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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Traitor’s Codex is the latest Medieval Noir Crispin Guest mystery by Jeri Westerson. Crispin is a disgraced knight who turned his talent for finding things into a profession as a Tracker (basically a private detective) to make a living. Over the years he has become quite good at it and developed a reputation for getting the job done.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Bethany Blake


Piper has always been the favorite child. Daphne’s used to that. After all, Piper’s a veterinarian which means a regular income. She has her own home. Daphne loves to see the world, not much planning involved. Once home again, she started pet sitting and making dog treats. She’s living in a cottage on Piper’s property. And now, Piper’s getting married.

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by Cynthia Chow


After giving up her boring but high-paying IT job to take care of her mother back home in Louiston, Pennsylvania, Laura Bishop is throwing everything she has into her new Staging for You home staging business. It’s why she’s taken on Victoria Denton as a client, despite the ominous warnings by both a horoscope and Laura’s best friend Nita Martino.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Kristin McFarland


Seeing vampires and space aliens run around the Independence Square Mall is not an unusual experience for Ten Again tabletop gaming store owner Autumn Sinclair. She doesn’t enjoy mediating between players who claim to have been unfairly assassinated due more to being obnoxious than their strength levels, but Autumn loves making her store a safe place for her nerdy customers.

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by Cynthia Chow


Although it seems like a lifetime ago, not much time has passed since Jane Steward learned of her family’s legacy as the guardians of a secret library full of rare and possibly dangerous books. She and her two sons, Hemingway and Fitzgerald, have found a new home and family within Storyton Hall, but this path has also led to threats, murder, and kidnappings.

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by Kathleen Costa


Diana Flowers holds a masters degree and worked as a chemist for a London-based pharmaceutical company, but on her search for happiness, she decides to transfer to another lab nearer to Merryfield, the small rural village in which she grew up. Her mother is best one you visit rather than cohabitate, so renting a flat was the better option…a bonus for residents was renting for a reduced fee an allotment in the local village garden, but her plot needed major work.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have a fun group of food mysteries for your Father’s Day feasts-Deadly Feast: A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette, Dying for Devil’s Food: A Cupcake Bakery Mystery by Jenn McKinlay, The Diva Sweetens the Pie: A Domestic Diva Mystery by Krista Davis, Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches: A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery by Karen Rose Smith, and Sconed to Death: A Cat Latimer Mystery by Lynn Cahoon.

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by Doward Wilson


English professor, Nick Hoffman is still unsettled following events of the past spring, and now he has to contend with a new department chair, Dr. Napoleon Padovani. The chair is a prima donna who has managed to upset and alienate every professor and adjunct in the department and all of them are dumping it Nick.

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by Diana Hockley


It has been some time since I read Nancy West’s Aggie Mundeen mysteries, so when I was asked to review The Plunge, I was delighted. I was also not disappointed in this latest novel!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Grave Destiny is the latest in Kalayna Price’s urban fantasy series featuring grave witch Alex Craft. As a grave witch, Alex can speak to the dead, which has made her an asset to the local law enforcement and a possible threat to others. It has also helped her with her PI business.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Lee Hollis


Hayley Powell may not know who first spoke the words of the sentimental toast she may be plagiarizing, but she truly believes in what she’s saying at the wedding shower of her BFF Liddy Crawford. No one really thought that Liddy would manage to get the much younger, boy-toy attorney Sonny Lipton to propose, and perhaps that explains why Liddy seems in such a rush to run down the aisle.

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by Cynthia Chow


No one likes the food police, especially during the Christmas holiday season. Retired Logland High School teacher Louella Belle Simpson didn’t care, though, as she never hesitated to criticize everyone’s eating habits, health status, or weight. Not even children were saved from being a target of the former health and home-ec teacher, which helps to explain why very few residents in Logland, Illinois, mourned her death. It was the manner of her demise that rocks the town, though, as poor Bully Pulpit Diner co-owner Marti Kerkoff found Louella in the spin cycle of the Logland Laundromat dryer.

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