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Dead to Begin With By Bill Crider: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE September 23 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy



Jake Marley has been a recluse for as long as anybody can remember. His sister was killed in a car accident when he was just a kid. After that, things were never the same. He has a lot of money but no friends or family. The townspeople of Clearview, Texas are more than surprised when Jake buys the old Opera House with plans to open a theater. Like Jake, the Opera House has been left to its own devices for far too long. A lot of repairs are in order.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Queen Irene

FROM THE September 23 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Terese Shaw


A couple of months ago Fresno Bully Rescue took a chance on a senior female Pit Bull named Irene. She was picked up by animal control at a local shelter with a long list on medical problems. She had been attacked and brought in with open wounds on her body. In addition to the recent attack, Irene had obviously long suffered from neglect and over breeding.

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DashKitten.com Blog

FROM THE September 23 ISSUE

IN THE Pets SECTION

by Marjorie Dawson


My name is Marjorie Dawson, and I am the creative dynamo behind the busy New Zealand based cat blog DashKitten.com.

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Familiar Trouble By Carolyn Haines: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE September 23 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson


Meet Trouble, the son of The Black Cat Detective Familiar. He and his Human, Tammy Lynn, live in the town of Wetumpka, Alabama. During the day they run the local bookstore, and at night Trouble immerses himself in watching episodes of Sherlock Holmes. Trouble is determined to grow up following in his famous father’s footsteps.

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Q & A With Local Actor William Bishop

FROM THE September 23 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL covers a lot of theatre both local and in other parts of California, and we have taken our readers behind the scenes many times to get to know actors, directors, and others involved in putting a show together. This week we are doing something just a bit different, we are doing a Q and A with local actor William Bishop, whom I have enjoyed seeing in several productions!

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Dressed to Confess By Diane Vallere: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE September 23 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


As a town that reinvented itself throughout the decades, it only makes sense that Proper City, Nevada, would celebrate extended holidays through ever-changing costumes. For the annual Spring Sagebrush Festival the town is hosting a family friendly week of board game-themed events, a counter to the more lascivious Las Vegas casinos.

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Fatal Flaw: Mystery Short Story

FROM THE September 23 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Cathi Stoler


A FEW FATES are worse than death. I should know. I’m living one right now. In a secluded villa high in the hills somewhere in the Czech Republic. A place where no one will ever find me should anyone care to look.

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Sunnyside Bicycles: Best Buddies Challenge Weekend

FROM THE September 23 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Vanessa McCracken



Did you feel a spark two weekends ago, a sudden surge in energy that came out of nowhere? The Best Buddies Central Valley team participated in the Best Buddies Challenge Weekend at Hearst Castle, September 8-9. The experience was positively electric, so electric that I bet everyone back home in the Valley could feel the buzz! Seventy riders represented our beautiful Central Valley at one of Best Buddies’ largest fundraising events, and we made our presence felt.

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The Story of A Little Girl From Syria Named Malak & Her American Girl Doll

FROM THE September 23 ISSUE

IN THE Tales of Diversity SECTION

by Wasan Abu-Baker


Malak is a five-year-old girl who was born in Aleppo in Syria in 2010. A few months before the war in Syria started, her mom Iman and dad Saeed had a big celebration when she was born. Malak means ‘Angel’ in Arabic. Iman named her Malak after her aunt Malak because she wanted her to carry her name and be as her aunt.

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The Last Place You Look By Kristen Lepionka: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE September 23 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson



Meet PI Roxane Weary. She is dealing with her cop father’s recent death on the job by trying to drink herself into oblivion every day. As her bank account runs low, her brother sends her his friend who is trying to save her brother from execution. Fifteen years ago Brad Stockton’s beautiful blonde girlfriend, Sarah Cook, disappeared, and her parents were brutally murdered. No trace of her has been found since that night until Brad’s sister tells Roxane that she saw her at a neighborhood gas station and begs Roxane to try and find her and get her brother acquitted.

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The Leafy Hollow Mysteries Series By Rickie Blair: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE September 23 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


For the past two years, Verity Hawkes hadn’t ventured out of her apartment much, kept neighbors at arm’s length, and read stacks of self-help books from Ten Paths to Clarity Through Tidying Up to Achieving Peace Through Nature. But the apartment still had “dust bunnies big enough to form their own union” and her latest dracaena plant was well passed reviving. When an early morning call woke her, she was tempted to just let it ring.

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The Drowsy Chaperone On Stage at Roger Rocka’s

FROM THE September 20 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are looking for something fun to take your mind off the craziness going on in the world right now, The Drowsy Chaperone presented by the Good Company Players at Roger Rocka’s in Fresno is the perfect choice!

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Valley Animal Center: Bear

FROM THE September 16 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Joseph Riloquio


Bear is a 10-year-old male German Shepherd who was recently brought back to Valley Animal Centre after spending four years with his previous adopters. He was originally rescued from a local animal control agency and brought to VAC five years ago where he quickly became a staff and volunteer favorite. His huge personality combined with his size and fluffy fur coat earned him the name Bear.

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Dog Dish of Doom By E. J. Copperman: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE September 16 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy
& E.J. Copperman



Kay Powell has an entertainment background. Her mom, El, and dad Jay (J, K, L, get it?) were performers in the Catskills and now on cruise ships. Kay did her part for years until she felt too grown up and wanted to go to veterinary school. She ended up in law school instead. However, that can be managed if you go into a career of being an agent for animals.

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