Hat Tricks In Hangar Six

A Magdalena Blue Mystery Adventure by Krystyn Hartman

Welcome to Maggy Blues Jazz Cafe


Scene 1: Snowfall

Maggy felt the weight of the antique mahogany bar as she leaned against it, half a fresh cut lemon in her hand. So much to do still for the opening tonight and it was already mid-afternoon. The club’s opening had been planned months in advance. Piece by piece, hammer by hammer, friend by friend, year after year, the abandoned 1920’s era train depot had been reimagined … Read More Scene 1: Snowfall

Scene 2: Negotiations

“Please.” Maggy pleaded. “I need that hangar. The empty ones are too small and you know it.” “No!” Clyde wiped his hands on a clean towel, the bright yellow wing of a vintage airplane perched on tables in the middle of the WWII era hangar. The mechanics, who were busy with a propeller, stopped what they were doing and looked at Maggy. “But, we had a … Read More Scene 2: Negotiations

Scene 3: No Promises

Maggy climbed back into the old truck, which she’d left idling, and pushed Millie’s blanket aside. She knew he’d be mad, but not that mad. He’d been angry and frustrated with her more than a few times over the years, but it always seemed to work out — sort of. She adjusted the heat controls, then crossed her fingers. “Come on, come on…” She waited barely … Read More Scene 3: No Promises

Scene Location Key

Each scene has a featured location icon for those who want to revisit or frequent scenes in those particular locations again later. The microphone icon, for example, indicates the scene takes place in Maggy Blues Jazz Cafe. The vintage airplane icon indicates the scene takes place at Parker Road Airfield. I will add new location icons as they are introduced in the released scenes and chapters. So when you see the icon come up in a newly released scene, you’ll know where you are as you re-enter the story in each new scene.


My name is Krystyn Hartman, a retired old journalist (and small town big band singer) turned brand new fiction writer. And I am loving it! My first story is Hat Tricks In Hangar Six, A Magdalena Blue Mystery Adventure. I invite you to read, engage, and offer feedback as I move through the book-writing process, releasing each new scene and chapter as I get them written and critiqued, like an online serial story. Writing fiction is a completely different type of writing from the reporting style I’m programmed to do, so I welcome reader feedback as I am learning. Read more About…

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