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love

by Margaret Mendel


Time has an interesting way of blending the present with a bit of lingering tastes from the past. Some days when I look back and remember falling in love with my husband, it doesn’t feel like it was all that long ago. But over four decades later my feelings for him are still strong, and though it would be hard to have realized back then, my love for him has only grown stronger.

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by Claire A. Murray


The 22 tales in this anthology, although inspired by the songs of the ’60s, don’t all take place in that decade. Some will step you back in time, others contemporary, all evoking the sense of the song or its meaning in tales of theft, robbery, kidnapping, dating, family, and other relationships. From the UK to Canada and the US, these authors crafted stories that range from nostalgic to humorous, but all deadly and inspired by songs whose opening riffs are mostly familiar. If not, pull out your old LPs or CDs or log onto YouTube and have a listen as you read Peace, Love, and Crime: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of the ’60s.

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by Cynthia Chow


This week we have a review & giveaway of Bye, Bye, Love, a Cat DeLuca mystery by the three sisters who make up K.J. Larsen-Julianne, Kari, Kristen. We also have a fun interview with the sisters. At the end of this post are details on how to enter to win a copy of Bye, Bye Love and a link to purchase the book from Mysterious Galaxy where a portion goes to help support KRL.

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by Tom Sims


There are some things that Chef Tara Hamilton would like for you to know.
If you are smart, you’d like to know them too.
It is a good thing that they are now included in a book that you can download and read with great pleasure, benefit, and interest.

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by Sharon Tucker


If for you, Valentine’s Day is not a merely a commercial construct, but rather is a holiday that provides a chance to express, even if only superficially, affection and a desire for romance, then have I got three mysteries for you! All involve protagonists who are romance-conflicted, possibly even romance -impaired.

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Love Is Murder

IN THE February 8 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
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by Jeanne Matthews



As the comedian Chris Rock says, if you ain’t held a box of rat poison in your hands and thought real hard about killing your wife, you ain’t been in love. Thousands of men go to prison every year for killing their wives or their lovers – perfectly nice men who wouldn’t harm another living soul. So what is it about being in love that can stir a man to thoughts of murder?

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Love, Loss and What I Wore: On Stage in Visalia

IN THE November 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles SECTIONS

by Nancy Holley



If you are a woman or ever had a woman in your life, Love, Loss and What I Wore is for you. The play’s storyline of memories evoked by clothing is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman as well as stories associated with friends of the playwrights Nora and Delia Ephron.

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by Pat Eby



The day hadn’t been too bad. Valentine’s Day. Not exactly a happy day for the single, the uncoupled, the undone-by-romance senior cynical citizen I’ve become. I’d filled the day with favorite pursuits. Coffee hot, black and sassy to start the morning. Early morning visits to local thrifts in pursuit of treasures.

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Crazy, Stupid, Love: Movie Review

IN THE August 1 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
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by Jesus Ibarra



Crazy, Stupid, Love is all about what love does to people, and particularly when love can be painful, new, or unrequited. The great thing about this movie is that it isn’t a typical rom-com full of stupid clichés, but is actually quite realistic on its handle about love.

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