Thursday, June 28, 2018

Summer Special Sale--Read AN ICY DEATH FREE on Kindle June 29-July 3

Hello, Readers,
The summer is really heating up in Kansas as we prepare for the 4th of July!

To celebrate we are offering AN ICY DEATH, a High Country Mystery, free on Kindle from June 29 through July 3!

Cool off with a tale about winter!  Did Arthur Burnell really leave his wife in the car to face an icy death so he can get her money? Or is something else going on that McQuede must figure out?

FREE June 29-July 3
99c for the month of July!

Wyoming winters can be murder!  In the heart of a raging blizzard Sheriff Jeff McQuede discovers a woman frozen to death in her car. At first he believes her death to be an unfortunate accident--until he finds clues that point to cold-blooded murder. Margaret's husband, Arthur, left her in the stalled vehicle to brave the storm and manages to reach Joe Trevino's isolated ranch. The case becomes more complicated because of the recent warehouse robberies at Trevino's store. McQueede finds that Trevino is Margaret Burnell's business partner, and that she has traveled from their Casper store to conduct a company audit. In addition, Margaret has planned to meet with her only child, a run-away daughter she hasn't seen in years. Trevino, the missing daughter, and Arthur Burnell would all profit financially from Margaret's demise. Has a relentless killer tracked and sabotaged the Burnells, or did Arthur simply abandon his wife for his share of the money, leaving her to die an icy death? 

AN ICY DEATH is the fifth book in the Jeff McQuede High Country Mystery Series. Each book in the series contains a complete story and can be read as a stand-alone.

Stay cool!

Friday, June 8, 2018

News and Bargains for June. two 99c books and a free short story!

Hello, Readers!

This June we are offering two books in our High Country Mystery Series at a discounted price, plus a 5-day limited time free Christmas in July deal on short story King Henry's Christmas.

From June 8 to June 15, read Crying Woman Bridge on Kindle for only 99c!
Click on link CRYING WOMAN BRIDGE to order.

While returning from Professor Dawson’s lecture on haunted places, the last thing Sheriff Jeff McQuede and Dawson expect to encounter is a terrified woman clinging to the railing of Mirabella’s Bridge, crying for her lost baby. It looks as if Rae Harris has thrown the infant over the bridge in a fit of despair, but she claims he has been stolen by a ghostly figure she calls Mirabella. Similar to the La Llorona legend Dawson just spoke about, Mirabella was a local pioneer woman who was rumored to have drowned her infant after being abandoned by a lover. At first McQuede believes Rae was driven by madness, but he soon finds evidence that her story may be true, and the perfectly timed kidnapping of her child may be in some way related to lecture attendee and local celebrity, Jim Royce, and his vast fortune.

From June 21-28, our new book, Rapid River Hoax will be discounted to 99c!
Click on link to order--full price until sale begins.

After McQuede is jilted at the altar by his long-time girlfriend, Dawson convinces him that a relaxing river rafting trip is just what he needs to get over his heartache. Unknown to Dawson, McQuede has also come along to investigate the disappearance of a young man who has recently vanished from the lodge. Andy Norton may be perpetuating one of his notorious  hoaxes or he may be in serious danger. Dawson also has a secret motive for the trip. He is searching for a rare Native American Sheepeater camp, a project that draws Loris and her boss and rival, Arden Reed, to the scene.  Surrounded by colorful characters and intrigue, McQuede finds himself in a race to save valuable artifacts and to find out what happened to Andy.

Christmas in July!  READ FREE June 15-19

Click on link to order King Henry's Christmas

Sheriff Jeff McQuede finds pampered cat King Henry in the midst of a crime scene. The cat, who belongs to Sammy Ratone, is the only witness to a burglary. McQuede, unable to locate Sammy, takes King Henry home with him where the cat creates endless mischief.

Happy Summer Reading!