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Kate Carlisle

by Doward Wilson


Kate Carlisle’s cozy four-book Fixer-Upper Mystery series is brought to life on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries television channel. Framed For Murder introduces us to Shannon Hughes who runs the family’s construction business which specializes in renovating the historic Victorian mansions found in Lighthouse Cove in Northern California.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel has been taking a lot of cozy mystery book series and turning them into movies and we at KRL have reviewed most of them. We were excited to hear that Kate Carlisle’s Fixer-Upper Mysteries was the next series to be turned into movies, with the first on airing this month. We took some time to chat with Kate about this exciting news.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Kate Carlisle



Every year before Christmas, the residents of Lighthouse Cove work together to build a home for a needy family. This year not only will they be subdividing the enormous Forester House into units for fifteen fortunate families, but contractor Shannon Hammer is heading the entire project for the first time. Encompassing numerous contractors, decorators, and volunteers donating their time to Holiday Homebuilders, Shannon must organize and oversee the development from start to finish.

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by Cynthia Chow


Here are 3 more mysteries from Penguin authors for your summer reading fun, 2 involve food and one books-The Diva Serves High Tea: A Domestic Diva Mystery by Krista Davis, The Calamity Cafe: A Down South Cafe Mystery by Gayle Leeson, and Birds of a Feather: A Bibliophile Mystery by Kate Carlisle. Details at the end of this post on how to win a copies of all 3, and a link to purchase them.

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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 Cyntha Chow


When a home renovation forces Brooklyn Wainwright to live temporarily back in Dharma, California, no one wants to mention the high probability that it will end in murder. The only real question is whether it will be a result of Brooklyn’s recent incarnation as a “murder magnet” or from living near her parents. Brooklyn may love her mother, but the compulsively organized, book-obsessed daughter couldn’t be any more different from the Wiccan Grand Raven Mistress of the Celtic Goddess Coven of greater Sonoma County.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



We have one more group this week of fun mysteries from Penguin mystery authors-Hiss and Tell by Claire Donally, Ming Tea Murder by Laura Childs, The Book Stops Here by Kate Carlisle, and One Foot in the Grape: A Cypress Cove Mystery By Carlene O’Neil. Details on how to win a copy of all 4 at the end of this post along with a link to purchase them.

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by Cynthia Chow


If there’s one thing that building contractor Shannon Hammer loves to do, it is to renovate Victorian Homes. Since her father’s retirement, Shannon Hammer has taken over Hammer Construction Company located in Northern California’s quaint Lighthouse Cove.

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November Penguin Mysteries

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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



Hayley Snow has finally achieved her dream job of writing as a restaurant critic for the Key West magazine, Key Zest. However, the co-owner of the publication has good reason for personally detesting Hayley, so with her job on the line Hayley must continue to prove herself as an innovative food critic and journalist. A key step to this path is her attendance of the “Key West Loves Literature” seminar that will feature many prominent food writers and critic.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have an interview with mystery author Kate Carlisle and a review of her new book One Book In The Grave. At the end of this post are details on how to enter to win a copy of One Book In The Grave.

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