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Coming Attractions!

by Elizabeth Wilkerson


Spring is finally upon us. With the end of a dark tunnel of anger, isolation, and illness in sight, we all just want to take a deep breath. But, the horrors of the headlines persist. From hate crimes against Asians to heartbreaking testimony in the prosecution of George Floyd’s killer and headlines about ordinary people of color enjoying their lives— before they’re murdered, the daily news is so packed with shocking, racist crimes that it’s delivered with a trigger warning.

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by Sunny Frazier


Chocolate bonbons go with books, and February offers these reading confections. Why are so many set in Maine? Also, Amanda Flower starts a new series for us to enjoy. Sweet!

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by Sunny Frazier


This holiday will be a tough one with social distancing from family traditions and turkey. So, enjoy two new series and the offerings (and offings) from some of your favorite mystery authors.

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by Elizabeth Wilkerson


It’s been a tumultuous year. Calls for change, inclusion, and anti-racism have been front and center during these turbulent months.
Melanated crime fiction writers have long presented fresh perspectives, characters, and settings in novels often marginalized by mainstream media.

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by Sunny Frazier


Bookstore owner, matchmaker, detective, food blogger, chef, librarian, stationary store owner, and caterer. These ladies do it all!

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by Sunny Frazier


Being Coronavirus stuck at home is a good time to start a new series. Check out three I’ve discovered. And, what better way to keep calm than the purr of a kitten (even if one is a witch’s familiar).

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by Sunny Frazier


April showers, flowers, and two new mystery series brings in spring. Plus, mysteries with recipes to try for Easter.

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by Sunny Frazier


March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb. That’s why animal mysteries are featured in this month’s edition. Also start your spring reading with three new series hitting the bookstores.

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by Sunny Frazier


The way to a man’s heart may be through his stomach, but a way to a reader’s heart is through books about food. Enjoy these culinary delights!

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by Sunny Frazier


Start your 2020 with two new series and many favorites cozies while you sip hot chocolate by the fire. Or the heater. Or whatever makes you cozy.

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by Sunny Frazier


Welcome 2020 with one of these fresh new series, either for yourself or for someone who likes a good cozy as much as you!

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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 Sunny Frazier


Cat days, too, with the introduction of a new cat mystery. Also, foodie mysteries to whet your appetite and one sure to put a spell on you. Have a “spirited” summer!

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by Sunny Frazier


For the Fourth, I give you FIVE fresh new series to take on vacation plus three to celebrate Independence Day. Enjoy!

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