Mysteryrat’s Maze

End of September Mystery Catchup!

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy

This week we are once again playing catchup with a fun group of cozy mysteries that involve food, bookstores, and games-A Poisonous Page: A Sweet Fiction Bookshop Mystery by Kitt Crowe, Mint Chocolate Murder: An Ice Cream Shop Mystery by Meri Allen, Murder at the Blueberry Festival: A Beacon Bakeshop Mystery by Darci Hannah, In Too Steep: A Misty Bay Tea Room Mystery by Kate Kingsbury, and Peg and Rose Solve a Murder: A Peg and Rose Mystery by Laurien Berenson.

Steeped to Death By Gretchen Rue: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Kathleen Costa

Auntie Eudora Black was a tea connoisseur having traveled the world sampling blends from the every day to the exotic. After one such adventure, she returned to Raven Creek, Washington, and found her favorite used bookshop was closing. She jumped at the chance to rescue it, and after turning the large supply closet into a tearoom, The Earl’s Study opened.

Arsenic and Old Lace: A Deadly Comedy Presented By Reedley’s River City Theatre Company

by Terrance McArthur

Once upon in Brooklyn, two elderly sisters rented out a room in their house. They welcomed lonely bachelors into their home . . . and the men were never seen again.
The Brewster sisters are at it again in Arsenic and Old Lace, a River City Theatre Company production at the Reedley Opera House through October 2.

The Rising Tide A Vera Stanhope Novel By Ann Cleeves: Review/Giveaway

by Kathleen Costa

DCI Vera Stanhope has been the lead detective for the Northumberland Police Constabulary for many years although don’t comment on the amount of years it truly is. She is the epitome of a workaholic, rarely taking time off, as she is more comfortable in the middle of an investigation with the people she considers like family. Growing up she was always an outsider due to her short and plump stature and her father’s peculiar, if not illegal, pastime.

A Deadly Covenant By Michael Stanley: Review/Giveaway

by Kathleen Costa

Every great detective started somewhere. Detective David “Kubu” Bengu had that defining moment when, as a new detective sergeant, he became involved in a large diamond heist and multiple murder investigation (Facets of Death). Many of his colleagues were suspicious of the young hefty man assigned to Botswana’s Criminal Investigation Department straight out of university, but his insights were key and put him on the path to promotion and a brilliant career.

Queer Mystery Coming Attractions: October 2022

by Matt Lubbers-Moore

ReQueered Tales has been super busy in the last few weeks! Work has been done on getting out Ice Blues and Third Man Out both by Richard Strachey, the combo title of Deadly Lies/Stolen Moments by John Preston, Winter Eyes and Buried on a Sunday by Lev Raphael, and A Bard on Hercular, the epic science fiction conclusion to the City on a Star trilogy by Felice Picano!

Last Liar Standing By Danielle M. Wong: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Cynthia Chow

When readers first meet Veronica “Vonny” Kwon, she is on the run, paranoid and desperate. Her anxiety has her frantically fleeing her motel room to a mall, but her plan to remain anonymous as she shops for a new identity is derailed when she is struck by a car and taken to a hospital. While her physical injuries are painful, far more devastating is the realization that the last nine years of her memories have been erased and stop at 2013.



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