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by Marilyn Meredith


Newly arrived reporter, Samantha Slater, arrives to begin her new job as a reporter only to find that her boss, George Stanley has been stomped to death by a runaway horse. Samantha takes over the job as editor. Her first story is writing Stanley’s obituary. To do that, she must interview the townspeople. In so doing, she learns that George Stanley wasn’t exactly loved by the citizens of the small town. He seemed to delight in writing hurtful stories about the locals. The more she finds about the dead man, she begins to realize that many were relieved by his death.

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by Cynthia Chow



I love fast cars. Between my father, my brother, and me, we own five V-8 Mustangs ranging from the years 1966-2011. My childhood memories consist of Sundays full of the background noise of televised car races that usually drove my mother out of the house for peace from the sounds of hours of monotonous revving engines.

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by Jesus Ibarra


We return to Bon Temps to follow the continuing journey of Sookie Stackhouse our favorite telepathic waitress, well one my favorites anyways, as she deals with all sorts of supernatural problems surrounding her life. This book finds Sookie in danger, as her boyfriend Eric Northman the vampire Viking blows into town with payback on his mind, a shifter is out to get her, and there is more fairy trouble because of something she inherited in the last book.

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by Jesus Ibarra


James Stark returns in Devil Said Bang, picking up roughly three months after the events of Aloha From Hell. Stark has had his hands full trying to stay alive and trying to make his way back to LA after being stuck as the reigning Lucifer of Hell. But LA isn’t as Stark left it, his angelic half is running loose, something is eating all the ghosts, and some of the most powerful magic wielding people are planning something big.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Lorie Lewis Ham



Haley Randolph always lands on her suitably shod feet. Of course, those shoes match her outfit which is the perfect showcase for her newest, hottest, most enviable designer handbag. She and her BFF Marcy are holding faux bag parties, to let the masses enjoy the look of designer without the heavy duty price tag. Haley herself wouldn’t be caught dead with an imposter bag but those parties pay for her originals so as long as she tells her customers they’re knockoffs, where’s the harm?

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by Diana Hockley


Visalia, California born mystery author R.P., or Rebecca, Dahlke joins KRL again today for an interview, and a review of her latest mystery novel, A Dead Red Oleander, set in the Central Valley featuring a female crop duster. At the end of the interview are details on how to enter to win a copy of Dead Red Oleander.

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by Marilyn Meredith


Looking for a light, fun mystery to enjoy this summer? Three Seconds to Thunder would be the perfect choice. Set in 1896, in the lush forests of the Pacific Northwest, China Bohannon longs to move up from office girl, dogsbody and book keeper to be an investigator in her uncle’s detective agency. She also has crush on her uncle’s partner, Grafton Doyle.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



Magic Without Mercy, the eighth in Devon Monk’s Allie Beckworth series of urban fantasies set in Portland, Oregon, combines paranormal action, paranoid reality (they really are out to get you), romance, magic, and mayhem (Or is that mayhem and magic? Magical mayhem? Mayhemical magic?).

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by Cindy Chow



As Hubert “Hubie” Schuze repeatedly declares to his friends, law enforcement, and himself, Hubie is not a pot thief, as it’s impossible to steal from dirt. The pots, he believes, actually belong to the long deceased original pot throwers and not the museums and collectors who have since obtained them. As a result, Hubie has no problem reclaiming the pots and selling them from his New Mexico store to support his extended family and friends.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Lorie Lewis Ham


Iris Thorne’s life echoes from childhood to adult in this latest episode. The book starts in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in Los Angeles, flashes back to an earthquake that happened when she was fourteen, and brings events from both worlds crashing together.

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by Sandra Murphy



If you’re looking for something fun to do indoors while you avoid the summer heat–check out these four mystery book reviews & then enter to make them yours–details at the end of this post. We have All Sales Final by Laura Disilverio, Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates, Copycat Killing by Sofie Kelly, and Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own by Emily Brightwell–all published by Penguin.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This week I have the delight of reviewing Jan Burke’s supernatural thriller The Messenger. For those of you who have not yet seen it, I am also posting my video interview with Jan from Left Coast Crime, and at the end of this review is a chance to win a copy of The Messenger!

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by Terrell Byrd



This week we have a double header of great cozy mysteries & giveaways with a review of Elaine Viets latest book Final Sail & the first book in a new series, 50% Off Murder, by Josie Belle. Instructions at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of both books!

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur




Dead Man’s Switch, a high-octane racing mystery by Tammy Kaehler, was nominated for the Eureka! Award (best first mystery novel) at this year’s Left Coast Crime convention, but it didn’t win, and I want to know why this fast-paced book didn’t grab the checkered flag!

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