LASR Anniversary Scavenger Hunt: An Eye for an Eye by Jocelyn Pedersen


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Rookie detective Izzy O’Donnell is on the trail of a serial killer who’s murdering victims and leaving behind body parts wrapped in Bible verses.

Izzy tracks him down with the help of her two partners—a very enigmatic Moreno and a rather grumpy Cal—her injured dad’s former partner.

Meanwhile, her wacky sidekick, Apple MacIntosh, totes her pet rabbit around in a baby sling, insisting he’s telepathic and can smell death on Izzy’s clothes.

Unnerved by unexplained dreams, Izzy forges forth to solve the case. A homeless man, a philandering televangelist and a mentally challenged gardener are among the suspects who distract Izzy from seeing the killer, who has been getting to know her all along.

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LASR Anniversary Scavenger Hunt: Clementine’s Shadow by Peggy Rothschild


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In a scorched landscape of played out silver mines and dry riverbeds, Deputy Casey Lang hunts for a child snatched by a predator. As the temperature rises, three unlikely heroes emerge to help.

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LASR Anniversary Scavenger Hunt: Not According to Flan by Karen C. Whalen


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Jane Marsh wants to shake off the empty nest syndrome, plus the notoriety of the deaths of her first and second husbands, by starting over in a new place. She sells her family home to move to a far northern suburb of Denver. At the same time, Jane’s dinner club is undergoing a transformation, and a new man-a gourmet chef-enters her life. But, things turn sour when, on the day Jane moves into her new home, she discovers a dead body. She cannot feel at home in this town where she’s surrounded by cowboys, horse pastures, and suspects. Not to mention where a murder was committed practically on her doorstep. How can she focus on romance and dinner clubs when one of her new friends-or maybe even her old ones-might be a murderer?

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LASR Anniversary Scavenger Hunt: Too Many Women in the Room by Joanne Guidoccio


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When Gilda Greco invites her closest friends to a VIP dinner, she plans to share David Korba’s signature dishes and launch their joint venture— Xenia, an innovative Greek restaurant near Sudbury, Ontario. Unknown to Gilda, David has also invited Michael Taylor, a lecherous photographer who has throughout the past three decades managed to annoy all the women in the room. One woman follows Michael to a deserted field for his midnight run and stabs him in the jugular.

Gilda’s life is awash with complications as she wrestles with a certain detective’s commitment issues and growing doubts about her risky investment in Xenia. Frustrated, Gilda launches her own investigation and uncovers decades-old secrets and resentments that have festered until they explode into untimely death. Can Gilda outwit a killer bent on killing again?

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LASR Anniversary Scavenger Hunt: Sacrificial Lam by Gary Guinn


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When English professor Lam Corso receives a death threat at work, he laughs it off. When his home is broken into and his wife’s business vandalized, he denies any connection. But when the violence escalates, he is forced to face the truth. His wife—a passionate anti-gun crusader—is outraged when Lam brings a gun into the house for protection. The police can’t find any leads. Left to their own devices, Lam and Susan are forced to examine their marriage and their values in the face of a carefully targeted attack from an assailant spurred into action by his own agenda.

What will it cost to survive?

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LASR Anniversary Scavenger Hunt: Let Freedom Ring by June Summers and Wendelin Saunders


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When Avery Archer, an eleven-year-old boy, telephones Ken Driscoll, a young accountant, and pleads for help in escaping from his kidnappers, Ken thinks the boy is playing a sick prank. But after several daily calls, Ken truly believes the boy is in danger. When Ken contacts the local police for assistance, he learns Avery was abducted sixty-seven years ago and eaten by alligators in a nearby lake. Were they prank telephone calls in the middle of the night, or was it a desperate cry for help? The calls eventually force Ken to examine what is important in his life-his job, his relationship with his fiancée, or the life of the boy at the end of the telephone line.

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LASR Anniversary Scavenger Hunt: Temporarily Insane by Vicki Batman


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No man. Bad job. And Murder.

Hattie Cooks is still searching for her dream job and one might be available…in the Big Apple, far from friends, family, and Allan Wellborn, the man who still makes her heart race. In the meantime, she finds temporary employment at an accounting firm where two auditor friends turn up dead.

Detective Allan Wellborn dropped Hattie for Blonde Bimbo who, coincidentally, is employed at NLB where fishy things are taking place. When Allan interviews Hattie, he must determine why all signs point to her as a suspect.

Can Hattie discover why Allan dumped her and who is murdering auditors before death strikes again?

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LASR Anniversary Scavenger Hunt: Fallen Star by Allison Morse


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The long-ago life and love of a Hollywood star feed this ’70s era mystery…. Fallen Star delivers action in an unpredictable, fast-paced fashion. A great read.” – Long & Short Reviews

Thirty years after the brutal death of her grandmother, legendary screen goddess Gloria Reardon, film student and avid feminist Kate Bloom, inherits a dangerous legacy. The missing footage from Gloria’s last film could prove, once and for all, who murdered her. But the bit players of Gloria’s time have become Hollywood’s power elite and have their own reasons for burying the unfinished masterpiece. Caught between glamorous Old Hollywood and the gritty, exciting New Hollywood of the 1970s, Kate is determined to find out what really happened to Gloria. Yet, as determination turns into obsession, she soon begins to question whether she is being guided by Gloria’s ghost or is losing hold of her own sanity. With industry giants rising up on both sides, time is running out. Kate must make sense of the terrifying past before she is forced to relive it.

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LASR Anniversary Scavenger Hunt: House on Devil’s Bar by Jessie McAlan


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The police label of ‘accidental drowning’ does more than set tongues wagging in the small Missouri town of Klim; it starts an avalanche of cancellations that threaten to sink Rona Murray’s bakery business. And blacken her good name. Determined to keep both afloat, she starts her own investigation to prove she and her property are blameless. Her ex-husband, Johnny, at times helps and hinders her detective work, which raises her suspicion about his sudden reappearance in her life. Ditto for his current girlfriend, Crystal, who’s two-timing him with Rona’s bad boy neighbor, Frank. Crystal knew the drowned woman, but is there a motive for murder in that friendship? Or does it buoy up Rona’s misgivings of Frank and Johnny? Her mistrust seems to hold water when she discovers property vandalism and midnight lights in the woods—both of which escalate into a struggle against life and death in a raging river.

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Dog Dish of Doom by E.J. Copperman – Spotlight

Long and Short Reviews welcomes E.J. Copperman who is celebrating the release of the first book in his new Agent to the Paws series, Dog Dish of Doom.

The start of a great new series, Dog Dish of Doom stars amateur sleuth Kay Powell. A talent agent for show biz animals, Kay discovers she has a talent of her own: solving crimes.

Kay Powell wants to find that break-out client who will become a star. And she thinks she’s found him: His name is Bruno, and he has to be walked three times a day.

Bruno’s humans, Trent and Louise, butt in a lot, and Les McMaster, the famous director now mounting a revival of Annie, might not hire Bruno just because he can’t stand Trent in particular.

That becomes less of an issue when Trent is discovered face down in Bruno’s water dish. With a kitchen knife in his back.

Laugh-out-loud funny, this series debut is a delight.

About the Author: E.J. COPPERMAN is someone you could sit down and have a beer with, if that’s your thing. Or a hot chocolate. Or a diet soda. Actually, you can have anything you want as long as you don’t care what E.J. is drinking.

E.J. is the author of a number of mystery series: Agent to the Paws begins with Dog Dish of Doom and other series include the Haunted Guesthouse mysteries, Asperger’s mysteries, and Mysterious Detective mysteries.

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