Archive for October, 2018

Glory Varieties.

The vines have exploded upwards, blossoms abound.

Pearly Gates White — perhaps you’re old enough to remember?

Not quite the Heavenly Blue.

Is a Rose.

Painted, with many brushes.

And with bug, pollinating, or possibly just passing through.

Evening Glory, a Moon Flower, blooms in the near dark.

Just walking the wraparound of porches, the frame of the house.

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Another great giveaway.

Every few months Kindle authors may trade royalties for reaching new readers
from the US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands,
Canada, Mexico, Brazil, India, Japan, and Australia.

And it’s come that time again for the Ellen and Geoffrey Fletcher Mysteries.

Free for the taking, download to any Kindle-enabled device,
all Kindle readers, of course, but computers and tablets and smart phones,
even to a few of the newest ice-makers and gas grills.

The deal runs from Thursday to Monday,
the 4th to the 8th of October, 2018.

A click on either of the first two covers below
will take you to directly to Amazon,
and a free novel.

Clicking on the lower cover images
brings up a free sample chapter from the newer books.

FitToCurve

SONY DSCComments from readers, culled from favorable reviews:

    Fit to Curve is a skillfully written mystery with complex characters and such a fascinating plot that I’m way behind on my chores.

    This series is a favorite with interesting plots and wonderfully drawn characters. Wish the author would write more of them. The type of book you don’t want to end.

    A bed-and-breakfast mystery. Super characters, well developed. You’re waiting for the other shoe to drop. A mouth-watering, good read. Love the old lady with the sharp wit. I’d like the recipes, too.  The plot builds very slowly. But once I got into it, I was hooked. I liked the characters, and you get a lot of insight into them.

    This is too fine a novel to be mired in the mystery/suspense ghetto. It’s a good mystery, with a complex plot, all the mystery trappings, but the characters are rounded and attractive. The theme seems to me to be a consideration of morality – not just sexual morality (or immorality), though there’s some of that too, for those who like to read such descriptions, but all kinds of morality: for how high a price might you sell your soul?

    I think the characters, subtleties, and philosophy make it much more than “just a mystery” or “just a novel”, though the mystery is fine for people who only want that, and the characters and their individual voices or patterns of thought are most thoroughly entwined with with the mysteries, necessary to the story.

    Heart Attack is a great read!

    This couple are a great addition to the mystery genre. Sharp and interesting with a bit of humor and spice.

    Snappy dialog. Geoff and Ellen are a great team. He has a definite intuitive method of assessing info and arriving at conclusions that baffle and irk his cohorts. Ellen is more conventional and together are a great team. Unusual mystery not easily solved.

Ready, but also waiting (the 3rd & 4th titles):

LittleFishes
The Atlanta story.

GhostWalk

The Charleston story.

Fifth and sixth books in the series:
Drosselmeyer Chronicles
 (finished, first draft), the Roanoke story,
Just Rewards (current work in progress, ~70%), the Caribbean story.
Sample chapters available right here, www.budcrawford.com

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