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Livia J. Washburn

by Sandra Murphy


Weatherford, Texas, is the setting for a new movie, based on a book Eve wrote. She changed the names and some details, but everybody knows the book is about Phyllis, a retired school teacher and Eve’s friend, who solves murders faster than the police. The movie set is in Austin, but for the Harvest Festival scenes where the body is discovered, the crew will be in Weatherford.

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by Sandra Murphy


Phyllis, Sam, Carolyn, and Eva, retired schoolteachers, share Phyllis’ house. It works for them since they have each other’s company and share expenses. It works really well for Sam since Phyllis and Carolyn are great cooks—plus there’s a yard for his Dalmation, Buck. And he and Phyllis are an “item,” as the saying goes.

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Carolyn, Eve, and Sam all rent rooms from Phyllis. They may be retired teachers, but nothing has slowed them down. Carolyn and Phyllis enter magazine cooking contests, Eve’s taken up needlecrafts, and Sam—he’s decided he needs a dog.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


We have one last big batch of fun Penguin mysteries this year! All 5 of these are November releases-we have food, bookstores, cats, supernatural & more: Fixing to Die: A Josie Marcus Mystery Shopper Mystery By Elaine Viets, The Quotient of Murder: A Professor Sophie Knowles Mystery By Ada Madison, The Thrill of the Haunt: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery By E.J. Copperman, Wedding Cake Killer By Livia J. Washburn, and Words with Fiends By Ali Brandon. Details on how to win copies of all 5 at the end of this post!

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