Month: November 2022

A Christmas Candy Killing by Christina Romeril

What would do if you were watching one of those “true crime” TV shows, only to discover that you recognized a killer still at large for a crime committed 10 years ago? Author Christina Romeril gives us a plausible answer in her delectably delightful holiday cozy, A Christmas...

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A Cornucopia of Blessings

The trees are shedding their colorful fall foliage, leaving branches looking cold and barren. It’s a sure sign that Thanksgiving is here and fall will soon be making a humble exit. But if you take a good hard look at those empty trees on a bright sunny day, you’ll see...

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EZ Ideas for Holiday Leftovers

Got leftovers? Turn them into something totally different using the easy ideas below. Free-style them your way – YOU DECIDE if you want to add more or less of each of the ingredients, depending on your personal taste. Convert some of the most traditional leftovers into...

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Cold Reading Murder by R.J. Lee

They say “twice makes thrice” and in this case, the old adage holds true. Author R.J. Lee gives us a Cold Reading Murder – the 3rd installment in his stellar “Bridge To Death Mysteries.” And yes, as far as I’m concerned, he’s knocked this mystery series out of the ballpark,...

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A Botanist’s Guide To Parties & Poisons by Kate Khavari

Author Kate Khavari brings us an intriguing and authentic new mystery, A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons. It’s the very first book in her new Saffron Everleigh Mystery series. I was mesmerized from the very beginning. It’s London, the early 1920’s. Research assistant,...

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These Names Make Clues by E.C.R. Lorac

I’m positively hooked on Poisoned Pen’s releases of the British Library Crime Classics. These Names Make Clues is another superb mystery published in 1937 by E.C.R. Lorac, a pen name for Edith Caroline Rivett (1894-1958), who also wrote as Carol Carnac. This book captures...

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