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Leslie Meier

by Sandra Murphy


There are so many wonderful mystery novels out there we constantly find ourselves playing catch-up with our reviews, so here we are again with a great group of mysteries-Treacherous Is the Night: A Verity Kent series by Anna Lee Huber, In Want of a Knife: A Little Library Mystery by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli, Read and Gone: A Haunted Library Mystery by Allison Brook, Murder Flies the Coop: Beryl and Edwina Mystery by Jessica Ellicott, and Silver Anniversary Murder: Lucy Stone series by Leslie Meier.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Leslie Meier


Lucy Stone, a young wife and mother, juggles motherhood, her home, husband, and a part a part time job at the weekly newspaper, with a bit of crime solving on the side. Trick or Treat Murder is the first of the two books in this volume.

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by Sandra Murphy



Anybody who knows Lucy, realizes her life revolves around her family—husband Bill, daughters Elizabeth, Sara, and Zoe, and son Toby. Thanksgiving usually means a full table and everybody home for the meal. This year, Elizabeth’s working in Paris, Toby and family are in Alaska, Sara’s going on a field trip to Greenland, and Zoe has decided to visit a friend in Montreal.

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by Sandra Murphy


Lucy got to take care of her grandson, Patrick, while Toby and his wife were in Haiti. Now they’ve come back, collected Patrick, and are off to Alaska where Lucy is sure a big bear will carry Patrick off into the tundra. She knows her fears, some of them anyway, are ridiculous, but they persist, mostly during the night. Then she’s dragging the next day and has no interest in even getting out of bed. Bill says she’s depressed, and she’d argue about it, but she’s too tired.

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by Cynthia Chow


As ubiquitous as fruitcake, but probably better received, eggnog ushers in the start of the holiday season with its spicy aroma, sinful calories, and for these three cozy mystery authors…murder.

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by Sharon Tucker


It can be most comforting to sit back in your easy chair with a hot beverage and buttered scones as late winter changes to early spring, picking up a St Patrick’s Day mystery to welcome the season. Sr. Carol Anne O’Marie’s Murder at the Monk’s Table, Leslie Meier’s St. Patrick’s Day Murder and Isis Crawford’s A Catered St. Patrick’s Day will all nicely fit the bill for just that.

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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!

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Candy Corn Murder By Leslie Meier

IN THE October 3 ISSUE

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by Sandra Murphy


It’s Halloween in Tinker’s Cove, Maine. Pumpkin contests abound as the town gears up for a fall festival. One of the events is sort of a boating contest—in a pumpkin. (They grow them big in Maine!) Another contest, of course, is for the largest pumpkin. Bill and Lucy think they’ve got a chance to win that one. There’s even an underwater pumpkin-carving contest sponsored by the scuba club. And then there’s the catapult contest to see who can hurl a pumpkin the farthest and with the most accuracy.

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by Sharon Tucker


As this official holiday for lovers (and anti-holiday for singletons) now approaches, are you planning a sumptuous dinner with champagne followed by a molten chocolate extravaganza for dessert? If so, good for you! Celebration of this holiday is highly individual, perhaps never more so than by authors’ writing murder mysteries centered on or around it. So pick up one or more of these Valentine-themed mysteries by Rendell, Meier and McLeish and relax, sit back and enjoy.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have a group of 3 mystery novels from Kensington-Murder at Marble House by Alyssa Maxwell, To Fudge or Not To Fudge by Nancy Coco, and French Pastry Murder by Leslie Meier. Details on how to enter to win all 3 at the end of this post, and links to purchase each book where a portion goes to help support KRL.

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