Gethsemane Brown, a highly educated (Vasser, doctorate from Yale) talented musician and ex-pat in Dunmallach, Ireland.

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