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Judy Penz Sheluk

by Judy Penz Sheluk

The water in Georgian Bay is chilly, even in the middle of July. In late May, it was downright frosty, but that didn’t stop the dozen or so members of the Cycopath Triathlon Team from diving right in. All but one, a finely muscled woman named Cherry, wore long-sleeved neoprene wetsuits. Cherry went sleeveless.


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.


Live Free or Die: Mystery Short Story

IN THE September 24 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTerrific Tales

by Judy Penz Sheluk

The first time any of us met Jack he was wearing a dark green suit. That seemed odd to me. It wasn’t St. Patrick’s Day and the office attire was mostly business casual, with an emphasis on the casual. This was especially true in “cubicle hell,” where an overworked staff of four plus supervisor made collection calls and routinely canceled insurance policies for non-payment.


by Kathleen Costa

Calamity ‘Callie’ Barnstable has quite the dilemma. After her father fell off a thirty-story construction site due to a faulty safety harness in what has been described as “an unfortunate occupational accident,” she has inherited his entire estate including a house of which she has no memory. The dilemma is the codicil which explains Callie must live in the house for one year.


by Diana Hockley

Margo Power, publisher of Murderous Intent Mystery Magazine founded a Short Story Mystery Fiction Society in 1996. The magazine, Mysterical-e was a spin-off from this and resulted in the Derringer Awards for stories up to twenty thousand words. The society has now grown to around one thousand six hundred members.


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