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Coming Attractions: Bloody Valentine Edition

IN THE January 31 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andComing Attractions!,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSunny Frazier

by Sunny Frazier

Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of Big Island Blues by Terry Ambrose, Tagged For Death by Sherry Harris and The Saffron Crocus by Alison McMahan from past Coming Attractions columns.

Love is in the air–and so is murder. Forget the candy, ask for books from your sweetheart.

In Mac Faraday’s 9th outing, he’s on his way to the altar. It’s the social event of the year for Deep Creek Lake. Mac’s not concerned with droopy flowers or guests who fail to RSVP. Instead, he’s got a professional hit squad on his heels. With Three Days to Forever, Lauren Carr keeps us on the edge of our pews.

bookWhat do you do when dumped by your fiancé? Piper Lamb’s solution was to go to Cloverdale and open up a shop selling pickles and preserves, but the real pickle occurs when an Italian soccer team comes to town. Turns out the coach is a bitter rival of Piper’s dill supplier! After the coach is found dead, Piper must clear her supplier and find out who “relished” killing the coach. License to Dill is Mary Ellen Hughes‘ mouth-puckering mystery. Recipes included.

Valentine’s Day is the theme for Caprice De Luca’s latest house staging. Along with hearts, flowers and lace, there’s a body in the greenhouse. It only takes a little digging to discover her client had secrets kept from her husband for 30 years. Gilt by Association is the 3rd Home Staging Mystery by Karen Rose Smith.

bookLila Wilkins, owner of the Novel Idea Literary Agency, is sprucing up her yard to host a book-signing garden party for a garden book she’s launching. A skull is found in her flowerbed and soon other secrets are unearthed in the North Carolina town Inspiration Valley. When a gardener is found dead over her roses, Lila has to dig through old mysteries and new clues before someone else pushes up daisies. Played by the Book is #4 in Lucy Arlington’s (aka Susan Furlong) Idea Mysteries.

bookSomeone is cleaning up the Sierra Nevada town of Burlap by eliminating “undesirables.” Sheriff’s department office worker (and astrologer) Christy Bristol, in town to visit her best friend, is conscripted to assist the homicide team. When Christy gets an anonymous call from a woman accusing a deputy of the murders, she’s forced to do her own investigating behind the detectives’ backs. Can she profile the killer by charting a horoscope, in reverse? A Snitch in Time is #3 in the Christy Bristol Astrology Mystery series by yours truly, Sunny Frazier.

To enter to win copies of Big Island Blues by Terry Ambrose, Tagged For Death by Sherry Harris, and The Saffron Crocus by Alison McMahan, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Valentine” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen after February 7, 2015. U.S. residents only.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section. Check back every month for Coming Attractions!

Click on this link to purchase any of these books!

Sunny Frazier worked with an undercover narcotics team in Fresno County for 17 years before turning her energies to writing the Christy Bristol Astrology Mysteries. Based in the San Joaquin Valley of California, the novels are inspired by real cases and 35 years of casting horoscopes.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lindathorne
Twitter: @lindamthorne
January 31, 2015 at 1:04pm

What great titles: Played by the Book, License to Dill, and A Snitch in Time. This is the first I’ve heard of the first two, which sound really fun. As for A Snitch in Time, I purchased the book from the publisher, Black Opal Books (better price than Amazon) and it should be in my hand some time next week.
Thanks for the reviews.
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2 Maddy
Twitter: @MadMcEwen?lang=en
January 31, 2015 at 1:04pm

Some snappy and intriguing titles there!
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3 Jeanetta S. January 31, 2015 at 1:34pm

Thank you for the book coming attractions! I added them to my “to read” list. Thank you for the giveaway of Big Island Blues by Terry Ambrose, Tagged For Death by Sherry Harris, and The Saffron Crocus by Alison McMahan. I already had Tagged For Death on my book list but now I can add 2 more.


4 Annette N January 31, 2015 at 1:36pm

It appears that you all gather some terrific books to be available for review and giveaway. I always enjoy hearing about the new books.


5 Valerie Hoynacki February 1, 2015 at 8:34am

YES! YES!! i want to read them and tell others about them!!


6 Ilene Harris
Twitter: @Ilene Harris
February 1, 2015 at 11:49am

I would like to read all of them, they look so good.


7 bn100 February 1, 2015 at 7:47pm

interesting cover


8 Carolyn Injoy February 2, 2015 at 7:55am

What a great selection. I hope I can win any one of them although the Dill one caught my fancy & is already on my TBR.


9 Tammy February 2, 2015 at 5:40pm

All the books sound wonderful but the snitch in time interest me the most it sounds really intriguing.


10 Katherine February 3, 2015 at 5:49am

Want to win the books bad!!!


11 MaryEllen February 8, 2015 at 11:55am

How I love a good story!


12 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
February 17, 2015 at 11:02am

We have a winner
Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher


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