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

Maggy pleaded with him, again. ““Please. 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, … Read More Scene 2: Negotiations

Scene 3: Mama’s Home

Applying several coats of lipstick, Red Wine Surprise, Maggy was careful to avoid the border where her lips end and the little wrinkles begin. The thick false eyelashes she hadn’t worn in years blinked back at her from the bathroom mirror over the sink like fat fuzzy fans waving up and down, up and down. The weight of the lashes, the weight of the past: up … Read More Scene 3: Mama’s Home


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 on the first three scenes or chapters as I move through the book-writing process. 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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