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Sand Dollar Secrets by Maggie Toussaint

Sand Dollar Secrets by Maggie Toussaint

February 10, 2020

This episode features the mystery short story, "Sand Dollar Secrets" by Maggie Toussaint, read by local actor Leigh Ratliff. This story has some romance mixed with the mystery in honor of Valentine's Day. You can learn more about Maggie Toussaint on her website maggietoussaint.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.

Bark Simpson and the Scent of Death by Alan Orloff

Bark Simpson and the Scent of Death by Alan Orloff

January 27, 2020

This episode features the mystery short story, “Bark Simpson and the Scent of Death” by Alan Orloff, read by local actor Sean Hopper. This story was published in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies in March or 2018. You can learn more about Alan Orloff and his writing on his website alanorloff.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 Legacy of Murder by Connie Berry

A Legacy of Murder by Connie Berry

January 13, 2020

This episode features the first chapter of A Legacy of Murder by Connie Berry. It is read by local actor Ariel Linn. A Legacy of Murder was published by Crooked Lane Books in October of 2019.This book, and the first book in the series, are available for purchase. You can learn more about Connie and her writing on her website connieberry.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 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.

Ghost Busting Mystery by Daisy Pettles

Ghost Busting Mystery by Daisy Pettles

December 31, 2019

This is a special bonus episode, which features the first chapter of Ghost Busting Mystery, Book 1 in the Shady Hoosier Detective Agency by Daisy Pettles. What makes this one different is that we are sharing their own recording of the first chapter from their new podcast, Daisy Pettles Crime Comedy, which features the entire book! You can find the recordings of the rest of the book, at daisypettles.podbean.com. The print or ebook copy of the book is also 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!

Crime Dog On the Road by Neil S. Plakcy

Crime Dog On the Road by Neil S. Plakcy

December 15, 2019

This episode features the Christmas mystery short story, Crime Dog On the Road, written by mystery author Neil S. Plakcy, It is read by local actor Thomas Nance. You can learn more about Neil and his writing on his website. The same characters were featured in another podcast episode, Doggy DNA, which was also read by 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. If you enjoyed this episode please review or rate the episode as that helps more people be able to find us!

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!

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!