Rocky Bar Area – 1920s

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Arrowrock Dam before the dam
Saloon probability – Rocky Bar
Guay’s Supply Train
George Guay standing
Rocky Bar, Idaho

From the Hanford/Guay’s archives

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MURDER ON THE HALF SHELL By Shawn Reilly Simmons

Murder on the Half Shell by Shawn Reilly Simmons

Penelope’s Red Carpet Catering company is feeding the crew of Arlena’s new movie. They are on an island off the coast of Florida. The Producer flies a Celebrity Chef Emilio in for Friday’s party. Two teenage girls are missing after the party. The next day it appears that Emilio was involved in their disappearance. Penelope doesn’t believe it and she starts investigating again. I found that I keep turning pages to see what was happening. Penelope must find the answer before there are more deaths. I recommend this series.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from HENERY PRESS through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinIons are my own.

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CAT SEEING DOUBLE by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

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In Molina Point, romance is in the air as preparations are made for the wedding of Charlie and Max. Kit is above the church watching when sees overheard a conversation about a bomb. She alerts Clyde to the danger and stopped the preps from killing the wedding party. The next morning Ryan’s estranged husband is found dead in the basement of Ryan’s home. Joe and Dulcie work to clear Ryan while Kit sets about to find the bomber. Is Kit successful?

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MURDER MADE TO ORDER by Lena Gregory

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The second installment in the All Day Breakfast series Gia Morellia worried that her cafe has zoning problem and might have to close. Marcia Steers, the President of the City council asked to see Gia. Marcia tells her she has documents that will help Gia. Marcia is found dead in a swamp before she found the papers. The sheriff suspended her boyfriend from his office. The affair goes back 20 years. The case involved the murder of a friend’s Mother. Before it ends Gia will encounter greed, revenge and police corruption. Gia romance with the Sheriff deputy continued. How does the Breakfast Cafe stay open? You feel The terror during the tornado.  

I found this book hard to rate. I would give 3.5 stars, if possible. There was an improvement over the previous book. Gia character still bothered me as her terrors seem irrational to me. I got tired of reading  to cook a breakfast. I feel it was overdone. I would recommend this book and series.

Disclosure: Many thanks to Lyrical Underground for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.

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THE BREAKERS by Marcia Muller

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My thanks to the  Meridian Library for my copy.  Sharon McCone is asked to look into the disappearance of Chelle Curley, her neighbor who care for cats when Sharon was out of town. As Sharon investigate she meets the lone tenant of the Breakers. The twists and turns of the book will have reading it one sitting. Sharon will find needs answers as more people disappear. What does the wall collage of serial killers have to do with people disappearing?  Who is the Carver? Is he active again?

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.

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BLACKBERRY BURIAL By Sharon Farrow

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In the second book of the Berry Basket series is another satisfying read. There is good information on blackberries, wines, animal behavior, police units, and friendship. The antics of the animals lighten the mood of the story. There is faint evidence of the paranormal.
Marlee Jacob is getting ready to handle crowds at the annual 4th of July celebration at Oriole Point, Michigan. The festivities are to honor 100 years of BlackBerry Art School existence. A road rally is planned for the affair. Marlee and Piper need a new start area for the rally. They go to check out an area and Piper’s new puppy gets loose and digs up a skeleton. The twists and turns the story takes will keep you enthralled. Marlee is looking for answers to how Sienna dies before her cook, Theo becomes a victim. Berry recipes are included. I highly recommend this book and series.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Kennington Books through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review this book. The opinions expressed are my own.

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A PALETTE FOR MURDER By Sybil Johnson

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This fun packed cozy has Rory’s life moving along smoothly. She befriended Kit, the homeless man who saved her life. She finds him disoriented on the beach and takes him to the hospital. Rory puts his belongings in a safe place. His dog she fostered out to a family looking to adopt a dog. Rory finds her neighbor dead and when an artist friend is arrested for the crime she becomes involved with the investigation. She is seeing a Doctor from the hospital. She invites a friend who has marital troubles to live with her. When it begins to look like Kit won’t recover Rory and Liz began to look for his relatives. These various activities are brought together to keep you turning the pages to see what is happening next. I highly recommend this book.

I received a free copy from Henery Press through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

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#KNIT ONE, DIE TWO By Peggy Ehrhart 

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The third book in the Knit and Nibblers is a light and entertaining read. Next door to Pamela Paterson's home is a church. The players have rent the building for use in their plays. Carolee Lorimer is the newest member of the group and she is knitting a throw for use in a play. Pamela and her best friend watch as the police responded to the death of a member from the current play. The police feel it is an accident, the girls feel otherwise and start to explore what happened. Coralee had A blog where she made fun of several residents. There are plenty of suspects. A second death the police are concerned about the cause. To added interest Catima five kittens have the run of Pamela's home. Was it the MURDER or an ACCIDENT? I highly recommend this BOOK AND SERIES,
Knitting tips and recipes are included.

Disclosure: Thanks to Kensington Books for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
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THE GHOSTS OF SOUTH BATTERY By Karen White

THE ATTIC ON QUEEN’S STREET by Karen White released date November 16, 2021

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The latest book in the Tradd Street Houses series to be released. This book can be read as a standalone but earlier books will help understand the characters. Melanie and the other characters have grown with the book. Melanie’s insecurities surface at times causing her problems. Melanie has given birth to twins and is returning to work after a maternity leave. She is having trouble keeping a nanny as they leave shortly after being hired. Her first client, Jayne has inherited a house on South Battery Street. It was a complete surprise surprise to her. Jayne grew up in foster homes. She wants to sell it at once and buy a condo. She is looking for work as a nanny. The house must be upgraded before it can be sold. Melanie and her Mother both feel friendly and a malevolent spirits present is present at the house. The twists and turns will keep those pages turning. I did guess a part of The solution but I miss the ending. I highly recommend this book. The other three are high on my TBR list. Disclosure:

I received a free copy from Penguin Group through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book.The opinions expressed are my own.

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SURVIVAL OF THE FRITTERS By Ginger Bolton

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The first in a new series and a new author for me.
In Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, Emily Westhill has opened a Donut Shop with her Father-in-law, Tom after the death of her husband a few years ago. It is named after her cat, Deputy Donut aka Dep. The pair established the shop as Emily had many requested to buy her donuts. The shop has become popular with the police department. Tim was the police chief for many years. Tom fixed the office as a cat so she is with them during the day but not breaking any health code laws.
One of the regular knit knickers group Georgia Treetor is late for coffee and we meet Lois Unterlaw, a close friend of Georgia. Later the Knitkniters pick up Emily and they go to Georgia’s home to find her dead. Lois becomes a person of interest in the murder. Emily works with her husband’s partner to clear Lois. The ending will please you. Dep has a special role in the story. I am looking forward to Emily and Dep’s next adventure. I highly recommend this book. Recipes are included.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Kennington Books through NetGalley for a review. My thanks to them for the opportunity to review this book. The opinions expressed are my own.

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