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September Penguin Food Mysteries

IN THE September 20 ISSUE

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We have 3 new food penguins this week-Death is Like a Box of Chocolates: A Chocolate Covered Mystery
by Kathy Aarons, Rebel Without a Cake by Jacklyn Brady, and The Wedding Soup Murder by Rosie Genova. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win copies of all 3, and a link to purchase them where a portion goes to help support KRL!

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Lost Legacy By Annette Dashofy

IN THE September 20 ISSUE

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In the rural Vance Township of Pennsylvania, farm accidents are neither unexpected nor unusual. Less predictable though, is paramedic Zoe Chambers’ encounter with a hanging body in a barn and an infuriated Carl Loomis demanding the body be removed so he can finish storing his hay. His callousness can be somewhat excused, since the barn’s owner, Jim Engle, recently diagnosed with lung cancer, had told his friends he planned to kill himself.

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by Deborah Harter Williams



Fed up with the tepid summer offerings? Already binged through all your faves? Well, get those DVRs revved up. New shows are coming.
Here’s what we’re checking out.

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by Barry H. Wiley



Like every professional mind reader, I strive for projecting belief, legitimacy, into my audiences. So I polish my ‘powers’ in several ways to keep the juices flowing. There has been an average of 3.64 elevators in the hotels and inns in which I have stayed over the last twelve months. Each time I use an elevator I exercise my offbeat talents by putting them to a test that can be immediately verified and recorded. It also ensures that my own belief mechanism is kept on a constant low simmer.

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Blackout By Jan Christensen

IN THE September 20 ISSUE

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A young, battered woman walks down the highway, hoping for a ride but where will she say she’s headed? When a car does stop, she isn’t sure she should get in but what other option is there? The man asks her name and then she realizes she doesn’t know what it is.

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by Sandra Murphy


Judge Phil Grayson has been found dead in his study, not just dead but murdered–and with an antique hood formerly used by executioners covering his head. The Judge collects ghoulish Old West memorabilia. The collection is valuable, but nothing’s been stolen so what is the motive? Of course a judge will have a lot of enemies and one of Grayson’s has just been released from prison. During his sentencing, he threatened to make the Judge sorry.
Now Darin Keefe is a hard man to find.

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by Sandra Murphy
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Quincy is an escape artist. Give him a door that isn’t quite latched and he’s outta there, always in search of the next fine dining experience. Dr. Ramos, who is a pretty nice guy otherwise, says Quincy is overweight, like fifteen pounds is too much for a cat! The outrage! Since his person, Chase, refuses to give him a decent meal and monitors the treats he gets while working in the office of the Bar None (bar cookies), he has to take nutrition into his own paws.

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by Cynthia Chow



This third anthology of the New York Tri-State Chapter of Sisters-in-Crime contains established authors alongside the up-and-coming. The spirit of New York and its ethnicities, a dichotomy where many immigrants want to blend into American culture while some hold fast to old traditions, is captured in a collection that highlights the darkest facets of family life. Domestic abuse is exposed and wielded in all its forms; by spouses, siblings, offspring, and parents.

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Time had definitely taken its toll on Lisa Campbell, failed actress. Several divorces, drug abuse, and estrangement from her family forced her to return to her hometown of Waterson, Pennsylvania in shame.

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by Sharon Arthur Moore



When the cleaning service woman arrived from Land’s End Realty to ensure that the condo was in rentable order, she screamed at the blood splatter on the closet door next to the body of the dead man. Trembling she picked up the knife and examined it in horror, then dropped it, as if aware all at once that she shouldn’t disturb a crime scene. Shaking and crying, she picked up the phone, leaving bloody fingerprints on the receiver, and dialed 9-1-1.

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Endeavour: TV Review

IN THE September 13 ISSUE

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by Bobbi A. Chukran



Since it aired on our local PBS station, we’ve enjoyed the Masterpiece Mystery Endeavour crime drama series. A prequel to the Inspector Morse series, also set in Oxford, the series focuses on the detective’s early career and is based on the Colin Dexter novels.

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by Lorie Ham



Over the past couple of months the Fresno chapter of Sisters In Crime have had 2 mystery authors speak at their meetings–Sue McGinty and Penny Warner. While they were there, KRL had a chance to do video interviews with both. Soon we will have a review of Sue’s latest book, and you can already check out a review of Penny’s latest book, Death of a Crabby Cook, here in KRL. Enjoy the interviews!

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by Cynthia Chow



Trendy Tails Pet Boutique owner Isabel “Izzy” McHale has her hands full planning two very different weddings. The first ceremony features an octogenarian bridezilla as Izzy’s normally sensible mentor Ingrid Whitfield finally marries her high school sweetheart after sixty years apart. One week after Ingrid follows her Ring Dog down the Trendy Tails aisle, Izzy hosts the “pupptials” between the appropriately named greyhound Romeo Tucker and his beagle bride, Pearl Collins.

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by Lorie Ham



Mystery author Lee Goldberg, perhaps best known for his Monk books, is now one of the owners of a brand new publishing company called Brash Books. We took some time to chat with Lee about this new adventure! Also in this issue, a review & giveaway of Treasure Coast By Tom Kakonis, one of Brash Books first published books just released with their launch this month!

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Harper Blaine has died several times and is a Greywalker, able to identify auras and travel the realm between normality and paranormality. Quinton, her husband in all but the legal sense, has been gone for a year, scouring Europe for his father, who has plans to make the world better by destroying it, quietly causing political, economic, and social unrest in Ukraine and other countries. In Revenant, Kat Richardson’s ninth and final Greywalker novel, Quinton contacts her to come to Portugal and help him, she gets help from Carlos, her favorite Portuguese vampire/necromancer, who helps her cross the Atlantic…like the vampires do (Think about the easiest way to travel the ocean in an airplane without people bothering you for a passport).

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by Sandra Murphy



Cara Wainwright is tired and only wants to get some sleep. When she gets back to her condo, the whole building is roped off with crime scene tape. There are police cars and news vans everywhere. Things get worse when the first police officer she approaches takes her to detectives for questioning.

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