The Plot and the Pendulum By Jenn McKinlay: Review/Giveaway

by Sandra Murphy

In Briar Creek, it’s almost Halloween. As the library staff gets ready for the spooky holiday, librarian Lindsey Norris learns William Dorchester is in town to settle his mother, Marion, into an assisted living home. He plans to sell the house and its contents and wants to donate all the books to the library to use however they want. Marion objects, of course, but suffering a form of dementia, is overruled.

Season of the Ghost: The Ghosthropology Podcast

by Sarah Peterson-Camacho

As Halloween approaches in a flurry of fiery leaves and gathering gloom, the cold air crackles in the shivery wake of Autumn and her restless spirits. The Season of the Ghost is upon us, and Central Valley podcast Ghosthropology, hosted by folklorist Matthew Armstrong and produced by his wife Kaylia Metcalfe, is here to tell you a ghost story.

Halloween Short Story: Gotcha

by P.M. Raymond

The ornate iron frame encased the black and white photo like dangerous vines that snaked through a fence. The image itself was a leafless tree with branches spiraling out from its tall base like an ancient goddess. The dusty earth beneath starved for moisture. Katherine rested a confused gaze upon the relic in her hands.

The Ghost and the Stolen Tears By Cleo Coyle: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Cynthia Chow
& Cleo Coyle

It’s been several years since Penelope Thornton-McClure moved back to her hometown of Quindicott, Rhode Island, to help her Aunt Sadie run their Buy the Book shop, and with Pen’s publishing experience they have expanded the store physically while increasing their sales online. No small part of their success has been the seasonal Fall help of the nomadic Norma Stanton, who has a gift of being a book-whisperer able to find the perfect book for a customer’s needs.

BOO! Spooktacular In Clovis

by Kathy Eide Casas

If you’re looking for an eerie-sistible fun way to celebrate Halloween, look no further than downtown Clovis!
Once again, the Clovis Veterans Memorial District will present a fun-filled outdoor day of free trick or treating, ghastly games, creepy crafts, and lots of prizes at their annual Spooktacular on Saturday, October 29.

Crime for the Books By Kate Young: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Cynthia Chow
& Kate Young

It makes sense that for the Halloween season the Jane Doe Book Club is hosting a murder mystery night at Georgia’s Magnolia Manor bed and breakfast. Things get a little too real, though, when, after blanks fired by the designated murderer, an extra shot is fired and a real body is found with a bullet hole in her chest. The now late Patricia Donaldson had been a harassing nuisance to her cousin over an inheritance, which is why Elaine Morgan had hired Cousins Investigative Services to protect and deliver a cease and desist order.



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