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4:55 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

Uncommon Mystery - Death from a Top Hat

Commentary
4:18 pm
Fri June 11, 2010

Uncommon Mystery - The Third Encounter

Murray, KY – The International Mystery Writers Festival is about to get underway in Owensboro next week and if you plan on attending you may want to pick up a mystery novel or two, recommended by commentator Michael Cohen. This week, he peeks through the pages of The Third Encounter, by Sara Woods, who herself was a member of many mystery writer societies. This uncommon mystery features British barrister Antony Maitland on the case involving an old friend, who has been murdered.

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11:20 am
Fri June 4, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen . . . Hazards of the Emcee

Robert Valentine

Murray, KY – Whether it's a wedding reception or the Academy Awards, the Master of Ceremonies often plays a critical role, and they come in varying species and levels of quality. Robert Valentine hosts this commentary on the types, tasks, and hazards of the emcee.

Well, we have come to that portion of the calendar reserved for such items as graduation, weddings, end-of-the-fiscal year meetings, and annual golf outings disguised as end-of-the-fiscal year meetings.

Heaven help us.

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Commentary
11:26 am
Fri May 28, 2010

Uncommon Mystery - The Haunted Bookshop - a review

Murray, KY – This uncommon mystery was written by Christopher Morley, born 120 years ago this month. Don't fear digging through the library stacks for this one, The Haunted Bookshop is available online for free and there's more to its name than frightening ghosts.

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3:25 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

The Mystery of Edwin Drood, an uncommon mystery

Murray, KY – In April, 1870, Charles Dickens began writing his final novel, a murder mystery titled The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Two months later, he died of a stroke, leaving the novel unfinished. Commentator Michael Cohen talks about why this uncommon mystery has captured the imaginations of readers for 140 years.

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Commentary
4:01 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

Erle Stanley Gardner, The Case of the Self-Taught Lawyer

Murray, KY – As WKMS signed onto air 40 years ago, many mourned the death of author Erle Stanley Gardner, best known for the popular Perry Mason series. Mystery fan Michael Cohen takes a look at the life and work of the uncommon author in this commentary, which he calls "The Case of the Self Taught Lawyer."

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10:57 am
Fri January 22, 2010

Amanda Cross' Kate Fansler debut is 'uncommon mystery'

Murray, KY – Now that schools across the region are back in full swing, it's once again time to dawn that literary hat and pick up a good read. Commentator Michael Cohen recommends an academic murder mystery by Carolyn Heillbrun, who wrote under the pseudonym, Amanda Cross. Cohen peaks through the pages of her first novel starring literature professor Kate Fansler, titled In The Last Analysis.

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4:31 pm
Fri December 18, 2009

Holiday Story Series (Part Three): "For Unto You - Good Neighbor"

Robert Valentine

Murray, KY – We conclude storyteller Robert Valentine's series of new perspectives on classic Christmas tales. This week's story is about a weary couple arriving at a farm one cold winter night long ago. This is the third and final story in his three part series, titled "For Unto You "

Aram was dancing.

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4:30 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Holiday Story Series (Part Two): "For Unto You - Holiday Travel"

Robert Valentine

Murray, KY – We continue storyteller Robert Valentine's series of new perspectives on classic Christmas tales. This week's story is about a caravan taking in a weary couple on their winter journey through the desert. This is the second story in his three part series, titled "For Unto You "

"There's a man on the road!"

The boy trotted up, pulling the donkey to a halt beside Benjamin, who sat high atop his camel.

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3:05 pm
Tue December 8, 2009

Story for the Holidays: "The Christmas Circus"

Dick Maddox at WKMS

Murray, KY – Dick Maddox wrote and voiced "The Christmas Circus." The storyteller lives in Murray and sometimes helps his spouse, an educator in Trigg Country, by impersonating the jolly old gentleman of the story for children in her classes. The Christmas Circus originally aired on WKMS in 2006 and is re-posted here for the holiday season.

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