2014 Articles

Neighbors: A New Year’s Eve Mystery Short Story

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by Barbara Eliasson



Nellie and Edgar Nicholson didn't know it at the time, but their lives changed when their neighbor, Miss Mary Ryan, tripped on her hall rug and broke her hip. Miss Ryan had lived in the apartment above the Nicholsons for thirty-five years; for the last twenty, after her mother died, she lived alone. She listened to classical music, played her television softly, gave no parties, and spent the holidays with her niece. Then she fell and within two months had moved out of her apartment and into a nursing home near her niece.

Meow If It’s Murder By T. C. LoTiempio

by Sandra Murphy



A psychic best friend, a cat who’s in the know on crime, and a deli shop to run, you’d think that would be enough to keep Nora Charles busy. She’s a former crime reporter from Chicago, moved back home to run the family sandwich business after her mother’s death. Sandwiches are named after movie stars and other celebs. The pull of a crime mystery is still there, encouraged by her part time work for the crime magazine, Noir.

Coming Attractions: New Year’s Edition

by Sunny Frazier



Start your 2015 off with a new series penned by Maine author Lea Wait. Angie Curtis left Haven Harbor with she was 18 to escape her mom's legacy. A decade later she's pulled back home when her mother's body is found. After the agent for her grandmother's custom needlepoint business is also murder, she has to wonder: has going home stirred up some secrets? Twisted Threads will excite your interest.

If You’ve Got It, Haunt It By Rose Pressey

by Cynthia Chow



As the owner of the vintage clothing boutique It’s Vintage, Y’all, Cassandra “Cookie” Chanel knew that the estate sale of Charlotte Meadows would provide an ample supply of beautiful, quality fashion for her store. What soon has Cookie doubting her sanity, though, is the sudden appearance by the late Charlotte herself, decidedly dead, but also quite vocal and definitely opinionated. The self-made real estate agent knows a thing or two about persistence, and even if Cookie is the only one who can see or hear her, Charlotte’s not about to let her own murder by strangulation go unsolved.

Tagged For Death By Sherry Harris

by Cynthia Chow


After twenty years of marriage to a career Air Force military officer, Sarah Winston never imagined that her life would be like this. At the age of thirty-eight, Sarah finds herself starting over on her own, hoping to turn her love of bargain shopping and tag sales into a profitable business organizing garage sales. After her husband, CJ Hooker, confessed to impregnating his nineteen year-old airman, Tiffany Lopez, he was forced into early retirement to become the police chief of Ellington, Massachusetts.

The Best of Great Food Search 2014

by Terrance Mc Arthur


2014 has been a delicious year for The Great Food Search. I have discovered the joys of Vietnamese pho, soups, salads, and chicken chains, visited new favorites where old favorites used to be, and found good eating where I least expected it (Chinese food in Orange Cove?). My top five restaurants of 2014 are places I went to review…and returned to enjoy…and enjoy…and….

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