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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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Fever in the Dark: A Jane Lawless Mystery

A YouTube video of Fiona and Annie's marriage proposal is about to go viral, but Annie is terrified that her hidden past will surface...
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East of the Sun

With a ripped-from-the-headlines plot and a twist that adds a real kick, this gritty mystery brings to mind the crime fiction of Kathryn Casey and Alanna Martin.
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Forgotten City: A Claire Codella Mystery

This well-crafted police procedural is recommended for admirers of Robin Burcell or Alafair Burke.
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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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