Channel 4 — February 20, 2020
Today’s featured interview is Fred Berri speaking about “Bullets Before Dawn: Murder in Chinatown”
It’s the year 1949. The war is over. NYC Detective Johnny Vero has been promoted to Lieutenant partly as a result for capturing the serial killer, Jean-Paul Vincent in France the previous year with the help of Interpol. (Taken from the first novel in this series: Ten Cents a Dance.) Griff, a one-time freight ship captain now smuggles opium and Chinese women for prostitution into New York’s Chinatown. Chinatown’s boss, Mo China, is only allowed to keep his operation flowing from Griff’s deliveries by the say-so of a crime boss, Alvise LaPoshio. Molly Penett, the first woman to be elected NYC’s District Attorney, works with Detective Vero and forms an erotic relationship. Murders are mounting quickly as suspicions include the Chinatown factions, undercover detectives, and the Medical Examiner’s office.
In steps the FBI.
Currently playing: Linda Maria Frank speaking about “2019-Top Female Author - The Mystery of the Lost Avenger”
The wreckage of a World War II plane is found in the mountains of Appalachia. It mysteriously crashed in 1943 on its way to a naval base. Inside the plane is a note, written by Annie Tillery's great-grandmother, Charlotte, who was in love with a fighter pilot. Young Charlotte tested the planes and flew them to naval bases; her fiancé flew the planes in battle. While investigating the crash site, NCIS finds the note in the plane, which they trace to Charlotte and then to her surviving family members, Annie and her mother Carol. The mystery begins. Why did the plane crash, and what does Charlotte's note mean? Annie and her mother decide to dig into Great-Grandmother's past by way of the aged family attic. There, they find love letters written by Charlotte and her Navy pilot fiancé. There is a code to be broken in those letters and The Mystery of the Lost Avenger to be solved. As they explore, Annie suspects Charlotte's ghost is reaching out to tell her something, but what? She enlists the help of her boyfriend, newly licensed pilot Ty Egan, but Annie feels she may be the key to her great-grandmother's top-secret life.
Currently playing: Caroline H. Sheppard speaking about “When Family Calls”
Long Distance Caregiving can be challenging—and one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.
No one is ever fully prepared to help a family member through a difficult illness, and aging issues, let alone prepare their loved ones for death. In today’s world many are called upon to help from afar—children, nieces or nephews, siblings and even friends. There are many “how to” books out there on caregiving but few share their story—the raw emotions, the exhaustion—but that show how, in the end, the caregiver gains wonderful gifts and a deepened love and understanding for those they help.
In her first book for adults, Caroline H. Sheppard shares her story of how she was called to oversee the care for five family members over a fifteen year period (from 1999 to 2014). Due to the physical distance between those in need and herself, she learned the ups and downs and ins and outs of long distance care and how challenging and rewarding it can be.
Currently playing: Joy Elaine speaking about “Path of Sweetness - Joy Chronicles”
The Adventures of Joy Chronicles Book 1
Journal of Galactic Romance and Global Evolution
The first book in The Adventures of Joy Chronicles leads us down the Path of Sweetness as author Joy Elaine discovers a part of herself that has been living on a different dimension. As she connects with this 10th dimensional version of herself, she begins developing her ability to consciously interact with galactic beings and ascended masters. With the assistance of this team, she and all of you that join in supporting Earth’s evolution, ignite a global shift that offers hope and a glorious new reality for us all. This is a story of self-discovery and infinite possibilities that evoke heart-welling excitement for the dawning of our world’s elevation to non-duality.
Currently playing: Beverly Gandara speaking about “Soaring In Silence”
What would you do if you were being stalked and no one took you seriously?
A recently handicapped young married woman, who by her own resourcefulness and the wonders of the Internet, overcomes her struggle against the unwanted sexual advances of a dangerous retiree with a buried criminal past.
Kim and Brad Wolf, a New York childless couple begin life anew in Arizona. Kim, recently diagnosed with a rare disease, adjusts to her early retirement by focusing on their new home, her loving but nervous husband’s new collectible business, the wonders of the Internet. and volunteering at the local police station. Kim befriends Jack Oviatt, the volunteer program supervisor who is attracted to her. The Wolf’s settle in peacefully in the quiet of the desert.
Kim’s tranquility is shattered by a chance meeting with Harry Gellis, a recently widowed retiree in the witness protection program and his relentless sexual pursuit through a series of harassments and veiled threats. Harry is used to getting what he wants and he wants Kim.
