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Happy Halloween From KRL!

by Lorie Lewis Ham


We are on vacation this week here on KRL to do some much needed maintenance, however we have 5 brand new mystery book reviews and giveaways & a player for our bonus Mysteryrat's Maze Podcast episode that went up for Halloween over on KRL News and Reviews. But don't worry we will be back November 7 with another full issue. We will still be posting some midweek articles next week.

More April Penguin Mystery Fun

by Sandra Murphy &
Cynthia Chow


We end this April with a 4 more April Penguin mysteries. Once again we have fun food ones, sewing and a retirement home - A Killing Notion by Melissa Bourbon, A Roux of Revenge by Connie Archer, The Blackwoods Farm Enquiry By Ann Purser, and A Second Helping of Murder: A Comfort Food Mystery By Christine Wenger. We also have a fun video interview with Connie Archer at the end of our review of her book. At the end of this post are details on how to win copies of all 4 books!

Winter’s Tale: Book Review

by Tess Mize



This review was inspired by a list of movies coming out in 2014 that are based on books. Having seen a few trailers for the movies on the list, I saw Winter’s Tale and thought, “That seems like a nice, romantic story–perfect to review in time for Valentine’s Day.” Based on the movie trailer, I expected an easy read, with sentimentality to rival any Nicholas Sparks books and a dash of fantasy. What I got was a 768-page mammoth of a novel by Mark Helprin that proved a very challenging, and at times frustrating, exercise of the mind.

Penguin Mystery Fun In February

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy


This week we have another fun group of mystery reviews & giveaways from Penguin authors- Murder with Ganache: A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette, Murder Sends a Postcard: A Haunted Souvenir Shop Mystery By Christy Fifield, Playing with Fire by J. J. Cook, and Zero Degree Murder by M. L. Rowland. Info on how to win copies of all 4 of these fun mysteries at the end of this post, along with a link to purchase them.

Penguin Mysteries To Start 2014

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


Starting the year off right with another group of fun Penguin mysteries! And Then You Dye by Monica Ferris, Buttoned Up: A Button Box Mystery by Kylie Logan, Quilt Trip: A Southern Quilting Mystery By Elizabeth Craig, and The Sayers Swindle: A Book Collector Mystery By Victoria Abbott. Info on how to enter to win all of these books at the end of this post.

Almost Human: TV Review

by Jesus Ibarra


From the creators of Fringe, comes Almost Human a show set in 2048 where science and technology has advanced so far that crime has risen to unmanageable rates, forcing police officers to be paired up with lifelike combat androids. Part police drama and part science fiction, Almost Human stars Karl Urban as a gruff Detective John Kennex, who is forced to pair up with a discontinued model of androids who were created to be as human as possible and known as DRN’s. Michael Ealy has the incredibly hard job of portraying Kennex’s android partner, Dorian.

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