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Jim and Joyce Lavene

by Cynthia Chow


Until one of their coven members was murdered and their spell book stolen, the three witches of Wilmington, North Carolina planned on retiring and passing on their duties to a new generation. Air witch Olivia Dunst nevertheless returned in ghost form to help Molly Renard and Elsie Langston find and train the daughter Olivia gave up at birth, only to be surprised by the appearance of Dorothy’s biological father, the infamous Drago Rasmun.

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by Sandra Murphy



This week we have some January mysteries, and one December one, from Penguin with settings that include flowers, food and magic-For Whom the Bluebell Tolls by Beverly Allen, Snoop to Nuts by Elizabeth Lee, and Spell Booked by Joyce and Jim Lavene. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win all 3 books, and a link to purchase them.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


Penguin continues to release a lot of great cozies for our mystery reading fun! Here are a few more reviews of books that came out in October and September of 2013! This week we have food, clothing, supernatural and Amish country. A Finder’s Fee: A Missing Pieces Mystery by Joyce and Jim Lavene, Postcards from the Dead by Laura Childs, Bran New Death by Victoria Hamilton, Going Through the Notions by Cate Price, and Murder, Plain and Simple by Isabella Alan. Details on how to win all 5 of these fun mysteries at the end of this post.

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