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Linda Reilly

by Cynthia Chow


This week we have 3 fun pet related mysteries for your summer reading-Gone With The Whisker: A Bookmobile Cat Mystery by Laurie Cass, Murder Can Confuse Your Chihuahua: A Haunted Craft Fair Mystery by Rose Pressey, and The Girl with the Kitten Tattoo: A Cat Lady Mystery by Linda Reilly.

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by Sunny Frazier


Being Coronavirus stuck at home is a good time to start a new series. Check out three I’ve discovered. And, what better way to keep calm than the purr of a kitten (even if one is a witch’s familiar).

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by Cynthia Chow


Lara Caphart was about to see her dream come true. The High Cliff Shelter for cats was opening an official reading room, where shy children can sit and read to one of the resident shelter cats. Lara’s joy is cut short by the unexpected arrival of Evonda Fray, the new Whisker Job, New Hampshire health inspector. Declaring that the tea and cookies Lara and her Aunt Fran serve are made in an unlicensed cat café, Evonda seems to revel in her promise to shut them down before their first official “Read to a Cat” day grand opening.

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by Sunny Frazier


Cat days, too, with the introduction of a new cat mystery. Also, foodie mysteries to whet your appetite and one sure to put a spell on you. Have a “spirited” summer!

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by Sunny Frazier


Make sure to ask Santa to bring you these Christmas reads when you write to him. And maybe he’ll bring you a shelter pet after you read four mysteries with that theme. Plus, start the New Year with three new series. Enjoy your presents!

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by Cynthia Chow


When Lara Caphart was called to help her aunt back in Whisker Jog, New Hampshire, Lara wasn’t sure what to expect. Rumors swirled that Fran Clarkson had become the epitome of a cat lady, and the discovery of eleven cats living in Aunt Fran’s run-down Victorian did little to dispel that.

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by Linda Reilly



“I assume you’ll be keeping the rodent in your room tonight, Miss Krissy?” Bingham the butler says, peering pompously down his long nose at me. He sets a plate of chopped apples on the cover of my cage.

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by Cyntha Chow
& Sandra Murphy


This week we have a couple more fun food mysteries from Penguin authors-Out of the Dying Pan by Linda Reilly, and Kernel of Truth: A Popcorn Shop Mystery By Kristi Abbott. Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of both, and a link to purchase them.

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by Cynthia Chow


This week we have 5 more new food mysteries from Penguin authors-Flourless to Stop Him: A Baker’s Treat Mystery by Nancy J. Parra, Dark Chocolate Demise: A Cupcake Bakery Mystery by Jenn McKinlay, Sticky Situation: A Sugar Grove Mystery by Jessie Crockett, Fillet of Murder: A Deep Fried Mystery by Linda Reilly, and this one which is actually an April book, Five-Alarm Fudge: A Fudge Shop Mystery by Christine DeSmet.

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