A New Series

cover of L. A. Nisula's mystery novel Deliveries and a Dead Body showing Kate and Ada looking through a door at the bodyThe first book in my new series will be coming out later this month. Kate and Ada are getting their own spin-off series. Cassie isn’t going anywhere, but Kate and Ada stumbled over a body, so they’re getting the next book. Deliveries and a Dead Body will be out on September 20. It’s slowly going up for pre-order now at a special pre-order sale price of $.99. On Sept 24 it will go up to $4.99. I’ll start adding links as I get them, until then, here’s the summary of the book.

Ada Shepherd and her wife Kate Ferris were having a perfectly normal day making deliveries for their Mayfair tinkering and haberdashery shop until they reached the Mertons’ house. There, they found an empty house, an unlocked door, and a dead body in the middle of the entryway. To make the day even stranger, by the time Ada returned from looking for assistance with a policeman in tow, the body had disappeared and the house was filled with quite the normal number of people, all while Kate had been waiting on the front step. With no body, the police won’t investigate, leaving Kate and Ada with no choice but to take matters into their own hands if they want to find out what really happened.

Kate Ferris and Ada Shepherd are partners in life and in their business, a tinkering and haberdashery shop in Mayfair, London. Somehow this leads to them stumbling over bodies and other strange happenings. Join them as they solve mysteries in a steampunk version of Victorian London in this charming spin-off of L. A. Nisula’s Cassie Pengear Mysteries.

Some buy links below, the rest are here.

New Cassie Pengear Bundle

cassieBundleCovernew copy

There will be a new box set/bundle of books 4,5, and 6 in Cassie Pengear Mysteries coming out on May 17, 2022. It will contain You can find more about the book and links to pre-order clicking here Since this is a discounted bundle already, I’m not doing a pre-order sale. It will contain A Spartan Murder, The Body in the Boxroom, A Drowning in Bath, so if you haven’t read them yet, here’s another way to get them.

I’m working on a couple of new mysteries, but I’m not sure which will be my next release yet. I’ll let you know when I know.

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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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.

Buy links

Ebook $4.99

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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.

New Short Story

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!


The Death Downstairs

Cassie Pengear Mysteries book 7Here is your first look at the cover for the seventh Cassie Pengear mystery, The Death Downstairs.  It will be released on September 26, 2017, and as always, it will be on a pre-order release week sale, with a little difference.  I’m planning to put the bundle of the first three books on sale soon, and I figure most people reading this blog have already read those, so I wanted you to get a bit of a bargain too, so instead of the usual $2.99, the pre-order price will be $.99 until October 1.  I’ll post  links to the pre-order pages here and on the book’s page as they become available.

Here’s the backcover text of the book.

When Cassie Pengear’s landlady asks her to check the references of the new tenant downstairs, she expects it to be a simple matter of confirming what was provided. She did not expect it to lead to a dead body in the flat below, a series of thefts in the building, and mysterious events at a bank she’s done typing for. If Cassie wants to feel safe in her flat again, she’ll have to solve the death downstairs.

And the links I already have.

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.

Links to pre-orders:


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itunes links

iTunes US

iTunes GB

iTunes CA

iTunes AU

iTunes JP

iTunes FR

iTunes DE

iTunes FI

New Release A Spartan Murder Dec. 22

A Spartan Murder

The forth Cassie Pengear mystery is going to be released December 22.  It’s called A Spartan Murder.  Here’s the back cover text.

When Cassie Pengear is summoned to Oxford as a suspect in a murder, she assumes it’s by one of the Scotland Yard Inspectors who don’t appreciate her occasional help.  She’s surprised to learn it’s from her friend Inspector Burrows and even more startling, he actually begins to give her information on the case of a murdered Oxford don.  Startling until she realizes his two best suspects are committing a crime Inspector Burrows would rather overlook simply by being together.  Now she’s keeping suspects’ secrets while investigating blackmail and murder.  approx. 53,000 words or 200 pages

It will be on a pre-order/release week sale until the end of the month for $2.99, then it will go to its regular price of $4.99.  Some stores have the pre-order up already.  I’ll add the others as I see them.  Here’s what I have so far.





edited to add links



In other news, I’m going to be releasing a bundle of the first three Cassie Pengear books soon, hopefully this weekend.  I was going to wait until book 5 came out, but I decided to do it now.  I’ll post again when it’s ready to go.

Killing at the Carnival is free most places now, including Amazon.com but not the other Amazon sites yet.