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Nancy Cole Silverman

by Lorie Lewis Ham


The first episode of our new mystery podcast is up! We are pretty much learning as we go as to what is the best method for people to listen to it so I hope you will all be patient with us.

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Red Handed: A Christmas Short Story

IN THE December 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
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by Nancy Cole Silverman


It was Christmas, 1884. That winter the snows had started early, and the gloom that came with it made the empty cabins, least those that hadn’t been burned out in the fire around Hayden Hill, seem so much darker than they might. Used to be things around this small mining town was exciting, with miners coming by our store for fixins’ and a little grub.

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by Cynthia Chow


When Los Angeles KNST News Sports and Talk reporter Carol Childs is called to the iconic Hollywood Sign, it’s not a publicity stunt for a starlet or opening movie. Instead, the body of a nude man has been found hanging like a crucifix in the middle of the sign, a death that is quickly declared by the police as a suicide. Carol can’t help but voice her doubts, as not only did she just see the gym rat hitting on an enamored young woman at a grocery store, but why would an obviously vain man kill himself while wearing a red clown nose?

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by Cynthia Chow


While most people consider December to be the season of holidays and gift buying, for Hollywood it heralds the approach of awards’ season. This is when celebrities reward one another and are out on display, seeking out the most exclusive couture fashion and priceless accessories. That also means that some of the most valuable jewelry in the world will be out of secured locations and easily accessible to celebrities, actors, and…thieves.

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by Cyntha Chow


While KHCH reporter Carol Childs is always hungry for a good news story, she never expected that her life would become so dominated by the murder of a young woman. Although only the latest in a string of attractive women to have gone missing, Monica Channing was a kindergarten teacher and the daughter of a prominent Los Angeles judge, meaning that the press and the LAPD focused all of their attention on the case. Considering that Carol’s daughter Cate is close to the same age as all of the missing women, Carol has reason to be highly interested the fate of the women tied to the Hollywood club scene.

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by Cynthia Chow


This week in honor of Earth Day we are once again featuring only ebooks. Here we have reviews of two crime stories by Nancy Cole Silverman–they are also available as audio books. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win an ebook copy of The Salvantionist.

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by Cynthia Chow


Since transitioning from sales executive to news reporter for Los Angeles’s KCHC radio station, Carol Childs is always on the hunt for the next hot story. She didn’t expect it to literally land on her doorstep! Carol’s neighbor and friend Samantha Millhouse is frantic and drops the bomb that her aunt Pepper Millhouse, mega-Hollywood-agent-to-the-stars and president of the American Creative Talent agency, has just drowned in her bathtub.

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