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The Doctor Blake Mysteries An Australian Gem PBS and BritBox

FROM THE August 18 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


Anglophiles in the United States have always been at a disadvantage when trying to access U.K. television programs and movies. Some are picked up and presented on local public television stations, but consistency and variety are problematic.

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Feral Paws Rescue: Lady Samantha

FROM THE August 18 ISSUE

IN THE Feral Paws Rescue SECTION

by Lupe Gore


Two months ago, on June 8, 2018, Feral Paws Rescue received a call from the Tulare (California) Shelter that they had several cats and kittens who needed to be rescued. This shelter is a small one and they were full.

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Thread Herrings By Lea Wait: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE August 18 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy




Angie Curtis moved from toasty Arizona to Maine where five or six inches of snow doesn’t stop the town cold but acts as an excuse to bring out the snow plow for a quick run. Her grandmother has married the minister so now Angie has a house, kitten, and a needlepoint business, all a far cry from her previous PI job.

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Ooh De Lolli Ice Pops

FROM THE August 18 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Mallory Moad



It’s August, and as summers go, this one has been sizzling. So what? Those high temperatures have given us plenty of chances to enjoy hot weather traditions like backyard barbecues, flip-flops, running through sprinklers on the front lawn, and of course, popsicles.

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Against the Claw By Shari Randall: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE August 18 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow



Until her broken ankle heals and she can return to her soloist position with the New England Ballet Theater, Allie Larkin is recuperating and helping out with her aunt’s Lazy Mermaid Lobster Shack in Mystic Bay. Although business is already booming for the kitschy, mermaidabilia lobster restaurant, Aunt Gully enthusiastically jumps at the chance to be the caterer for Stellene Lupo’s annual Fourth of July party.

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Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

FROM THE August 18 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


In June at the Fresno Pride Festival I had the opportunity to meet some very interesting people, among those people were members of the Fresno Chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Recently I got the chance to chat with Teresa Castillo, who is the Chair of the Fresno branch, about the tremendous amount of incredible things this group does!

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Flower Power Fatality By Sally Carpenter: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE August 18 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa
& Sally Carpenter



Sally Carpenter penned a new delightful series, A Psychedelic Spy Mystery, introducing Noelle McNabb. It’s 1967 with its flowery fashions, princess phones, vinyl records, and attitudes sans the contemporary “politically correct” filter.

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Chefs, Assassins and Enforcers: Anthony Bourdain’s Three Crime Novels

FROM THE August 18 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Sharon Tucker


I can still hear Anthony Bourdain’s voice in my head. He’s walking a dusty road in the Australian Outback, tormented by flies, and making bad Mad Max jokes. He’s walking narrow, cold, wet streets in Tokyo looming over two interpreters as they go to meet and dine with a renowned chef.

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Knot My Sister’s Keeper By Mary Marks: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE August 18 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy



Martha Rose received a mysterious package in the mail. It asked her to return her DNA to find out if she had any other relatives. Luckily, it was sent by her daughter so that mystery was solved. However, the results brought about more questions than answers.

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Crispin Guest Comes to Life In New Podcast Part 2!

FROM THE August 15 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham



This post is really just for those of you who get KRL in your email because apparently the player I embedded in the post we just sent out does not show up in your email so as a PS to that post here is a link to listen to the podcast on the Podbean website!

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Crispin Guest Comes to Life in New Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast

FROM THE August 15 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham



A new episode of the podcast went up last week-if you get our podcast newsletter (where you get extra content not available on KRL) or are a part of our KRL Mystery Facebook group you may already know that, but perhaps you still haven’t listened-well here is another very simple way to listen to the latest podcast.

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Broken Bone Bathtub Performing In Fresno

FROM THE August 15 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


We have an unusual show headed to Fresno next week called Broken Bone Bathtub. We decided to chat with the show’s creator, director, and performer, Siobhan O’Loughlin to learn more. Siobhan is from New York.

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New Morning Show & Aurora Teagarden Mystery Movies On Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel

FROM THE August 11 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson


The new Morning Show Mystery, Murder on the Menu, stars Holly Robinson Peete as Billie Blessings, chef, restaurant owner, and a television morning show host, and Rick Fox as Homicide Detective, Ian Jackson.

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Valley Animal Center: JoJo

FROM THE August 11 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Vanessa Villanueva


JoJo is a playful, year-and-a-half old cat. A couple of months ago, she came to Valley Animal Center from Valley Oak SPCA and has been waiting patiently for a forever home ever since. She is adored by our staff because of her outgoing nature.

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