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No excuses for the title of the post – Advanced Review Copies – Genuine Reviewers Apply Inside – if you are after a free book and no intention of posting a review to Amazon and/or Goodreads, please leave now.

There we are, I said it. If you are still reading I hope it means you are a genuine, nice person who happens to love reading.

You also understand how important it is to authors to garner reviews. It’s the ‘word-of-mouth’ thing. You will appreciate how galling it is for authors to spend chunks of their lives creating a book only to have someone nab it for free with no intention of posting a review.  Those types don’t even say ‘thank you.’


We are on the same wavelength. I’m a nice person too but I do not like being taken advantage of. Hell, I even hate giving away books for nothing but it has to be done sometimes to kick start the appearance of reviews on the book’s Amazon page. So, you scratch my back and … I’ll give you free ARC books to review.



Here’s one I know you’ll love.

Who knew death could be so eclectic? Relish this mesmerizing murder mystery mash-up of short stories.

The stories include the 2019 SIA Award-Winning Murder Mystery Short Story ‘The Rose Slayer.’

Murder and mystery have been the staple of literature and films for years. This anthology of short stories will thrill and entertain you. Some will also make you laugh out loud. Others will stop and make you think.

Think of this murder mystery short story anthology as a book version of appetizers or starters, hors d’oeuvre, meze, or antipasti. It can be read as fillers between books or, as is the case in some countries, as a bookish meze – in its own right.

These stories come from an international cast of authors; some with bestselling books, others are emerging or new talents. Their roots, cultures, and life experiences are as diverse as their writing styles.

But one thing binds them together: they know how to tell a story.

There’s murder mystery styles and locations to suit all tastes: detective fiction, serial killers, scifi, histfic, Paris, LA, England, the Caribbean, The Great Lakes, and more in an exquisite exposition of the art of short story telling.

The ten authors who have contributed to the anthology are:

  • Stephen Bentley
  • Greg Alldredge
  • Kelly Artieri
  • Brenda Mohammed
  • L. Lee Kane
  • Michael Spinelli
  • Robbie Cheadle
  • Kay Castaneda
  • Justin Bauer
  • Aly Locatelli

Each author introduces his or her stories and the theme that lies behind them.By the time you finish the book, you will agree the result is a mesmerizing murder mystery mash-up.

Release Date July 7, 2019

Special Pre-Order Price of 99 Cents or 99 Pence

There are fifty ARC’s available here at Booksprout. Click on that link, read, and be ready to review on the release date. One good thing about Booksprout is you will not be bombarded with spam mails.

If you like, and it would be appreciated, you can pre-order at 0.99, read the ARC now, and leave the review on or after July 7. In that way, it shows as a ‘Verified Review’ on Amazon.

Here is the Amazon pre-order link.

Thank you! If you are THAT genuine reviewer why not come and join me and a small band of other like-minded people who love books including mine? You would be welcome 🙂

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