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Review: Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes by Janel Gradowski

Doughnut & Deadly Schemes by Janel Gradowski
Series: Culinary Competition (# 3)
Release Date: May 31, 2015
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Pages: 211
Source: book provided by the author for review
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From bestselling mystery author Janel Gradowski comes a deliciously deadly mystery…

Amy Ridley’s best friend, Carla, is getting married, and Amy is delighted to be recruited as the head wedding planner—even if Carla’s demands are less than conventional. Case in point: Carla insists on a tower of doughnuts in place of a wedding cake.

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Review: Christmas Canapés & Sabotage by Janel Gradowski

Christmas Canapés & Sabotage by Janel Gradowski
Series: Culinary Competition (# 2.5)
Release Date: April 26, 2015
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Pages: 35
Source: book provided by the author for review
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From bestselling mystery author Janel Gradowski comes a tasty holiday treat…

Amy Ridley is excited to be participating in the Holiday Celebrations Competition to kick off her Christmas season in Kellerton, Michigan. Local cooks are set to compete for prizes then serve their best party dishes to holiday revelers.

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Review: Chicken Soup & Homicide by Janel Gradowski

Chicken Soup & Homicide by Janel Gradowski
Series: Culinary Competition (# 2)
Release Date: February 18, 2015
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Pages: 199
Source: book provided by the author for review
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Amy Ridley and her friend, Sophie, have perfected their chicken soup recipe, and the winter-weary residents of Kellerton, Michigan can’t wait to watch them compete against other local chefs in the Chicken Soup Showdown. But the charity event starts out with a bang, literally, when one of the rival chefs falls out of a freezer and onto Amy.

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Review: Pies & Peril by Janel Gradowski

Pies & Peril by Janel Gradowski
Series: Culinary Competition (# 1)
Release Date: July 4, 2014
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Pages: 196
Source: book provided by the author for review
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When Amy Ridley decided to compete in the Kellerton Summer Festival Pie Contest, the last thing she expected was to find the reigning pie queen, Mandy Jo, dead—a raspberry pie smashed on her face! Mandy Jo made fantastic pies, but she accumulated more enemies than baking trophies.

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Review: The Sun Goes Down by James Lear

The Sun Goes Down by James Lear
Series: A Mitch Mitchell Mystery (# 4)
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Publisher: Cleis Press
Pages: 286
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Mitch arrives on the small Mediterranean island of Gozo, taking a holiday to escape from domestic and sexual trouble at home. He’s been invited by Bob Southern, a fellow doctor now working at the army garrison at Valetta, who wants to consult Mitch on ‘a delicate matter’.

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Review: My Father Didn’t Kill Himself by Russell Nohelty

My Father Didn’t Kill Himself by Russell Nohelty
Release Date: March 4, 2016
Publisher: Wannabe Press
Pages: 305
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Delilah is a teenager who adores her father, so when he commits suicide it’s devastating to her. He was the perfect dad in her eyes, and her family had the perfect life.

When her father’s life insurance policy won’t pay out on a suicide, she sets out to prove he was actually murdered so she doesn’t lose her childhood home.

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Review: Catharsis by K.A. Turner

Catharsis by K.A. Turner
Release Date: December 21, 2013
Publisher: self published
Pages: 396
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

Rose petals fall far from the grave….. Sarah MacIlvy has been avoiding the intrigues of Indigo Point for a decade, keeping it and her troubled past away from her daughter. Now her Aunt Clara has passed away and she must return to claim a surprise inheritance and confront everything and everyone she ran away from; her lost love Tom, his overbearing father Edward, and a town full of the suspicious and senile.

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Review: Honolulu Hottie by Terry Ambrose

Honolulu Hottie by Terry Ambrose
Series: Trouble in Paradise (# 4)
Release Date: May 17, 2016
Publisher: self published
Pages: 134
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

Apartment manager Wilson McKenna’s day tanks when the cops accuse an old friend of killing a ruthless Honolulu scammer. McKenna hates to break the “no more amateur sleuthing” promise he made to his new girlfriend, but his buddy is desperate. He’s got no alibi. Made threats against the dead man.

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Review: A Dame to Die For by Donovan J Brooks

A Dame to Die For by Donovan J Brooks
Release Date: February 29, 2016
Publisher: self published
Pages: 86
Source: book provided by the author for review
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1946, New York City

I missed her. Five years in the army and I wanted her more than I had before I left. When she sent for me, I should have said no. Maybe I’m still a dumb kid with a soft spot for dames in a jam.

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Review: The Bitter Season by Tami Hoag

The Bitter Season by Tami Hoag
Series: Kovac/Liska (# 5)
Release Date: January 12, 2016
Publisher: Dutton
Pages: 416
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

As the dreary, bitter weather of late fall descends on Minneapolis, Detective Nikki Liska is restless, already bored with her new assignment to the cold case squad. She misses the rush of pulling an all-nighter and the sense of urgency of hunting a desperate killer on the loose.