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Award-winning author Diane Kelly writes romance and romantic mysteries featuring feisty heroines, quirky sidekicks, and sexy leading men, with humor that leaves readers laughing out loud.

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It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for – the cover reveal for The Moonshine Shack Murder!

How cute is this? I love it! Smoky the cat insisted on being up front and center. He did witness the murder, after all.

The Moonshine Shack Murder releases on June 29th, and is the first in my new Southern Homebrew mystery series. Check out my books page for an excerpt.

 

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“Daddy had a strict rule about firearms. Anything we killed we had to eat. No amount of barbecue sauce would make a hairy guy like you palatable.”
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2021 Series Read-Along

I narrowed down the choices to ten series with the randomizer and then took the top five. I look forward to your thoughts.

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