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Nancy J. Cohen

by Kathleen Costa


It’s a big Easter celebration at Tremayne Manor and loads of children are squealing over the eggs they’ve spotted hidden in the grass. Marla and her best friend Tally, with little Luke in tow, are enjoying the festivities, but “Blinky,” dressed as the iconic Easter Bunny, is no where to be found.

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by Sunny Frazier


April showers, flowers, and two new mystery series brings in spring. Plus, mysteries with recipes to try for Easter.

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by Kathleen Costa


I love cookbooks! I have a collection of 50 books and 360 eBooks, and although I’m not a chef, not even a real fanatic in the kitchen, I am experienced in better-than-basic techniques, competent in following directions, and greatly enjoy putting together everyday meals, sweet desserts, and holiday feasts. I also love cozy mysteries! So, I’m thrilled many favorite cozy mystery authors have published cookbooks compiling recipes from their series, and often family favorites, too. Check out these eight cookbooks, explore links to author websites, view Amazon & Goodreads, and enjoy fun insights on their influences, culinary experiences, and best thoughts on Thanksgiving!

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Writing the Cozy Mystery

IN THE November 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Nancy J. Cohen


Why did I write a book on how to craft a cozy mystery? The answer is simple. There wasn’t one on the market in the earlier days when I began my Bad Hair Day series.

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by Cynthia Chow


If Cut ‘N Dye hair salon owner Marla Vail was hoping for a quiet holiday season, she’s in for a disappointment. Instead, it’s going to be a Hanukkah and Christmas season of murder, secrets, a hidden treasure, and family expectations. It begins with shrieks from the adjoining spa aesthetician Rosana Hernandez alerting Marla of the death of client Valerie Weston.

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by Sunny Frazier


Welcome to Yeast of Eden, the Mexican bread shop in Santa Sofia, California, and the first in the series by Winnie Archer. Struggling photographer Ivy Culpepper has lots of soul-searching when she came back to town. When she enters a bread making class, it’s the aroma of fresh conchas in the oven, or her instant connection with the owner and her sisters, but Ivy knows she’s found the missing ingredients in her life.

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by Cyntha Chow


A dude ranch would not have been hairstylist Marla Vail’s first choice for a romantic honeymoon. Florida homicide detective Dalton Vail failed to consult his wife on his decision, though, and Marla wasn’t about to argue so soon into their marriage. Dalton has his reasons, the primary one being that his cousin owns the Arizona Lone Trail Ranch, making their stay free of charge.

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by Sunny Frazier


Summer’s over and, with the exception of a honeymoon from hell, all the mysteries new this month are set in the workplace.

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