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Livia J. Washburn

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Under the names Livia J. Washburn and L.J. Washburn, Livia Reasoner has been writing award-winning, critically acclaimed mystery, western, romance, and historical novels for more than thirty years. She began to write in collaboration with her husband, author James Reasoner, and soon branched out into telling her own stories. She received the Private Eye Writers of America award and the American Mystery award for her first mystery, WILD NIGHT, and was nominated for a Spur by the Western Writers of America for a novel she wrote with her husband, James Reasoner. Livia won the Peacemaker Award from Western Fictioneers for her story “Charlie’s Pie”.

THE GINGERBREAD BUMP-OFF, A FRESH BAKED MYSTERY BY LIVIA J. WASHBURNDecember 24, 2016  ·admin  ·0 CommentsWhat better way to spend the holiday and winter season than by curling up with a good cozy mystery.  My latest find is The Gingerbread Bump-Off by Livia J. Washburn.  The small town feel and the comradery between four senior citizens sharing a grand old house in Weatherford, Texas,... Read more of this blog post »
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A Peach of a Murder by Livia J. Washburn (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Fresh out of the oven: the first in a new series of baking mysteries. Includes recipes! All year round, retired schoolteacher Phyllis Newsom is as sweet as peach pie-except during the Peach Festival, whose blue ribbon has slipped through Phyllis's fingers more than once... Everyone's a little shook up when the corpse of a no-good local turns up underneath a car in a local garage. But even as Phyllis engages in some amateur sleuthing, she won't let it distract her from out-baking her rivals and winning the upcoming Peach Festival contest. She and all the other contestants guard their secret, original recipes with their lives-and talk a whole lot of trash. With her unusual Spicy Peach Cobbler, Phyllis hopes to knock 'em dead. But that's just an expression-never in her wildest dreams did she think her cobbler would actually kill a judge. Now, she's suspected of murder-and she's got to bake this case wide open.

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