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Review; Bookmarked for Murder (Mystery Bookshop #5) by V.M. Burns

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Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the cosy mystery Bookmarked for Murder (Mystery Bookshop #5) by V.M. Burns through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards, but I haven't published my review until now.

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Amateur sleuth Samantha Washington’s shopping trip to Chicago takes a deadly detour when a man is murdered on her bus . . .

After some post-Christmas retail therapy in the Windy City, mystery bookshop owner and historical whodunit novelist Sam Washington is returning home to North Harbor, Michigan, on a chartered bus. With Nana Jo and her gal pals Irma, Dorothy, and Ruby Mae from Shady Acres Retirement Village along for the ride, it's a lively trip. But one passenger is not so lively—a gentleman Irma befriended is found dead in his seat after an unscheduled stop. The ladies immediately shift gears to find out who punched his ticket, while Sam slips into the driver's seat to make sure Nana Jo and her crew steer clear of fatal con…

Book Blogger Hop; How Often Do You Visit Your Local Library?

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It's Friday yet again and time for a new Book Blogger Hop post, courtesy of Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The question of the week was "How often do you visit your local library?".

Book Blogger Hop I usually visit the local library at least once a month. I'm fortunate enough that it takes me max. 10 minutes to walk there and they even have a proper library café within the library, which makes it really fun to visit.

Review; Memories and Murder (Tourist Trap Mysteries #10) by Lynn Cahoon

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Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the cosy mystery Memories and Murder (Tourist Trap Mysteries #10) by Lynn Cahoon through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards, but I haven't published my review until now.

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It’s October in South Cove, California, and the locals in the quaint resort seem to be happily pairing off in the lull before the holidays. Everyone, that is, except for Jill Gardner’s elderly aunt, who just dumped her besotted fiancé—and she won’t say why.

When Jill hosts a talk at Coffee, Books, and More on the topic of elder abuse, all that’s really on her mind is lunch. But the topic hits close to home when she discovers Aunt Jackie has been getting mysterious calls. Jill’s certain the caller is a con artist, of course, but her feisty aunt claims to understand this, though she’s still shaken—and Harrold’s still heartbroken. Who’s behind the scam and why was her aunt targeted? When a volunteer from the Senior Project is found m…

Review; Verse and Vengeance (A Magical Bookshop Mystery #4) by Amanda Flower

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Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the cosy mystery Verse and Vengeance (A Magical Bookshop Mystery #4) by Amanda Flower through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards, but I haven't published my review until now.
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USA Today bestselling author and Agatha Award winner Amanda Flower turns the charm up to ten in her fourth Magical Bookshop mystery.

With the help of Walt Whitman's works, magical bookshop owner Violet Waverly puts her pedal to the metal to sleuth a bicycle-race murder that tests her mettle.

A bicycle race is not Charming Books proprietor Violet Waverly's idea of a pleasant pastime. But police chief David Rainwater wheelie wants them to enter the Tour de Cascade as a couple, so she reluctantly consents.

The Tour de Cascade is the brainchild of Violet's Grandma Daisy. The race is a fundraiser to build the Cascade Springs Underground Railroad Museum. But not everyone in this Niagara Region village supports the race.…

Review; Enforcing the Paw (Paw Enforcement #6) by Diane Kelly

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Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve a press copy of the cosy mystery Enforcing the Paw (Paw Enforcement #6) by Diane Kelly through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review.

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When a case of he-said/she-said turns criminal, it s up to Megan Luz and her devoted K-9 to dig for the truth. . .

A TAIL OF TWO LOVERS
When relationships go south, some people just can t or won t let go. When Fort Worth Police Officer Megan Luz and her pawed partner Brigit investigate a series of stalking incidents involving a couple who recently broke up, their detective powers are put to the test. Is this a case of a controlling creep who refuses to accept rejection or one about a woman scorned whose fury has been unleashed?

WHO END UP IN THE DOGHOUSE. . .
As hostilities escalate between the former lovers, the situation goes from romantically dysfunctional to downright dangerous. He insists his former flame has become a crazy ex-girlfriend intent on…

Review; Hounds of the Basket Stitch (Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries #11) by Anne Canadeo

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Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the cosy mystery Hounds of the Basket Stitch (Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries #11) by Anne Canadeo through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards, but I haven't published my review until now.

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The Black Sheep Knitters come to the aid of two sisters--one a victim and one a suspect . . .

Maggie Messina knows that knitting is not only enjoyable, it also calms both the mind and soul. She's happy to visit two sisters, Holly and Rose Piper, and teach them some simple stitches, while the rest of the Black Sheep knitters tag along. Dana Haeger has known the young women since they were children and is the closest thing to family the Pipers now have. Dana is especially concerned about Rose, who has been easily overwhelmed ever since a car accident many years ago. She is at her best managing the houseful of hounds that she rescues and shelters, while Holly runs the family nursery and remains devoted to Rose…

Review; Massacre at Crow Creek Crossing by Charles G West

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Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the western Massacre at Crow Creek Crossing by Charles G West through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards, but I haven't published my review until now.

Description from Goodreads
A shocking tale of violence and vengeance in the hills of Wyoming.
From Spur Award-winning author Charles G. West . . .

FIRST COMES BLOOD
Cole Bonner will never forget what happened to his family at Crow Creek Crossing. His wife, her parents, and their three young children--brutally slaughtered by outlaws. The horror of the massacre drove him into the wilderness. Drove him nearly mad. And drove him to seek an equally brutal revenge . . .

THEN COMES CARNAGE
Now, against his better judgment, Bonner is returning to the place that almost destroyed him. While hunting in the mountains, he discovers that a man has been murdered and a woman abducted. He manages to track the killers and free her. But to bring the widow to safety, he will have to face his own dem…