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Books & Tales

by Cynthia Chow


Although Jill Gardner’s South Cove, California, bookstore Coffee, Books, and More will be hosting a day of Halloween-themed scary story readings and in-store trick-or-treating, her next two nights will be spent with three other couples slumber-partying it up at an authentic haunted house.

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by Cynthia Chow



First kill all the lawyers. That seems to be the theme of the day when Julia Bonatti returns to her old law firm of Meyers, Dade & Schultz, LLP. Before she was a professional astrologist and advice column writer, Julia Bonatti was a legal secretary for litigator David Meyers.

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by Kathleen Delaney


I think I have hated her since the day she was born. No one suspects. I’m good at hiding things, but nothing will ever make me stop hating her.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Rosemary Stevens


The Supper Club of Quincy’s Gap may have initially formed as a diet support group, but the five members have bonded through murder investigations as much as through their many weight fluctuations. With all of them having experienced post-winter holiday gains, they are eager to get back on track with their resolutions by starting a new Mediterranean Diet.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow



This week we have reviews & giveaways of 4 food mysteries to whet your reading appetite-Dim Sum of All Fears: A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien, Goodbye Cruller World: A Deputy Donut Mystery by Ginger Bolton, Stabbed in the Baklava: A Kitchen Kebab Mystery by Tina Kashian, and Premeditated Peppermint: Amish Candy Shop Mystery by Amanda Flower.

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by Kathleen Costa


In 2016, Wendy Tyson first published A Muddied Murder, the first book in her Greenhouse Mystery series, introducing Megan Sawyer who started out as a big city lawyer until circumstances made it necessary for Megan to return home and help run Washington Acres, the family’s organic farm, and the farm-to-table cafe.

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by Sunny Frazier


The state of Maine is the main attraction this month and needles are out for blood with two sewing mysteries. Enjoy!
In Moosetookalook, Maine, Liss MacCrimmon is prepping the Scottish Emporium for November’s shopping rush. But her father-in-law’s rustic hotel can barely turn a profit between autumn and ski season.

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by Jessica Ham


We LOVE John and Hank Green here at KRL. We have watched their videos on their YouTube channel vlogbrothers, listened to their podcast Dear Hank and John, read all of John Green’s wonderful books, and attended VidCon several times (which they created).

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by Sandra Murphy
& Jennifer Graeser Dornbush


Emily Hartford is in her third year of surgical residency and recently engaged to another med student. They hardly have time to see each other considering their schedules and taking every opportunity to observe other surgeries.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


At KRL we enjoy taking our readers behind the scenes-whether it’s learning about the lives of teachers, actors, artists, or musicians. This week we are chatting with local actor Casey Ballard from Kingsburg, CA. Casey is also the actor featured in our latest podcast episode, Murder at the Driskill.

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