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Leigh Perry

by Sandra Murphy,
Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur,
& Lorie Lewis Ham


Another year has ended, and once again we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2018. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10 favorite books they reviewed in 2018. Our newest reviewer, Katherine Costa, wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post.

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by Cynthia Chow


Sid never intended to catfish his online gaming group, but when one is a sentient, ambulatory skeleton, posting a real selfie is not an option. That’s why Sid assumed the not-so-subtle identity of Skalle Beinagrind – translated from Swedish and Icelandic as “Skull Skeleton” – for his Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game of Runes of Legend. Having lived with adjunct professor Georgia Thackery’s family since she was six years old, Sid’s inexplicable presence is fully accepted and matter-of-fact.

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by Cyntha Chow


Not surprisingly, Halloween is Sid’s favorite day of the year. He’s a sentient skeleton who regained his consciousness (but not his flesh), and Halloween is the one occasion where he can walk around outside unnoticed. Due to recent activities that have spooked more than one resident of Pennycross, Massachusetts, Sid submits to a rare moment of discretion and chooses to don a full body suit to be the Scooby-Doo to Georgia Thackery’s Velma. Dressed in these costumes, Georgia and her childhood companion Sid, will be able to enjoy the Halloween Howl, Pennycross’s month-long event topped off by the haunted house of McQuaid University’s “McHades Hall.”

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by Sunny Frazier



So many books, so little time to promote them all! Only three weeks remain until we all meet in Long Beach for the international mystery convention. Let’s get to it:
Just in time for Halloween is the e-book for Leigh Perry’s (aka Toni L.P. Kelner) A Skeleton in the Family, first in a new series.

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by Cynthia Chow



As an adjunct university professor and the mother of a teenager, Georgia Thackery is savvy to attempts of manipulation. When her dog is walked and chores are done without nagging or complaint, Georgia knows something’s up. Her daughter Madison just won a part in her high school play and thinks their housemate, Sid, will be perfect for the role of Yorick. Sid is a sentient, talkative, and completely animated skeleton, so it’s undeniable Sid is qualified to play the part of a skull.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Leigh Perry


As an adjunct English professor and a single mother, Georgia Thackery is accustomed to the nomadic lifestyle completely at the whim of colleges that provide minimal benefits, torturous class schedules, little respect and tiny salaries. Desks are optional. As the daughter of two tenured professors at McQuaid University in Massachusetts, Georgia feels no little inadequacy, but it is only while they are away on sabbaticals that she takes advantage of a sudden vacancy and accepts a temporary position at their institution.

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