FTL Publications, which is republishing my Peter Brichter series both in paper and as e-books, is offering a free download of Murder at the War (written as Mary Monica Pulver) April 16-17 through Amazon. This was my first published novel. It is set at The Great Pennsic War, an annual event of The Society for Creative Anachronism. You’ve heard of folks who re-create battles of the American War Between the States? This is sort of like that, only earlier. MUCH earlier. Medieval times, the politics, the statesmanship, the chivalry, the music, dance, food, costumes, arts and crafts, are brought to life through the SCA at weekend members-only events. But the War is the Big One. Thousands of medievalists gather at a campground in eastern Pennsylvania to eat, drink, game, dance and, most of all, fight. Using real armor and rattan swords and pole arms, they stage unchoreographed battles in the fields and woods of the campground. And in the middle of all this fake dying, a man in armor is found for-real dead of a stab wound. The State Police think they’ve uncovered a cult and are baffled by the esoterica of the Society. It is up to police detective Peter Brichter, who is also Lord Stephen von Helle, to obey King William’s royal command to find the murderer before this shocking discourtesy destroys the Society’s grandest game.
Mary Monica’s Kindle books:
Murder at the War: April 16-17
The Unforgiving Minutes: April 22-23
Original Sin: April 29-30
Show Stopper: May 7-8
Ashes to Ashes: May 22-23
The e-book version of Original Sin, fourth of the Peter Brichter mysteries by Mary Monica Pulver, will be available for a free Kindle download on February 27 and 28. (Mary Monica? I resemble that person …)
… will be a free download for Kindle on Wednesday and Thursday, February 20, 21 2013. Another Mary Monica Pulver bonus for fans of Monica Ferris!
The Betsy Devonshire Needlework Mysteries are my third series, written as Monica Ferris. The second series was about Dame Frevisse, Abbess of a nunnery in the days of Thomas Chaucer. (The books were written by Margaret Frazer, a pen name for the joint authorship of myself and Gail Frazer. The first five books were by the both of us; after that, Gail took over and I went off to be Monica Ferris.) But my first series, written as Mary Monica Pulver, was about Peter Brichter, an Illinois police detective, and his wife Kori. That series has mostly been out of print for over a decade.
That’s changing. The books are coming out as e-books. (The first book, Murder at the War, has been available as a trade paperback for some time.) To re-introduce the series, FTL Publications is offering them on Amazon. Murder at the War will be free as a Kindle book on February 11-12, with the remaining titles given away at a rate of one per week following that. If you like them, tell all your friends!
A review for And Then You Dye has been published at Fresh Fiction.
Threadbare got a very nice review from Kings River Life Magazine. Hoorah!
And Then You Dye is officially due December 5th, and we’re having a publication party at Once Upon A Crime in Minneapolis (see below). The advance copy of the paperback version of Threadbare arrived in the same package, so it should be out at something like the same time. Then it’s time for the book tour — see below!