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Review: Peril by Ponytail by Nancy J. Cohen

Peril by Ponytail by Nancy J. Cohen
Series: Bad Hair Day Series (# 12)
Release Date: September 16, 2015
Publisher: Five Star
Pages: 285
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Hoping for a romantic honeymoon at an Arizona dude ranch, Marla and Dalton arrive to find a series of mishaps plaguing the resort. A nearby ghost town is suffering similar problems. Is it a coincidence that Dalton’s Uncle Raymond owns both properties?

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Throwback Thursday Review: A Colourful Death by Carola Dunn

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A Colourful Death by Carola Dunn
Series: Cornish Mystery (# 2)
Release Date: June 8, 2010
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by publisher for review

 

 

Eleanor Trewynn is a recently retired widow who has moved to the small village of Port Mabyn in Cornwall. Neither frail nor retiring, after a lifetime of traveling the world, she’s ready for an uneventful life with her dog and friends in this quiet town.
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Review: The Case of the Killer Divorce by Barbara Venkataraman

The Case of the Killer Divorce by Barbara Venkataraman
Series:  Jamie Quinn Mystery (# 2)
Release Date:  January 15, 2014
Publisher: Self Published
Pages: 109
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, has returned to her family law practice after a hiatus due to the death of her mother. It’s business as usual until a bitter divorce case turns into a murder investigation, and Jamie’s client becomes the prime suspect.

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Review: Drape Expectations by Karen Rose Smith

Drape Expectations by Karen Rose Smith
Series: Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mystery Series (# 4)
Release Date: July 28, 2015
Publisher: Kensington
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by author for review

 

 

Caprice De Luca’s former client and now friend Ace Richland–an 80’s rock star–asks her for a favor. Can she quickly stage his girlfriend’s house to sell? Widow Alanna Goodwin, a transplanted Southern beauty, will be moving in with him! Immediately Caprice realizes Alanna’s southern charm can be turned on and off at will.

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Review: Temporarily Employed by Vicki Batman

Temporarily Employed by Vicki Batman
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Pages: 314
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

New Job. New Love. And Murder.
Hattie Cook’s dream job is down the toilet and her new SUV violated. Desperate for cash to cover the basic necessities of rent and food, she takes a temporary job at Buy Rite Insurance Company where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee–the very one she replaced.

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Review: Bigfoot Blues by Ricardo Sanchez

Bigfoot Blues by Ricardo Sanchez
Series: Elvis Sightings Mystery (# 2)
Release Date: May 4, 2015
Publisher: Carina Press
Pages: 251
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

She eloped with Bigfoot. Or maybe Bigfoot kidnapped her. Either way, I’ve been hired to uncover the truth behind Cindy Funk’s disappearance. Me? I’m Floyd, and I’m a PI living my life as Elvis would have wanted. Not just in sequined jumpsuits. With character.

Cindy’s trail leads me to River City, Oregon—aka the Mythical Creature Capital of the World—where I catch Case #2.

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Review & Contest: Due for Discard by Sharon St. George

Due for Discard by Sharon St. George
Series: Aimee Machado Mystery #1
Release Date: March 1, 2015
Publisher: Camel Press
Pages: 340
Source: book provided by publisher for review

 

 

Aimee Machado is thrilled to be starting her first job as a forensic librarian at the medical center in the town of Timbergate, north of Sacramento, California. Her ebullient mood is somewhat dampened by her recent breakup with her former live-in boyfriend, Nick Alexander. And then there’s a little matter of murder: on Aimee’s first day on the job, a body is found in a nearby Dumpster and soon identified as her supervisor’s wife, Bonnie Beardsley.

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Review: Battered to Death by Gayle Trent

Battered to Death by Gayle Trent
Series:  Daphne Martin Mystery (# 4)
Release Date:   September 24, 2013
Publisher:  Pocket Books
Pages:  336
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Life is sweet for Daphne Martin right now, from her flourishing cake-decorating business to a rekindled romance with her high school boyfriend, Ben. All that’s about to change, courtesy of famously foul-mouthed celebrity chef Jordan Richards. The TV star has come to Brea Ridge, Virginia, for the town’s lavish cake competition, but he won’t be leaving under his own steam.

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Review: Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier

Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier
Series: A Lucy Stone Mystery (# 20)
Release Date: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Kensington
Pages: 272
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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It’s Christmas in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and Lucy Stone is excited about her acting debut in the town’s production of A Christmas Carol. But a real life Scrooge has everyone feeling frosty, and with a murderer on the loose, Lucy will have to unwrap her sleuthing skills faster than she can say, “Bah!

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Review: Vampires, Bones and Treacle Scones by Kaitlyn Dunnett

Vampires, Bones and Treacle Scones by Kaitlyn Dunnett
Series: A Liss MacCrimmon Mystery (# 7)
Release Date: July 20, 2013
Publisher:  Kensington Books
Pages: 289
Source:  book provided by the publisher for review
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Liss MacCrimmon, newlywed and proud owner of Moosetookalok, Maine’s, Scottish Emporium, is thrilled to be organizing the rural town’s Halloween fundraiser. And the abandoned Chadwick mansion will be the perfect setting for a creepy old haunted house. . .

A wee bit too perfect, perhaps.