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Murder Double or Nothing By Lida Sideris: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE November 9 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


Having recently passed the bar exam, newbie lawyer Corrie Locke has a job working at a movie studio in the contracts department. She is also the daughter of a famous private investigator who recently died. When a movie stunt turns deadly and an actor is killed, she is roped into investigating the murder by his mentor, Lacy Halloway, an old time actress who has free reign at the studio.

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Reedley High School Teacher Profile: Bladmir Pizano

FROM THE November 9 ISSUE

IN THE Education SECTION

by Asami Nelson



Learning the history of the entire world and its many nations is a complex task, but Bladmir Pizano has been assisting students at Reedley High to understand the timelines and events of human civilization for 24 years. Not only does he teach World History, he also teaches AP (Advanced Placement) World History—a college-level class directed towards students who are willing to challenge themselves—and Mexican American/Latin American History. In addition, Pizano is an instructor for the AVID classes, which help students prepare for college and develop positive study habits that will assist them to become academically independent.

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Easy Street Animal Shelter

FROM THE November 9 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Diana Hockley


KRL enjoys featuring animal rescues all over the world. This week our writer Diana Hockley is interviewing Cindy Castle from Easy Street Animal Shelter in north Texas.

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Stain on the Soul By Michele Drier: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE November 9 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson


Rosalind (Roz) wants to know who killed her husband, Winston Duke, and why? His murder was an unsolved drive-by shooting in LA. To distance herself from the scene, Roz has moved herself and her internationally-known stained glass window business to a small town on the Oregon coast.

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Father Brown (2019)/Classic Father Brown (1974) on BritBox Streaming

FROM THE November 9 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


BritBox is one of my favorite streaming options for movies and television programs any Anglophile will find satisfying, compelling, and very entertaining. From vintage 1970s detective dramas and comedies to current 2019 mysteries and sit-coms, I have enjoyed hours and hours binging wonderful shows from England to Scotland from Down Under to Up North. For my personal convenience I choose an annual subscription fee, since I don’t see any reason I would ever suspend my membership, but for others the monthly fee option might be preferred. Either way both are very reasonable. Anyone can forgo a latte a month in exchange for “calorie free” entertainment, right?

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A Valley Treasure for the Arts, Selma Arts Center’s 2020 Season

FROM THE November 9 ISSUE

IN THE Rebecca Potts SECTION

by Rebecca Potts



Selma Arts Center is quickly becoming the premier theatre in the Valley, and in their quest to build a fantastic 2020 season, they’ve created a dazzling lineup of hilarious, heartfelt, and magical shows that will bring you back again and again. From the Harry Potter-themed straight play Puffs to the culturally impactful musical Zoot Suit, Selma has chosen a beautiful variety of stories to tell next year. I sat down with Director Nicolette C. Andersen to talk about the new season and how Selma will evolve in the years to come.

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She Loves Me On Stage at 2nd Space

FROM THE November 9 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance Mc Arthur


He and She can’t stand each other. However, the two of them have been writing to each other for a long time. They have fallen in love with each other, but they don’t know it.

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Silent Night, Deadly Night: A Year-Round Christmas Mystery By Vicki Delany: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE November 9 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


In their goal of being officially designated as “America’s Christmas Town,” the town of Rudolph, New York, celebrates the holiday throughout the year with its main street shops on Jingle Bell Lane specializing in Yuletide wares. This week before Thanksgiving marks the beginning of when business truly heats up, and Mrs. Claus’s Treasures owner Merry Wilkinson is preparing to focus entirely on work for the next six weeks.

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Make Believe Murder By Leslie Langtry: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE November 9 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


It seemed oddly familiar to Merry being trapped, secured to a chair with a hood over her head, and then just plain annoying to discover it’s not the Russians or terrorists seeking revenge but some teens engaged in cosplay set to sacrifice her…instead she gets dubbed Bird Lady Protector.

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New Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast Featuring Fig Newtons & Heavy Bags By Earl Staggs

FROM THE November 9 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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The Best Lightweight Strollers For 2019

FROM THE November 8 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Staff



A lightweight stroller will not only enable you to move your kid from one place to another, but also reduce weight during transportation. The best lightweight strollers weigh between 10 and 20 pounds, which makes them very portable. In fact, these strollers are lighter than most toddlers. In this comparison, we are going to look at the top portable stroller products based on features such as safety, comfort and functionality.

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Buyer & Cellar Presented By Visalia Players

FROM THE November 6 ISSUE

IN THE Theatre SECTION

by Nancy Holley



Keith Lindersmith brings a bit of the exotic to the Ice House through his role as Alex Moore in Jonathan Tolin’s Buyer & Cellar, which opens Friday, November 8.

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Kings Players Presents Paradise Lost and Found

FROM THE November 6 ISSUE

IN THE Theatre SECTION

by Christa Van Gemert


The lost and found department of the Paradise Bus Company deals with a wide variety of misplaced items, but none so unusual as some of those seen in Pat Cook’s Paradise Lost and Found.

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Land of Wolves The Longmire Series By Craig Johnson: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE November 2 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


After recent traumatic events, the case of a dead sheep should be a relief for Wyoming’s Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire. Instead, the following investigation brings no end of headaches, mostly in the form of wolf conservator Keasik Cheechoo, a labor advocate determined to protect both immigrant workers and the wolf she’s tagged.

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