Upcoming Sale

Hope you’re all doing well.  I’m still working on book ten.  I just wanted to let you know I’ll be having a $.99 sale on book 4, A Spartan Murder.  Officially, it starts on May 8 and lasts to May 26, 2020,  but you may see the sale price turn up sooner since I’ll set it before then to make certain it populates through in time.  I’m also lowering the price on books 2 and 3 (Death at Dinner and Stabbing Set with Sapphires) to $3.99.  So if you haven’t read them yet or know someone who might like them, now might be a good time to get them.  The Smashwords sale is still going on to the end of the month too, but I’m going to change which books are in it now that I have this sale going on.  Stay well!

Cassie Pengear Book 9: Murder Near Slaughter

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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

A Spartan Murder

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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Sale Extended

cover for L. A. Nisula's Cassie Pengear Mysteries book 1,2,3

A quick update because I wanted to let you know that I’m going to be extending the sale on the Cassie Pengear Mysteries bundle.  There are a couple of advertising opportunities I wanted to take advantage of, so it will now be on sale until December 6th.

Sale on Cassie Pengear Mysteries Bundle

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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.

Cover Reveal- A Drowning in Bath


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.

Cover Reveal Cassie Pengear Mysteries book 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 AmazoniTunes 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.

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