FRENCH FRIED By Kylie Logan

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The is the second book in the Ethnic data mystery. Kylie Logan has been a favorite author of mine since I read the first Button book. This book did not disappoint me. The characters became friends at once and I was able to follow the story. The town of Hubbard, Ohio is celebrating the 130 anniversary of the gift of the Statue Of Liberty from France. The Terminal is featuring French cuisine dishes for the week. A friend of Sophia, Rocky Arnaud plan to help with the dishes featured is found dead with traces of poison in her body. The death is ruled suicide but Laurel feels that her actions do not show that Rocky plan to take her life. As She begins to investigate she learns Rocky had been involved with students unrest during the Vietnam War protests. Has the past come back to hurt? Recipes in the book are included. I highly recommend this book.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Berkeley Publishing through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

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THE TROUBLE WITH HARRIET By Dorothy Cannell

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An ebook released of The Ellie Haskell mysteries written in the1980’s. I had a problem getting into the book as I am still learning about the characters who are well developed. There are some scenes that are amusing. In this book, Ellie’ father arrived for an unexpected visit. He is carrying an urn that has the ashes of Harriet, women who he was the Love of his life. He is supposed to turn the ashes over to her relatives. He cannot hand them over and disappeared with the ashes when the relatives are due to arrive. Through a series of mishaps the ashes disappear and there a frantic search for them. I recommend this book.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Alibi through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

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BLACK CAT SEES HIS SHADOW By Kay Finch

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A light and refreshing cozy mystery featuring Hitchcock, a black miscellaneous cat. He is an escape artist and managed to follow Sabrina Tate as she goes about her business. Sabrina is an also inspiring author who is planning on spending much time at the Pumpkin Festival. She was aghast when she meets Tia Hartwell who looks just like Sabrina. Tia even has a black cat, Merlin that can be mistaken for Hitchcock. Tia has endured the angry of a fellow vendor, Calvin Fisher. There are enough turns in the story as Calvin is found murder and Tia the prime suspect. As Sabrina begins to search for answers in order to clear Tia. Merlin and Hitchcock become good friends and their antics add to the story. Aunt Rowe determined to fire pumpkins from a canyon in spite of the danger to the public. Sabrina finds answers before the fair closed and everyone dispersed. Recipes mention in the book are included. I recommend this book.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Berkeley Publishing through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

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CAT ON THE MONEY By Shirley Rousseau Murphy

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A short story featuring Joe Grey and Dulcie. Patty Rose lookalike contest is marked by the unexplained death of one the contestants. The is a series of Roberts occurring in Molina Point. Joe and Dulcie used their talents to help solve these mysteries. Azrael reappeared in the story. I highly recommend this novella and series.

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MURDER IN THE HOUSE By Juliet Blackwell

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In this book we find Mel Turner bidding a renovation job in San Francisco Castro district. The house has a history of ghosts and the new owners plan on creating a haunted bed and breakfast establishment. Mel needed to spend a night in the house in order to win the bid. A young girl, Annabelle meets Mel as she enters the house for the first time. Mel is startled to learn that Annabelle does in the 1800’s. The night, Mel and her competitor, Josh are spending the night, the owner of the house, Mrs. Bernini is found dead in a well. Mel seeking answers for death explores several avenues.
The owner of the house is in dispute. The toy room is usually locked but whenever it is open the ghosts are busy. Can ghosts hurt or kill a person? Mel needs an answer before in order to win the contract. I highly recommend this book and series.

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CALAMITY TOWN By Ellery Queen

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One of my favorite authors is Ellery Queen. This a pen name for two cousins, Daniel Nathan and Manford Kepofsky. The writings cover 42 years. I have read the books several times but it has been awhile since I read his books. I want to read them again.
Ellery is a noted mystery writer. His father is an NYPD homicide inspector. Ellery often joins his father’cases. His books are noted for a major twist or surprise ending.
CALAMITY Town is set in 1940 just as American is emerging from the depression. Ellery is looking for a town to learn about American habits for his next book. He selected Wrightsville. After his arrival, he rents a small house next to the manor house. It was built for daughter, Nora as a wedding gift. On the eve of her marriage, the groom disappeared. Later a sale went ended with the death of buyer. The house has been vacant as it is known as Calamity house. Ellery rents and becomes friend with the first family, Wrights. The father is the prominent banker, the Mother is leading socialite, the three daughters are Lola, the town’s scandal, Nora the town’s recluse and Patricia, the town’s beauty. Did Jim, More’s husband try to poison her New Years Eve? All events of the evening point to him. The ending will surprise you.
This book is written in a completely different format and might be hard to understand. I highly recommend the book and series.

