Over and over I read comments from readers saying they didn’t want to read a book with the pandemic in it. When it was time to write the next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery, I wasn’t sure what to do.
Covid 19 has changed all of our lives in many different ways. Some have kept to their homes, leaving only for essentials or not at all, only ordering what was needed by phone or the Internet. So many of the events we all looked forward to have been cancelled. And the list goes on.
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Spirit Wind is Marilyn’s 17th mystery featuring Tempe Crabtree, a deputy sheriff in the fictional town of Bear Creek, California up in the Sierra Mountains. This book has her and her pastor husband, Harry Hutchinson, headed to Tehachapi for a trip that is part vacation, part ghost hunting.
Sandra Murphy, Terrance Mc Arthur, & Lorie Lewis Ham
Once again another year has ended, and we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2017. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5 favorite books they reviewed in 2017 (well some of them may fudge on that a bit).
A Cold Death is the 16th book in Marilyn Meredith's Deputy Tempe Crabtree series. Tempe is a deputy in the community of Bear Creek, in the hills of California. I have enjoyed following Tempe on her adventures through the years. Each book provides the reader with a good old-fashioned mystery, great characters, and a look into Tempe's Yanduchi Indian background and beliefs.
Seldom Traveled is the fifteenth book in Marilyn Meredith's series featuring Deputy Tempe Crabtree who lives in the fictional town of Bear Creek, California. In this book, she deals with murder, a forest fire, and a runaway fugitive.
It is common for Detective Doug Milligan of the Rocky Bluff Police Department to be woken up in the middle of the night and meet up with partner Felix Zachary to investigate a major crime. It is also common for his police officer wife Stacey and daughter Beth to be very curious and push for details on the investigation. It is not, however, common for the body to be found under an abandoned pier with heavy stones piled on top of its chest like an ancient method of punishment.
In the latest Deputy Tempe Crabtree book by Marilyn Meredith, Tempe and her husband Hutch get to travel to the California coast for her son's wedding. But as always, murder seems to follow Tempe wherever she goes.