News, Reviews, and Interviews

Guest Post - "An Unforgettable Book Gift" by Ellie Alexander

An Unforgettable Book Gift: The DreamingI first read The Dreaming by Barbara Wood in college. It completely captured me and transported me…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
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Guest Post - "An Unforgettable Book Gift" by Jennifer Wilck

An Unforgettable Book Gift: The Wonderful Wizard of OzWhen I was a child, my great uncle would send me books each year for my birthday. They…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
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Guest Post - "An Unforgettable Book Gift" by Sadira Stone

An Unforgettable Book Gift: Joy of CookingWhile in the Portland, Oregon airport last week, I checked out the display of holiday gift…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
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An Unforgettable Book Gift - Vanessa's pick

An Unforgettable Book Gift: Murderess InkTo start off the holiday guest post series, I thought I would describe my own unforgettable book…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
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An Unforgettable Book Gift introduction

When you receive a book as a gift, it’s unlike any other present. A specially chosen book can be a means of passing on a memory, of sharing…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
1 min read

Gift Guide - Mysteries Set in Bookstores and Libraries

For a bookworm, there’s nothing better than being gifted a carefully chosen book. The problem is choosing one they haven’t read yet! As a…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
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Chilling Crime by Canadian Writers

In Canada, winter sets in with a vengeance. The days are shorter, the temperature well below freezing, and the setting is rife for crime… at…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
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Free Holiday Cookbooks

Thank you, readers! As you know, my debut crime novel An Excuse For Murder was released in March 2019. What a thrilling ride this being…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
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Interview with Essie Lang

Essie Lang is the Agatha-award nominated author of the Castle Bookshop Mysteries. The prolific crime writer has penned other cozy mystery…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
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author talk at the Westwood Library

Thank you to the Westwood Library for hosting the event! It was such fun visiting with the Book Club members and being able to spend time in…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
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Review of The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis

The Vanished Bride is the first in the Brontë Sisters Mystery series. Publisher: Berkley – September 10th, 2019“Before they were legendary…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
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Review of Love and Death Among the Cheetahs by Rhys Bowen

Love and Death Among the Cheetahs is the thirteenth book in the Royal Spyness series. Publisher: Berkley – August 6th, 2019“You like…
Vanessa Westermann
Vanessa Westermann
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