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Mary McHugh

by Sandra Murphy


Five friends are tap dancers turning pro. They call themselves the Happy Hoofers. Dancing is a way to exercise, meet new people, and travel with the added complication of solving murders. This time they’re dancing on stage with the Rockettes for the Christmas program.

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by Sunny Frazier


We say good-bye to a well-loved series, hello to the Farmer’s Daughter, and celebrate Christmas just a wee bit early. Looking for recipes? Have we got books for you!

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by Karen Rose Smith,
Mary McHugh &
Barbara Ross


This week we have some more recipes from mystery novels, and this time we were looking for some great recipes for your Father’s Day dinner! We have one from Silence of the Lamps by Karen Rose Smith, and one from Bossa Novas, Bikinis, and Bad Ends by Mary McHugh, and finally one from Fogged Inn by Barbara Ross. We will also be giving away copies of Silence of the Lamps and Fogged Inn (we just gave away a copy of the other book last week.) Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win, and a link you can use to purchase the books.

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by Sandra Murphy
Cynthia Chow


This week we have reviews of some fun new mystery novels from Kensington and Minotaur authors–perfect to add to your summer reading list-Antiques Fate: A Trash ‘n’ Treasures Mystery by Barbara Allan, Bossa Novas, Bikinis, and Bad Ends: A Happy Hoofers Mystery by Mary McHugh, and An Old-Fashioned Murder: A Moonshine Mystery by Carol Miller. Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of all 3, and a link to purchase them.

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by Sunny Frazier


Along with May flowers come starter books. No time like the present to “spring” into a new series!
It’s A Front Page Affair when the Lusitania sinks, a shooting occurs at JP Morgan’s mansion and the Great War is on.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy


This week we have some more fun February and March mysteries from Kensington authors-Flamenco, Flan and Fatalities by Mary McHugh, Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles By A. L. Herbert, Stiff Penalty By Annelise Ryan, and A Healthy Homicide: A Blossom Valley Mystery By Staci McLaughlin. Details on how to win a copies of all 4 book at the end of this post, along with a link to purchase them.

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Best Books of 2014

IN THE December 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andEvery Other Book,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andMysteryrat's Maze
SECTIONS

by Staff



Another year is coming to a close and the main reviewers of KRL have been asked to pick their top 5 books of 2014, but most of us couldn’t keep it to 5! Let us know if you have a few we haven’t mentioned you’d like to share about in the comments, and while you are here check KRL’s book review section for many more great books that may not have made it on the list!

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by Sandra Murphy



Thanksgiving season seems a perfect time for food mysteries, and if you have them for Thanksgiving dinner you will have a lot less calories! From Kensington we have By Cook or By Crook by Maya Corrigan and Chorus Lines, Caviar and Corpses by Mary McHugh, and from Penguin we have The Chocolate Book Bandit by JoAnna Carl.

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