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2017 Articles

by Jessica Ham


2017 has been a great year for video games. Popular series have been reborn and game stories have become more in depth. The voice actor strike put a damper on the gaming industry this year, but it still managed to produce several brilliant games.

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by Sunny Frazier


You’ve done enough baking and cooking over the holidays. Now kick back and reward yourself with these mysteries about baking and cooking.

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by Cynthia Chow


Turning thirty is a milestone in anyone’s life, and for Charli Rae Warren it brings with it a new career, home, and mended relationship with her hometown. She never thought that after running away from home at the age of seventeen that she would return to Hazel Rock to run the Book Barn Princess with the father she once demonized.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I know Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas is almost over (or over, depending on when you read this) but this fun holiday mystery anthology is a blast to read any time of the year! It is the fifth book in a series of Thanksgiving mystery anthologies published by Untreed Reads and edited by J. Alan Hartman.

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Traveling Around the World

IN THE December 23 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



Traveling around the world was a lot of fun. But not every experience was. Sometimes a glimpse into another life leaves one feeling sad and helpless. Some of the things we saw were funny, some outrageous, and some shocking. But never boring. And each one opened another little window into another culture.

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Red Handed: A Christmas Short Story

IN THE December 20 ISSUE

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by Nancy Cole Silverman


It was Christmas, 1884. That winter the snows had started early, and the gloom that came with it made the empty cabins, least those that hadn’t been burned out in the fire around Hayden Hill, seem so much darker than they might. Used to be things around this small mining town was exciting, with miners coming by our store for fixins’ and a little grub.

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by Gail Farrelly


In her 28 years of life, Nancy MacLeod had never met a rule she didn’t obey. Not that she agreed with every one of them. Far from it. But a civilized society had to have rules, she reasoned, and everyone in that society should obey them. No exceptions.

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Jarret, A Diamond in the Ruff

IN THE December 16 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin


Jarret is either a Schnauzer mix or, what dog people call, a natural Schnauzer, because his ears have not been docked and are floppy. The tail, however, has been docked. At about three years old, Jarret has been with NY/NJ Scottie rescue for one year. He was pulled from a New York City shelter that determined he was a Scottie so they called NY/NJ Scottie Rescue.

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by Kathleen Costa


It is an intriguing premise that writers of different ages known to write in different genres would live, work, and collaborate together on several cold cases from a few years old to decades past bringing to justice the killers and providing closure to family and friends. Contributing additional facts, perspectives, and maybe a red herring or two, we have a quirky set of support characters: townsfolk from shop owners to law enforcement to a squawking parrot and a ghost (well, that’s what Gertie says).

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by Cynthia Chow
& Kate Carlisle


In the six years since Shannon Hammer took over California’s Hammer Construction from her father, she has not regretted it for a second. She and her sister grew up on construction sites, and there’s nothing Shannon loves more than the challenge of restoring homes to their former glory.

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by Kristine Acopian


It’s that time of year again: hot chocolate, the bright shiny lights, spending time with our loved ones and friends, and of course, the spirit of shopping. With our hustle and bustle lifestyles, we need a one-stop shop for our loved ones.

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by Summer Prescott


Hi! My name is Summer Prescott, and I am thrilled to give you a sneak preview of a very special project. Winter Whodunnits: A Dozen Cozy Mysteries for a Chilly Winter’s Night, is a collection of twelve Cozy Mystery books by some of the most influential writers in the genre.

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Reedley PD K9 Program

IN THE December 16 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


When the Reedley Police Department’s K9 officer Baxter passed away in January of 2013 due to a terminal illness, it spurred the beginnings of an even larger K9 unit in Reedley, thanks to the great response of the community.

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by Sylvia Maultash Warsh


Anita loved the two expanses of blue water, the Atlantic on her left, the Gulf of Mexico on her right, as the car headed south down U.S. Route 1 along the archipelago of the Florida Keys. Carol, who was driving, chattered about all the muscle-bound tattooed bikers they’d seen riding their motorcycles along the road.

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