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by Sunny Frazier


What better time to start a new series than the beginning of a new year? Here’s two that might interest you and plenty of old favorites.
First up is Color Me Dead by Teresa Trent, the first in the Henry Park mysteries.

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by Cynthia Chow


For Briar Creek Public Library’s first annual “fine amnesty” day, library director Lindsey Norris expected a day of hectic but worthwhile chaos. Allowing tardy miscreants to get off scot-free went against all of stodgy traditional librarian Mrs. Cole’s ethics, but Lindsey believed that the loss of fines would be worth regaining patrons who would feel free to return to the library.

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by Sandra Murphy


Check out some more fun food mysteries from Penguin authors for your spring reading-Vanilla Beaned: A Cupcake Bakery Mystery by Jenn McKinlay, Rest in Peach: A Georgia Peach Mystery by Susan Furlong, and A Clue in the Stew: A Soup Lover’s Mystery by Connie Archer. Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of all 3, and a link to purchase them.

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by Sunny Frazier


There’s flowers in bloom, magic in the air, Georgia on our minds, and these terrific books to read!
After a successful party at Bodie Island’s Lighthouse Library in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, librarian Lucy Richardson is ready to curl up with Charles the cat and a good book.

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by Cynthia Chow


It’s November in Notting Hill, and native Floridian Scarlett Parker is feeling homesick. Thanksgiving is not exactly a popular holiday in Great Britain, but her friends and cousin Vivian Tremont attempt to fill the void with the much more English Guy Fawkes night. Invited by Harrison Wentworth to attend his employer’s ostentatious party, Scarlett is impressed by a scene that seems ripped right out of Downton Abbey.

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by Sunny Frazier


Start the New Year off with some mouth-watering mysteries, a few ghosts, and a curse or two!
It’s the early 1900s and twenty-four-year-old heiress Charlotte Demerayes lives in the Fanaman mansion with a few ghosts and the mother from hell.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cyntha Chow


This week we have some more fun mysteries from Penguin authors for you winter reading list-Writing All Wrongs: A Books By The Bay Mystery by Ellery Adams, Crowned and Moldering: A Fixer-Upper Mystery by Kate Carlisle, A Likely Story by Jenn McKinlay, and Knot Guilty by Betty Hechtman. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of all 4 books, and a link you can use to purchase them.

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by Sunny Frazier


Holiday shopping starts early with these mystery titles for your favorite bibliophiles:
What’s better than Christmas all year around? Vicki Delany has a new series with that theme. As the owner of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, Merry Wilkinson knows how to decorate in Rudolph, NY.

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by Cynthia Chow


This week we have 5 more new food mysteries from Penguin authors-Flourless to Stop Him: A Baker’s Treat Mystery by Nancy J. Parra, Dark Chocolate Demise: A Cupcake Bakery Mystery by Jenn McKinlay, Sticky Situation: A Sugar Grove Mystery by Jessie Crockett, Fillet of Murder: A Deep Fried Mystery by Linda Reilly, and this one which is actually an April book, Five-Alarm Fudge: A Fudge Shop Mystery by Christine DeSmet.

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by Sandra Murphy




If you keep your stash of culinary mysteries close to the kitchen, if you dog-ear the pages and have Post It tabs marking your favorite recipes, if you’ve ever wondered, “Why can’t these all be in one place?” —well, ask no more, The Cozy Cookbook is here.

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More February Penguin Mysteries

IN THE February 14 ISSUE

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by Cynthia Chow



Here are a few more fun mysteries from Penguin-Fry Another Day: A Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mystery by J.J. Cook, At the Drop of a Hat: A Hat Shop Mystery by Jenn McKinlay, and Played by the Book: A Novel Idea Mystery by Lucy Arlington.

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November Penguin Mysteries

IN THE November 8 ISSUE

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by Cynthia Chow



This week we have reviews & giveaways of 3 November Penguin mysteries-Lethal Letters: A Books By the Bay Mystery by Ellery Adams, A High-End Finish: A Fixer-Upper Mystery by Kate Carlisle, and On Borrowed Time: A Book Lover’s Mystery by Jenn McKinlay. Details on how to win a copy of all 3 books at the end of this post, along with a link to purchase the books where a portion goes to help support KRL.

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by Sandra Murphy &
Cynthia Chow


Here are the first of the May Penguin mystery releases we will be featuring this month. We have Death of a Mad Hatter: A Hat Shop Mystery by Jenn McKinlay, A Dollhouse to Die For: A Deadly Notions Mystery by Cate Price, and A Cookbook Conspiracy by Kate Carlisle. Details on how to win copies of all three at the end of this post! Also, use the link below to purchase these books, or any others, and a portion goes to help keep KRL going.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow



Here are three more fun mysteries from Penguin-Freezer or I’ll Shoot by Victoria Hamilton, Read It and Weep by Jenny McKinlay, and Charms and Chocolate Chips: A Magical Bakery Mystery By Bailey Cates. You will find some great pets in two of these books as well–a Cairn Terrier, and a Yorkie-Poo. Details on how to win a copy of all 3 at the end of this post.

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