Monday, 21 April 2014

Looking for British Mysteries in paperback? INVITATION TO DIE is only $5.75 (reduced from $14.95)
INVITATION TO DIE is currently only $5.75 in paperback (reduced from $14.95) over at

Twenty-six-year-old Emily Castles is out of work… again. So when famous romance author Morgana Blakely offers her a job helping out at a conference in London, Emily accepts. Just as eagerly, American blogger Winnie Kraster accepts an invitation from Morgana to attend as a guest, not realizing she has, in effect, accepted an invitation to die.

As a cast of oddball characters assembles at the conference hotel, grievances, differences, and secrets begin to emerge. When Winnie goes missing, and then is found murdered nearby, Emily begins to suspect that someone involved with the conference is responsible. Could it be one of the organizers, one of the authors, a member of the hotel staff, or even the supplier of the chocolates for the conference gift bags? Emily teams up with guest speaker and eccentric philosophy professor Dr. Muriel to find out.

Offbeat and engaging, this entertaining comic mystery is the first full-length novel featuring amateur British sleuth Emily Castles.

You can buy your copy here. And don't forget that if you buy the paperback from Amazon, you can buy the ebook at a reduced price as part of the Matchbook program. Perfect for birthday presents and Christmas shopping!

Please share this great offer with your mystery-loving friends!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter Giveaway

Easter Amazon Gift Card and Book Giveaway
I'm giving away a copy of my new British mystery, BEYOND BELIEF. Please share this post with anyone who might be interested in the giveaway.

BEYOND BELIEF by Helen SmithWhen a famous psychic predicts that a murder will take place at a conference in Torquay, twenty-six-year-old amateur sleuth Emily Castles teams up with eccentric philosophy professor Dr. Muriel to investigate. This entertaining British mystery is suitable for readers of all ages - there is no swearing, sex or drug references. Readers of M.C. Beaton or Alexander McCall Smith will enjoy discovering a new author with the Emily Castles mystery series.

The winner's name will be chosen using If you win, you can opt for one of the following:
  • A $10 Amazon Gift Card 
  • A paperback, Kindle copy or an audiobook edition of BEYOND BELIEF
  • One of my other books in any format, or a bundle up to the value of $10 
  • A book of your choice from The Book Depository up to the value of $10

This giveaway is open internationally, please just share the link to the book somewhere (Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, your blog or anywhere else)

Anyone who clicks on the link will be directed to the book's detail page at the Amazon store in their country. You can use your own wording when you post the link, but how about something like this (if you're sharing it on Twitter, just click the "tweet" button):

Enjoy reading British mysteries? Check out BEYOND BELIEF by Helen Smith:

Remember where you shared the link because I will ask you before I send your prize!

This giveaway hop is hosted by I am a Reader and Read Now, Sleep Later. Please look here for the list of other blogs taking part. There are plenty of book-related prizes being given away. Good luck!

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