I mentioned when I posted about book 7 that I would be putting the bundle of books 1,2 and 3 on sale to get new readers for the series, and now I have the dates. It will be $.99 instead of the usual $6.99 from October 13 until November 6. Those are the official dates, but the sale price will probably come up a little before and stay up a little bit after because I want to make certain it gets to all of the sites for those dates. So if you’ve been thinking of reading the first three books or you know someone who would like them, Friday is a good time to get them.
I’ve added a new short story to the site, A Case of Two Clerks. You can read it here. I’ve also added it to the end of Killing at the Carnival as a bonus story. New downloads of the book should have the story in it, but I don’t have any control over whether or not retailers update previous copies (I know Amazon tends not to update old purchases), so if you want to download a copy with the new story, Smashwords is probably your best bet, and they have all formats, so it should work for everyone. The print version with the story is making its way to retailers, so if you find broken links to the print version, that’s why. I’ll try to get the links on the site fixed as soon as possible. I hope you enjoy reading it!
Just a quick reminder, this is the last weekend for the pre-order/release week sale on Cassie Pengear book 7: The Death Downstairs. You can find store links on the book’s page here.
I said in my last post that I’d have something else to post, and here it is, a little holiday present for all of you. A free short Christmas mystery featuring Cassie’s friends Kate and Ada. I’ve put it on its own page so it’s easier to read, so you can find it here. Enjoy!
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edited to add: I wasn’t planning on releasing this as an ebook, but since I made a cover for it, I thought why not. you can find links here It’s free in most stores. Amazon doesn’t let me make it free directly, but they may chose to price-match it. If you’d like a copy to read on your Kindle, Smashwords has a mobi version that will work.
Here it is, the newest Cassie Pengear book A Drowning in Bath.
Cassie Pengear had just solved a difficult case in London and was looking forward to a quiet holiday in Bath where she could relax, visit the Regency sights, and read Jane Austin novels. Her cousin Milly had very different ideas of a how to spend their holiday and convinced Cassie to try the mixed bathing at the hotel baths. While there, they witness one of the guests being murdered. With the police insisting it was nothing more than a tragic accident, if she wants to see the killer caught, Cassie has no choice but to try to solve A Drowning in Bath.
It will be going up for pre-orders this week and be released on December 13, 2016. I’ll do a separate post when I start getting pre-order links. Like usual, it will be on a pre-order/release week sale for $2.99 then go to it’s usual price of $4.99.
A few other notes. I’m updating the formatting on some of the older books so they’re more consistent, so if you see something’s been updated, it’s cosmetic, nothing’s changed in the story. The only one that will have a major difference is Killing at the Carnival. I’ve added the first couple chapters of Death at Dinner as a sample to the end. I’m not that fond of samples at the end myself since I’m not used to guessing when a book will end on my e-readers, but I’ve had several people tell me they like it, so I’m trying it.
And there’ll be something else later in the week, but I’ll save it for then.
The Body in the Box Room is out today! Here are all the links I have so far. Nook should be up soon, I’m just waiting for it to show up on the page. The print version should slowly begin filtering out too. The $2.99 sale will go on until this weekend. I hope you like it!
edited to add Barnes and Noble link (finally!)
Barnes and Noble
Google Play set books 4 and 5
Here it is, the cover for the fifth Cassie Pengear mystery– The Body in the Box Room. It’s set for release on July 26, 2016, and as usual, if you pre-order or buy it release week, you’ll get it on sale ($2.99 instead of $4.99). The pre-orders are slowly going live (I already have links to Amazon, iTunes and Smashwords) I’ll add the others to this post as I get them.
And if you’re wondering what case Cassie stumbles on this time, here’s the summary:
When Cassie Pengear agreed to spend the evening with her cousin Milly, and Milly’s latest gentleman caller and his mother, it was with the promise that Milly and her gentleman would not trouble her again unless there was an impending marriage. She did not expect Milly to stumble over a body in her prospective mother-in-law’s box room, and she certainly did not expect Inspector Wainwright to draw the case. Now Milly is convinced they’re all suspects and Cassie is the only one who can figure out who murdered the body in the box room.
In other news, I’ve started putting my books on Google Play. Because of some difficulties in the way they work with Amazon, I’m putting the books up in sets of two after book 1. So Killing at the Carnival is there, and a set of Books 2 and 3, and soon another set of books 4 and 5.
Links to pre-orders:
Kobo has a coupon code for 50% off this list of books and it looks like the Cassie Pengear Bundle is one of the books included. The coupon code is JAN1650 and is good from Jan 28, 2016 to Jan 31, 2016 in the Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom stores. It’s a Kobo promo, not one I set up, so you’ll have to direct questions to them.