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#3 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

Just click the link:

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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:

AMAZON.COM: https://www.amazon.com/RAFFERTY-LLEWELLYN-BOXED-SET-BOOKS-ebook/dp/B00LJ3G7LS/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1487780144&sr=1-3&keywords=geraldine+evans

AMAZON.CO.UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/RAFFERTY-LLEWELLYN-BRITISH-MYSTERY-BOXED-ebook/dp/B00LJ3G7LS/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1487761530&sr=8-5&keywords=geraldine+evans

AMAZON.CA: https://www.amazon.ca/RAFFERTY-LLEWELLYN-BOXED-SET-BOOKS-ebook/dp/B00LJ3G7LS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1487780432&sr=8-3&keywords=geraldine+evans

AMAZON.COM.AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/RAFFERTY-LLEWELLYN-BRITISH-MYSTERY-BOXED-SET-BOOKS/dp/B00LJ3G7LS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1487780634&sr=8-3&keywords=geraldine+evans

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/rafferty-and-llewellyn-british-mysteries-books-1-4

NOOK: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rafferty-llewellyn-books-1-to-4-geraldine-evans/1123964808?ean=2940153385136

APPLE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1159441056

APPLE EDITION NOW AVAILABLE! #25KillerCozies

25 Mysteries to Die For is now available on Apple. At last!

Curl up with these Cozy Mysteries.

Curl up with these Cozy Mysteries.

APPLE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1173025136

It’s available for $3.99, not as fabulous a bargain as the original 99c offer – for which blame the dilatory Apple! – but still a terrific bargain.

I’ll just include the links for everybody else in case you inadvertently missed the email.

https://www.amazon.com/25-Mysteries-Die-25-Novel-Collection-ebook/dp/B01N7GHMTR/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1486727170&sr=1-6&keywords=geraldine+evans

https://www.amazon.com.au/25-Mysteries-Die-25-Novel-Collection-ebook/dp/B01N7GHMTR/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1486726170&sr=8-7&keywords=geraldine+evans

NOOK SALES LINK: http://bit.ly/2fV07NR

KOBO SALES LINK: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/25-mysteries-to-die-for-a-25-novel-cozy-mystery-collection

D2D SALES LINK: https://books2read.com/u/b6QRwJ

You may already know some of the authors, but others, you may not, and this box set is a great way to discover new authors, and their work, and hopefully find new favourites to add to your list. 

I hope you enjoy this collection; it has some good reviews, so I think you might!

 

 

25 Mystery Novel Bundle

❤ Love a good MYSTERY? ❤

Then this is for you. Something to get your teeth into. Igmore the laundry. Ignore the dirty dishes. They’ll still be there when you’ve got to the end of this. Go on. Be a devil!usa-today-box-set-3d-tiny-size-93kb

 

At the bargain price of just $3.99 – for a short time only.!

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Amazon

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N7GHMTR

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N7GHMTR

CA: https://www.amazon.ca//dp/B01N7GHMTR

AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01N7GHMTR

 NOOK: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/25-mysteries-to-die-for-ava-mallory/125091022?ean=2940153481937

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/25-mysteries-to-die-for-a-25-novel-cozy-mystery-collection

http://sleuthcafe.com/2016/12/02/interview-alannah-foley-one-authors-die-box-set/

 

December 2, 2016 by

Interview with Savannah Mae

SAVANNAH MAE AUTHOR INTERVIEW

 SC: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m Savannah Mae. I’m new to self-publishing, but not new to writing professionally. For the last decade, I’ve been writing articles for multiple publications and for websites. I’ve always toyed with the idea of writing a book but pushed the thought out of my head. Earlier this year, I turned forty and declared that this year of my life would be a year of saying no to fear. I did what I thought was impossible and started writing cozy mysteries.

SC: Was there a certain time in your life you knew you wanted to write?

I don’t recall any specific moment when I realized I’d wanted to write. I do, however, remember each and every time I convinced myself otherwise. Intuitively, I think I always believed it would happen someday.

SC: What are you currently working on?

I’m working on the second book in my Jinx Cove witches series. The first book is included in this 25-novel bundle.

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D2D SALES LINK: https://books2read.com/u/b6QRwJ

NOOK SALES LINK: http://bit.ly/2fV07NR

KOBO SALES LINK:  https://store.kobobooks.com/…/25-mysteries-to-die-for-a-25-…

We have yet to get the Apple link and the Amazon link will only be available on the publication date, 27 December 2016.

SC: Of the books you’ve written, which one is your favorite and why?

My favorite is the only one I’ve completed thus far, Mayhem in Jinx Cove. I’ve probably read it a dozen times or more. I’m proud of what I’ve created and hope readers enjoy it.

