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Syrl, a retired teacher, lives in upstate New York with her husband and two lively dachshunds. She writes the Samantha Davies Mystery series, featuring Samantha Davies and her loveable dachshund, Porkchop. When not writing she is busy hooking, rug hooking that is, and enjoying her family.

When Samantha Davies discovers the owner of the local pet shelter murdered, she and her lovable dachshund, Porkchop, suddenly find themselves thrust onto the trail of a killer! With the help of her Southern belle cousin, Sam vows to find the truth...even if she has to go toe-to-toe with the handsome new detective in town to do it.

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Samantha can't wait to join their fellow hookers (rug hookers, that is) for a event sponsored by her friend Lucy. But what should be friendly fun turns into a deadly disaster, when Samantha stumbles upon a fellow hooker in distress—who dies in Sam's arms! The dead woman, Hilda Pratt, wasn't exactly beloved by all—least of all Lucy. Now it's up to Sam to clear her friend's name and find a murderer!

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Children's book author Samantha Davies' is thrilled that her Southern Belle cousin Candie is getting married again. But when Candie's ex-husband show up dead right before the wedding, a murder investigation derails the nuptials. Can Sam and her faithful dog Porkchop prove her cousin's innocence in time for her to walk down the aisle? Or will the killer get way with murder?

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When Samantha Davies finds a murdered man—crushed beneath a 2,000 pound pumpkin!—her upstate New York fall suddenly turns very chilly. And when her good friend and owner of the local cafe becomes the police's prime suspect, Sam takes it up on herself to find the real killer. With her faithful dachshund, Porkchop, by her side, can Sam get to the truth... before the killer gets to her?


Saratoga Book Festival

October 14, 2023

10am - 2pm

Saratoga City Center

Book Signing

October 21, 2023


Hudson Falls Library

In the Press

Debut author S.A. Kazlo has penned a delightful small-town mystery that will leave you 'howling' for more!

~ Gemma Halliday,

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