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Sandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy &
Cynthia Chow


This week we have another fun catch up group of mysteries published over the last few months-Absence of Alice: A Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery by Sherry Harris, Murder Comes to Call: A Beryl & Edwina Mystery by Jessica Ellicott, Murder is in the Air by Frances Brody, and Jane Darrowfield and the Madwoman Next Door by Barbara Ross (Barnes and Noble exclusive).

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by Sandra Murphy


Arlo and her friend, Chloe, have opened a bookstore and coffee shop. Arlo is in charge of books, while Chloe takes care of the coffee drinks. Anyone who’s tasted Arlo’s coffee, appreciates Chloe all the more.

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by Sandra Murphy &
Cynthia Chow


We are starting off the new year with another catch up group of mysteries published over the last few months-A Deadly Edition: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery by Victoria Gilbert, A Death Long Overdue: A Lighthouse Library Mystery by Eva Gates, and Death by French Roast: A Bookstore Café Mystery by Alex Erickson.

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by Sandra Murphy


Aspen Adams used to be a therapist. After the suicide of a patient, she quit her job, moved to Lake Tahoe, and worked for her Aunt Max. Max is a private investigator so Aspen started out with basic ‘you’ve been served’ work and now is a private investigator herself.

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by Sandra Murphy &
Cynthia Chow


This week we have another group of food mysteries for your Christmas feast-Game of Cones: A Lickety Split Mystery by Cynthia Baxter, Finished Off in Fondant: A Courtney Archer Mystery by Rosemarie Ross, and Murder with Oolong Tea: A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery by Karen Rose Smith.

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by Sandra Murphy


Siobhan, a garda (police officer), is looking forward to a Christmas holiday with her brothers and sisters. James, the oldest, and Elise are engaged, and she has invited them to meet and stay with her family. An added bonus is Elise is the granddaughter of Enda Elliot, a world-famous conductor. The orchestra will perform, giving Siobhan the opportunity to hear the talented Leah Elliot play the violin.

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by Sandra Murphy &
Cynthia Chow


This week we have another group of Christmas mysteries for holiday reading-Candy Cane Crime: Amish Candy Shop Mystery by Amanda Flower, Gingerdead Man: A Five-Ingredient Mystery by Maya Corrigan, Murder She Wrote: Murder in Season by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land, andA Whisker of a Doubt: A Cat Café Mystery by Cate Conte.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Peggy Ehrhart


This week we have a Christmas book that is actually 3 books in one-Christmas Card Murder by Leslie Meier, Death of a Christmas Carol by Lee Hollis and Death of a Christmas Card Crafter by Peggy Ehrhart. We also have a fun Christmas guest post from one of the authors, Peggy Ehrhart.

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by Sandra Murphy


Andy Carpenter is a semi-retired lawyer. That means he has enough money he doesn’t have to work and doesn’t want to, but cases do show up and he’s either intrigued enough to take the case or his wife Laurie thinks he should which is the same thing.

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by Sandra Murphy


April and Nick met at her B&B in Oregon. They soon fell in love and he proposed. She said yes and moved North with him, having no idea what she was getting herself into. Nick is the real Santa Claus, having inherited the title when his brother, Chris, died in a hunting accident.

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by Sandra Murphy


December in the Mississippi Delta is not the snow-covered trees kind of holiday season. However, towns each have special celebrations. Sarah Booth Delaney is happy to travel to nearby Columbus for a few days of alone time with her honey, Coleman, the local lawman. Of course, alone time is a relative term since the trip is funded by Sarah Booth’s PI business partner and pregnant at last best friend, Tinkie.

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by Sandra Murpy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have a group of food mysteries for your mystery Thanksgiving feast-The Key Lime Crime: A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette, Murder with Honey Ham Biscuits by A. L. Herbert, Three Treats Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein, Dough or Die: A Bread Shop Mystery by Winnie Archer, and Murder Goes to Market by Daisy Bateman.

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by Sandra Murphy


Sweet Mountain, Georgia, is home to Lyla Moody and the Jane Doe murder mystery book club. The club is an embarrassment to Lyla’s proper mother. Ladies, especially Southern ladies, do not concern themselves with murder, a cold case study, or otherwise.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Denise Swanson


Dani Sloan’s business, Chef to Go, is a lunch carry out for college students. She also caters and prepares chef-worthy meals in client’s homes. She has three students living in the mansion with her. The rent they pay plus the hours they work helps keep the business in the black.

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