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suspense

by Theodore Feit


Turning her attention away from the long-standing series featuring Decker and Lazarus, Faye Kellerman has written a standalone involving a serial killer and rapist, a teenager obsessed with finding the murderer, first love, and hanky-panky goings-on in high school. It makes for good reading throughout the rather bulky book.

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by Cyntha Chow


One year ago Isabella Jordan’s life began to crumble around her. Shortly after her adored husband Sam passed away after a long illness, Bella lost not only her teaching job but the lease on her home as well. The only other family member left alive is her judgmental mother-in-law, so with no other option Bella packs her son and all of her belongings into her car to drive to Chicago to spend the summer with Sam’s mother. Fate steps in when Bella and five-year-old Max encounter a very pregnant cat before they’ve even left New York State, forcing them to take refuge in the strange small town of Lily Dale.

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by S. Furlong-Bolinger



“You know, my wife, Dawn, just has no sense of humor anymore,” I was telling the guys. We were hanging out at Sid’s Hardware. They offered free coffee and a few of us had gotten into the habit of gathering there in the mornings.

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Past Due: Mystery Short Story

IN THE May 31 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTerrific Tales
SECTIONS

by John Clark


I tried not to roll my eyes as Delia handed me the phone and gave me one of her half stressed, half ashamed looks before bolting out the door. She hadn’t bothered to explain her abrupt departure. There was no need. We had been through this same scenario at least once every other week since the local employment coach had referred her to me.

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by Cynthia Chow


FBI agent, Sydney Fitzpatrick, could never have realized that the investigation she began into her father’s death would place her in the middle of an international plot, risk national security and cost the lives of innocents. Unfortunately, while she may have solved the murder of her father in Face of a Killer, by this fifth in the series Sydney is immersed further in the mystery that began with her father, drew the attention of multiple law enforcement agencies and threatened the safety of a nation.

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by Paula Gail Benson



“Remember, to be an Eve on New Year’s Eve is truly special. Even if you don’t have a date for my party.”
Eve had been listening to Charlotte on her hands-free phone as she drove to the spa. She made a mental note: in the future only take Charlotte’s calls on a land line, one equipped with a heavy receiver Eve could slam into its base.

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Wait Until Dark On Stage at 2nd Space

IN THE March 13 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham
SECTIONS

by Lorie Lewis Ham




If you enjoy a good mystery like I do, you don’t want to miss Wait Until Dark, currently on stage at 2nd Space in Fresno. This Broadway hit inspired the 1967 film starring Audrey Hepburn.

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Jack Reacher: Movie Review

IN THE January 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMovies,
andMysteryrat's Maze
SECTIONS

by Lorie Lewis Ham




The movie Jack Reacher is based on a book by Lee Child called One Shot, which is a part of his suspense/mystery series staring former military police officer Jack Reacher.

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by Gloria Feit
& Lorie Lewis Ham




Lindsey Page, first introduced to readers by this author as a friend of the protagonist PI Jeri Howard in Witness to Evil, one of ten books in that series, returns here as one of four women, friends since their college days in Berkeley, California, around whom the story revolves. Lindsey is a historian who usually writes about the 19th century American west, but whose current work-in-progress is a study of Latin American women who had emigrated to the US as a result of wars and upheavals in their native countries.

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by Marilyn Meredith



When I read the book I had no idea it was categorized as a YA. I loved it from beginning to end. I supposed I should have realized it was a YA because of the lack of bad language and explicit sex scenes. What it did have was a unique and believable plot that gripped me from the very beginning.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Lorie Lewis Ham



As we continue to celebrate Father’s Day we decided to pick a mystery writer who is a father to feature in today’s issue. This week at KRL we are reviewing John Gilstrap’s latest mystery novel Damage Control, interviewing him & giving away a copy of the book–details at the end of this article.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



As we continue our Edgar Allan Poe month, what could be better fitting than the review of a book by a current mystery author who is actually related to Poe! Also at the end of this review is a video interview with Christopher & a chance to win a copy of the book!

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Man On A Ledge: Movie Review

IN THE January 30 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMovies,
andMysteryrat's Maze
SECTIONS

by Lorie Lewis Ham



An escaped convict, who is a former cop in jail for stealing a famous diamond, ends up out on a ledge at a hotel. A police psychologist (Elizabeth Banks) works to try and talk him down, unaware at first who he is as he registered at the hotel under an alias. The psychologist has her own story as well–she’s been in a downward spiral after failing to keep a cop from jumping off a bridge and she’s surprised when the man on a ledge asks for her by name. At the same time that he is on the ledge, across the street a major diamond heist is in progress.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



KRL had the wonderful pleasure of interviewing mystery/suspense author Thomas Caplan, reviewing his new book The Spy Who Jumped Off The Screen. There’s also a chance to win a copy of the book–details at the end of this post. Thomas actually went to school with President Bill Clinton and he wrote the forward for TPWJOTC! Learn more of Thomas in the following interview.

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