I am delighted to tell the world that my short story, “Inquiry and Assistance” which was published in the January/February 2016 issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine is now available on this site. Click the short stories tab and you will find a link to “Inquiry and Assistance” along with a link to last year’s Agatha Award nominated story, “A Killing at the Beausoleil.”
And as a followup to my previous post, the price of READ TO DEATH on Amazon has dropped further to $5.84 for the paperback edition. Kindle remains $7.99.
Please stop back and let me know what you think of “Inquiry and Assistance” once you have had a chance to read it.
Although I am a great supporter of libraries and indie book stores I thought I would pass this information along to you since a penny saved….
Read to Death in mass market paperback format is presently reduced to $6.47 on Amazon and $6.60 on the Barnes and Noble website.
And the bonus is: Well Read, Then Dead is reduced to $7.43 on Amazon.
As always I don’t know how long the sale prices will be around but I wanted you to know in case you have a gift card that needs using or a few dollars left in this month’s book budget.
Here we go! This is the final list of links to reviews and giveaways that can be found all over the internet. Click through to read a review. In some places you may find an author interview or a guest post. In most places you can also find out how to win a copy of Read to Death.
Lisa K’s Book Reviews Scroll to July 11th
Queen of All She Reads
Shelley’s Book Case
The Books the Thing
Socrates Book Review
Brook Blogs Scroll to July 16th
Classy Cheapskate Scroll to July 17h
View From the Birdhouse Scroll to July 18th
Thoughts in Progress
Open Book Society
Mysteries and My Musings Scroll to July 18th
Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book Scroll to July 20th
A Cozy Girl Reads Scroll to July 23rd
July is such an exciting month. Read to Death was released on July 5th and is, at least as I post this, on sale at a reduced price for the paperback. Then my birthday was July 8th and I had the pleasure of celebrating with all my children and grandchildren. What a terrific week.
Now I’d like to share links to reviews and giveaways that are all over the internet. Click through to read a review. In many places you may find author interviews and can also find out how to win a book, or, in some cases a tee shirt.
Stuff and Nonsense
Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
Kaisy Daisy’s Corner
Cinnamon, Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder
Melina’s Book Blog
A Holland Reads
The Bookwyrms Hoard
Cozy Up With Kathy
Cats, Books, and…More Cats
And the good news is: these sites are only some of the places where you can learn about Read to Death and participate in a giveaway. I will be posting a new list at the end of the week! Keep an eye out!
I am so excited that everyone will soon be able to read the third installment of the Read ’Em and Eat series, Read to Death. Sassy is worried to the point of frazzle when it looks like Bridgy might be the suspect in a murder investigation, so Sassy’s run-ins with the always handsome but sometimes officious Lieutenant Frank Anthony intensify.
Everybody’s favorite residents of Fort Myers Beach are back: Aunt Ophie, Skully, Chef Extraordinaire Miguel Guerra, and the many book club members and cafe patrons that wander in and out of the Read ’Em and Eat Cafe and Bookstore. The Teen Book Club has upped their game and may drive Sassy to distraction but Fort Myers Beach News reporter Cady Stanton is surprisingly adept at communicating with teenagers. Who knew?
And as circumstances get murkier for Bridgy, her mother, Emelia, flies down from Brooklyn to help and brings a surprise guest. I have to say that the interaction between Emelia and her sister, Aunt Ophie, is sometimes cringe worthy but always interesting.
Read to Death will grace bookshelves everywhere on July 5, 2016 but is available for pre-order now at all the usual places. Click through to my Where to Buy page for direct links and a search engine to find the Independent Book Store near you.
I can’t wait to hear what you think about Read to Death.
I am delighted to tell you that once again Sassy and Bridgy have been nominated for an Agatha Award. This time they are nominated for Best Short Story in the delightful tale of how they managed to find a bit of trouble on their very first day in Fort Myers Beach. You can click through to my short story page to read “A Killing at the Beausoleil“.
Agatha Award Best First Novel Well Read, Then Dead is temporarily available for $1.99 (that’s a 75% discount) across all e-book formats. Get ’em while the getting is good.
I am delighted to introduce the cover art of Read to Death, the third book in the Read ‘Em and Eat cozy mystery series. By now you’ve met a lot of the folks who frequent the Read ‘Em and Eat bookstore/cafe in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Be prepared to meet a few more, and a couple of imports from Brooklyn as well.
When the Cool Reads/Warm Climate book club trip to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates ends in murder, Sassy and Bridgy’s moms feel compelled to leave Brooklyn and fly to Florida to keep their daughters safe.
All I can say is that these are two interesting women. I cannot wait for you to have a chance to meet the moms!
This month is the 60th Anniversary of the fabulous Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. I am delighted to have a story entitled “Inquiry and Assistance” in this very special issue. And I am busting my buttons seeing my name in the icing on the anniversary cake.
I have had a wonderful year. Well Read, Then Dead won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Caught Read-Handed was released to a warm welcome from the reading public. And I joined acclaimed novelist Laura Childs in writing the thirteenth novel in her scrapbooking series, Parchment and Old Lace.
So I wish a joyful month for all of us filled with hope and prayer and love. May the spirit of the season fill our hearts and surround our spirits and may we truly be neighbors to each other.