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Lengthy reading list awaits ‘Cedar Cove’ fan

Cedar Cove: Andie MacDowel and Dylan Neal cuddle up in a scene from the Hallmark series.
Cedar Cove: Andie MacDowel and Dylan Neal cuddle up in a scene from the Hallmark series.

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Q. I love the television series Cedar Cove. I understand it’s based on a book series by Debbie Macomber. I would like to read the books, but don’t know where to start.

The Hallmark Channel drama, which airs at 8 p.m. Saturdays, is indeed based on books by Macomber, the author of more than 100 novels. (You can read about her and find lists of her books at

Sorting out the Cedar Cove novels can be tricky, in part because many have been reissued with Hallmark series star Andie MacDowell on the cover.

Here goes: 2001’s 16 Lighthouse Road was followed by 204 Rosewood Lane, 311 Pelican Court, 44 Cranberry Point, 50 Harbor Street, 5B Poppy Lane (a short story included in the collections Hearts Divided and Christmas in Cedar Cove), 6 Rainier Drive, 74 Seaside Avenue, A Cedar Cove Christmas, 8 Sandpiper Way, 92 Pacific Boulevard, 1022 Evergreen Place, 1105 Yakima Street and 2011’s 1225 Christmas Tree Lane.

Then, beginning in 2012, comes what Macomber’s site identifies as the Rose Harbor series, focusing on the Rose Harbor Inn in Cedar Cove. That series so far has included When First They Met, The Inn at Rose Harbor, Lost and Found in Cedar Cove and the newest book, Rose Harbor in Bloom.

Q. What are the chances AMC’s The Killing will return?

Slim to none. The network announced this week that it has once again canceled the moody detective drama starring Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman. AMC resurrected the series for a recently concluded third season, but this appears to be the end of the road for detectives Linden and Holder.

Q. Will we ever get to see Northern Exposure again?

As with so many shows, it depends on where you look. While I have not found a channel currently replaying the 1990-95 comedy-drama, all six seasons have been released on DVD in a complete-series package and individual season sets.

Q. At the end of Rizzoli & Isles, the credits said the episode was in memory of Lee Thompson Young (1984-2013). What happened?

Young, who played Detective Barry Frost on the TNT drama, died Aug. 19, reportedly by his own hand. Young, 29, had been acting for almost 20 years, notably as star of The Famous Jett Jackson for the Disney Channel.

A statement from TNT, Warner Bros. and executive producer Janet Tamaro said in part, “We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man.”

Writer-director Wes Craven, who knew Young from 2007’s The Hills Have Eyes 2, said on Twitter: “He was a pro, gifted and warm. The tragedy of this kind of loss is particularly bewildering and painful.”

This story was supplemented by a report from the Los Angeles Times.

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