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Joanne Fluke

by Joanne Fluke
& Staci McLaughlin

This week we have recipes from Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke and Murder Most Wholesome by Staci McLaughlin. At the end of this post are details on how to win copies of both books!


by Sunny Frazier

Candy is fattening; flowers wilt. Books make the best gifts for book lovers!
Brew a cup of tea while you enjoy The Grim Steeper, #3 in Amanda Cooper’s Teapot Collector Mysteries. It’s time for the annual Fall Fling Town-wide Tea Party in the upstate NY town of Gracious Grove.


by Joanne Fluke,
Laura Levine & Leslie Meier

This week we have another fun recipe from a Kensington cozy mystery, this one from Gingerbread Cookie Murder By Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine & Leslie Meier. Enjoy the recipe for Gingerbread Cookies, check out the synopsis of the book, and enter to win a copy of Gingerbread Cookie Murder!


by Joanne Fluke

Angel Crunch Cookies is a recipe from Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke, out in March of 2016. Details at the end of this post on how to be one of the first people to read this book by winning an advanced reading copy! Watch KRL in March for a review & an interview with Joanne.


by Sandra Murphy

Readers of the Hannah Swensen mystery series have been frustrated with the long running love triangle between Hannah, Norman and Mike. Norman is sweet, thoughtful and slightly boring. Mike is sexy but not as trustworthy. Two years ago, both of them proposed; Hannah hasn’t made up her mind.


Holiday Mystery Book Reviews

IN THE December 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy

This is one of the most convoluted plots around, with rotating Virgin Marys, Josephs, and a cast of unknown numbers singing and dancing the “Twelve Days of Christmas” with multiple stage lefts, rights, exits and entrances. They’re all suspects! Three dead bodies, multiple puzzles to solve–full of clues—and you’ll never see the solution until the very last pages.


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