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Mystery and Intrigue; Unraveling A Family Secret; Don’t Let Technology Crack Your Nest Egg


“A Child Lost: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel” by Michelle Cox

(NAPSI)—When Clive, to help a depressed Henrietta, begs Sergeant Davis for a case, he is assigned to investigate a spiritualist woman—operating in an abandoned schoolhouse—who is suspected of robbing people. The case becomes more complicated when Henrietta begins to believe the spiritualist’s strange ramblings.

Meanwhile, Elsie begs Clive and Henrietta to help her and the object of her budding love, Gunther, locate the whereabouts of Liesel Klinkhammer, the German woman Gunther has traveled to America to find and the mother of the little girl, Anna, whom he has brought along with him. The search leads to Dunning Asylum, where they discover some terrible truths about Liesel. From She Writes Press, purchase at

“Betrayal at Ravenswick: A Fiona Figg Mystery” by Kelly Oliver

What’s the best way to purge an unfaithful husband? Become a spy for British Intelligence! Desperate to get out of London and help the war effort, Fiona Figg volunteers to go undercover. It keeps her from thinking about her philandering husband.

At Ravenswick Abbey, a charming South African war correspondent has tongues wagging. His friends say he’s a crack huntsman. The War Office is convinced he’s a traitor. Fiona thinks he’s a pompous prig. Too bad Fiona doesn’t own a Wolseley pith helmet. At Ravenswick a murderer is on the prowl, and it’s not just the big-game hunter who’s ready to pounce. Purchase at

“The Milkman’s Son” by Randy Lindsay

Raised in a family he bore little resemblance to, Randy was jokingly referred to as “the milkman’s son.” This warm and candid memoir chronicles the unraveling of a family secret, which begins with Randy’s dad having dreams about deceased relatives urging him to complete their family tree. Randy agrees to help, and eventually takes a DNA test, revealing a possible genetic match to a sister, which begins a familial quest that forever changes his life.

“The Milkman’s Son” reveals one man’s family tree, pulling back layers of new information as he gets closer to the truth. This is a story of accepting, forgiving, reuniting, and, most importantly, the bonds that connect us and the unconditional love that makes us feel like we belong. From Shadow Mountain Publishing, purchase at

“Don’t Let Technology Crack Your Nest Egg” by Ken Kamen

Technology has transformed how we earn, spend, save, and invest money—along with every other aspect of our lives. Technology empowers us by making countless tasks easier and speedier to accomplish, but also compounds our human tendencies to act impulsively and emotionally—enemies of long-term financial security. 

Kamen presents startling facts that reveal how our reliance on technology poses growing economic dangers. He explores the consequences these new forces can have on our financial futures. This book will be cautionary and eye-opening to older readers with a nest egg to protect and to younger readers just building one. Purchase at


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