Free Cozy Mystery

Bones & Boxes, the first book in the Hetty Fox mystery series, is free today and tomorrow.

Facing a ghost, a dead body, and a cat, Hetty Fox has her hands full. Recently widowed and new to  town, she also must find her place among a village of strangers. That effort is how she discovers her first dead body. It also launches her into her first murder investigation.

But her effort to track a killer gets muddled as ghost and cat compete for her attention. Then there’s her daughter, Megan. How is Hetty to track a killer without tipping her off? Finally, mix in a clever killer, and Hetty finds herself truly challenged in this lighthearted mystery.     


A Huge Thank You

RDMTo all of you who bought or borrowed A Rainy Day Murder in this most recent cozy mystery sale, thank you.  You made it one of my best promotions ever.  Hetty is one of my favorite characters. She’s tough, she’s determines, and she has a big heart. I’m so glad so many of you appreciate her efforts, too.

Another Hetty Fox book is underway, but more about that later. Also in progress is another Melanie Hart mystery, including in the near future, a story narrated by Ginger Black who is in one of her full-throttled fits. More on this later as well.

Cozy Mystery Sale!


It begins today and runs through Sunday,  a great collection of cozy mysteries from some highly talented authors. And all available for only 99 cents.


Whether your tastes run to culinary sleuths,  or to witches who track down killers, or to cats willing to lend a paw with the effort, or what have  you. You’re sure to ind something to brighten up your weekend

Be sure to grab a copy from this outstanding collection today.


Jack Ryan Series from Amazon Prime: Two Views

I confess when the Jack Ryan series went live on Amazon Prime, I immediately binge watched the entire first season: twice! I’ve always been fond of the Tom Clancy character. I couldn’t wait to see what Amazon made of him.

For my part, I wasn’t disappointed. Yes, you have to overlook the time warp. In this version, Ryan is a younger man in this present year than he is in the earlier stories which were set in the past. That didn’t bother me a bit. If it’s a good Jack Ryan story, I take it anyway it comes and any time it comes.

But apparently not all reviewers approved of story as much as I did. Here’s a review from the Real Book Spy which covers two opposite opinions on the series. It makes for interesting reading and didn’t dampen my enjoyment of the program a bit.

The Real Book Spy article comes from this issue of Crime Fiction Links of the Week from Indie Crime Scene, which never fails to present interesting take on today’s crime fiction. Be sure to visit the site to enjoy other fascinating reports.

Last Call for Savings



This is the third and final day for savings in the Mystery Lovers Mega Sale. Don’t miss this opportunity to snag an engaging tale or too at bargain basement prices. Visit the sales page here.