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Oust's Debut of the Month, Barker, Kerr, Kingsbury, Lawrence, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, December 2016

      
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Curried Away: A Spice Shop Mystery

Blending just the right ingredients of humor, mystery, and action, Oust bakes up a delightful and tasty Southern cozy in her fourth series outing (after Cinnamon Toasted). Paige Shelton and G.A. McKevett fans will eat this one up.
      
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Plaid and Plagiarism

Full of fascinating local characters and Highland color, this series debut will charm everyone who loves Scotland. MacRae also writes the "Haunted Yarn Shop" series and brings the same cozy sensibilities here. Recommend for enthusiasts of Ann Ripley or Dicey Deere.
      
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Bad Blood

A fast-moving plot set in a Floridian Garden of Eden, Dutton's second novel (after Supposed To Die) is an exposé of absolute power corrupting absolutely. Brady is an ordinary Joe caught up in the vicissitudes of unbridled dishonesty. James Hall fans will relish this title.
      
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Dead and Breakfast: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery

The author of the "PennyFoot Hotel" mysteries begins a promising cozy series with this lighthearted and charming title. Who wouldn't want to open a B&B on the Oregon coast after reading Kingsbury's delightful mystery?
      
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Death at St. Vedast: A Bianca Goddard Mystery

Full of period details, Lawrence's latest series outing (after Death of an Alchemist) captures Tudor London in all its colorful, if noisome, splendor. A solid choice for devotees of Kathy Lynn Emerson's "Lady Appleton" series or Karen Harper's Elizabethan mysteries.
      
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Don't Tell Anyone

The disparate pieces of this intricately plotted mystery come together in a satisfying manner that will please readers of Ann Granger and Antonia Fraser.
      
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A Puzzle To Be Named Later: A Puzzle Lady Mystery

Cora Felton, the Puzzle Lady and a die-hard Yankees fan, must save rookie pitcher Matt Greystone's career when people around him begin dying...
      
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The Heretic's Creed: A Tudor Mystery Featuring Ursula Blanchard

In her 14th series outing (after A Perilous Alliance), Ursula Blanchard is sent to Yorkshire to acquire a medieval manuscript currently in the possession of a group of recusant nuns...

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