Peggy made the turn onto M-90 just past the hamlet of Johnsondale and started the final slow incline up the mountain. She’d begun the drive from San Diego before dawn; without traffic or delays, it was a little over six hours to Sequoia National Forest’s closest entrance and another twenty minutes or so past it to the cabin her father used to rent across from Ponderosa Lodge at the top of the mountain. It had been fifteen years since she’d last visited her father and his longtime partner, Juanita, there, but the tunnel of trees, rock outcroppings, stream crossings, and occasional meadows along the ascent were still familiar. There were no other cars on the road as she drove through the freckled shadows in the clean mid-October light.
& Terry Ambrose
Meet Rick Atwood and his precious ten-year-old daughter, Alex. When a woman's body is found on the beach near their Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast, Rick is determined to keep Alex away from the murder due to her curious nature.
As we consider Father’s Day, it is obvious the role that fathers have played in a staple of television comedy: Father Knows Best, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, Parenthood, Modern Family. But they are also integral to many a plot twist and emotional conflict driving drama as well, particularly in the crime and spy genre.
& 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.
In honor of Father's Day enjoy a mystery short story by Leslie Ann Budewitz featuring a father. The End Of The Line was first published in Aflred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine in 2006. This one is a little longer than we usually publish, but was too good to pass up! Enjoy!
Father's Day is a hard day for many people. It's a day set aside to honor fathers, but the reality is that many of us don't feel like honoring our fathers. Why? Because many of us have not been given a very good image of fatherhood. For many, the term “father” refers to a man who abandoned us when we were small. For others, it brings to mind an angry man who beat us or a perverse one who abused us.