Cover Reveal: A Haunting at Marianwood
A Haunting at Marianwood is now available for preorder on Kindle!
Life is good for Dash Hammond. He's recently remarried his childhood sweetheart, Dr. Maevis Summers, and together they're raising his four-year-old son, T.J. in the Hammond family homestead in Clover Pointe, Ohio. A retired Army colonel, Dash now keeps himself busy fixing everything from a leaky faucet to an unsolved murder.
It is no wonder that his cousin Billy McCafferty calls on Dash for a road trip to Kentucky when his oldest sister is in trouble. The president of a religious order, Sister Miriam Patrice, Miri Pat to those who knew her before she took the veil, has been hearing things, seeing things and misplacing things. A very competent woman, she refuses to accept an unearthly reason for all this.
Marianwood, the motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Mother of God, is located on an old plantation thought to be haunted by its original inhabitant, Miss Victoria Harris, who is rumored to prowl the grounds and cemetery in search of her murdered beau.
When the Ohio contingent arrives, they discover that things are not as simple as your ordinary haunting.
In a battle of wits, will the victor be supernatural or a very corporeal retired Army colonel?
The book will be available in print and on Kindle October 18th!
More information on E.M. Munsch:
Elaine Munsch is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, but has spent her adult life in Louisville,
Kentucky. She graduated from Nazareth College of Kentucky located outside of Bardstown and
attended The Ohio State University for her graduate work. She has been a bookseller for fifty
years working in both large and small, chain and independent bookstores. She opened the first
Barnes & Noble in Kentucky where she set up a mystery reading group which is still active
today. She also taught classes in the mystery genre for the Veritas Society and joined the local
chapter of Sisters in Crime.
With Susan Bell, she co-edited MYSTERY WITH A SPLASH OF BOURBON, an anthology of
bourbon related stories.
As E.M. Munsch, she writes the Dash Hammond series set on the shores of Lake Erie. The latest
title, A HAUNTING AT MARIANWOOD, is set to be released October 18th.
First In-Person Sales of the Year
We joined our local chapter of Sisters in Crime at the Ponce Library in Pinellas Park yesterday for a panel on mysteries. It was a good opportunity to introduce ourselves and some of our products to potential new readers. The only book on the table we didn't publish was Hoosier Hoops and Hijinks, but Gwen and I did have a Three Snowbirds story in it.
This was the first appearance in what we hope will be a better year for in-person sales for ourselves and our authors.
Gwen Mayo and I had the pleasure of returning to Kentucky for the Kentucky Book Festival on November 6th. We saw family and friends, along with our comrades in writing from the Derby Rotten Scoundrels chapter of Sisters in Crime. You can see their account of the festival here.
The reception before the event was hosted by Campbellsville College and featured many of the leading lights in Kentucky literature.
The day of the festival, our corner of the room was very busy! Many fellow authors and bourbon fans stopped by to chat and pick up a copy of Mystery with a Splash of Bourbon, signed by the contributors in attendance.
By 3 PM, all the copies Joseph-Beth's provided us with had sold out, and authors were dipping into their personal stash so we could fill the need. The store has contacted the chapter about doing another signing before Christmas. Good news for them, and good news for MAHLLC!
99 cents on Kindle from 4/26 - 5/1!
Big Shots and Bullet Holes will be on sale for 99 cents/Kindle copy from April 26th-May 1st.
Don't miss the chance to read this private eye noir novel, full of action!
If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read it for free any time, just like all our other books.
Back by popular demand! We are proud to present a second helping of crime, mayhem, and murder set during the celebration and licentiousness of Carnival.
For a savory sample of New Orleans lore, take a sip of “A Prayer to Momus” by DJ Tyrer or “Carnival Carnage” by John Kiste. For a dish of redemption and revenge, returning author and Louisiana native Nathan Pettigrew serves up “The Steel Pelican.” Is a mystery with a literary flavor more to your taste? Try “The Brass Menagerie” by DG Critchley. If you prefer a racier seasoning, there’s “Unholy Beads” and “Gussy Saint and the Case of the Three-Boobed Woman.” For the deepest bowl of intrigue, we end with “Keep Your Head Up,” a thriller by Tom Andes.
