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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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Law and order (or not) in the Colorado “silver rush” by Ann Parker

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in 19th Century U.S., Featured Book | 3 comments

One of the many things that drew me to set a historical mystery series in Leadville, Colorado, was the avalanche of crime that descended upon the hapless community during the big silver rush that started in the late 1870s. Footpads, claim- and lot-jumpers, garrotters, bunko steerers, confidence tricksters: to them, Leadville was like some amazing Costco of opportunity. You only had to reach out a hand to find a victim. A little background: Leadville grew from a sleepy mining camp of 300 souls in the winter of 1877 to somewhere around 20,000...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: December 1-7, 2016

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | 1 comment

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: Anna Castle, Death by Disputation (Francis Bacon Mystery, Book 2) is available for a limited time as a Goodreads Giveaway Lloyd Lofthouse, Running with the Enemy, is Free for a limited time on Kindle, Apple, Nook, Kobo Discounts: Rebecca Lochlann, The Thinara King (The Child of the Erinyes, Book 2)...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: November 24-30, 2016

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off on HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: November 24-30, 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.  SHORT TERM: Freebies: Anna Castle, Death by Disputation (Francis Bacon Mystery, Book 2) is available for a limited time as a Goodreads Giveaway Lloyd Lofthouse, Running with the Enemy, is Free for a limited time on Kindle, Apple, Nook, Kobo Discounts: Rebecca Lochlann, The Thinara King (The Child of the Erinyes, Book 2)...

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Taking the Cure in Regency Brighton by Libi Astaire

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in 19th England, Featured Book, Historical Tidbits | 3 comments

If you write a mystery series set in Regency England, eventually you will have to send your sleuth down to Brighton, the seaside playground of the Prince Regent and his cohorts, because the possibilities for crime are too tempting to resist. Those bathing machines and bathhouses used for taking the cure could also provide a perfect setting for some nefarious deed—such as the vanishing act that sets in motion the plot for my newest Jewish Regency Mystery, The Vanisher Variations. By the Sea, By the Sea Taking the sea cure at Brighton became...

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