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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Cloaked In Malice by Annette Blair

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Sandra Murphy

Check out details on how to win a copy of this book at the end of this review.

Love vintage clothes? What would you do if every time you picked up a fabulous cape or beautiful dress, your mind was transported to the last time it was worn? Maddie loves the clothes but the visions are getting to be a bit much. When Paisley Skye comes into the shop, she’s vintage all the way. Her 70s outfits are to die for—and if Maddie can’t help Paisley figure out her past, it could be that they will be the ones who die.

Paisley lived on an island with the people who raised her but never felt like her parents. No visitors, odd deliveries, an electrified fence with no explanations leave Paisley looking for answers—but can she face the truth?

Image source: Berkley

During a trip back to the island, Maddie, her FBI agent boyfriend Nick and Paisley find much more than they bargained for. What was thought to be a pet cemetery reveals the bodies of….clowns, still in full makeup, floppy shoes clutched to their chests.

Russians, wartime in Paris, kidnapping and more play big parts in this mystery. The series can be read out of order but for the best reading experience, start with book one. Titles include:
A Veiled Deception
Larceny and Lace
Death by Diamonds
Skirting the Grave

And in another series:
The Kitchen Witch
My Favorite Witch
The Scot, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Sex and the Psychic Witch
Gone with the Witch
Never Been Witched
The Naked Dragon
Redeviled Angel
Vampire Dragon

To enter to win a copy of Cloaked in Malice, simply email KRL at life@kingsriverlife[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Malice”, or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen October 20, 2012. U.S. residents only.

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the arch, in the land of blues, booze and shoes—St Louis, Missouri. While writing magazine articles to support her mystery book habit, she secretly polishes two mystery books of her own, hoping, someday, they will see the light of Barnes and Noble. You can also find several of Sandra's short stories on UnTreed Reads including her new one Bananas Foster.


  1. Great review~looking forward to reading this!

  2. We have a winner thanks
    Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher