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Allison Brook

by Sunny Frazier


Learning never ends, and libraries and bookstores are your best friend. This month I’m highlighting five mysteries set in these places, and some are haunted or bewitched. Also, check out two new series.

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by Sandra Murphy,
Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur,
& Lorie Lewis Ham


Another year has ended, and once again we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2018. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10 favorite books they reviewed in 2018. Our newest reviewer, Katherine Costa, wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post.

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by Sandra Murphy


There are so many wonderful mystery novels out there we constantly find ourselves playing catch-up with our reviews, so here we are again with a great group of mysteries-Treacherous Is the Night: A Verity Kent series by Anna Lee Huber, In Want of a Knife: A Little Library Mystery by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli, Read and Gone: A Haunted Library Mystery by Allison Brook, Murder Flies the Coop: Beryl and Edwina Mystery by Jessica Ellicott, and Silver Anniversary Murder: Lucy Stone series by Leslie Meier.

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by Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews of 2 mysteries from Crooked Lane authors perfect for your Halloween reading, as they involve haunting and ghosts-Death Overdue: A Haunted Library Mystery by Allison Brook, and Doom with a View by Kate Kingsbury.

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