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Monday, November 26, 2018

Cyber Monday Deals 11/26/18

It is once again time for our annual summary of the Cyber Monday deals on Amazon, including deals on mysteries as well as deals on devices and other items we think might be of interest to our readers!  Some deals are the same as they were on Black Friday, but there are many new ones as well.

The Mystery and Book Deals include:

Amazon Device Deals include:

Other Black Friday Deals that we thought might be of interest include:

Happy shopping!!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Black Friday Deals 11/23/18

It is once again time for our annual summary of the Black Friday deals on Amazon, including deals on mysteries as well as deals on devices and other items we think might be of interest to our readers!

The Mystery and Book Deals include:

Amazon Device Deals include:

Other Black Friday Deals that we thought might be of interest include:

Happy shopping!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Prime Day Deals

Today is Prime Day, and we are sharing today's best mystery ebook deals along with our favorite Prime Day Deals.

Today's best mystery discount deals and new releases include books from Kathi Daley, Tonya Kappes, Juliet Blackwell, Rose Pressey, Carolyn Q Hunter, Leslie Langtry, Leighann Dobbs, Rosemary Stevens, Constance Barker, Barbara Silkstone, Summer Prescott, Deanna Chase, Patricia Cornwell, Bailey Cattrell, Laura Durham, Nova Nelson, JA Whiting, Jinx Schwartz and many more.

Featured cozy mystery pre-orders include books from Lynn Cahoon, Dionne Lister, Gemma Halliday and Kelly Rey, Sam Cheever, Laura Bradford, Nancy Cohen, Jessica Beck and many more.

We also have a nice list of inexpensive cozy mystery boxed sets!

Our favorite Prime Day Deals include:

Fire Stick for only $19.99

Get $5 off a $20 book order by using coupon code PRIMEBOOKS18

Prime Members can get all 6 First Reads books for July for FREE, even if they have already picked their book for the month

Echo Dot $20 off

Echo Show $100 off

Echo Save $30

Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote 50% off

Save $40 on Kindle Paperwhite only $79.99

Save $50 on the Fire HD 10

Fire 7 is only $29.99

Save $30 on the Fire HD 8 at only $49.99

Save $50 on the Echo Plus

Save $30 on the Kindle at only $49.99

Harry Potter Prime Day Deals, including 8 movie DVD and Blu-Ray sets starting at $22.99

Keurig K-Elite with Laughing Man K-cup pods $99.99

4 months of Amazon Music for only 99 cents

The Seasons 1-7 Game of Thrones collection on Blu-Ray is $74.99

The Ocean's Trilogy Collection is $17.99 on Blu-Ray, and you can get an extra 20% off at checkout

23andMe DNA test $99.99

Ancestry DNA test $54.99

National Geographic Geno 2.0 DNA test $49.97

Have fun shopping!!

Monday, July 2, 2018

MRM Deals of the Day 7/2/18

Head on over to our MRM page at Amazon  to check out today's big bunch of new cozy mystery releases and discounted mysteries, including books from Jenn Mckinlay, MC Beaton, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Kellye Garrett, Tasha Alexander, Jessica Fletcher/Donald Bain, Meera Lester, David Rosenfelt, Margaret Truman, Elizabeth Peters, Charles Todd, Sandra Brown, Ellie Ashe, Beth Prentice, Anne Marie Stoddard, Sheila Connolly, Donna Andrews, Maymee Bell/Tonya Kappes, Diane Mott Davidson, Eva Gates, Susan Gillard, Jenna St. James, Gina LaManna and more! 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

MRM Deals of the Day 6/26/18

Head on over to our 
MRM page at Amazon  to check out today's big batch of new cozy mystery releases, including books from Tonya Kappes, Kylie Logan, Elise Sax, Kate Carlisle, Becki Willis, Barbara Silkstone, Ritter Ames, Erin Huss, Alex Erickson, Amy Lillard, Linda Reilly, Sheila Connolly, Maggie West, Oliva Mathews, Laurien Berenson, Leigh Hearon, Saray Strohmeyer, Lucy May, JC Eaton, Mia McDonald and more! You will notice we no have 2 pages, one with the new releases and discounted books, and another with forthcoming books available for pre-orders. We will be adding more page, so if there is one (or more) that you would like to see, please let us know!

Friday, June 1, 2018

MRM Deals of the Day 6/2/18

We are back today with a huge new batch of discounted mysteries and new mystery releases on our MRM page at Amazon, including books from authors like Sally Goldenbaum, Summer Prescott, Karen MacInerney, Mary Marks, Colleen Coble, Ellen Hart, Vanetta Chapman, Tony Hillerman, Darynda Jones, David Rosenfelt, Ann Cleeves, JA Jance, Robert Dugoni, Viveca Sten, Susan Furlong, Arlene McFarlane, Mollie Cox Bryan, Maya Corrigan, Christie Waters, Anne Canadeo, Sadie Hartwell, Olivia Mathews, Zoe Arden, Kathi Daley and many more! 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Author Bumping - a guest post by Barbara Silkstone

Author Barbara Silkstone joins us today in celebration of the release of the first book in her Florence Nightingale comedy mystery series.  If this adventure is any indication of those we'll find in The Giggling Corpse (and I'm sure it is!), we are in for a fun, rollicking mystery ride!  ~Mrs. MRM

Author Bumping
 By Barbara Silkstone

Like most authors, I am often asked where I get my ideas for stories. I must confess I have led a life that often parallels that of Wile E. Coyote. All I have to do is close my eyes and bingo! I’m in trouble.

Author Bumping has provided me with a good number of funny scenes in my comedy mysteries. Exactly what is AB?

