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Bill Crider

by Cynthia Chow,
Sandra Murphy, Terrance Mc Arthur, & Lorie Lewis Ham


Once again another year has ended, and we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2017. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5 favorite books they reviewed in 2017 (well some of them may fudge on that a bit).

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by Sandra Murphy



Jake Marley has been a recluse for as long as anybody can remember. His sister was killed in a car accident when he was just a kid. After that, things were never the same. He has a lot of money but no friends or family. The townspeople of Clearview, Texas are more than surprised when Jake buys the old Opera House with plans to open a theater. Like Jake, the Opera House has been left to its own devices for far too long. A lot of repairs are in order.

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by Sandra Murphy


Sheriff Dan Rhodes hasn’t had a day off in a long while so now seemed as good a time as any. He was at the Pak-a-Sak pondering whether or not to end his boycott against Dr. Pepper. Since only he knew about it, what could it hurt to have one soda? It was just his bad luck that a masked man with a gun came in to rob the place before he could make a decision.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews of two books by the new publishing company owned by Lee Goldberg, Brash Books. Both are reprints from the 80s and 90s-Blanch on the Lam by Barbara Neely & Outrage at Blanco By Bill Crider. Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of both, along with links to purchase them.

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