A California Magazine with Local Focus and Global Appeal:
Community - Entertainment - Human Interest


Weekly issues every Saturday morning and other special articles throughout the week — there's something for everyone. Check out our sister site KRL News & Reviews for even more articles every week.


Laura Disilverio

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.

{ 9 comments }

by Cynthia Chow



As much as professional event organizer Amy-Faye Johnson loves books and reading, the Celebration of Gothic Novels seems intent on testing that affection. “Events!” has been hired by the bookstore Book Bliss to coordinate their authors’ book signing and costume party celebrating the gothic novel. To coincide with the festivities, the Readaholics bookclub has selected to read and discuss Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, a novel that incorporates all of the traits of gothic novel: menacing manors, sinister maids, virginal heroines, dashing heroes, missing wives, and odd children.

{ 24 comments }

by Sunny Frazier


Is it too soon to think about Halloween? Apparently not! Several authors are jumping the gun and offering novel treats, recipes, and first-in-a-series titles for those of you searching for the next good read.

{ 52 comments }

by Cynthia Chow


As the owner of Eventful!, professional event organizer Amy-Faye Johnson prides herself on always having a schedule and a comprehensive agenda prepared for the celebrations she plans. The grand opening of her brother Derek’s brewpub, Elysium Brewing, is testing all of her party-planning abilities. Despite her every precaution it is plagued by fire, overflowing toilets, a protest by Women Outing Serial Cheaters (WOSC)…and a dead body.

{ 14 comments }

by Sunny Frazier


Coffee, tea, beer, maple syrup, tamales, biscuits and cinnamon—we all have our own tastes when it comes to mysteries. Sample the goods with these fun offerings.

{ 27 comments }

More April Penguins

IN THE April 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy
SECTIONS

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



We are ending this month with three more fun mysteries from Penguin-Shadow of a Spout by Amanda Cooper, The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco: A Book Club Mystery by Laura DiSilverio, and A Fright to the Death: A Family Fortune Mystery by Dawn Eastman. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of all 3, plus a link to purchase them.

{ 8 comments }

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy


I admit it. I absolutely loved the first two seasons of Glee, I have two of their CDs downloaded on my phone, and Pitch Perfect was one of my favorite movies of the last year. However, even I had a few trepidations of how a murder mystery could be interwoven into an environment where song mash-ups should have been the greatest objects of contention without it being a hook to simply jump on the current popularity of singing competitions.

{ 14 comments }

  • Arts & Entertainment

  • Books & Tales

  • Community

  • Education

  • Food Fun

  • Helping Hands

  • Hometown History

  • Pets

  • Teens

  • Terrific Tales