The Plunge by Nancy G. West

November 6, 2018

This episode features the first chapter of the mystery novel "The Plunge" by Nancy G. West, read by local actor Ariel Bennett. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. You can learn more about Nancy's books and how to purchase "The Plunge" and other books by her on her website.

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The Mercy Killer by Merrilee Robson

October 16, 2018

This episode features the mystery short story, The Mercy Killer, written by mystery author Merrilee Robson and read by Kingsburg actor Thomas Nance. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. You can learn more about Merrilee's writing on her website.

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The Ghost and Mrs. McClure by Cleo Coyle

October 2, 2018

This episode features an excerpt, specially adapted for this podcast by Cleo Coyle, from her novel The Ghost and Mrs. McClure: Book #1 of the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries Published in 2004 by Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House. It is being read by local actor Max Debbas. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. The latest book in this series, The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller, was released in September of 2018 and both books are available for purchase. To learn more about Cleo Coyle visit CleoCoyle.com and to learn more about the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries visit HauntedBookshopMystery.com.

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Murder at the Driskill by Kathleen Kaska

September 18, 2018

This episode features the first chapter of the mystery novel "Murder at the Driskill" by Kathleen Kaska, and read by local actor Casey Ballard. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. You can learn more about Kathleen's books and how to purchase "Murder at the Driskill" and others on her website.

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Doggy DNA by Neil Plakcy

September 4, 2018

This episode features the mystery short story, "Doggy DNA", written by mystery author Neil Plakcy and read by local actor Thomas Nance. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. You can learn more about Neil's writing on his website. This episode should appeal not only to mystery lovers, but also dog lovers!

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Players by Dennis Palumbo

August 21, 2018

This is our fourth episode and it features the mystery short story, "Players", written by mystery author Dennis Palumbo and read by Fresno actor Max Debbas. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. Players was previously published in From Crime to Crime, by Tallfellow Press.

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The Deepest Grave: A Crispin Guest Medieval Noir Mystery by Jeri Westerson

August 7, 2018

This is our third episode and the first mystery novel first chapter that we have recorded. This episode feautures the first chapter of "The Deepest Grave", which is the latest Crispin Guest Medievel Noir mystery novel by Jeri Westerson. The book is published by Severn House. "The Deepest Grave" is read by Fresno actor Paddy Myers. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. The entire novel of "The Deepest Grave" is now available for purchase.

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The Dead Lady’s Coat by Joan Leotta

July 3, 2018

This is our second episode and it features the mystery short story, "The Dead Lady's Coat", written by mystery author Joan Leotta and read by Fresno actor Julia Reimer. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. "The Dead Lady's Coat" was previously published in the Crimestalker Handbook.

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The Pub Crawl by Nancy Cole Silverman

June 5, 2018

Welcome to Kings River Life's Mysteryrat's Maze Podcast. This is our premiere episode. Each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. This episode features the mystery short story, "The Pub Crawl", written by mystery author Nancy Cole Silverman and read by Fresno actor Cyndle Cee. The Pub Crawl was previously published by Out of the Gutter.

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