Bumping is a talent I come by naturally. I have literally fallen into a full body bump with some pretty big name writers. These unplanned slams usually occur with hilarious results.

Robert B. Parker was a lovely man. Known as the Dean of American Crime Fiction, he was the creator of the wisecracking, street-smart Boston private eye, Spenser. (Spenser for Hire)

My first meeting with him was not the sophisticated event I would have preferred.  I accidentally slammed into the poor man as if he were home base. All one hundred and twenty-five pounds of me hitting his chubby frame with an “umph!” But let me back up and get a running start into this story.

A number of years ago I attended a writers’ workshop in London. We were a small group of dedicated hopefuls there to learn at the feet of PD James, Stephen King, and Bob Parker.

The workshop took place at the London Polytechnic University campus located on Marylebone Road across from Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and near White Chapel—home of Jack the Ripper. It was summer and the school was all but abandoned. Alighting from a cab, lugging my gear behind me, I gasped at the sight of the red graffiti scrawled over the tall grim buildings. I understand the school has since been renovated but at that time it was pretty eerie.

I took a seat in the old lecture theater, laying my knapsack and duffle bag on the floor. I was pleased I had traveled light and finally got the hang of looking like a mystery writer. I had dropped the pink dresses and kitten heels after my last writers’ conference and now dressed in black slacks, matching top, and ballet flats.

An administrator spoke from the stage telling the small assembly of mostly ladies how to find our room assignments in the dorms. She assured us that someone would be addressing our group shortly. I settled back and admired the carved wood paneling and Phantom of the Opera ambiance.

The lady sitting next to me spoke. “Hi. My name is Shirley. I have really got to find a ladies’ room. Would you mind my bags for me?”

“Sure.” But I needed a loo trip, too. Now was as good a time as any. The lady on Shirley’s far side agreed to stand sentry over our bags. My new friend and I set out in search of a potty.

The halls were silent and resembled a mausoleum. The polished marble floors were slick underfoot and the lighting was dim. There were no attendants and no signs directing us to our much-needed ladies’ loo.

“Maybe they’re on the second floor,” I said optimistically. We walked up a level. Nothing. And the lights grew dimmer. Shirley and I agreed to take this up one more floor. I was mentally kicking myself for not using the loo at the airport as I clung to the railing and hiked up the stairs. With the school unoccupied for the summer, someone had done a rather diligent job of polishing the marble floors. They were as slippery as ice.

No potty. No loo. “One more floor?” I asked. Shirley nodded, her eyes like two giant robin’s eggs behind her thick glasses. It was awfully quiet. We made our way to the fourth floor clinging to the banister to steady ourselves.  A good tinkle was now at the top of my list of most desirable things to do in London.

On the fourth floor, we finally found a ladies loo. The harsh lighting cast the feel of the men’s room scene in The Shining. Jack Nicholson meets the long-dead manager of the Overlook Hotel. Okay… my nerves were a bit prickly.

Shirley grabbed one stall and I hit another. I’d clicked the door shut and was in bladder emptying ecstasy when the cubicle shook. “Open up or I’ll break the door down!” A male voice with a cockney accent growled just outside the door. “I want you. Not the other one!”

Knowing it would do no good to scream, I said… “Absolutely not!”  (I’m notoriously polite.)

“Barbara! What’s going on?” my new friend whimpered.

“We have a problem, Shirley.”

Silence. Not a word. No heavy breathing. Only the sound of Shirley sniveling from her position two stalls down. More silence. He was either waiting outside the door with a Jack the Ripper Knife or he had run away.

I made an executive decision. “Shirley… at the count of three let’s make a run for it. One…”

“Barbara, I can’t run! I can’t get my girdle up. I’m too scared!”

Girdle? Who wears a girdle? I was trapped in a farce with a woman in a girdle, and a guy who wasn’t seeking a pen pal. “Shirley… ditch your girdle. We’re running for it! 2-3!”

We broke out of our stalls like two racehorses out for the Triple Crown. We hit the marble floor with Flintstone feet flying. Funny thing about running on slippery surfaces … you can build up some real speed.

At the second level… Shirley went reeling. “Turn into the skid!” I yelled at her as I grabbed the railing. She squealed and then righted herself.  By the time we hit the ground floor, we must have been going a hundred miles an hour.

A group of people stood at the entrance to the auditorium. Robert B. Parker was among them. I lost control, went into a slide, and bumped hard into his portly belly. Slam!

It wasn’t exactly how I envisioned our first meeting, but I have used versions of the incident in at least two of my stories.

With love & laughter!

Just released! The Giggling Corpse

 A trailblazing figure in nursing, Florence Nightingale faces a series of bizarre mysteries for which she must use her nimble deductive powers while aided by her little pocket owl, Athena, and her sweet but snarky sidekick, Poppy Throckmorten.

In this first book in the series, the ladies journey to Greece on a mission for young Queen Victoria, the successful completion of which will fund the Nightingale School for Lady Nurses—the first of its kind in England.

Armed only with her quick wit and a rock-hard India rubber ball, Poppy is determined to assist Florence in securing the donation promised by a wealthy Greek philanthropist. But before they can return to England, the gift is stolen and one member of their British contingent is dead—was it murder?

Can Florence and Poppy find a possible killer and recover the endowment before they must answer to the Queen? And what’s with the giggling corpse?

Join me as I start my latest series of tongue-in-cheek, fast-paced mysteries that see Poppy Throckmorten chronicle the adventures of the brilliant but eccentric sleuth, Miss Florence Nightingale.

Connect with Barbara!
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