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Read and Review (R&R) – Potluck and Pandemonium by S.C. Merritt

Potluck and Pandemonium by S.C. Merritt I won this book through a drawing held by Kim Heniadis in the Cozy Mystery Launch Party. This story came out in 2019 and there have been five books by S.C. Merritt in the Sweetwater Springs Southern Mysteries since then. There is a prologue giving the background on Glory […]

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Read and Review (R&R) – “Winter Witness – By Tina DeBellegarde”

“Winter Witness” by Tina DeBellegarde is an intriguing, page-turning mystery. #reading #mystery #bookreview Full review at http://www.carolelynnjones.com

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Read and Review (R&R) – “Beauty Expos are Murder- By Libby Klein”

A GIGGLE OUT LOUD COZY-Filled with funny quips, and humorous sarcasms, “Beauty Expos are Murder” by @LibbyKleinBooks, is a great read. When Aunt Ginny says, “She didn’t need a time-out, she needed arsenic and an alibi,” I couldn’t put the book down. #reading #mystery #bookreview Full review at http://www.carolelynnjones.com

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Read and Review (R&R) – Murder in the Bayou Boneyard

With an engaging plot, inviting setting, kooky characters, and recipes, this book is a “delicious” read!

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Read and Review (R&R) – “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder”

Holly Jackson’s first novel – “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.” I read this 387-page mystery in five days. I couldn’t put it down. Suspense, suspense, suspense! Great storytelling and characterization on this roller coaster of a ride, cleverly written, YA mystery.

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Read and Review (R&R) – “Punning with Scissors”

I was lucky and won a copy of “Punning with Scissors.” Becky Clark’s second book in her Crossword Puzzle Mystery series. I call this book an “I can’t wait to see what happens next, whodunit!” A great read filled with puns and humor. It is an entertaining, page-turning cozy mystery with loads of suspects and […]

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I was so fortunate to receive an ARC copy of “Harm Not the Earth.” This is Liz Milliron fourth book in her Laurel Highland Mystery series set in beautiful Western Pennsylvania involving Sally Castle, a public defender, and Jim Duncan, a state trooper. In “Harm Not the Earth,” two experienced outdoorsmen from an environmental group […]

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My latest read was a book by Maggie Blackburn called “Little Bookshop of Murder.” Below is my review~ Snobbish Summer Merriweather, a Shakespearean professor, is returning from England to her hometown, St.  Brigid’s Island, to attend her mother’s funeral. Her seemingly healthy, loved by everyone on the island, free-spirited mother, Hildy, has died of an […]

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Recently “Close to the Bone,” a publisher of pulp, noir, crime, dirty realism & horror contacted me to see if I was interested in reading and reviewing Weston-Super-Nightmare by John Bowie. Bowie’s articles, poetry, short stories, and novels have appeared in Red Dog Press, Close to the Bone, and Bristol Noir, to name a few. […]

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When I heard that Liz Milliron was writing a second book involving her character Betty Ahern in the Homefront Mystery Series, I couldn’t wait to read it. Below is my review. History and Mystery It’s 1942, and Betty Ahern is back and leaving her mark not only on the engines she builds at Bell Aircraft […]

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