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Tammy Kaehler

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 Cynthia Chow
& Tammy Kaehler


In just one amazing year, professional race car driver Kate Reilly has gone from placing last on the Indianapolis 500 trial run charts to finishing first. Only one other female racer has ever achieved the fastest speed during a practice race, and her fate seemed to prove that women couldn’t take the pressure of competition. Just ten days after ranking number one on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway charts, PJ Rodriguez fell off the roof of her downtown hotel.

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by Cynthia Chow


“There’s something about the car.” That first line in Gary Phillips’ introduction to this collection of car-themed short stories by the Los Angeles Chapter of Sisters in Crime perfectly encapsulates the enigmatic atmosphere and introspection that so often occurs in our beloved automobiles. The close confines of a car and hours spent in traffic force us to either contemplate one’s own thoughts or have deeply intimate conversations with a seatmate without the requirement of uncomfortable eye contact. Some of our most memorable experiences are associated with our cars, and this is reflected in this wonderful compilation of short stories of love, hate and violence, all occurring within our vehicles.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Tammy Kaehler



As the newest member of the Sandham Swift Racing Team, Kate Reilly has much to prove driving their Corvette on the American Le Mans Grand Turing Race series. Unfortunately, a “racing incident” that takes out her car, as well as one of NASCAR favorite drivers, Miles Hanson, puts her in the target site of rabid racing fans, a hateful popular blogger, and the sports media where women drivers are already considered tokens of interest and novelties. While Kate is more than capable of steering her corvette at 170 mph on the race track, off the track she has more difficulty navigating through her new relationship with the VP of ALMS marketing and as a representative of all female drivers to the media.

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