It’s been a fun week for publishing news for Ann and me. First of all, we’re very happy to announce that DEAD, WITHOUT A STONE TO TELL IT is now available in Kindle format. There have been a lot of readers who were waiting for this, so we’re pleased that the novel is available for a cheap and cheerful $3.19, perfect for giving a new series a spin if you haven’t tried us out yet. The Kindle version is available here: Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries #1: DEAD, WITHOUT A STONE TO TELL IT.
The e-novella that follows the first series installment will release this fall. As several of you have asked for more information about it, I wanted to include its blurb here:
Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries #2: NO ONE SEES ME ‘TIL I FALL (November 2013)
Only the joint forces of science and law enforcement can help when a young woman is found brutally murdered with her identity erased.
Massachusetts State Police Trooper Leigh Abbott and forensic anthropologist Matt Lowell come together to solve their second case when the remains of a young woman are found, thrown away like garbage at a local landfill. But what seems straightforward becomes something much more sinister when the victim’s bone damage reveals a shocking history of abuse. It will take reliving the horrors of Matt’s military background, all the team’s forensic skills, and Leigh’s intuition combined for them to catch the killer and give the victim the justice she deserves.
And now we move to our other big news of the day. This past week we got our first peek at the cover for A FLAME IN THE WIND OF DEATH. Thanks to the Five Star team and the designers at ENC for once again creating a cover that encapsulates the story’s basic themes:
Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries #3: A FLAME IN THE WIND OF DEATH (May 2014)
At Halloween, Salem, Massachusetts, is a hot spot for Witch and tourist alike. But when a murder spree begins, a cop and scientist must team up to find the killer before a media circus unleashes, panic ensues, and more victims are killed.
Forensic anthropologist Matt Lowell and Massachusetts State Police Trooper Leigh Abbott are called in to investigate burned remains following a fire in a historic antique shop. As Matt, Leigh and their team of graduate students investigate the death, clues point to Salem's traditional Witchcraft community. However, having dabbled in the Craft as a teenager, Leigh is skeptical that someone who has sworn an oath of good to all and harm to none would commit premeditated murder, let alone kill in such a vicious way.
A second body is found in a similar fire and the team begins to suspect that coven members are being framed. Now they must solve the murders before 100,000 tourists overrun Salem for what could be the deadliest Halloween of their lives.
Next week I’ll be preparing to attend Bouchercon, so I’ll be highlighting the forensics panel I’ll be on and the authors who will be participating with me. See you then!