Cassie Pengear Book 9: Murder Near Slaughter

cover of Murder Near Slaughter

Yes, there is finally a Cassie Pengear book 9. It’s called Murder Near Slaughter and takes place in a village in the Cotswolds . It’s available for pre-order now and it will be released September 17, 2019. Since I’m planning on doing a sale on some of the older books later this fall and that probably won’t matter much to people following this blog, I decided that, instead of the usual $2.99 pre-order/release week sale price, I’m putting it on sale for $.99 until September 21, then it will go up to $4.99. More information and links below.

Cassie Pengear was expecting a relaxing holiday in a Cotswolds village near Lower Slaughter, staying in a cottage borrowed from a friend of her landlady. She was not expecting to spend most of her first day there trying to find someone to give them the key to the cottage. And she definitely wasn’t expecting to walk in the front door and find a body on the sitting room rug. Now the local police consider her and Mrs. Albright suspects, and the London man she was counting on turns out to be Inspector Wainwright. If she wants to clear their names, Cassie will have to solve the murder near Slaughter.


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Smashwords Sale

Smashwords is having a year-end sale until January 1, and I’ve put Death at Dinner, Stabbing Set with Sapphires, and A Spartan Murder on it.  They’re 75% off, so $1.25 each, so if you’ve been waiting to get them or you know someone who hasn’t read them, now’s a good time.  Smashwords sells books in epub and mobi format, so they should work with whatever ereader you use.  The coupon codes are right on the book’s page on Smashwords.  Here are the links.

Death at Dinner

Stabbing Set with Sapphires

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A Bit of Housekeeping

Cassie Pengear Mysteries pictureJust a little bit of housekeeping.  I’ve gone through all the ebooks in the series and standardized their formatting.  Over the years, I’ve formatted a couple of different ways, and now I’ve found one method that I like (a program called Jutoh if you’re curious) so I went through and made everything the same across all the books and took care of a couple of typos that had cropped up while I was at it.  I only made one actual change to anything in the stories themselves, the name of a character who turns up in Death at Dinner and briefly in Stabbing Set with Sapphires (books 2 and 3) inadvertently shared a name with a recurring character who first showed up in a later book.  I didn’t want there to be any confusion over whether she was the same character (she isn’t) so I changed her name.  And then I didn’t want the change to cause any confusion either, so I’m blogging about it.  I did this before the recent sale on the bundle, so if you bought it during the sale, the name was already changed.  And now, back to work on book 9.

Ebook Sale

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I’m having a sale on the bundle of Cassie Pengear mysteries 1,2, and 3. It will be $.99 starting today until October 25, 2018. So if you haven’t read the first three books in the series or know someone who might like them, now’s the time. The links are on the book’s main page here.

I’m also going to be doing a sale on book four, A Spartan Murder, starting at the end of the week and going until the 25th as well. Links are here.

Mugs, Murder, and Mayfair out May 1

cassie mayfair draft3 copyI have the release date for Mugs, Murder, and Mayfair. It will be out on May 1, 2018 in ebook, and the print version to come soon after.  As I usually do, I’m having a pre-order/release week sale.  The ebook will be $2.99 instead of $4.99 until May 5th.  Pre-order links are below.  I’ll add more as I get them.

Cassie Pengear was expecting a quiet week helping her friends Kate and Ada inventory their Mayfair tinkering/haberdashery shop, with nothing more exciting to worry about than a shaving mug thrown through the window, hiding the evidence of a student prank, they assume. But then a body is found a few streets away, and the inspector in charge of the murder case begins to suspect Kate. Now Cassie must help her friend by finding the connections between mugs, murder, and Mayfair.

And a little bit of video I’ve been playing around with.


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edited 5-9-18 to change price, new release sale ended 5-5-18


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Glitch with Death Downstairs

Cassie Pengear Mysteries book 7I just found out the other day that some people have had a glitch with their copies of Death Downstairs on Amazon where they were getting the wrong ebook file (thanks to Amy for letting me know about it). It should be fixed now, and Amazon is sending out an update to existing files. If yours doesn’t update automatically, try going to accounts&lists and from the drop down menu go to manage content and devices and then you can search for Death Downstairs in the box midway down the right side of the page. When you find it, there should be an update button to the right. Clicking that should fix it. Since I’m sure some of you returned the book already, I’m going to put it back on sale until next week so you can re-buy it at the pre-order price. If anyone still has trouble, let me know.

edited to add– the sale will end on Dec. 23, 2017.  It might take a couple of days for the normal price to filter through all the sites, but that is when I’m setting it back.  If anyone still has trouble with the book, let me know.