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author interview

by Gloria Feit
& Lorie Lewis Ham




Lindsey Page, first introduced to readers by this author as a friend of the protagonist PI Jeri Howard in Witness to Evil, one of ten books in that series, returns here as one of four women, friends since their college days in Berkeley, California, around whom the story revolves. Lindsey is a historian who usually writes about the 19th century American west, but whose current work-in-progress is a study of Latin American women who had emigrated to the US as a result of wars and upheavals in their native countries.

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by Sandra Murphy & Lorie Lewis Ham




Sarah’s engaged to an older man—about six hundred years older. He’s a master vampire with age and comes with a lot of baggage. Still, Thierry has evolved even if opening up about his past isn’t one of his new strengths.

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by Jesus Ibarra


James Stark returns in Devil Said Bang, picking up roughly three months after the events of Aloha From Hell. Stark has had his hands full trying to stay alive and trying to make his way back to LA after being stuck as the reigning Lucifer of Hell. But LA isn’t as Stark left it, his angelic half is running loose, something is eating all the ghosts, and some of the most powerful magic wielding people are planning something big.

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by Cynthia Chow



A major drug bust in Vancouver, Washington has law enforcement and Animal Control calling zookeeper Iris Oakley in for help removing the collection of animals being housed on the confiscated property. However, instead of pets Iris and her coworker Denny discover a massive collection of smuggled wildlife, including several parrots and numerous endangered tortoises.

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by Diana Hockley


Visalia, California born mystery author R.P., or Rebecca, Dahlke joins KRL again today for an interview, and a review of her latest mystery novel, A Dead Red Oleander, set in the Central Valley featuring a female crop duster. At the end of the interview are details on how to enter to win a copy of Dead Red Oleander.

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by Diana Hockley


Who couldn’t love a mouse, especially elegantly attired in smart red knickerbockers, with a nut shell helmet, wielding a tiny wooden sword? Not only that, we get to see him in gorgeous red-striped PJs, a blue sweat shirt and green trousers! A very handsome little person indeed.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Lorie Lewis Ham


Iris Thorne’s life echoes from childhood to adult in this latest episode. The book starts in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in Los Angeles, flashes back to an earthquake that happened when she was fourteen, and brings events from both worlds crashing together.

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by Diana Hockley



Not being a fan of paranormal plots, I was pleasantly surprised by this one! Marabella Vinegar–was there ever a girl blessed with a worse name?–has had “mother” issues for all her life and eight years of group therapy to overcome them.

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by Diana Hockley



Aggie Mundine has retired from a banking career which she loathed, describing herself as a “squirrel counting nuts.” Having reached over thirty – it is hinted, not yet forty – she moves to Texas, where she plans to continue answering letters to her column, “Adventures in Staying Young” and contemplate what else to do.

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by Diana Bulls
& Lorie Lewis Ham



This week we are combining vintage kitchens & mystery fun with a review of the first book in a new series by Victoria Hamiliton, A Deadly Grind, an interview with Victoria & a chance to win a copy of the book. Details at the end of this article. Also in this issue is a vintage kitchen collectibles article by our resident historian Diana Bulls.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Kris Neri



This week we have a review of mystery author Kris Neri’s latest paranormal mystery Magical Alienation, a guest article on writing paranormal by Kris Neri, & a video interview with Kris from Left Coast Crime. At the end of this post are details on how to enter to win a copy of Magical Alienation.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur




Dead Man’s Switch, a high-octane racing mystery by Tammy Kaehler, was nominated for the Eureka! Award (best first mystery novel) at this year’s Left Coast Crime convention, but it didn’t win, and I want to know why this fast-paced book didn’t grab the checkered flag!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This week we have an interview with mystery/vampire author Sarah Zettle, a review of her latest book Let Them Eat Stake, A Vampire Chef Mystery, & a chance to win a copy of the book–details at the end of this post.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Lorie Lewis Ham



This week we have an interview with mystery author Elizabeth Zelvin, a review of her latest book Death Will Extend Your Vacation & a chance to win a copy of the book–details at the end of this post.

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