Reduced Prices on the Read ‘Em and Eat Books

I am so excited to tell you that the e-book edition of Agatha Award winner WELL READ, THEN DEAD is on sale at AMAZON and B&N for $2.99. Next in the series CAUGHT READ-HANDED is reduced to $5.99 at both. And the third title, READ TO DEATH, remains at $7.99 for the kindle but is reduced to $5.84 in paperback at Amazon only. This is the first time that there has been a significant price reduction for all three novels in one format or another. Hooray!!

Season’s Readings Giveaway!


You may not know that  I blog on Killer Characters along with many of your favorite cozy authors. My day is the 19th of every month, so be sure and look for me there.

This terrific graphic is a reminder that we will be sponsoring giveaways every single day from November 21 to December 20th Be sure and click through everyday and enter to win a prize. And I have it on good authority that the prizes include books! Lots and Lots of books!

And for your holiday gift giving, I know that we agree that books make wonderful presents.

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Enjoy the season!!

“Inquiry and Assistance” is here!

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.

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Please stop back and let me know what you think of “Inquiry and Assistance” once you have had a chance to read it.

Price Reduction: Read to Death

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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.

READ TO DEATH: Reviews and Giveaways Part 2


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

Have fun!!

READ TO DEATH: Reviews and Giveaways


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.

Laura’s Interests

Book Babble

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

Booklady’s Booknotes

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!


Read to Death: Countdown


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.


Agatha Award Nomination: A Killing At the Beausoleil

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“.