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The Evolution of Maya

The Evolution of Maya

By Lee Hollis In Murder at the PTA, I introduce a new pair of soccer mom sleuths, Sandra Wallage, a plucky, PTA president and wife of a U.S. senator, and… READ MORE

Breathe

Breathe

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… READ MORE

Knitting a Mystery

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… READ MORE

The Christmas Bell

The Christmas Bell

By Jodi Thomas The last ornament to go on every Christmas tree I put up—the Christmas bell. Let me take you back many years. I had graduated from Texas Tech in… READ MORE

The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree

By Lindsay McKenna I’ve always written about strong women who were creative, matriarchal characters. I started writing about such women in 1980, and haven’t stopped to this day. And that… READ MORE