Mardi Gras Mysteries is now available in paperback and Kindle at Amazon. It's also free on Kindle Unlimited. Start your Carnival with this appetizer!
Out June 22 - Preorder now
Mystery with a Splash of Bourbon from the Derby Rotten Scoundrels is an anthology that celebrates Kentucky's finest spirit: Bourbon. Ranging from historical adventure to gritty realism, the eighteen crime stories included in this anthology are all fermented in the history and culture of Kentucky bourbon, distilled through the imaginations of our authors. Interwoven with the stories are articles covering the history of bourbon, from Prohibition, moonshining, and medicinal alcohol, to profiles of distilleries and the booming Whiskey Row district in downtown Louisville.
Who Are the Derby Rotten Scoundrels?
The Scoundrels are an eclectic group of writers (and readers) who get together to share their writing. The group was formed in 1992, starting as primarily a reading club. Over time, they became more focused on writers, especially new writers, and how to help them hone their skills and get published. The founders of Mystery and Horror, LLC were among those writers.
Spicer’s wit and cleverness shine and leave you wondering what he will serve up next for your reading pleasure.
About the Author
The tour stops are below. Check them out for interviews, reviews, and guest posts, and be sure to stop by our promo page at Escapes with Dollycas for a number of ways to get additional entries for our giveaway!
February 5 – I’m All About Books – CHARACTER GUEST POST
February 6 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST
February 7 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
February 7 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT
February 8 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, RECIPE
February 9 – Jane Reads – GUEST POST
February 10 – Literary Gold – CHARACTER GUEST POST
February 10 – ebook addicts – SPOTLIGHT
February 11 – The Book Decoder – REVIEW
February 12 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
February 13 – StoreyBook Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST
February 14 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
February 15 – TBR Book Blog – SPOTLIGHT
February 16 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
February 17 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
February 18 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
Available for preorder on Kindle: Big Shots and Bullet Holes by B. David Spicer!
Reserve your copy for a tasty bite of WWII noir with plenty of action! A young detective, searching for a missing girl, stumbles into a hornet's nest of homefront German sympathizers. Release date is 4/20/2020.
If you are a reviewer and are interested in reviewing this book, contact us directly for an e-ARC or to request a print ARC.
Cincinnati, 1942. The secret to being a grifter is changing up the con so the rubes don’t realize they’re being taken. Kissy Lisbon’s spent years honing her skills as a con-woman, but as the war in Europe drags on, things get tough in the Queen City. Her new scheme: hiring herself out as a private eye. Her first client has a missing daughter, the missing daughter has a German boyfriend, and the German boyfriend has friends in all the wrong places. Following a lead sends Kissy careening headlong into a whirlwind of stolen money, American Nazis, and bleeding corpses. When an old flame from Kissy’s past shows up wearing a shiny new detective’s badge, she’s less than thrilled, but together they scour the city for answers. As the bodies start to pile up around her, Kissy is in a race to save the missing girl, her country, and her very life.
B. David Spicer graduated from Ohio University, earning a BA in English. His first name is Brian, but he thinks B. David sounds more artsy and pretentious. He’s had short stories in more than a dozen anthologies, including Cosy Crime from Flame Tree Press, Out of Phase and Wicked Deeds: Witches, Warlocks, Demons & Other Evil Doers from Sirens Call Publications, Strangely Funny II and III and VI from Mystery and Horror, LLC, and Pernicious Invaders and From the Corner of Your Eye from Great Old Ones Publishing. Big Shots and Bullet Holes is his first novel. He lives in Ohio and owns more books than ought to be legal.
Mystery and Horror, LLC, is an indie press interested in what the name suggests.
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