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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.


KRL Is On Vacation!

FROM THE August 1 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


We are on vacation this week to do some much needed maintenance. But don’t worry we will be back August 8 with another full issue. We will still be posting some midweek articles next week.

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I Wish This Book Was Unnecessary: STOP THE WORLD

FROM THE July 29 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Lise McClendon


How to wring something positive out of one huge negative—that was the challenge I set for myself this spring. America, and the world, had shut down, locked down, were sheltering in place like victims of a mass shooting. But this enemy was invisible. The coronavirus, COVID-19, had arrived.

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Enhancing Mysteries with Subplots

FROM THE July 29 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Debbie De Louise


What does a missing cat, a kidnapped toddler, and the one-year-old murder of a woman on her anniversary night have in common? They are all subplots in my new novel, Memory Makers. The main plot features Lauren Phelps, a 28-year-old woman who was kidnapped along with her sister twenty-five years ago. Lauren escaped her captor, but her older sister, Patty, was found dead in the woods.

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Writing the Nicky and Noah Mysteries: Book Ten Drama Runway

FROM THE July 29 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Joe Cosentino


“You gotta work it!” Don’t you just love a fashion show? The anticipation in the air, flashing lights, pounding music, enticing runway, gorgeous models, captivating clothes, and revealing costume malfunctions. I find runway shows mesmerizing. So I couldn’t resist setting the tenth novel in my popular Nicky and Noah mystery series during a fashion show.

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Cat House On the Kings: Wishlist/Courage/Savannahs/Fostering

FROM THE July 25 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Harvie Schreiber



If you have ever gone to your pantry or cupboard looking for something and been disappointed to find that you’ve run out, you will understand what it feels like for The Cat House on the Kings (CHOTK) staff to see our supply of kitten kibble, kitten canned food, cat supplements and other cat supplies dwindling. Bare spots on our storage shelves make us anxious, and we sometimes worry about not having sufficient supplies on hand to use for the hundreds of cats and kittens in our care. CHOTK has an Amazon Wishlist, and we keep it updated with the food and supplies that our staff needs to care for the cats and kittens in our care.

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Muzzled By David Rosenfelt: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE July 25 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy


Passing boaters thought the Doral’s owners were below decks. It was only when they were close enough to see a man sprawled on the deck, they thought it was odd. Before they got near, the Doral exploded. Without bodies, it’s assumed three men, pharmaceutical executives, who were seen on the yacht were dead. The Jersey State Police declared the incident a triple homicide based on signs of a bomb found in the debris and wreckage.

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One for the Birds: Photographer & Muscian Larry W. Cusick

FROM THE July 25 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


Nature and photography go hand in hand for award-winning Fresno photographer and musician Larry W. Cusick, whose love of birds makes the avian species one of his favorite muses. But variety is the spice of life, and Cusick has also made a name for himself as a maker of music, playing the fiddle, Irish flute, and uilleann pipes (Irish bagpipes).

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End Of July Mystery Catch Up!

FROM THE July 25 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Sandra Murpy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have another fun group of mysteries-Nothing Bundt Trouble: A Bakeshop Mystery by Ellie Alexander, Red Hot: A Red Herring Mystery by Dana Dratch, Jane Darrowfield, Professional Busybody by Barbara Ross, and Still Knife Painting: A Paint and Shine Mystery by Cheryl Hollon.

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Murder Under a Wolf Moon By Abigail Keam: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE July 25 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


As an adventurer at heart, Mona was excited to learn she’d be attending a party where the host’s father-in-law is the famous egyptologist Sir Jonathon Alden. His daughter, Elspeth Neferet Alden, has married Mr. Cornelius Vanderbilt Hopper, and the party is to present the new, and young, Mrs. Hopper to Lexington society. But, Mona is suspicious about their marital bliss having found the new bride crying and is that a bruise on her arm?

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Great Food Search: The Pick-It-Up Pandemic continues!

FROM THE July 25 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance McArthur


If you can’t take it with you, don’t get it.­ This set of take-outs are centered around my home and work.
El Pollo Loco—4865 E. Kings Canyon Rd., Fresno— Of course, I’m chicken! I always have been. I do get cravings for red meat, but I’m more of a chicken aficionado. I have clutched buckets of KFC and crunched my way through Popeye’s, but that flame-kissed yumminess from El Pollo Loco gets me every time.

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Jessica’s July 2020 Video Game News

FROM THE July 25 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Jessica Ham


The video game industry is a scary place right now. Several streamers, developers, producers, and more have been accused of grooming young fans, sexual harassment, abuse of power, etc. But despite this grim news, there have also been several exciting game announcements and some game releases.

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Coming Attractions: Beating the Heat Edition

FROM THE July 25 ISSUE

IN THE Coming Attractions! SECTION

by Sunny Frazier


Tired of quarantining? I’m prescribing 3 new series and cozies set in the South. Get comfy, curl up with tall glass of sweet tea and put the AC on.

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Binge: How to Lose Weight in the Apocalypse

FROM THE July 25 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


During the pandemic many new web series have been popping up as they can often be filmed while maintaining social distancing–and often from the actors own homes. Companies that have already made web series in the past are also coming up with new ideas. I was recently approached by Yuri Baranovsky of Happy Little Guillotine Studios about a new web series that they have produced during the pandemic called Binge: How to Lose Weight in the Apocalypse.

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New Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast Featuring Crime of Passion By Guy Belleranti

FROM THE July 25 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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