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Clea Simon

by Cynthia Chow


Doctoral candidate Dulcie Schwartz thought she was finally getting closer to the completion of her dissertation, but the unexpected inclusion of Professor Roland Fenderby on her thesis committee jeopardizes her plans. Not only does the specialist in nineteenth-century American politics savage Dulcie’s research and topic of interest, he sequesters the library material critical to her work.

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by Cynthia Chow


Beauville, Massachusetts, is having one of its worst March winters in history, and all of the residents are suffering from cabin fever. The outburst by an angry restaurant customer still manages to stand out though, especially when his obnoxious demands reduce his ski bunny companion to near-tears. The bigger surprise is that when a body is found, it’s that of the belligerent diner Teddy Rhinecrest, and the arrested culprit is his meek girlfriend, Cheryl Ginger.

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by Sunny Frazier


Don’t count winter out just yet! Here, for your reading pleasure, are several “yummy” mysteries with recipes, debut mysteries, and stories set all over the USA, Mexico, and across the Pond.

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by Cynthia Chow


It’s spring break at Harvard University, and ubiquitous graduate student Dulcie Schwartz is feeling abandoned. Her boyfriend Chris is visiting his family, her good friend is off doing post-grad work, and burst pipes in the campus buildings closed most of the offices.

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Pet Mystery Book Giveaway

IN THE June 6 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



May 29 was KRL’s 5th anniversary and we are still celebrating! This week we are celebrating by giving away three pet mysteries along with some fun pet mystery promo items! Pets and mysteries are two of our most read sections so it seemed like a perfect way to celebrate.

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by Cynthia Chow


When she arrived at David Canaday’s Beuville mansion, all animal behaviorist Pru Marlowe wanted was to assess the kitten his daughter had hired her to check on. The last thing she wanted to discover was Canaday’s dead body—with the tiny kitten completely distraught, calling for his mother and wanting to play. Pru doesn’t have to guess the kitten’s intent, as she can hear animals’ thoughts and telepathically speak to them.

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by Sunny Frazier



While the East coast suffered with storm after storm, the Valley started heating up in mid-February. I took my reading out by the pool. Here’s a few titles roaring your way:
Just what we need on a frosty day: Ladle To the Grave, the latest Soup Lover’s Mystery. Lucky Jamieson is the owner of By the Spoonful in Snowflake, VT.

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by Cynthia Chow




As a fifth-year graduate student and doctoral candidate in the Department of English at an East Coast Ivy League college, Dulcie Schwartz feels the stress to revise and publish her paper on an anonymously authored gothic novel. Dulcie’s thesis advisor thought he was being sensitive when he suggested a seminar on time-management skills, but her friends go the other route and say she needs an escape to take her mind off her work. Their solution is a disco-themed interpretation of Ovid’s Metamorphosis performed by the University Repertory Theatre.

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by Cynthia Chow



An animal behaviorist and therapist with an unusual psychic talent for hearing the thoughts of animals, Pru Marlowe’s latest job has her training a service dog, Spot, before he can be assigned to his new client, Richard Haigen. Unfortunately, Spot leads Pru to a mauled body one endangered lands, which pleases her maybe boyfriend, Detective Jim Creighton, even less.

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by Cynthia Chow


As the Association of English Language Literatures Academics biannual conference descends on Harvard University, graduate student, Dulcie Schwartz, finds herself not only presenting a paper but being its unofficial host. Dulcie’s thesis advisor, Martin Thorpe, never stable at the best of times, is otherwise occupied with being the interim chair and completely fearful of the state of his position within the university. Dulcie is in the final stages of her dissertation concerning the identity of the author of an under-appreciated gothic novel, as well as her discovery of another unpublished piece by the mysterious author.

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by Cynthia Chow


Harvard Square on a late November night would not have seemed so ominously spooky had Harvard graduate student Dulcie Schwartz not been spending her evenings transcribing the haunting ghost story of a handwritten manuscript, possibly written by the author central to Dulcie’s doctoral thesis. However, the need to grade the student papers that she had forgotten in her office sends her back to the campus building and has her braving the lonely night and jumping at the sound that seems all to reminiscent of a wolf’s howl.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Clea Simon


Almost licensed animal behaviorist Pru Marlowe has mostly adjusted to her ability of being able to sense animals’ emotions. Although she fled the big city life of Manhattan and all of its noisy voices for Massachusetts, she has since become able to view her gift as an asset to her profession of training and modifying pet behavior (even if their persons are usually the actual culprits). Her latest client has hired her to retrain Randolph Jones, a foul-mouthed parrot whose owner just passed away in the LiveWell retirement complex.

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