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Jeri Westerson

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Traitor’s Codex is the latest Medieval Noir Crispin Guest mystery by Jeri Westerson. Crispin is a disgraced knight who turned his talent for finding things into a profession as a Tracker (basically a private detective) to make a living. Over the years he has become quite good at it and developed a reputation for getting the job done.

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by Sunny Frazier


Spring brings flowers but also the first in four budding new series to grow in your TBR piles. Enjoy!

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by Sandra Murphy,
Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur,
& Lorie Lewis Ham


Another year has ended, and once again we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2018. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10 favorite books they reviewed in 2018. Our newest reviewer, Katherine Costa, wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post.

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by Sunny Frazier


If one of your 2019 resolutions is to add more books and reading time to your life, here are some suggestions to help you keep your promise!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Jeri Westerson


Deadly Rising is the second book in Jeri Westerson’s new fantasy Booke of the Hidden series featuring tea and herb shop owner Kylie Strange. The series takes place in Moody Bog, Maine.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The Deepest Grave is the latest Crispin Guest medieval noir mystery written by Jeri Westerson. Crispin is a former knight who was accused of treason and stripped of everything. To survive, he has turned to his considerable deductive skills and basically become the first private detective, though what they call him is the “Tracker.” Crispin has managed to survive using these skills, providing a meager life for himself and his apprentice Jack Tucker, a former thief.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This post is really just for those of you who get KRL in your email because apparently the player I embedded in the post we just sent out does not show up in your email so as a PS to that post here is a link to listen to the podcast on the Podbean website!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



A new episode of the podcast went up last week-if you get our podcast newsletter (where you get extra content not available on KRL) or are a part of our KRL Mystery Facebook group you may already know that, but perhaps you still haven’t listened-well here is another very simple way to listen to the latest podcast.

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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 Sunny Frazier


Looking for an inexpensive, easy to wrap, home delivery gift for friends? Books are the answer. Plus, you can borrow them back later (that’s fair, right?). You’ll be surprised at your favorite authors starting a new series. Some of this month’s offerings have wonderful recipes to eat by the hearth. So, curl up with hot buttered rum, ignore the messy house, and curl up and read. Merry, merry!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Booke of the Hidden is the first book in a new urban fantasy series by Jeri Westerson–whose Crispin Guest medieval noir books I love! I was confident that I would enjoy this new series as well-and I was right.

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by KRL Staff


Once again another year has ended, and we take a look back at the many books reviewed in KRL. Each of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5 favorite books they reviewed in 2016. Usually I include myself in this list, but to my surprise I found that I have reviewed very few books this year.

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by Kathleen Costa


“What if…?” is an intriguing question posed by authors of historical fiction, and more than just “changing names to protect the innocent” or avoiding libel claims, it is a way of enhancing true events and real people by providing realistic and plausible connections, interactions…love affairs? Henry VIII’s court, the Black Ladies’ Priory, Thomas Giffard, and Isabella Launder are real, but in the Roses in the Tempest the author envelopes a fictional story around them to bring to us a wonderful tale of Tudor England. “But, in the end, it is only a pleasing story.”

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Jeri’s Halloween Caramel Corn

IN THE October 8 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andMysteryrat's Maze
SECTIONS

by Jeri Westeron


Halloween. What mystery writer doesn’t like this particular holiday? Heck, I start my decorating promptly on October 1st, because not only do I like the visions of skeletons and skulls, of black cats and black bats, of witch’s brews and cobwebs, but here in southern California it means that fall weather is just around the corner. And after our hot, dry summers, a cool, breezy day is a welcome sight.

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