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Lynn Cahoon

by Sunny Frazier


No better Mom’s Day gift than a fun mystery to read in the garden. If you’re the mom, drop a few hints for these books. Even better, ask for a gift card.
Introduce Mom to Vannetta Chapman’s new Amish Bishop mysteries. In the San Luis Valley of Colorado, an out-of-control fire takes the life of an elderly Amish bachelor.

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by Sandra Murphy


Cat Latimer was an English professor when she inherited her former home from her ex-husband, Michael. She decided it was time to live her dream—write books and host writers’ retreats. With the help of her BFF, Shauna, to run things day to day and feed the writers, things are coming together. A handyman is hired to remodel the rooms and the first guests are due to arrive. A surprise is Tom Cook—he’s hardly a beginning writer so why is he coming?

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by Sunny Frazier


June is often time to get hitched, so let’s start with Wedding Bel Blues, the first in a new series by Maggie McConnon. Belfast McGrath has spent 15 years avoiding her brash Irish family.

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by Cynthia Chow


In this our Earth Day issue we are featuring e-books and books that somehow tie in to Earth Day. Here we have reviews of the following e-book mysteries from Penguin & Kensington imprints-For Dead Men Only by Paula Paul, Murder at Morningside by Sandra Bretting, Murder on Wheels by Lynn Cahoon, and Raisin the Dead by Karoline Barrett. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win e-book copies of all 4 of these mysteries.

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by Sunny Frazier


Candy is fattening; flowers wilt. Books make the best gifts for book lovers!
Brew a cup of tea while you enjoy The Grim Steeper, #3 in Amanda Cooper’s Teapot Collector Mysteries. It’s time for the annual Fall Fling Town-wide Tea Party in the upstate NY town of Gracious Grove.

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