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Welcome to my website, with exciting news of a very useful new website all about the Aurelia Marcella ebooks.
If you're considering buying one of Aurelia's mysteries in electronic format, (and lots of people are,) but need a bit of help deciding which is the best format for you, aureliamarcella.com is the site to visit.
Another valuable site will give you full information about The Mystery Makers, our writers' group who give talks and workshops around the North of England. Check out
www.mysterymakers.co.uk and on my diary page.
There's good news too about the first in the Aurelia Marcella series, SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT. It is out not only in hardback and trade paperback and as an ebook, but now features as part of a brilliant new mystery collection in ebook formats. Head of Zeus have brought together three of the books they publish under the title "3 GREAT FEMALE DETECTIVES" to give readers a taste of three different sleuths, and the collection is out in several electronic formats, so you can pick the one that suits your e-reader. Check out www.eBooks.com for details about this and information about all four individual Aurelia Marcella ebooks too.
For the next few weeks I'll be spending as much time as I can working on m newest mystery, which takes Aurelia to London and has the working title BLOOD ON THE WATER. I'll keep you posted on its progress.
Last year the London publishers Head of Zeus launched my series in Britain. They've published all four of the books in ebook format, and also produced the first one, SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT (originally issued in the USA as GET OUT OR DIE,) in hardback and in trade paperback.
Print versions of all the Aurelia novels will continue to be published in the USA by Poisoned Pen Press, and available for UK readers from on-line bookstores, and from my website. They are in trade paperback, hardback, large print and ebook formats. I hope that more of Aurelia's mysteries will be published by Head of Zeus in the UK next year, but for now they are focusing on ebooks, the latest, fast-growing book trend.
Aurelia's mysteries tell of life and death in first-century Roman Britain, the turbulent province of Britannia, on the very edge of the Roman Empire, and they all feature innkeeper Aurelia as a reluctant sleuth. In SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT we learn how she was first drawn into solving crimes, and the danger she found herself in as a result. We meet her family at their mansio (inn) near York, and encounter the varied mixture of people who live in northern Britannia: Roman settlers and soldiers, native British tribesmen, some friendly and some not...and of course several characters who are not at all what they seem.
Read the first few pages, and see what the reviewers say
A note for book collectors: I still have a few copies of the hardback American first editions, and I can supply them (signed of course if you like!) to UK readers while my stocks last. And the first three in the series are available as MP3 audiobooks from this website. Visit my order page to order a signed book or an audiobook.
I also have a short story published in a 2011 anthology of mysteries by members of Britain's Crime Writers' Association, GUILTY CONSCIENCES - find out more.
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Available only as an ebook - three mysteries for the price of one!
An anthology of mystery short stories published Nov 2011 by Severn House
Published 2003 by Robinson (UK)
and Carroll & Graf (USA)