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Melissa Bourbon

by Cynthia Chow
& Melissa Bourbon



All books tell stories, but some people are able to read more than just the words on the pages. As young Pippin Hawthorne will soon learn, her family has been both gifted and cursed to be bibliomancers, ancient practicers who foretell the future and truths through messages hidden within book passages. Pippin knows nothing of this when she and her twin brother return to Devil’s Cove, though, as they have only come to the island off of North Carolina’s Outer Banks to settle their inheritance of their late grandmother’s falling down beach house.

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by Kathleen Costa


Lola’s cousin Leti is so excited about her upcoming nuptials which unfortunately includes Lola dressed in “hideous” bridesmaid fashion and an out-of-her-comfort-zone bachelorette party, but it’s the new case at work that has brought her more concern. Jack has suggested Marnie Haskell engage Camacho and Associates, specifically recommending Lola, to investigate the issues surrounding the tragic death of her son Philip. Jack’s mother is a friend of Marnie’s, and he knew Philip growing up. Phil had been found having hung himself, and authorities determined his death, of course, to be a suicide, but Marnie knew her son wouldn’t kill himself.

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A Seamless Murder By Melissa Bourbon

IN THE January 24 ISSUE

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by Sandra Murphy



The Cassidy family thinks it’s magic. It could just be a talent. Since Harlow is a descendant of Butch Cassidy (yes, that one), you might lean more toward the magical side of things.

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by Sandra Murphy &
Cynthia Chow


We end this April with a 4 more April Penguin mysteries. Once again we have fun food ones, sewing and a retirement home – A Killing Notion by Melissa Bourbon, A Roux of Revenge by Connie Archer, The Blackwoods Farm Enquiry By Ann Purser, and A Second Helping of Murder: A Comfort Food Mystery By Christine Wenger. We also have a fun video interview with Connie Archer at the end of our review of her book. At the end of this post are details on how to win copies of all 4 books!

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


Enjoy another fun group of Penguin mystery reviews & giveaways this week–again with fashion settings. A Custom-Fit Crime: A Magical Dressmaking Mystery By Melissa Bourbon, Tulle Death Do Us Part By Annette Blair, and Laced with Poison: Sweet Nothings Lingerie Mystery By Meg London. Details on how to win all three at the end of this post.

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