Sunday, 14 September 2014

Bouchercon 2014: Make 'Em Laugh Author Panel #bcon2014

Bouchercon 2014I'm delighted to have been invited to participate in an author panel at Bouchercon 2014 in Long Beach, California in November. The title of the panel is Make 'Em Laugh: : Balancing the Lows of Loss with the Highs of Humor. The panellists are Melodie Campbell, Sharon Fiffer, Sue Ann Jaffarian, Diana Killian and Helen Smith. The moderator is Terry Shames. It's in the Shoreline room at 11.30 am on Friday 16th November. Will you be there? Please let me know and I will look out for you.

I write humorous mysteries featuring amateur sleuth Emily Castles and her side-kick, the eccentric philosophy professor Dr. Muriel. You can find more details about the Emily Castles Mysteries on my site or over at Amazon.

The Emily Castles mysteries are available in ebook, paperback and audiobook format from Amazon | Audible | Barnes & NobleThe Book Depository | Foyles iTunes | Kindle Murder by the BookPaddyfield | Scene of the Crime Books |

If you can make it to Bouchercon in November, Scene of the Crime Books will be selling copies of Invitation to Die and Beyond Belief in the Book Room. If you buy a copy, I will sign it for you.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

A Cozy Girl Reads: Win a copy of Beyond Belief

New Mystery Series
Head over to A Cozy Girl Reads today for the chance to win a copy of Beyond Belief.

When famous psychic Perspicacious Peg predicts that someone will drown at the Belief and Beyond conference in the seaside town of Torquay, twenty-six-year-old amateur sleuth Emily Castles is recruited to investigate.

The potential victim of this “future crime” is celebrated magician Edmund Zenon. He provokes outrage and excitement by offering £50,000 to anyone who can prove the existence of the paranormal, then announces he will stage a daring walking-on-water stunt the same weekend.

Potential suspects include local fortune-teller Madame Nova; kindly Bobby Blue Suit and his three psychic dachshunds; grieving parents Sarah and Tim Taylor; and religious cult members Hilary, Trina, and the Colonel.

Edmund Zenon doesn’t believe he’s in danger. If he’s right, Emily will enjoy a weekend of séances and positivity circles, puzzling over nothing more troubling than the fish supper menu at the Poisson d’Avril restaurant.

But if he’s wrong, Emily will have to use good old-fashioned detective skills to solve the case. Fortunately her friend and neighbour, eccentric philosophy professor Dr. Muriel, is on hand to assist.

“Light-hearted, quirky, and extremely British.” The Geekery Book Review

“This wonderful plot makes for a very unusual mystery, and readers will be enthralled by the cast of characters presented.” Suspense Magazine

This giveaway runs for one day only, so please be quick! If you win, you can choose from an ebook or a paperback edition of the book.

[Update: Congratulations to Wanda D who was chosen as a winner over at A Cozy Girl Reads.]