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All articles published in 2018

by Sandra Murphy

You’d think nuns, I mean sisters (nuns are cloistered, sisters are in the community, at least according to Sister Marianna and it doesn’t pay to disagree with her). Anyway, you’d think sisters would be able to plan a retreat for their congregation’s annual Advent retreat without disagreement.


by Cynthia Chow

This week we have reviews & giveaways of some more fun mysteries that have been released this summer. We have fashion, food and libraries-A Passion for Haunted Fashion: A Haunted Vintage Mystery by Rose Pressey, Bear Witness to Murder: A Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery by Meg Macy, Cake and Punishment: A Southern Cake Baker Mystery by Maymee Bell, Murder Made to Order: An All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery by Lena Gregory, and Shelved Under Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery by Victoria Gilbert.


Fresno Says, “We Love Lisa Loeb”

IN THE August 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andSteven Sanchez

by Steven Sanchez

Lisa Loeb, the Grammy-award-winning singer-songwriter who burst onto the scene in 1994 with her seminal ballad “Stay (I Missed You),” made her way to Fresno (for the very first time) at Bitwise South Stadium for two performances on Saturday, July 21.


A Service Dog Named Stubby

IN THE August 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andDiana Hockley,

by Diana Hockley

This week we have an interesting interview with Carla King, whose life was changed by a service dog named Stubby.


Spokane Sting: Mystery Short Story

IN THE August 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTerrific Tales

by Diana Deverell

A clean-cut guy holding a metal detection wand stood beside me in the Mineshaft Saloon and Dance Hall lobby. The dude looked to be my age, twenty-nine. Like me, he wore a tomato-red golf shirt over black jeans.


by Tom Sims

Bitwise is a concept.
Bitwise is an energy and a force of nature.
Bitwise is a movement, a philosophy, and a dream.


by Sandra Murphy
& JC Eaton

Arizona, a nice place for seniors to live. Sophie (Phee), is happy to be near her mother although a bit of distance would be helpful. Phee works as an accountant for an investigative service.


by Kathleen Costa

Caitlyn Le Fey has been adjusting to the fact that she’s a witch, and after receiving an awkward response when she shared that secret with the handsome Lord James Fitzroy, life in Tillyhenge is weird…well, more than usual. But she still accepts an invitation to attend a dinner party up at Huntingdon Manor with her young cousin learning her BFF Pomona will be there, too


by Terrance McArthur

It’s a happy day on the beach in Long Beach, California, when the fleet returns in 1944 in the Woodward Shakespeare Festival’s light-hearted season closer, Much Ado About Nothing, playing on the Festival Stage in Fresno through August 25.


by Terrance McArthur

Do you remember School of Rock with Jack Black, where he pretends to be a substitute teacher and transforms his class of fifth-graders into a rock band? Well, they turned it into a stage musical, including a bunch of new songs with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber—yeah, the Cats and Phantom of the Opera and JC Superstar guy—and a script by Julian Fellowes, who created Downton Abbey.


by Sandra Murphy

Jonathan Grave is about the only guy who can take his girlfriend on a romantic vacation and end up saving the world as we know it. Jonathan and Gail are at the Crystal Sands Resort, a beautiful place where the staff anticipates your every desire.


by Lee Juslin

Panda enjoys playing tug with other dogs and loves toys, especially squeaky toys. Panda’s foster mom is working on her training including walking calmly on a leash.


by Kathleen Costa

In 2013, Kathi Daley first introduced fans to Tj Jensen and residents of Serenity, Nevada, however in 2016, Henrey Press reissued the series with redesigned covers and the promise for new adventures.


by Sandra Murphy
& Carola Dunn

In London, 1928, a time of nannies and servants, taking care of children should be a lot easier. That depends on the nanny. Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher’s Nanny Gilpin has firm ideas of the proper behavior for both children and their parents.


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