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Falling On Stage at Fresno Pacific University

FROM THE November 13 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


FPU seems to pick plays that make you think-which is something I really like. This fall’s play, Falling, does just that.

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Valley Animal Center: Chester The Terrier Mix

FROM THE November 10 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Vanessa Villanueva


Chester is a sweet, seven-year-old male Terrier mix. He was taken in by Fresno Humane as a stray earlier this year, and didn’t come to Valley Animal Center until February. He adores the staff, but is ready to go to his forever home.
Our staff describes Chester as being very shy and calm. Since he is a bit older, he likes to spend most of his time lying in his comfy bed without much interference.

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The Cupid Caper By Larissa Reinhart: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE November 10 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


After declaring herself to be a reformed con artist, Finley Goodhart believes that she has a long way to go before she can live up to her ironic last name. Her father Sheriff Woody Goodhart set the ethical bar low with his crooked and abusive activities, and ever since she ran away as a teenager Fin lived a life as a grifter surviving through scams and cons.

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Thanksgiving Kathi Daley-Style

FROM THE November 10 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


Thanksgiving is a delightful holiday gathering family and friends together to enjoy turkey, mash potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, and…Murder? Kathi Daley has penned two entertaining mysteries set during this holiday, and although she has readers engaged in a mystery often with some peril, she highlights family, two-legged and four-legged friends, and the joy of gathering together. Oh, yeah, always with recipes as a delicious bonus.

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Feral Paws Rescue: Thai

FROM THE November 10 ISSUE

IN THE Feral Paws Rescue SECTION

by Lupe Gore


I have been volunteering at Feral Paws Rescue for a few years, and I have an area where cats are housed that I, personally, take care of. One day in mid-June of this year, I noticed a new addition to my area, a beautiful large chocolate-point Siamese.

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The Long Paw of the Law By Diane Kelly: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE November 10 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow
& Diane Kelly


There are no immediate baby plans in the future for ambitious young Fort Worth Police Officer Megan Luz, as she is determined that nothing will come in her way of becoming a detective as soon as possible. A baby does soon take over her professional life though, a result of the Texas Safe Haven Statute of 1999 declaring that infants can legally be left in designated safe places.

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The New Magnum PI: TV Review

FROM THE November 10 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson



In this updated version of Magnum P.I. Thomas Magnum (played by Jay Hernandez), a decorated former Navy Seal who is trying to get his P.I. business off the ground in the tropical surroundings of Oahu, Hawaii.

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Pig’N A Poke: A Finley Goodhart Crime Caper Short

FROM THE November 10 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Larissa Reinhart


Camaros and winter don’t go together. But it wasn’t my Camaro, and I’d planned on putting many miles between me and the owner. Not that he cared about the Camaro. Lex would find it funny. Me making a getaway from him on the worst possible day with the worst possible vehicle.

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Writing the Cozy Mystery

FROM THE November 10 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Nancy J. Cohen


Why did I write a book on how to craft a cozy mystery? The answer is simple. There wasn’t one on the market in the earlier days when I began my Bad Hair Day series.

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Community Life Garden: Making a Difference in the Community Through Gardening

FROM THE November 10 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


During this time of year we like to feature groups who are making a difference in their community. While looking for such a group this year I found The Community Life Garden, just outside of Reedley. Interested in what exactly they do, I chatted with the Executive Director of Community Life Garden, David Gonzalez.

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Glitter Bomb By Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE November 10 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy


It’s Mardi Gras time in New Orleans. Carmela and Ava are ready to sell tons of merchandise in their shops (scrapbooking and voodoo) and dance the nights away as Fat Tuesday nears. Party time includes parades with the fabulous floats manned by the competitive krewes.

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The Hour of Death By Jane Willan: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE November 10 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy


The rural Welsh convent of Gwenafwy Abbey is getting ready for the Yuletide holidays. When Tiffany Reese, the organizer of all things, is found dead at the art fair, it’s unclear as to the cause of death. Sister Agatha is on the scene and ready to help solve what she’s sure is a murder.

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This Week up on KRL News & Reviews/Listen to the New Podcast Episode!

FROM THE November 10 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

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!

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The Bridge

FROM THE November 10 ISSUE

IN THE Maria Ruiz SECTION

by Maria Ruiz



Bridges make crossing rivers, ravines, mountains, and crowded areas possible. We hope the bridge will last until we’re over it, but we’ve all seen pictures where it didn’t and dumped some vehicles down, down, down.

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Steven’s Eventful October

FROM THE November 7 ISSUE

IN THE Music SECTION

by Steven Sanchez



October is usually known for ghoulish activities leading up to Halloween. For me, it was a time for concerts and stand-up comedy. This month had quite a few events. Luckily for me, I was there. Here’s a recap and review of some of those events that I attended.

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Music and Support for Andrew Janz for Congress

FROM THE November 6 ISSUE

IN THE Music SECTION

by Steven Sanchez



On November 1, Andrew Janz, the Democratic congressional candidate who’s challenging Republican Devin Nunes for California’s 22 District seat, hosted an intimate event called the “Get Out The Vote Concert” for his supporters with a live acoustic performance from Stephan Jenkins, the leading singer for Third Eye Blind.

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