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THE NIGHTINGALEBEFORE CHRISTMAS By Donna Andrews

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Curled up and enjoy another Christmas in Caerphilly where Meg is in charge of the volunteers house decorating group. Packages have gone missing and minor accidents have occurred in several of the rooms. They appear to be all caused by one decorator. He has the master bedroom and is not like by the other decorators. Randall Shiffley is busy fixing all mishaps. One evening, returning to check on something at the house, several shots are fired at Meg. The prime suspect in the disappearance of the mail and the damage is found dead. All Meg’s family and friends are present in the book. The twins are 5 years and are buying Meg’s gift. Their ideas are amusing. Will Meg succeed in finding the murderer so the house can be open Christmas open on time? I can’t recommend this book and series highly enough.

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DROOL BABY By C. A. Newsome

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I read the first book, A SHOT IN THE DARK in 2015. I meant to read the second book and actually brought it. I didn’t get around to read it until this week. I would suggest reading the first before it. The story continues about the residents frequenting the Dog Park and their dogs. The serial killer has not been caught and more close friends of Lia are being killed Lia’s boyfriend Peter moved in with her and James join them As A search of Lia’s friend is done. They are joined with a computer hacker. The group must find out which friend is the serial killer before she decides to add Lia. I recommend this book

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COFFEE/TEA SHARE JUNE 17, 2017

THINK POSITIVE! HUGS!

 

If we were having coffee/tea, I would tell you how thankful I am to be able to have access to my WordPress blog. It has been over a week and I have tried everything I knew and asked for help from friends. I contract WordPress I don’t know how many times. But you have my THANKS,Β THANKS, THANKSΒ again. I am a senior citizen and my eyesight and hearing are going. My WordPress blog is my outlet to the world and to have it licking me out wasΒ VERY STRESSFUL THANKS AGAIN!HUGS

 

If we were having coffee/tea, I would tell my life is changing and I must learn to accept it and not let it stress me out. I feel my medical problems are finally on the positive side, my caregiver pull one of tricks Friday and I lost it and told her not bother coming as she was already 25 minutes late. So I spent most of that day talking with office. I will have a caregiver Monday and will go day to day for awhile. Than in the late afternoon our internet connection had problem. All internet was down throughout the building.

 

Above are two lovely rock garden penstemons taken in their native habitat. The pink one is P. rupicola Β and was found in Central part of Washington state. The other one is P. Newberry we found in northcentral California.

If we were having coffee/tea, I would tell you that the weather has continued to be in I got this time of the year. Hot one day, cold the next and a number of thunderstorms with heavy amounts rain. The Boise River is still over its banks and flood areas that hadn’t flood for years. The same have room for more water and the snowmelt is over. Our hot weather is still to come.

 

I will tried to read your posts later

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BOOKS

I had only one ARC’s last week and none for June 20. I do have number of reviews to post.

June 20

THE TROUBLE WITH HARRIET by Dorothy Cannell

FRENCHΒ FRIES by Kyle Logan

BLACK CAT SEES HIS SHADOW by Kay Finch

DROOL BABY by C. A. Newsome

THE NIGHTINGALE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Β by Donna Andrews

CALAMITY TOWN by Ellery Queen

CAT IN THE MONEY by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

MURDER IN THE HOUSEΒ by Juliet Blackwell

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TREBLE AT THE JAM FEST By Leslie Budewitz

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This is the fourth book of The Food Lover’s Village, I found it an easy to read and a relaxing who-done-it. I had difficulty deciding on the rating as so much was occurring and the tale lacks the spark to hold my attention.
Flowing beneath a small town in Montana is Jewel River. The main industry is tourism. The town’s business stock Items that are found in Montana. To increase business, the town supports an annual Jazz Festival
Erin Murphy is the manager of the Murphy Mercantile and is busy getting ready to host the Jazz Festival Kick-off. The featured artist is Gerry Martin, a popular guitarist. At the Kick-off two of the backup artists, don’t follow the original program. The backup singer does her own song and a local guitarist does a solo. These actions anger Gerry and he leaves the Kick-off.
The next morning Gerry is found dead in the rocks on the river. Erin decided to explore problems concerning the Festival. She works with the local sheriff. Many things are changing in Erin’s life. She is training new clerk, her Mother is getting married and her boyfriend is leaving his job. She must adapt to handle them and find it hard. Recipes of dishes mention are included. I recommend this book.
Disclosure: I received a free copy from Midnight Ink through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

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