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Marilyn Meredith

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 Lorie Lewis Ham


A Cold Death is the 16th book in Marilyn Meredith’s Deputy Tempe Crabtree series. Tempe is a deputy in the community of Bear Creek, in the hills of California. I have enjoyed following Tempe on her adventures through the years. Each book provides the reader with a good old-fashioned mystery, great characters, and a look into Tempe’s Yanduchi Indian background and beliefs.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Seldom Traveled is the fifteenth book in Marilyn Meredith’s series featuring Deputy Tempe Crabtree who lives in the fictional town of Bear Creek, California. In this book, she deals with murder, a forest fire, and a runaway fugitive.

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by Kathleen Costa


It is common for Detective Doug Milligan of the Rocky Bluff Police Department to be woken up in the middle of the night and meet up with partner Felix Zachary to investigate a major crime. It is also common for his police officer wife Stacey and daughter Beth to be very curious and push for details on the investigation. It is not, however, common for the body to be found under an abandoned pier with heavy stones piled on top of its chest like an ancient method of punishment.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


In the latest Deputy Tempe Crabtree book by Marilyn Meredith, Tempe and her husband Hutch get to travel to the California coast for her son’s wedding. But as always, murder seems to follow Tempe wherever she goes.

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by Marilyn Meredith


While all the snow was falling in the East and Midwest, and even in some Southern States, the one thing people on Facebook and DorothyL kept writing was, “It’s a good time to read,” proving there’s nothing like a good book to make you forget excessive snow, icy roads, and freezing temperatures.

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River Spirits By Marilyn Meredith

IN THE November 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



I have always enjoyed Marilyn Meredith’s Deputy Tempe Crabtree series, so I was happy to hear that there was a new one out.
In River Spirits, the latest book in this delightful series, a movie is being filmed on the Bear Creek Indian Reservation and the crew is creating havoc on the reservation by trespassing on sacred ground and not following the rules established to allow them to film there.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Murder in the Worst Degree is the tenth book in F.M. Meredith’s (aka Marilyn Meredith) Rocky Bluff PD series. In this book the Rocky Bluff police department not only has to deal with an elderly man found washed up on the beach, but a serial rapist, drug deals, and auto accidents.

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by Marilyn Meredith
&Cynthia Chow



It was a perfectly overcast night for a ghost hunt, and ghost tour guide Lorna Collins was hoping to please her ghost hunters at the Wilkinson House, a long-vacant Bear Creek home built in the 1900s and still up for sale. Unfortunately, the dead entity they discover on site is pretty corporal, as it is the body of a teenaged “Goth” boy with, very suspiciously, two puncture wounds on his neck. Ghosts are one thing, but a vampire–that is something even these spiritualists can’t believe actually exists.

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by Diana Hockley


When I was asked to do a review on Marilyn Meredith’s Dangerous Impulse, I was delighted because her books are always good value! I was not disappointed. This book is terrific!

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by Diana Hockley



When Deputy Sheriff of Lawrenceville, Lupine County, Jessica McGuire heads out for a morning jog the last thing she expects to find as she runs past the cemetery is the empty grave of a long-dead infant. Who on earth would want to steal what is left of the body? The condescending attitude of her boss, Captain Boone, who dismisses the discovery as not being important enough for him to mount an investigation infuriates Jessica.

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by Pat Browning


A cop’s life isn’t all gunfire, sirens and squealing tires. In F.M. Meredith’s No Bells, cops in a small Southern California beach community knock on doors the old-fashioned way. Investigating a murder, they suspect and question everyone who knew the victim.

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by Larry Ham



I first met Madeline at a book fair in Hanford. Then again, at the Sisters in Crime/MWA (Mystery Writer’s of America) conference in Pasadena, and she came to last year’s PSWA (Public Safety Writers Association) conference. She also came to my booksigning at my family reunion in Barstow, and we were next to each other at a book fair in San Luis Obispo.

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