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by Cynthia Chow



Being an unmarried, twenty-four year old woman in 1960 isn’t easy, especially when Eleonora “Ellie” Stone is struggling to establish herself as a professional reporter at The New Holland Republic newspaper. Now that her professor father recently died, Ellie knows that she can now never gain his approval and so she is on the brink of giving up and going back home to New York City. Fortunately for Ellie, but tragically for a young socialite, Ellie has the opportunity to make her career when she is the first reporter on the scene when hunters stumble over the body of Jordan Shaw.

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by Cynthia Chow



At any other time, Absaroka County, Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire would have been on the first flight to Philadelphia to be at his daughter’s side as she gives birth to his first grandchild. Instead, Walt’s loyalty has him accompanying his old mentor and former boss Lucien Connally to Campbell County on of a plea to investigate the suicide of another detective. Gerald Holman’s widow insists that he was not suicidal, and her years of experience as a court reporter allow her to recognize when the investigating detectives are telling lies.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Last month we went to the LA Times Festival of Books and had a great time catching up with some of our favorite mystery authors. We have already posted 3 of our video interviews we did while we were there and now here are the final 3-Cara Black, Denise Hamilton and Linda O. Johnston. Enjoy!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



A couple of weeks ago we were at the LA Times Festival of Books and had the chance to interview several mystery authors, including Sue Ann Jaffarian. Below you will find that video interview.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



In Black Arts, Faith Hunter’s latest book in the series, Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting vampire hunter with a mountain lion trapped inside her soul, and is metaphysically chained to Leo, the master vampire of New Orleans. This is a ticklish situation for her, and she doesn’t want him to know she is bound to him. Leo has a security job for Jane, running things for a high-stakes vampire event, but she has her own problems: Molly is missing. Molly, a witch, used to be Jane’s best friend…until Jane killed her sister.

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by Sandra Murphy


Paige Marshall is still teaching kids how to sing, dance and perform in hopes of winning the big interstate contest. Teaching is not a calling, just something to pay the bills while waiting for her big break as an opera singer. It doesn’t hurt that Devlyn, a remarkably handsome man, shows interest in pursuing a relationship–if only he hadn’t spread the rumor that he’s gay to keep the teenage girls at bay. There was that cop she liked, Mike, but he declared his love for her and then disappeared–no return phone calls, nothing. Guess he’s out of the picture.

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by Toni Sandoval



We are so excited to be reviewing Christopher Rice’s new supernatural thriller The Heavens Rise. We were also able to interview Christopher. This seemed like such a perfect fit for the Halloween season! Details on how to enter to win a copy of Heavens Rise at the end of this post.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I didn’t get into mysteries until my late teens through Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie. In my early 20s, I was ready to check out some more current authors and went on a search. Carolyn Hart’s Death On Demand series was one of the first to catch my eye–the setting of a mystery bookstore sounded wonderful–and it was. Now all these many years later her 23rd book in the series, and her 50th published book, Dead, White and Blue, is out!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Discovering a brand new author whose work you fall in love with is always a treat and that has been the case with Between, an urban fantasy novel by Kerry Schafer. The plot sounded interesting and different so I decided to say yes when asked to review it–it was that and much more.

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by Theodore Feit
& Lorie Lewis Ham



The eighth Maggie MacGowen Mystery finds our protagonist in a funk. She’s still depressed after the death of her homicide detective husband, Mike, less than a year ago. Then the investigative filmmaker learns that her TV series is being cancelled by the network. At loose ends, until she finds her next gig, she accepts a one-semester contract at a local community college to teach a few film editing courses.

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by Jesus Ibarra
& Lorie Lewis Ham


I generally love books that deal with the Judeo-Christian mythos if they aren’t preachy, and more so when they introduce new ideas about the established mythos. My favorites though are those that have something to say and use the model of the mythos as the tool. Unfortunately, The Dirty Streets of Heaven isn’t one of those. But it is still a good book. It just leans more towards the straight fiction side with a driving mystery, tough main character, and a gritty setting.

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by Sunny Frazier
& Lorie Lewis Ham



Think Taylor Swift in Fresno. That’s the image I conjured up by the description Jeffery Deaver gives of Kayleigh Towne, a country Western singer from our neck of the woods.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Harper Blaine has died—several times—and has become a Greywalker, able to see into and travel through the Grey between this world and the next with spirits and other creatures. In Seawitch, the seventh of Kat Richardson’s paranormal series, the insurance investigator must solve the mysterious reappearance of the Seawitch, a boat that has been missing for 27 years. All hands were lost…or were they…and were they all human?

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To Write Love On Her Arms

IN THE September 8 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andAshley Brandon,
andMental Health,
andTeens
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by Ashley Brandon



Suicide. Scary word, right? Every year over 36,000 people take their own lives. Every 15 minutes someone commits suicide in the United States alone. That’s a little over one hundred people a day and that does not include failed attempts.

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