Acorn columnist publishes short story

Moorpark resident also writes books



Sally Carpenter of Moorpark has published “The Puzzling Puppet Show Caper” in the new anthology “Cozy Cat Shorts,” a collection of 25 mystery short stories written by authors associated with Cozy Cat Press.

Carpenter is the “Roots of Faith” columnist for the Acorn Newspapers.

In the story, former 1970s teen idol Sandy Fairfax is a guest star on a children’s TV show. He discovers the puppeteers have murder up their sleeves.

Carpenter has published four books in the Sandy Fairfax cozy mystery series.

She also has stories in two other mystery anthologies, “Last Exit to Murder” and “Plan B Omnibus.”

She is a member of Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles.

“Cozy Cat Shorts” is available in print and ebook on

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