February 2019

Twentieth Century Women

Please help me welcome mystery author, Kay Kendall, as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. She writes the Austin Starr series and recently released a prequel to those stories, After You’ve Gone that I reviewed here last Sunday. Since the story takes place during Prohibition, I thought we could try a common drink of the time called The Bee’s …

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Book Review – After You’ve Gone by Kay Kendall

After You’re Gone Kay Kendall Austin Starr Prequel Paperback: 278 pages Stairway Press February 12, 2019 $14.95 ISBN-13: 978-1-941071-91-5 Genre: Mystery BLURB: When a long-lost relative turns up on the run from his rum-running mob boss and soon dies in a freak accident in small-town Texas during Prohibition, only 23-year-old Wallie believes it was murder. …

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Kindness Works

Slim Randles is my guest today with a touching story about the goodness of people. In these times of rancor and distrust among so many, it’s nice to have a reminder that kindness builds bridges. I also liked the reminder of how much fun it is to fly a kite. That was a favorite early …

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Mother Ann Lee – Mother of the Shakers

Please help me welcome Eleanor Kuhns as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. She is the author of a mystery series featuring Will Rees, a travelling weaver in the late 1700s who gets caught up in murders and becomes a first-rate investigator. I reviewed the latest book in the series, The Shaker Murders last Sunday, and you can …

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Book Review – The Shaker Murders by Eleanor Kuhns

The Shaker Murders Eleanor Kuhns ISBN-10: 0727888374 ISBN-13: 978-0727888372 Severn House Hardcover: 240 pages February 1, 2019, $28.99 Genre: Mystery Series: Will Rees Mysteries (Book 6) BOOK BLURB: A peaceful Shaker community is rocked by a series of bizarre accidents, but is there more to them than first appears? Fresh from facing allegations of witchcraft …

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Friday Reads – The Curiosities by Susan Gloss

The Curiosities Susan Gloss Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (February 5, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 0062270362 ISBN-13: 978-0062270368 This very engaging story has several major characters, but the plot really revolves around Nell. She is reeling after losing a baby in the third trimester, as well as the guilt she feels over what …

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A Conversation With Windy

Slim Randles is here today with his friend, Windy, who likes to fracture the English language like nobody else. I admire the guys at the Mule Barn Truck Stop who can follow the conversation with Windy and reply with hardly a moment’s hesitation. More power to them.  Let’s join the guys with a cup of …

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