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Mystery Coming Attractions: November 2023

by Shawn Stevens

Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner, and as temperatures begin to dip, our cozy sweaters come out from hibernation, and the allure of curling up with a good book grows stronger. This November, why not indulge your love for reading by exploring these latest releases? Find that perfect spot to kick up your feet, unwind, and immerse yourself in the enchanting worlds waiting within the pages of these November treasures.

Hammocks, Handguns, & Hearsay By Tonya Kappes: Review/Giveaway

by Kathleen Costa

It seems that even when carrying out a mundane chore, like taking Hank’s dog Chester to the groomer, life can go to “hell in a hand basket.” Mae walked into Smelly Dog Groomers only to be greeted by Orlene Roth screaming, then fainting, and Chester’s barking alerted her to the dead body of Colt Lincoln, a popular television bounty hunter.

Chocolate Bunny Betrayal By Tonya Kappes: Review/Giveaway

by Kathleen Costa

Violet’s Mama has really taken to Holiday Junction participating in the various women’s groups, planning committees, and holiday festivities. With the Hip Hop Hurray Easter Festival near, many, including Mama, are honing their baking skills for the Bake-Off. Frances Green, who won the competition last year, was Mama’s toughest competitor, but still she didn’t waver from her plan to win the top prize: the Golden Egg Trophy.

New Year Nuisance By Tonya Kappes: Review/Giveaway

by Kathleen Costa

Violet Rhinehammer’s original plan was to nail the interview for her dream journalism job, move to California, and become famous on the national stage, but circumstances, that can only be described as karma, derailed her plans: a murder and rerouting of her flight to Holiday Junction. She has previous experience reporting on homicides as the lone reporter in Normal, Kentucky, and associated with Mae West and her various investigations, but even with a nose for news, California was a bust.

Trappings, Turkeys, & Thanksgiving By Tonya Kappes: Review/Giveaway

by Kathleen Costa

Mae West has turned diamonds into dungarees, a penthouse into a parking spot, and New York to Normal, Kentucky; she couldn’t be happier. She renovated Happy Trails Campground, the only thing that truly belonged to her after the government confiscated all of her husband’s assets, and turned it into a popular, full-service vacation destination.

Red Letter Slay By Tonya Kappes: Review/Giveaway

by Kathleen Costa

Vince Campbell, retired FBI agent and one of Bernie’s close friends and occasional back-up in her covert investigations, is lucky to be alive after a terrible fall oddly impaling his skull with a letter opener. Just an unfortunate accident it seems, but Vince isn’t convinced. He doesn’t own a letter opener, and being adamant someone intended to kill him, he asks Bernie to help him find out who.