This episode features the first chapter of the mystery novel Ruined Stones written by Mary Reed and Eric Mayer as Eric Reed, and it is read by local actor Paddy Myers. This podcast episode is set around Christmas time. 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 Eric and Mary's books and how to purchase Ruined Stones, as well as other books by them, on their website. Paddy Myers is also the reader for our podcast The Deepest Grave.