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By Alex Erickson Friends and family. It’s the main focus of Death by French Roast, the latest book in my Bookstore Café series. And when I say friends, what I…

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Knitting a Mystery

By Sally Goldenbaum Readers sometimes ask why so many cozy mystery writers structure their stories around a theme—like food or knitting or gardening or bookstores. Why isn’t a plain old…

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What the Heck is a Professional Busybody?

By Barbara Ross Back when I was imagining the character of the sleuth in my book Jane Darrowfield, Professional Busbody, I had a lot on my mind. I wanted Jane…

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