Brad’s preoccupation with his new business and the emotional battle he faces adjusting to Kim’s disease and the move places him on overload. To protect her husband, Kim chooses to face Harry alone. Her complaints to the community security force and the local police yield no resolution. With renewed strength and resourcefulness, Kim uses the Internet to uncover Harry’s true identity, her only weapon against the attack she knows he has planned for her.
Kim’s intent is to contact Harry’s cohorts but decides against it once she realizes the consequences. Harry has his own game plan; keep Brad busy out of the house, break in and have his way with Kim. By a twist of fate, the attack takes an unexpected turn. What happened to Harry Gellis?
In an effort to return to normalcy, Kim opts to keep the entire incident and her triumph over fear to herself.
Several years later, Jack Oviatt, the volunteer program supervisor receives new information about a cold case. He suspects Kim has knowledge of Harry Gellis’ death. Can he prove it?
Currently playing: Else Byskov speaking about “Death Is an Illusion”
Martinus will become much more prominent as a spiritual teacher, thanks to Else Byskov's clear summary of his life and teachings. Death Is An illusion is a timely introduction to the Danish 20th century mystic, Martinus (1890-1981) whose teachings have a sound picture of the cosmos and a perspective about the human future based on the evolution of consciousness. Martinus cosmology is an all-embracing world picture, a spiritual science that describes and analyses the spiritual laws of life. It leads to an optimistic view of life, and it provides the basis for a harmonious and empathetic relationship to all people and all living things.
Currently playing: A.G.R. Goff speaking about “Layers”
Letting Miranda into his house is a big mistake. But aging comedian Dave also has some secrets. Maybe she should never have come looking for answers. As this story about murder, betrayal and dark desires unfolds, things take an unsuspected turn. Things from the past find their way back to the surface and the dead might not be so dead after all.
Currently playing: Donna Louis speaking about “Miracles of Direction Miracles of Conquest Miracles of Provision Miracles of Purpose”
Miracles of Direction, Miracles of Conquest, Miracles of Provision, and Miracles of Purpose delves into biblical miracles that took place while Jesus was here on earth and cross references with miracles that take place on a daily basis now in the 21st century.
Currently playing: Willie Handler speaking about “The Road Ahead”
Rick Tompkins, a suburban Toronto insurance broker, never considered a career in politics until a good friend, who happens to be the leader of the Conservative party, asks him to run for office. He accepts the offer, with the understanding that he would probably not win, but can use the opportunity to gain some visibility for himself and his business. Jerry Switzer, a veteran party worker, is sent in to guide Rick through a campaign in a riding that hasn’t elected a Conservative in years. Rick fumbles his way through the election campaign and manages a surprise win but at the expense of saddling his party with an impossible commitment. What makes matters worse, Rick is anything but politically correct. He offends everyone in his path and stumbles from one political scandal to another. Still, Rick has one saving asset: a political party machine that is able to spin scandals to its advantage.
Currently playing: Tommy Tutalo speaking about “Esperanza”
Three journals left behind by Gabriela, after her untimely death, for her daughter, Sarita, a young adult, become windows into the past. The past then becomes alive, as Sarita reads through the journals, and learns more about the life of Gabriela, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, who seeks the American Dream, and Dante, an artist, who seeks redemption. Both are united and divided by a crime syndicate, Nada Mas, and eventually, what binds them back together is a child, Sarita. It is after both Gabriela and Dante break ties with Nada Mas that Gabriela is abducted, held captive, and forcefully deported back to Mexico, and Dante, who is seeking refuge in Mexico, takes Sarita with him, from New Jersey, cross country, to Mexico, and back, all while two separate branches of the FBI are pursuing Dante, along with Nada Mas. In the end Sarita learns about her true origins, and Dante and Gabriela, discover truth.
Currently playing: Nanette Littlestone speaking about “Bella Toscana”
For readers of Susan Wiggs, Viola Shipman, and Sarah Addison Allen comes a deeply moving novel of a journey of the heart and finding love in the sweeping majesty of Italy.
An explosive yearning that can’t be denied.
Disturbing visions from an ancient past.
A mysterious stranger that somehow feels familiar.
On the night of her fiftieth birthday, the comfortable ride of Toscana’s life takes an alarming plunge. Haunted by seductive visions, she tries to push aside the desire and focus on the husband who adores her. Then she falls for Flynn, a younger man with an eye for adventure and a heart full of romance, who leaves her doubting everything she’s believed about love and passion.
In Atlanta, Rome, and the lush scenery of Tuscany, Toscana searches for answers to the mysteries of her life while she faces her biggest question. If she listens to her feelings will she lose everything she holds dear, or does her heart hold the key to love and joy?