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The 80s Redux: Three Lindsay Gordons By Val McDermid

FROM THE June 16 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sharon Tucker


It was the 80s. If you were there, you remember the fall of the Berlin Wall, big hair, Laura Ashley prints, Reagan, peg trousers, Chernobyl, the first personal computers, Thatcher, and the rise of technology.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: River

FROM THE June 16 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Terese Shaw


We weren’t very clever in naming her; it’s where our staff found her, early one morning in February of 2016. When the cute little blue and white female was spotted, she was hanging out on a cliff near the bottom of the San Joaquin River, right down the road from our shelter facility.

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Murder on Union Square By Victoria Thompson: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE June 16 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy



Sarah, a woman with a monied and upper-class background, and Frank, an Irish ex-cop, are married and raising his son and a to-be-adopted daughter. To their dismay, they find the adoption is blocked by the fact that the girl’s father, Parnell, is alive.

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Rattie Ratz: Love and a Rat Bus

FROM THE June 16 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Stephanie Cameron


For those of us who understand the truly special bond that exists between us and our pet rats, the experience of owning and loving rats only gets stronger with time. Someone who can attest to this is Sue, an adopter of Rattie Ratz Rescue and longtime rat mom.

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Fresno County Fruit Trail

FROM THE June 16 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Kathy Eide Casas



Looking for a scenic, yet tasty, way to spend a day? Look no further than the Valley’s own backyard, where you’ll find the famous Fresno County Fruit Trail. Enjoy a refreshing trip into the heartland of Central Valley Agriculture, filled with nature’s freshest treats.

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The Trip: Mystery Short Story

FROM THE June 16 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Kathleen Delaney



She awoke abruptly, the familiar waves washing over her, making every nerve ending come alive, leaving her bathed in sweat. She waited, eyes closed, for the tide to crest, then as it finally ebbed, she reached for the glass of water she always set on her bedside table.

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Three More Fun Mysteries For Your Summer Reading

FROM THE June 16 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of 3 more fun mysteries for your summer reading: Murder She Wrote, A Date with Danger by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain and Jon Land, Murder Most Fermented: A Rose Avenue Wine Club Mystery by Christine E. Blum, and Hide and Sneak: A Savannah Reid Mystery by G.A. McKevett.

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Beachboy Murders By Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE June 16 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Kathleen Costa
& Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens



Several popular Gemma Halliday Publishing authors have gathered together to write books in a series with the same tropical setting…Aloha Lagoon Resort nestled on the coast of Kauai.

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Dead as a Doornail By Tonya Kappes: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE June 16 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa



In June 2016 with Fixin’ to Die, Tonya Kappes brought us cozy fans a very entertaining series with a paranormal twist.

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Hetty Wainthropp Investigations: Online Streaming Entertainment

FROM THE June 16 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa



BritBox is an online streaming option for the true Anglophile, and with little or no overlap with Acorn-TV, it is the perfect compliment.

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Bleeding Tarts By Kirsten Weiss: Review/Giveaway/Recipe

FROM THE June 16 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow
& Kirsten Weiss



In a sugar-fueled bout of optimism, Valentine Harris doubled the staff of her new California coastal Pie Town shop. The future of her business depends on landing Silicon Valley’s Bar X as a client, with the first step being the pies she and her piecrust specialist Charlene McCree are providing for the Old West ghost town’s pie-eating competition.

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A Few Good Men Presented by Visalia Players

FROM THE June 13 ISSUE

IN THE Theatre SECTION

by Nancy Holley



A Few Good Men may be remembered best as an iconic movie, but it was originally an outstanding play which has been translated into many languages and performed world-wide. The Visalia Players are closing their sixty-first season with this powerful courtroom drama.

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How To Remain Safe During Your Travels

FROM THE June 13 ISSUE

IN THE Travel SECTION

by staff



When traveling abroad, a lot of people focus on the fun aspects of traveling. It is nice to get away from everything. Plus, you’re going to be able to explore the world, meet new people, and see cool things.

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Instinct: TV Review/Interview With Cast Member Sharon Leal

FROM THE June 9 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham



American TV has been lacking a bit the last season or so in the mystery genre, but this season’s mid season release of the show Instinct has finally given mystery fans something to cheer about again.

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