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Vicki Delany


Canada (b.1951)

aka Eva Gates

Vicki began her career as a Sunday writer: a single mother of three high-spirited daughters with a full-time job as a computer programmer. Sunday afternoon was - and at that, only now and again - the only time she had to spend all by herself, with a single candle on her desk for a bit of atmosphere, a Bruce Springsteen tape in the tape deck, and a nice cup of tea at her elbow. When she felt like really letting loose, the tea might have turned into a glass of wine.
 

Genres: Mystery, Cozy Mystery, Historical Mystery
 

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Fiction Can Be Murder (2018)
(Mystery Writer's Mystery, book 1)
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"In FICTION CAN BE MURDER, Becky Clark gives us a fun and funny peek into the writers' life. Although in the case of her protagonist, the smart, likeable, and feisty Charlee Russo, that life includes the real murder of her agent. This clever mystery, first in a new series, is perfect for book lovers."
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'Twas the Knife Before Christmas (2018)
(Christmas Tree Farm Mystery, book 2)
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"Guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit."
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Trouble On the Books (2019)
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"A likeable heroine, an intriguing mystery, and a full fun cast of characters I can’t wait to get to know better make this the perfect cozy read."
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Murder in the Margins (2020)
(Open Book Mysteries, book 1)
Margaret Loudon
"Book stores and tea rooms and castles in England. Village fetes, charming police officers, and handsome aristocrats. Tea and Cornish pasties and fairy cakes. A town named Chumley-on-Stoke. Plus a writer struggling with writers block. What’s not to like in this absolutely delightful new series by Margaret Loudon? I can't wait to see what Pen Parish and her friends at The Open Book get up to next."
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The Almost Wife (2021)
Gail Anderson-Dargatz
"In The Almost Wife, Gail Anderson-Dargatz delivers a master class in building suspense. From the first page, the suspense is perfectly crafted to build and build, slowly, steadily, relentlessly. Everyone in this book is keeping their secrets, past and present, all of them crossing over each other into a deadly, thrilling knot."
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Chapter and Curse (2021)
(Cambridge Bookshop, book 1)
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"Chapter and Curse is a delight from start to finish. Molly's pure joy in her new life and appreciation of her historic surroundings makes her a character you can't help but love. And want to meet again."
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How to Book a Murder (2021)
(Starlit Bookshop Mystery, book 1)
Cynthia Kuhn
"Starlit bookshop is absolutely perfect - except for murder that is. Cynthia Kuhn has created a bookstore we'd all love to visit, owned by the irresistible Emma Starrs and her family, visited by a range of eccentric, and bestselling, authors at events designed to excite the imagination of the staunchest book lover. All that plus the perfectly named store cat, Anne Shirley. If I can't visit Starlit Bookshop in real life, I'll have to satisfy myself with visiting between the pages, and this book is so beautifully written and so full of love for books and their authors and readers, I can do that."
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Pride, Prejudice, and Peril (2021)
(Jane Austen Tea Society Mystery, book 1)
Katie Oliver
"With her empire waist dresses and her cell phone tucked into her reticule Professor Phaedra Brighton might seem to go overboard lecturing on the works of Jane Austen, but there's no denying her passion for her subject. She might dream of Regency romance, but when it comes to solving murders, Phaedra proves to be a thoroughly modern woman. You don't have to love Jane Austen to love the quirky, determined Phaedra and immerse yourself in her world in this sparkling new series."
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Bayou Book Thief (2022)
(Vintage Cookbook Mystery, book 1)
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"Byron's love of New Orleans, its people, its history, its culture, its food, shines in every page in this charming book. California transplant, the delightful Ricky heads a cast of exceptional supporting characters, all as quirky as the city in which they're lucky enough to live. Bayou Book Thief is the start of what I am sure will soon become one of my favourite series and I can't wait for my next visit."
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Six Feet Deep Dish (2022)
(Deep Dish Mysteries, book 1)
Mindy Quigley
"Delilah O'Leary is as appealing as the pizzas she serves at her new restaurant. Fiercely loyal to her friends and employees, the strong willed, hugely competent Delilah is a cozy heroine for our times. I loved everything about her and her refreshing can-do attitude to cooking pizza, running her restaurant, and solving murders, along with the occasional healthy dose of insecurity! Six Feet Deep Dish is a wonderful start to a promising series, and I can't wait to visit Geneva Bay and enjoy more of whatever's being served at Delilah & Son."

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