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Cate Price

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow



We end this first month of the new year with a fun group of mysteries released by Penguin and Kensington this month-Snow Way Out by Christine Husom, Lie of the Needle by Cate Price, All the President’s Menus: A White House Chef Mystery by Julie Hyzy, and Criminal Confections: A Chocolate Whisperer Mystery By Colette London. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of all 4 books, and a link to purchase them.

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by Sandra Murphy &
Cynthia Chow


Here are the first of the May Penguin mystery releases we will be featuring this month. We have Death of a Mad Hatter: A Hat Shop Mystery by Jenn McKinlay, A Dollhouse to Die For: A Deadly Notions Mystery by Cate Price, and A Cookbook Conspiracy by Kate Carlisle. Details on how to win copies of all three at the end of this post! Also, use the link below to purchase these books, or any others, and a portion goes to help keep KRL going.

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by KRL Reviewers


KRL reviewed a lot of really good and great books in 2013, but we decided to give our best shot at choosing our top 5 of the year–some of us cheated a little, but here are our choices! And if you are an author who is not on the list, take heart–like I said, they were all good books!

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


Penguin continues to release a lot of great cozies for our mystery reading fun! Here are a few more reviews of books that came out in October and September of 2013! This week we have food, clothing, supernatural and Amish country. A Finder’s Fee: A Missing Pieces Mystery by Joyce and Jim Lavene, Postcards from the Dead by Laura Childs, Bran New Death by Victoria Hamilton, Going Through the Notions by Cate Price, and Murder, Plain and Simple by Isabella Alan. Details on how to win all 5 of these fun mysteries at the end of this post.

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