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Shelley Freydont

by Sandra Murphy


Deanna Randolph is staying with Gran Gwen of the Ballard family while her own mother and sister are in Switzerland. It sounds like a good plan, but Gwen is unconventional at best and her daughter Laurette, takes unconventional even farther as she champions women’s rights, including the vote.

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by Sandra Murphy


This week we have 3 more Golden Age mysteries from Penguin authors-The Royal Assassin by Kate Parker, Gilded Grave by Shelley Freydont, and No Comfort for the Lost by Nancy Herriman. Details on how to win copies of all 3 books at the end of this post along with a link to purchase them.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Shelley Freydont



This week we have a review of Independence Slay by Shelley Freydont, a mystery involving the 4th of July. We also have a fun guest post from Shelley about Pets and Cozy Mysteries. At the end of this post are details on how to win a copy of the book, and a link to purchase it.

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by Cynthia Chow


“Liv, this is Celebration Bay. Anything can happen.”
These words spoken by her assistant/gossip guru Ted Driscoll are ones event coordinator Liv Montgomery takes to heart, although after leaving her high-pressure but prestigious job as a Manhattan party planner, Liv never expected that the seemingly placid Celebration Bay would immerse her in multiple murders and unexpected disasters. Having successfully navigated her way through a previous murder investigation and successfully completing several autumn festivals Liv assumed that December’s Christmas events would go more smoothly.

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by Cynthia Chow



Foul Play at the Fair is the first installment in author Shelley Freydont’s Celebration Bay Mystery series and introduces readers to Liv Montgomery, a former Manhattan event planner burnt out on demanding brides and sweet sixteeners who has been hired by the small Upstate New York town of Celebration Bay to organize promotional tourist events.

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