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The Editing Pen and Spilling the Tea with Lucy Leaf

The Masque of a Murderer by Susanna Calkins

Susanna Calkins The Masque of a MurdererRight from the first pages, the author’s rich touches of setting and locale immediately had me engrossed in the story. I was drawn to the characters and their complex relationships, particularly between Sarah...

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Murder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond

Murder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond by Jessica Fletcher & Terrie Farley Moran Murder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond Cozy Mystery 53rd in Series Publisher: Berkley (June 8, 2021) When a friend’s husband dies while Jessica Fletcher is in...

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The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries by Cleo Coyle

Cleo Coyle and the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries.  The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller Penelope Thornton-McClure and her bookshop's ghost-in-residence Jack Shepard are back on a new case in this delightful paranormal mystery from New York...

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Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs

  Haunted Hibiscus (A Tea Shop Mystery)Cozy Mystery22nd in SeriesPublisher: Berkley  Reviewby Julie S., staff reviewer I love these Tea Shop Mysteries. Settling in to read Haunted Hibiscus felt as if I were coming home. The Indigo Teahouse, a...

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Gluten-Free Murder by P. D. Workman

Gluten-Free Murder by P. D. Workman https://dl.bookfunnel.com/4p94d2ap0k Julie S., Staff Reviewer Reading the title, Gluten-Free Murder, I thought it was going to be another fluffy murder mystery. I was wrong. Erin Price moves to Bald River Falls...

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Spilling the Tea

by Lucy Leaf, Advice Columnist

I love to share what’s been brewing in the back of my head. And I love giving advice. It’s as if once the tea is brewed and the cookies are on the table, the sage wisdom just pours forth. Should you have a question about books, writing, dogs, cats, tea, coffee, or cookies, drop me line. Those I can solve will be posted on my Words and  Fun page.




Pretty teacup on a wooden table.