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Lee Hollis

by Cynthia Chow


Although Hayley Powell may have finally settled into her position as the food and cocktails columnist for Bar Harbor’s Island Times newspaper, she is suffering from empty-nest syndrome while her two children are off at school. So it’s the perfect time for her to be offered a weekend trip to New York to appear on The Chat, a big-time nationally televised talk show. For their celebration of Bacon Week, Hayley will be demonstrating her signature dish of Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Stuffed Chicken Thighs.

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by Sunny Frazier


Don’t count winter out just yet! Here, for your reading pleasure, are several “yummy” mysteries with recipes, debut mysteries, and stories set all over the USA, Mexico, and across the Pond.

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by Cyntha Chow
& Sandra Murphy



Enjoy three more fun summer mystery releases from Penguin and Kensington-Death of a Cupcake Queen: A Hayley Powell Foods and Cocktail Mystery By Lee Hollis, Privy to the Dead by Sheila Connolly, and Purl Up and Die by Maggie Sefton. Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of all 3 books & a link to purchase them.

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by Cynthia Chow


It’s Christmastime in Bar Harbor, Maine, and single-mom Hayley Powell is trying to juggle a Christmas list that grows as her finances shrink. Hayley’s narcissistic ex-husband has back-peddled on his promise to help her with their kids’ expenses, and her boss at the Island Times newspaper has saddled her with additional duties without the additional salary.

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