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Mysteryrat’s Maze

by Wes Blalock


Seven weeks as an actual Cary Valley National Park ranger and Birdie McLaren was still excited to be wearing the time-honored “green and gray” uniform, although today she wore firefighter clothing, protective yellow and green Nomex. She adjusted her tiny frame atop the all-terrain vehicle, pulling a load of boxed food and bottled water up an old Army-built access trail.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have another fun catch up group of mysteries-Murder on Trinity Place: A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson, The Loch Ness Papers: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery by Paige Shelton, Murder in Midtown: A Louise Faulk series by Liz Freeland, and Wed, Read & Dead: A Mystery Bookshop Mystery by V.M. Burns.

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by Doward Wilson


Hallmark Movies and Mysteries has just introduced three new Hailey Dean Mysteries. Death On Duty, A Prescription For Murder, and Killer Sentence stars Kellie Martin as a therapist and former district attorney lawyer Hailey Dean, Viv Leacock as Fincher Garland an investigator for the district attorney’s office, and Lauren Holly as the current district attorney and Hallie’s former mentor. Author Nancy Grace also makes a cameo appearance in each movie.

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by Sandra Murphy


Sarah Booth Delaney and her PI partner Tinkie live and work in Sunflower County, Mississippi. Tinkie’s married; Sarah Booth is still single although involved with Coleman, the sheriff. Sarah Booth also has her own personal ghost, Jitty, who pushes, prods, goads, and nags about Sarah Booth’s need to provide a Delaney heir.

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by Sunny Frazier


Lounging next to the ocean, a mountain stream, or on the patio, now’s the time to start a new series or catch up with an old favorite. Enjoy!

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by Terrance McArthur


In Frederick Knott’s Wait Until Dark, darkness is an obstacle and a liability for Susy Hendrix (Alyssa Benitez), but it becomes her best defense. Share the terror at the Selma Arts Center through May 26.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


We are back from vacation, however we are attempting this month to do some WAY overdue maintenance to the website, so most likely at least for the next couple of weeks all articles will instead be posted over on our sister website KRL News & Reviews.

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by Kathleen Costa


Rose has been called on an emergency to the home of fellow Quaker Charity Skells. She is in a great deal of stress, bleeding profusely, and appearing to be miscarrying her latest pregnancy. At thirty-two years old, she is the mother of five, the oldest only nine years old, having only three months ago delivered early a baby too small to survive.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Essie Lang


When her aunt is sidelined by knee surgery, editor Shelby Cox returns to upper New York’s Alexandria Bay to help run Edie Cox’s two Bayside Books bookstores. Shelby’s focus is on the smaller store built into Blye Island’s Blye Castle, and she doesn’t regret leaving her small publishing job in Boston for the island with its own ferry and ghost stories. Shelby remains steadfast despite a confrontation with curator Loreena Swan, who demands that Bayside Books stock copies of her rather unsellable guidebook.

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by Sandra Murphy
& AR Kennedy


Cecilia has suffered a lot of loss lately. First, her beloved father-in-law died. Before she can adjust to his passing, her husband is killed in a work accident. She’s left in a house she didn’t pick, a town she didn’t choose, and with a dog she didn’t want. Ferris was always more Joey’s dog. A big, goofy, golden retriever, he’s uncoordinated, slobbery, and enthusiastic always. He’s not what she’d choose to be her family.

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by Sunny Frazier


Spring brings flowers but also the first in four budding new series to grow in your TBR piles. Enjoy!

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