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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


February is for lovers, no matter if it’s for a sweetheart or sweets. This month I introduce a new series by Victoria Hamilton and mysteries with weddings, a tulip-digging dog, lobster for a romantic dinner, and two “pie” mysteries. Enjoy!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As a perfect way to start off the month of December, Gretchen Archer and Kings River Life are giving away this Christmas mystery short story!

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by Sandra Murphy


Jaine Austen (no relation) is a well-known writer. Well, she wrote that slogan for the Toiletmasters Plumbers. Everybody knows that one. Christmas is slow for writers so she and neighbor Lance are house sitting for one of his shoe buying customers. The house is a mansion, full of antiques and baubles like Ming vases and Fabergé eggs. It is also off limits for pets.

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Thanksgiving Kathi Daley-Style

IN THE November 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andKathleen Costa,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andPets
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by Kathleen Costa


Thanksgiving is a delightful holiday gathering family and friends together to enjoy turkey, mash potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, and…Murder? Kathi Daley has penned two entertaining mysteries set during this holiday, and although she has readers engaged in a mystery often with some peril, she highlights family, two-legged and four-legged friends, and the joy of gathering together. Oh, yeah, always with recipes as a delicious bonus.

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Pet Mystery Book Giveaway

IN THE June 6 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andPets
SECTIONS

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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Blood Trade By Faith Hunter

IN THE August 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTerrance V. Mc Arthur
SECTIONS

by Terrance Mc Arthur



Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skin-walker who has a mountain lions soul inside her.
Jane is a vampire hunter; Jane works for vampires. That’s right. She kills vampires for vampires. There are some problem vampires that other vampires can’t—or won’t—deal with, and that’s when they call in Jane.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have another batch of great Penguin mystery novels to review & giveaway! Many of these books involve food and pets. We have The Christie Curse: A Book Collector Mystery By Victoria Abbott, Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death: A Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery By Denise Swanson, Peach Pies and Alibis by Ellery Adams, Trouble in the Tarot by Kari Lee Townsend, and Wave Good-Bye: A Southern Beauty Shop Mystery By Lila Dare. Details on how to enter to win at the end of this post.

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by Marilyn Meredith
& C. L. Shore



The story centers around the kidnapping of a concert pianist who disappears before the rehearsal of an important concert. The author is an artist of words when it comes to showing the anguish Ally, the kidnapped woman, experiences. Set in Australia, the different word usage is an added plus as are the descriptions of the unfamiliar places.

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by Gloria Feit
& Lorie Lewis Ham




Lindsey Page, first introduced to readers by this author as a friend of the protagonist PI Jeri Howard in Witness to Evil, one of ten books in that series, returns here as one of four women, friends since their college days in Berkeley, California, around whom the story revolves. Lindsey is a historian who usually writes about the 19th century American west, but whose current work-in-progress is a study of Latin American women who had emigrated to the US as a result of wars and upheavals in their native countries.

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by Sandra Murphy &
Cynthia Chow



Hayley Snow has finally achieved her dream job of writing as a restaurant critic for the Key West magazine, Key Zest. However, the co-owner of the publication has good reason for personally detesting Hayley, so with her job on the line Hayley must continue to prove herself as an innovative food critic and journalist. A key step to this path is her attendance of the “Key West Loves Literature” seminar that will feature many prominent food writers and critic.

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by Cynthia Chow



Foul Play at the Fair is the first installment in author Shelley Freydont’s Celebration Bay Mystery series and introduces readers to Liv Montgomery, a former Manhattan event planner burnt out on demanding brides and sweet sixteeners who has been hired by the small Upstate New York town of Celebration Bay to organize promotional tourist events.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Bruja Brouhaha features Bay area psychologist Liz Cooper, who considers herself to be a very rational and pragmatic person. As an interesting contrast, she is dating Professor Nick Garfield who studies the occult. In this book, the couple attends the sixtieth wedding anniversary celebration of Paco and Lucia Rojas, practitioners of the Santeria religion who own Botanica Rojas where they grow herbs for spells.

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by Sandra Murphy & J.R. Lindermuth




Gavin Cutter just wants to paint—scenes of the ocean, rocks and to have the paintings good enough that people can smell the salty water, just by looking. While out painting one day, he sees a sailing ship, but this one is not behaving as it should. A woman walking her dog on the beach shouts a warning when it suddenly turns and heads for the reef. Cutter is the first aboard, followed by two local sailors. The ship seems intact, the wheel tied down, no one aboard except a limping dog.

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