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BritBox Streaming: Scottish Gems Shetland & Karen Pirie

by Kathleen Costa


BritBox is one of my “good” vices. It’s harmless. It’s healthy. It’s highly economical. For less than a cappuccino and a scone (monthly $6.99; special annual fee $69.99), I get endless hours of entertainment from which I can choose a sitcom, detective drama, mystery, documentary, and much more set in an urban community to the countryside and all over the Commonwealth.

Latest News from KRL/Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Earlier this year I shared with you some ways that you can help us and I wanted to give you an update on a few exciting things that have happened recently, and once again just share with you how you can help. First off, thanks so much to everyone who has helped, whether it was financial or by helping spread the word--it all means so much! We couldn't do any of this without all of you!

God Knew I Needed A Dog

by Hazel Smith


For years, my children had hounded me for a family dog. As a big family with seven young children at the time, there was no way I was going to get a dog. It was more work, more expenses, and more poop. So, how on God’s green earth did everything change for me in one weekend?

Queer Mystery Coming Attractions: September 2022

by Matt Lubbers-Moore


This is a call to action! Libraries and books by LGBTQ+ authors are under attack. In North Carolina during Pride month, one library was under assault by the racist, homophobic, xenophobic, and transphobic Proud Boys during their Drag StoryTime event. Parents had to escort their children out a backdoor so that they would not be inundated with hateful speech. Thank goodness for the librarians who stood in front of the programming doors so that the Proud Boys, escorted by police, could not gain entry.

“Happy” Times at the Pet Shop

by T. C. Lotempio


In my new series, Urban Tails Pet Shop, the main character, former actress Shell McMillan, inherits a pet shop from her Aunt Tillie. How did I happen to decide on a pet shop for Shell’s profession? Well, I confess, poor Shell had quite a few occupations before I hit on Pet Shop. And the main reason for doing so was that an editor at the time wanted a series set in one. But once I started writing it, old memories came flooding back. I’ve had some pretty good times in pet shops.

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