SC: What books have most influenced you as a writer?

I love mysteries. When I was growing up, the Nancy Drew series and the Hardy Boys series were staples on my bookshelves. I read them over and over again.

SC: What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

The most challenging part for me was working up the courage to let others read it. Handing it off to beta readers and editors was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done.

The most rewarding part is the process. I loved getting out of my daily routine and letting my imagination run wild.

SC: What book is on your nightstand?

I’m currently rereading Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone’s Alphabet Series.

SC: What can we look forward to seeing from you in the future?

In 2017, I plan on releasing the next two novels in my series.

SC: Is there anything you’d like to share with your readers?

I want to thank them for taking the time to get to know me and I hope they’ll love Mayhem in Jinx Cove as much as I do.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website/blog – http://savannahmaemysteries.blogspot.co.uk/

(Savannah is a new author, so she doesn’t have an official website yet, and no FB or Twitter as yet.)

AUTHOR BIO

Savannah Mae is the author of the Jinx Cove cozy mystery series. Purveyor of quirky, kooky, charming cozy mysteries and the mayhem that surrounds them.

Why not check out Savannah, and at the same time get 25 other mystery novels, all for 99c / 99p?

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To Pre-Order:

D2D SALES LINK: https://books2read.com/u/b6QRwJ

NOOK SALES LINK: http://bit.ly/2fV07NR

KOBO SALES LINK:  https://store.kobobooks.com/…/25-mysteries-to-die-for-a-25-…

APPLE: No link yet.

AMAZON: No pre-ordering on this one. Will be available on 27 December 2016.

BOOKBUB RESULTS

I took out a BookBub ad for Death Line #3 in my Rafferty and Llewellyn procedural series on 9 March 2014.

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I also entered it in Amazon’s Select programme and had four free days from 7 – 10 March 2014.

I chose to go with the free book option in the Mystery Category  (or, rather, my finances chose this option as the only one viable!).

Here’s the screenshot for 9 March, the day of my best ranking on amazon.com:

As you can see, Death Line reached a ranking of 2 Free Overall.

No 1 in Police Procedurals.

No 1 in British Detectives.

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There was an all-country total download of 46,882, with the US responsible for nearly all of it.

Here’s the country by country Amazon breakdown mid-morning on 11 March, one day after my freebie offer finished and two days after the BookBub ad:

I’ve made a few edits to make allowance for my woeful maths and general brain fatigue! I had originally mistakenly listed the paid sales as just for the book that was the subject of the Bookbub ad, when in fact it was for all books. Mea Culpa.

DEATH LINE FREE SALES ON 11 MARCH 2014 AFTER BOOKBUB AD ON 9 MAR 2014

COUNTRY                    FREE DOWNLOADS

AU                                             41

BR                                               2

CA                                            202

CO                                            495

COM                                     45,931 +1 BORROW

DE                                             152

ES                                                 5

FR                                                 6

IN                                                35

IT                                                   6

JP                                                   4

MX                                                 2

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TOTAL FREE DOWNLOADS  46,882

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TOTAL PAID SALES ALL BOOKS BY 11 MARCH 2014:   472

THIS TOTAL COMPARES WITH AN ALL BOOKS PAID SALES RATE OF 272 (including 3 borrows) BY THE SAME DATE IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

This worked out as a Total Daily Sales Rate for all books of 42.90 on 11 March compared to a Total Daily Sales Rate of 24.72 on 11 February 2014. The Predicted Monthly Sales Rates were 1,330, compared to a Predicted Monthly Sales Rate of 766.54 and an actual February Sales Rate of 630 (I’ve had to pretend in the predicted figure that February had 31 days instead of only 28 to give a proper comparison).

In addition, the sales of the first and second in the series greatly increased and at mid-morning on 11 March had sales for the US totalling 152 for the first and 94 for the second in the series. Prior to the Bookbub ad sales for these two books were 11 and 8 respectively at 23.30 GMT on 7 March. Just over one a day.

So that would make the comparative Daily Sales of these books:

Dead Before Morning 13.81 on 11 March and only 1.57 on 7 March

Down Among the Dead Men 8.54 on 11 March and only 1.14 on 7 March.

I also made my very first sales of any sort to Brazil and Mexico and had only my second ever Japanese downloads.

Admittedly, we’re not dealing in enormous numbers of sales here; no J K Rowling, me! But the BB ad shifted an awful lot more books. I’m sure you’re able to work out what the percentage increase is (if you do, can you share? Never quite got to grips with percentages).

So, is a Bookbub ad worth it? Yes!