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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho

It always begins with a girl—usually nameless, always dead.
How she died doesn’t matter so much as the fact that she met a violent fate because she made a perceived mistake of some kind: her clothes were too tight, she went out alone at night, or caught a ride with the wrong stranger.


by Ellyn Siegel

I handed my friend Graham a print out of the portrait I’d just taken of him and he burst into tears.
He was sitting in the tapestry chair with his elbows resting on the wooden, carved lions head armrests, gazing into the near distance, exactly as I’d asked him to pose.

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Why We Love Ghostly Sleuths

IN THE October 23 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andMysteryrat's Maze

by Mary Kennedy

There’s something intriguing about solving mysteries from the great beyond. Just ask Carolyn Hart, Cleo Coyle, and Gayle Leeson, three popular mystery authors who include a ”ghostly sleuth” in their long-running series.


by Cynthia Chow
& Carolyn Haines

Following the death of her uncle Samuel, Tommy Sykes finds herself the unexpected heir of the historical Loftus Manor in Wetumpka, Alabama. The beautiful money-pit requires extensive upkeep and renovations, which is why Tommy is hiring a pair of HGTV stars to help her remodel her manor into an income-generating inn. Handsome, but unsociable, handyman Harley Jones hates the idea of change, but even he has to admit that an inn is preferable to it being sold, torn down, and replaced by a subdivision.


Ghost Tours

IN THE October 28 ISSUE

FROM THE 2020 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze

by Amy Grundy

Hello, my name is Emily Rose and I give ghost tours in Copper Ridge.
I actually moved to town not too long ago, following the death of my mother and the crash and burn of my long-time relationship. Some months before I had the opportunity to visit Copper Ridge and I realized it was steeped in history. Then I met Mrs. Smithers, a loving woman in town who runs the Historical Society. She provided me some information regarding some buildings in town that have, shall we say, unexplainable events from time to time.


by Margaret Mendel

Bev trusted her instincts, always had. So far she figured that’s what had kept her out of harm’s way all these years. Her mother moaned and complained about all the crazy schemes that her daughter had come up with. Though this time her mother said that none of her other ideas sounded half as ridiculous as this one. “You’ll end up a pile of bones,” were her mother’s last words as Bev closed the door behind her and descended the steps of the front porch.


by Terrance McArthur
& Randy Overbeck

Darrell Henshaw is a good football coach, has OCD that’s sort-of in check (he counts and touches things, but it’s not a debilitating, Monk-level), and just lost his job and his girlfriend in Maryland. He’s working a junior-high football camp in Cape May, New Jersey, hoping to get together again with Erin, and wishing that ghosts would leave him alone. That’s how things are in Randy Overbeck’s Crimson at Cape May.


by Sandra Murphy &
Allison Brook

Daphne Marriott drops by and introduces herself to Carrie Singleton, library events planner. As a psychic, she’s setting up a business to give readings and wants to do a library presentation to introduce herself to the townspeople. Evelyn, the library ghost, remembers Daphne, whose father was murdered many years ago. Daphne fingered her brother for the crime. Still, the event goes smoothly except for one glitch when Daphne recognizes someone in the audience.


by Lorie Lewis Ham

What could be more perfect for Halloween than interviewing real life ghost hunters! KRL sat down with Jackie Meador, one of the founders and Director and Chief Investigator for Central California Paranormal Investigators (CCPI), to talk about their organization and what they do.


by Terrance Mc Arthur

In Haunted Rails: Tales of Ghost Trains, Phantom Conductors, and other Railroad Spirits, Matthew L. Swayne offers three-score tales of hauntings at train museums, stations, tunnels, bridges, and accident sites. The bibliography lists twice as many sources. This slim-ish volume is exhaustively researched, bringing together story as well as tales of hauntings from across the United States (even Hawaii gets a paranormal mention) and Canada.


Porterville Ghost Society

IN THE October 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andTerrance V. Mc Arthur

by Terrance Mc Arthur

It’s late October. The wind comes cold, yet there is something else that chills you. You look over your shoulder. Could there be…a ghost?


by Sandra Murphy

This week we have reviews of 2 mysteries from Crooked Lane authors perfect for your Halloween reading, as they involve haunting and ghosts-Death Overdue: A Haunted Library Mystery by Allison Brook, and Doom with a View by Kate Kingsbury.


by Sarah A. Peterson-Camacho

October is a busy time of year for the 11th Hour Paranormal Research Society (PRS). Whether it’s a presentation on the paranormal at A Book Barn in Clovis or an appearance at Fresno’s Gaia Fest Fall 2017, the Halloween season keeps the members of PRS on their toes. Kings River Life caught up with member Kimi Lopez to get the scoop on the organization’s most active month.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Amanda Flower

This week we have a couple of mysteries involving magical cats and ghosts, and one foodie mystery-A Tale of Two Kitties: A Magical Cats Mystery by Sophie Kelly, Ghost on the Case: Bailey Ruth series by Carolyn Hart & Pudding Up With Murder: An Undercover Dish Mystery by Julia Buckley.


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