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#1 in the Rafferty and Llewellyn procedural series

FREE 4-Mystery Boxset – Part of the Rafferty and Llewellyn 17-Book Series

‘DARN GOOD READ.’ 17-STRONG SERIES

Tired of reading avid authors’ descriptions of serial killers’ sadism?

Long for a mystery that introduces you to an engaging, often failing, main character?

Then meet Detective Inspector Joe Rafferty. He tries. He fails. Educated in the University of Life, not Oxbridge, so he certainly isn’t a detecting genius like Sherlock Holmes. He’s got his problems—A Ma who’s pushing him to marry again; a larger family who don’t always obey the letter of the law; and a po-faced partner who looks with a jaundiced eye on his often mercurial conduct of cases – never mind his family. His family – many of whom think that if he must be a copper, he might at least have the decency to be a bent one. And then there’s his boss…but the less said about him the better.

4-NOVEL MYSTERY SERIES BOXSET

‘Contagious detective duo.’

DEAD BEFORE MORNING #1

A murder victim with no face. A media calling for answers. And a detective with a family not averse to a little gentle law-bending. 

Newly-promoted British Detective Joe Rafferty and his partner, Sergeant Dafyd Llewellyn in a murder mystery involving the killing of a young woman bludgeoned beyond recognition, with no ID and found in a secure place to which she supposedly had no admission. Who is she? How has she gained access? And who was responsible for her murder?

DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN #2

A murder victim with no known enemies. A dead patriarch. And a detective who’s struggling.

Rafferty and Llewellyn set out to discover who killed Barbara Longman, a woman with no known enemies. But it soon becomes apparent that the murder has been committed by someone who must have known the victim very well.

DEATH LINE #3

A murdered seer who failed to predict his own future. A partner who refuses to see the murder as an inside job. And a Detective who’s coming up empty. 

The detective duo try to solve the murder, with his own crystal ball, of the famed ‘seer’, Jasper Moon. Gradually it becomes clear that Jasper Moon was a man of many parts, not all of them very savoury.

THE HANGING TREE #4

A disappearing murder victim no one would miss. A witness destined to haunt him. And a Detective who felt ambivalent about getting a conviction. 

The detective pair investigate the case of the vanishing hanged man. But when the dead man turns up for a second time, they discover he was a man many had reason to hate. Because Maurice Smith, charged years earlier with four child rapes, had escaped on a legal technicality. Was someone acting as the public executioner, dealing out their own form of justice on the legendary Hanging Tree?

If you like the Detective Bill Slider novels, the Dalziel and Pascoe series, and Stephanie Plum, the multi-book Rafferty & Llewellyn series brings the wit, wisdom and willingness to bend the law with the best of them.

17-STRONG SERIES

Buy this book to learn about the enterprising Joe Rafferty, his ne’er-do-well family, and po-faced partner.

4-NOVEL MYSTERY BOX-SET

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4-Book Mystery Bundle 99c First 4 Novels in the Rafferty & Llewellyn series.

Can’t get enough of mystery novels? Here’s 4 more for you. ‘Contagious detective duo’, Rafferty & Llewellyn fight crime, with wit and the occasional wisdom.

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DEAD BEFORE MORNING

Just-promoted Brit cop Joe Rafferty catches trouble with the murder mystery of the Faceless Lady.

DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN

Everybody claimed to love murder victim, Barbara Longman, but she was still dead. Detective duo Rafferty & Llewellyn investigate this curious case.

DEATH LINE

Jasper Moon, seer to celebrities, failed to foresee his own murder. It is up to Brit Detectives Rafferty & Llewellyn to find the deception that has been played upon Moon.

THE HANGING TREE

A disappearing hanged man, a ten-year-old failed investigation, and a demanding magistrate witness, give Rafferty & Llewellyn a headache in this murder mystery.

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AMAZON:

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FREE! DEAD BEFORE MORNING #1 in my 15-strong Rafferty and Llewellyn series

Just to let you know that DEAD BEFORE MORNING, the first in my 15-strong Rafferty & Llewellyn police procedural series, is now FREE! (only in the UK so far; I hope to persuade Amazon to price-match in other countries also, but no luck so far).

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#1 in series

I expect to keep it free for the foreseeable future so you can have an introduction to my work. I f you like British procedural series that have a quirky take on family life and police work it could be worth your while to download it.

ABOUT THE RAFFERTY AND LLEWELLYN SERIES
Brit DI Joe Rafferty, working-class lapsed Catholic, is cursed by coming from a family who think — if he must be a copper — he might at least have the decency to be a bent one.

FREE #1 in series:

AMAZON UK: http://bit.ly/13D033d

And, if you like Tudor Biographical Historical Fiction, don’t forget that Reluctant Queen: The story of Mary Rose Tudor, the Defiant Little Sister of Infamous English king, Henry VIII, is a Goodreads Giveaway until 30 April 2014, with the chance to win one of ten copies of the pb edition.

‘A very readable account of a fascinating woman who dared to stand up to Henry VIII and survived. It is thoroughly researched, admirably written and the author’s love of the Tudor period shines through.’
HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW

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Here’s the link to the Goodreads Giveaway page for the book:
https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/83791-reluctant-queen-the-story-of-henry-viii-s-defiant-little-sister

I’ve just returned from a week’s holiday in Venice. Beautiful place, but oh, those endless steps over the canals! My weary, couch potato legs proved unable for the challenge (an inability not improved when I decided to put myself on a starvation diet for the duration after checking out the restaurant prices). I had to keep taking a rest on the bottom steps and hope some great, gallumphing, fellow tourist didn’t stand on me!

All about the indie life v traditional publishing: See my article on the storyreadingapesblog

I wrote an article about my experiences both before and after I took up the indie author lifestyle for thestoryreadingapesblog. I enjoyed writing it and I’ve had some lovely, appreciative comments for my honesty (Rafferty’s family wouldn’t be impressed!). If you’re contemplating the indie life yourself, you could do worse than take a look. Here’s the link:

http://wp.me/p3mGq7-1QU

 

GIANT PROMOTIONS GIVEAWAY

Along with a lot of other authors, I’m giving away two copies of Reluctant queen and two copies of Dead Before Morning, the first in my Rafferty and Llewellyn mystery series, in the giant giveaway.

http://klearsreviews.blogspot.com/2011/06/giant-promotions-giveaway.html
to find out more.

BESTSELLER STATUS? OR NOT?

Well , I don’t know. Confused or what? I proudly boasted in my last post about being on Kindle’s Bestseller List. and I was. But I’m now wondering if these lists actually have anything to do with sales.
According to my own data, Down Among the Dead Men is currently selling poorly, yet according to kindle’s Bestseller List, it’s selling better than my other two, who both  trail DADM. Yet Dead before Morning has always been my bestseller according to amazon’s KDP accounting and Death Line, which was published on 20 March, is a better seller in April than DADM. What am I to make of this?
Are the Bestseller Lists so much hogwash and do they periodically switch the Lists around so as to give every author a taste of Bestseller status? Was it Buggin’s Turn when mine featured on the List?
 
I wish I knew. Any comments if you have experience of this would be gratefully received.

DEAD BEFORE MORNING BESTSELLER IN ALL CATEGORIES!

This morning, Dead Before Morning is No 28 in UK Police Procedural Bestsellers in ALL categories, including print! Woo! Hoo!