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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: February 24-March 1, 2017

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | 0 comments

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are newly free, discounted, or published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog.  Short Term Freebies and Discounts: Of Moths and Butterflies by V. R. Christensen Archer Hamilton is a collector of rare and beautiful insects. Gina Shaw is a servant in his uncle’s house. Clearly out of place in the position in which she has been discovered, she becomes a source of fascination . . . and curiosity. A girl...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: February 16-22, 2017

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | 0 comments

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are newly free, discounted, or published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog.  Short Term Freebies and Discounts:   Bloody Lessons: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery Book 3 by M. Louisa Locke In Bloody Lessons, it’s the winter of 1880, and the teachers of San Francisco are under attack: their salaries slashed and their competency and morals questioned in a series of poison pen letters. Annie...

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The Proud Sinner or How I Tried to Channel Agatha Christie by Priscilla Royal

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Featured Book, Historical Fiction Influences, Medieval Great Britain | 2 comments

One of the criticisms often leveled at historical mystery fiction writers is that we emphasize the history rather than the mystery in our books. Not so, in my less than humble opinion. Several historical mystery writers do very well with both, a conclusion that is probably shared by most of us. That said, I freely admit that my series tends to be very character driven with a background of, I hope, historical surprises. So when I came to write The Proud Sinner, my thirteenth book coming out this month, I challenged myself to be more devious in...

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Research and The Return of the Raven Mocker by Donis Casey

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in 20th Century US, Featured Book, Historical Fiction Influences, Historical Research | 0 comments

Primary Research When the Raven Mocker returns to Boynton, Oklahoma, in the fall of 1918, he brings with him the great worldwide influenza pandemic that claimed fifty million lives. World War I is still raging in Europe, but Alafair Tucker is fighting her own war as the epidemic sweeps through like wildfire. What a perfect time for someone to commit murder. Who’s going to notice? In 2004, when I was writing my first Alafair Tucker mystery, The Old Buzzard Had It Coming, I was particularly concerned with the kind of life Alafair would have led...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: January 5-11,2017

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: January 5-11,2017

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are free, discounted, or newly published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog.  SHORT TERM: Freebies:  Donis Casey, The Old Buzzard Had it Coming (Alafair Tucker Mystery Book 1), is Free on iTunes Discounts: Rebecca Lochlann, The Thinara King (The Child of the Erinyes, Book 2)  is 99 cents in most bookstores through the holidays. LONG TERM: Freebies: Rebecca Lochlann, The Year-God’s Daughter...

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The Wild Man, The Goat Woman & the Mississippi Miser by Michael Llewellyn

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in 20th Century US, Featured Book, Historical Research, Historical Tidbits | 1 comment

Southerners didn’t write the book on eccentricity, but we’ve certainly supplied literature with more than our share of audacious characters and plots. From the Lesters of Tobacco Road and Boo Radley, to Ignatius J. Reilly and the denizens of Yoknapatawpha County, Dixie has produced a bumper crop of picaresque folk. Fiction, however, rarely eclipses fact. The real-life 1932 Goat Castle Murder in Natchez, Mississippi, was the perfect paradigm, screwy and sensational enough to demand, for the first time in American history, two special tourist...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: December 29, 2016-January 4, 2017

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: December 29, 2016-January 4, 2017

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are free, discounted, or newly published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog.  SHORT TERM: Freebies:  Donis Casey, The Old Buzzard Had it Coming (Alafair Tucker Mystery Book 1), is Free on iTunes Discounts: Sarah Woodbury, The Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mysteries Boxed Set: The Good Knight/The Uninvited Guest/The Bard’s Daughter/The Fourth Horseman is 99 cents on Kindle, iTunes, Nook, Kobo...

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The Normans in Ireland by Sarah Woodbury

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Featured Book, Historical Tidbits | Comments Off on The Normans in Ireland by Sarah Woodbury

The Normans were conquerors. Even more, they conquered. It was what they did. It was only natural, then, that eventually one of them would set his sights on Ireland.  That someone, in this case, was Richard de Clare, otherwise known as Strongbow. Now, Strongbow wasn’t entirely at fault for what came next. In fact, in 1169 he was invited into Ireland by the ousted king of Leinster, Diarmait Mac Murchada. Murchada had been removed from power by the High King of Ireland, Rory O’Connor, and, naturally, he wanted his lands back. He knew about...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: December 15-28, 2016

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: December 15-28, 2016

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are free, discounted, or newly published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog.  Please note that this post covers two weeks! SHORT TERM: Freebies:  M. Louisa Locke, Uneasy Spirits: Victorian San Francisco Mystery (Book 2) will be Free through the holidays on Kindle, Apple, Kobo, GooglePlay, Nook. Get the audio book version as a companion on Kindle for only $1.99. Discounts: Suzanne Adair, Deadly...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: December 8-14, 2016

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | 2 comments

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are free, discounted, or newly published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog.  SHORT TERM: Freebies:  M. Louisa Locke, Uneasy Spirits: Victorian San Francisco Mystery (Book 2) will be Free through the holidays. Currently Free on Kindle, Apple, Kobo, GooglePlay soon on Nook. Discounts: Rebecca Lochlann, The Thinara King (The Child of the Erinyes, Book 2)  is 99 cents in most bookstores through the...

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