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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.

Sifting Through Clues by Daryl Wood Gerber

Sifting Through Clues by Daryl Wood Gerber

July 15, 2019

This episode features the first chapter of Sifting Through Clues by Daryl Wood Gerber, and for a different twist, Daryl happens to be an actress herself so she is also doing the reading. Sifting Through Clues was published by Beyond the Page Publishing in April of 2019 as a part of her Cookbook Nook Mystery series. It is available for purchase and you can learn more about Daryl and her books on her website. In each episode we share with you mystery short stories and mystery novel first chapters (usually) 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, especially on iTunes/Apple Podcasts! You can find more mystery fun on our websites, Kings River Life and KRL News and Reviews-including book giveaways!

The Wrong Coffee Shop by Sharon Marchisello

The Wrong Coffee Shop by Sharon Marchisello

June 24, 2019

This episode features the mystery short story, The Wrong Coffee Shop by Sharon Marchisello, and it is read by local actor Ariel Linn. This story was published in Shhhh... Murder! an anthology published by Darkhouse Books on September 11, 2018. You can learn more about Sharon Marchisello on her website sharonmarchisello.com. Ariel has been featured in several podcast episodes. 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!

A Baker Street Wedding by Michael Robertson

A Baker Street Wedding by Michael Robertson

June 11, 2019

This episode features the first chapter of A Baker Street Wedding by Michael Robertson, read by local actor Kelly Ventura. A Baker Street Wedding was published by Minotaur Books in December of 2018 and is part of the Baker Street Letters series. It is available for purchase, and you can learn more about Michael's writing on his 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!

What We Found by Kris Bock

What We Found by Kris Bock

May 27, 2019

This episode features the first chapter of What We Found by Kris Bock, read by local actor Ariel Linn, with the male lines read by actor Sean Hopper. This is the first time we have ever tried using more than one actor on an episode. What We Found was published by Pig River Press in 2012 and is available for purchase. You can learn more about Kris Bock and her writing on her website. Ariel has been the reader on several episodes of our podcast, and Sean most recently read Liquor Store Holdup. 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!

Liquor Store Holdup by KM Rockwood

Liquor Store Holdup by KM Rockwood

May 7, 2019

This episode features the mystery short story, Liquor Store Holdup by K.M. Rockwood, and it is read by local actor Sean Hopper. The story was published in Jack Hardway’s Crime Magazine, v. 2 # 2, March/April 2015. You can learn more about K.M. Rockwood's writing on her website, and check out our earlier episode featuring the first chapter of her novel, Fostering Death, right here on Mysteryrat's Maze. Sean has also done the reading for The Way to a Man's Heart. 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!

Boxes in the Basement By Kathi Daley

Boxes in the Basement By Kathi Daley

April 22, 2019

This episode features the first chapter of the mystery novel The Inn At Holiday Bay: Boxes in the Basement by Kathi Daley, and it is read by local 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. You can learn more about Kathi Daley, and how to purchase this book and many others, on her website. Julia has also done the readings for Evening Call, Iced Blonde, and What A Little Cinnamon Can Do.

Evening Call by Julia Buckley

Evening Call by Julia Buckley

April 1, 2019

This episode features the mystery short story, Evening Call by Julia Buckley, and is read by local actor Amelia Ryan. This story won first place in Sisters in Crime Chicago chapter short story contest in 2017. 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 Julia and her other writing on her website.

Two Men On, One Man Dead by Jack Bates

Two Men On, One Man Dead by Jack Bates

March 18, 2019

This episode features the mystery short story, Two Men On, One Man Dead by Jack Bates, and is read by local actor Ariel Linn. This is a baseball mystery, which seemed perfect with the baseball season nearly here! This story has never before been published or recorded. 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 Jack Bates and his writing on his website.