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Hannah Reed

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy


We have a bunch of mysteries from Penguin & Kensington authors this week for your July reading fun, with crafts, food, animals & more-Gone with the Wool: Yarn Retreat Mystery by Betty Hechtman, Dressed to Kilt: Scottish Highlands series by Hannah Reed, Final Fondue: A Five-Ingredient Mystery by Maya Corrigan, Take the Monkey and Run: A Call of the Wilde Mystery by Laura Morrigan, and Toasting Up Trouble: A Dinner Club Mystery by Linda Wiken. Details at the end of this post on how to win a copies of all 5 books, and a link to purchase them.

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by Sunny Frazier


Time for BBQs, sunscreen, and reading on the beach. Why not start a new series and take a mental vacation back in time and to foreign shores with these titles.

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by Sandra Murphy


We have some more great Penguin mysteries this week-Grace Cries Uncle by Julie Hyzy, Hooked on Ewe by Hannah Reed, Tying the Knot by Elizabeth Craig, and Wound Up in Murder by Betty Hechtman. Details on how to win copies of all 4 books at the end of this post, along with a link to purchase them.

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October Penguin Mysteries

IN THE October 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andPets,
andSandra Murphy
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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



We have another fun group of 5 Penguin mysteries which includes one perfect for Halloween month, Literally Murder: A Black Cat Bookshop Mystery by Ali Brandon. We also have Off Kilter: A Scottish Highlands Mystery by Hannah Reed, Weave of Absence by Carol Ann Martin, Bless Her Dead Little Heart by Miranda James, and Gilt Trip by Laura Childs with Diana Orgain. Details on how to win a copy of all 5 books at the end of this post, along with a link to purchase them where a portion goes to help support KRL.

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More February Penguin Mystery Fun

IN THE February 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andMysteryrat's Maze
SECTIONS

by Cynthia Chow


This week we have reviews & giveaways of 5 more Penguin mysteries. We have A Fatal Slip: A Sweet Nothing’s Lingerie Mystery by Meg London, A Tale of Two Biddies: A League of Literary Ladies Mystery by Kylie Logan, A Tough Nut to Kill: A Nut House Mystery by Elizabeth Lee, Beewitched: A Queen Bee Mystery by Hannah Reed, and Poison at the PTA by Laura Alden.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow



Trudi Hargrave is the woman you love to hate. She’s pushy, totally out for herself only, and, unfortunately, the tourism director for Briar Creek. She’s got the idea that Captain Kidd’s treasure is buried on one of the hundred islands -most uninhabited- and thinks a treasure hunt would bring fame and fortune to town. Residents complicate things—plus treasure hunters, tourists and logjams of traffic compound her problems.

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