Connie Berry

King River Life Staff Favorite Books of 2022

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

It's that time of year again, a time to look back at the books we reviewed here at KRL over the past year and share with you some of our favorites! We reviewed a LOT of books here on KRL and KRL News and Reviews. All but one of our main reviewers shares in this post their top 5-10ish favorite books they reviewed in 2022. Katherine Costa wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post over on KRL News and Reviews this week-you can find it here!

End of July Mystery Catch up!

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy

This week we are once again playing catch up with some more fun mysteries for your summer reading-The Proof is in the Poison: A Southern Homebrew Mystery by Diane Kelly, The Shadow of Memory: A Kate Hamilton Mystery by Connie Berry, Murder She Wrote, Killer on the Court by Jessica Fletcher and Terrie Farley Moran, and Murder with Darjeeling Tea: A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery by Karen Rose Smith.

Lady Barbara’s Christmas Miracle: A Christmas Mystery Short Story By Connie Berry

by Connie Berry

Vivian Bunn frowned at the boxes and tissue paper strewn across the floor of Lady Barbara Finchley-fforde's sitting room. Decorating Finchley Hall for the holidays used to be more a matter of deciding than actually doing the work. But since Mr. Mugg, resigned, there was no one left to do it. Except Francie Jewell, of course. Francie, Lady Barbara's cook and maid-of-all-work, would tackle anything except ironing. But if Francie were put in charge of Christmas decorations, they'd probably end up with a fake tree in the Great Hall and inflatable snowmen in the courtyard.

Reading in the Time of the Plague

by Connie Berry

Here is the latest installment of our new column, Top 5 Mysteries I Have Read During the Pandemic, this one from mystery author Connie Berry. As we continue to spend most of our time at home, we are all looking for book suggestions so we asked mystery authors and reviewers to share the top 5 mysteries they have read during this pandemic.

Favorite Books of 2019

by KRL Staff

Another year has ended and once again we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2019. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10ish favorite books they reviewed in 2019. Katherine Costa wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post in this issue.

A Legacy of Murder By Connie Berry: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Sandra Murphy

Kate Hamilton is an antique dealer in the U.S. Her daughter, Christine, has followed a boyfriend to England and is working alongside him as an intern on an estate in Suffolk, England. During a visit to Scotland a couple of months before, Kate met Detective Inspector Thomas Mallory of the Suffolk Constabulary. Even though a relationship seems impossible given the 3,200 mile commute to see each other, neither wants to give up on the idea. Since the holidays are usually a slow time for crime, Kate is visiting both Tom and Christine.

End of June Mystery Catch Up!

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow

So many mystery novels are coming out all the time it is impossible to keep up! So once again we find ourselves playing catch up with a wonderful group of new and fairly new mysteries-"Murder in Galway" A Galway Ireland Mystery by Carlene O’Connor, "A Dream of Death" An Antique Mystery by Connie Berry, "Murder She Wrote, Murder in Red" by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land, "Thread on Arrival" A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery by Lea Wait, "The Scent of Murder" A Jazz Ramsey series by Kylie Logan, and "Antiques Ravin’" A Trash ‘n’ Treasures Mystery by Barbara Allan.