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A Christmas Trifle by Donna Andrews

A Christmas Trifle by Donna Andrews

December 2, 2019

This episode features the mystery short story A Christmas Trifle, a Meg Langslow story by Donna Andrews. It is read by local actor Ariel Linn. A Christmas Trifle was originally published in Homicidal Holidays: Fourteen Tales of Murder and Merriment by Wildside Press in June of 2014. You can learn more about Donna on her website, and her latest Meg Langslow Christmas Mystery novel, Owl Be Home For Christmas, is available for purchase. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. If you enjoyed this episode please review or rate the episode as that helps more people be able to find us! Ariel Linn has read several stories for us and all are available here and on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and others.

The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart

The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart

November 18, 2019

This episode features the first chapter of The Cupid Caper, the first Finley Goodhart Crime Caper by Larissa Reinhart. It is read by local actor Teya Juarez. The Cupid Caper was published by Past Perfect Press on April 16, 2018 and is available for purchase. You can learn more about Larissa and her writing on her website. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. If you enjoyed this episode please review or rate the episode as that helps more people be able to find us! Ariel Linn has read several stories for us and all are available here and on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and others.

Fig Newtons and Heavy Bags by Earl Staggs

Fig Newtons and Heavy Bags by Earl Staggs

November 4, 2019

This episode features the mystery short story, Fig Newtons and Heavy Bags by Earl Staggs, read by local actor Donna Beavers. You can learn more about Earl Staggs and his writing on his website earlwstaggs.wordpress.com. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. If you enjoyed this episode please review or rate it as that helps more people be able to find us! Also, consider subscribing so you never miss an episode. You can find more mystery fun on our websites Kings River Life Magazine and KRL News and Reviews.

The Society by C.G. Abbot

The Society by C.G. Abbot

October 21, 2019

This episode features the first chapter of The Society by C.G. Abbot aka Avery Daniels, read by local actor Ariel Linn. The Society is the first Elizabeth Grant Thriller and was published by Blazing Sword Publishing, Ltd. in December of 2018. It is available for purchase. You can learn more about CG Abbot and her writing on her website. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. If you enjoyed this episode please review or rate the episode as that helps more people be able to find us! Ariel Linn has read several stories for us and all are available here and on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and others.

Mr. Borden Does Not Quite Remem… by Ana Brazil

Mr. Borden Does Not Quite Remem… by Ana Brazil

October 7, 2019

This episode features the mystery short story, “Mr. Borden Does Not Quite Remem…” written by Ana Brazil and read by local actor Kelly Ventura. You can learn more about Ana Brazil and her writing on her website anabrazil.com. This is another story that is perfect for Halloween, but of course fun to listen to any other time as well. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. If you enjoyed this episode please review or rate it as that helps more people be able to find us! Also, consider subscribing so you never miss an episode. You can find more mystery fun on our websites Kings River Life Magazine and KRL News and Reviews. Ariel Linn has read several of our other episodes as well!

The Mystery of the Jade Cats by Sharon K. Garner

The Mystery of the Jade Cats by Sharon K. Garner

September 23, 2019

This episode features the mystery short story, The Mystery of the Jade Cats (As Told by a Cat Who Is Also a Player), written by Sharon K. Garner and read by local actor Ariel Linn. You can learn more about Sharon K. Garner and her writing on her website sharonkgarner.com. What could be more perfect as we near Halloween month, than a story featuring a black cat! In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. If you enjoyed this episode please review or rate it as that helps more people be able to find us! Also, consider subscribing so you never miss an episode. You can find more mystery fun on our websites Kings River Life Magazine and KRL News and Reviews. Ariel Linn has read several of our other episodes as well!

Spirit Wind by Marilyn Meredith

Spirit Wind by Marilyn Meredith

September 9, 2019

This episode features the first chapter of Spirit Wind by Marilyn Meredith, read by local actor Julia Reimer. Spirit Wind is the latest Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery by Marilyn, and came out in 2019. You can purchase this book, and other books in the series, and learn more about them and the author on her website. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. If you enjoyed this episode please review or rate the episode as that helps more people be able to find us! Julia has also read several other episodes for us, including Boxes in the Basement, Evening Call, Iced Blonde, and What A Little Cinnamon Can Do.

Murderous Lies by Peter DiChellis

Murderous Lies by Peter DiChellis

August 26, 2019

This episode features the mystery short story, Murderous Lies by Peter DiChellis, read by local actor Rene A. Ponce. You can learn more about Peter DiChellis and his writing on his website shortwalkdarkstreet.wordpress.com. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. If you enjoyed this episode please review or rate it as that helps more people be able to find us! Also, consider subscribing so you never miss an episode. You can find more mystery fun on our websites Kings River Life Magazine and KRL News and Reviews.

A High-End Finish by Kate Carlisle

A High-End Finish by Kate Carlisle

August 12, 2019

This episode features an excerpt from A High-End Finish, the first Fixer-Upper Mystery by Kate Carlisle, read by local actor Casey Ballard. A High-End Finish was published in 2014 by Berkley. You can purchase this book, and other books in the series, and learn more about them and the author on her website. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. If you enjoyed this episode please review or rate the episode as that helps more people be able to find us! Casey has also read Murder Gone Missing and Murder at the Driskill.

Cracking the Case of Humpty Dumpty by Chelle Martin

Cracking the Case of Humpty Dumpty by Chelle Martin

July 29, 2019

This episode features the mystery short story, Cracking the Case of Humpty Dumpty, written by Chelle Martin and read by local actor John Masier. You can learn more about Chelle Martin on her website. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters read by actors from the San Joaquin Valley. If you enjoyed this episode please review or rate it as that helps more people be able to find us! Also, consider subscribing so you never miss an episode. You can find more mystery fun on our websites Kings River Life Magazine and KRL News and Reviews.