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Second book in mystery series does not disappoint

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The Mystery of the Brick Kingdom, by Raymond C. Perkins Jr. of Derby Line, self-published, 140 pages, $4.99 for an e-book or $7.95 for a hard copy.  Half of the proceeds will be donated to the American Association for Cancer Research. Reviewed by Bethany M. Du... More »

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KokoCat is a cat book designed to give birds a break

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Author Lynda Graham-Barber’s mission is to help stray pets find homes by Bethany M. Dunbar copyright the Chronicle 11-7-2012 BARTON — The PETS of the Kingdom group has a booth in the Village Treasures store.  Author Lynda Graham-Barber of Newport Center has se... More »

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Hiding in plain sight in pre-Civil War Vermont

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copyright the Chronicle 10-31-12 Reviewed by Tena Starr The Spare Room, by Jenny Land.  Published by Voyage, St. Johnsbury, Vermont.  Paperback.  211 pages.  $14.95. Author Jenny Land, a St. Johnsbury Academy English teacher who lives in Peacham, has put a ref... More »

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Anna Baker was a brilliant artist with a comic touch

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copyright the Chronicle, August 8, 2012 World of Fantasy, The Life and Art of Anna P. Baker, by Beryl Hutchinson and Roz Hermant.  Self-published.  185 pages in paperback.  $59.95. Reviewed by Chris Braithwaite I need to begin this review by confessing my bias... More »

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Freeman short stories tell small town tales

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copyright the chronicle July 25, 2012 Round Mountain, by Castle Freeman Jr. Published by Concord Free Press, Concord, Massachusetts, 2012; 182 pages, softbound. Reviewed by Joseph Gresser Castle Freeman is an economical writer. His characters are stingy with t... More »

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Magalis novel is first of whodunit series

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copyright the Chronicle, July 15, 2012 The Body in the Butter Churn:  a Green Mountain Whodunit, by Elaine Magalis, self-published, softcover, 280 pages, $11.95, available online at www.createspace.com/3715414 or www.amazon.com Reviewed by Bethany M. Dunbar An... More »