Monday, May 21, 2012

More Earl, More Formats

The books in the Earl Walker mystery series continue to trickle their way through the eBook sphere, and are now in a few formats:

Nursing a Grudge (The Earl Walker Mysteries)NURSING A GRUDGE (Earl Walker Mysteries #1)
What's the worst that could happen?
With the nursing home about to close for good, can grumpy old man Earl Walker find a killer—and figure out his relationship with his new lady friend—before all the suspects move away? "I love how Well know when to be serious and when to lighten the situation just a notch. His timing is perfect."—The Christian Manifesto
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Smashwords (multiple formats)

Burying the Hatchet (The Earl Walker Mysteries)
BURYING THE HATCHET (Earl Walker Mysteries #2)
It's an impossible crime!
When two men walk into a room and only one comes alive, can Earl prove his pastor was inexplicably framed—or is it time to start looking for a new church? "Chris Well just shot to one of the top spots in my mystery writers list."—Carole Brown
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Barnes & Noble
Smashwords (multiple formats)

KNOCKING 'EM DEAD (Earl Walker Mysteries #3)
Is it curtains for Earl and Gloria?
When Earl's darkest secret comes to light, it threatens to derail his wedding plans—can Earl hook a killer before the final curtain call?
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Smashwords (multiple formats)

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Misadventures of Miss Aggie Mysteries by Frances Devine

Complete list of cozy mysteries in the "Misadventures of Miss Aggie" series. Written by Frances Devine:

Miss Aggie's Gone Missing
On a cold morning in January, the Cedar Chapel Bank was robbed -- and that same afternoon, Aggie Pennington-Brown is declared missing. As secrets and long-lost loves begin to surface from the missing woman’s past, a horrible possibility arises...
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Miss Aggie Cries Murder
Oh, no, Miss Aggie—not again! Victoria and her friends encounter danger as they search the tunnels of Pennington House for a link to a murder and Miss Aggie’s second mysterious disappearance.
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Rest in Peace, Miss Aggie
When the local pet store owner is found dead, the coroner deems it due to a fall. But Victoria, Benjamin, and the residents of Cedar Chapel Lodge think it’s murder. Then their friend Miss Aggie disappears—leaving her blood-stained clothing behind.
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Related links:
Spyglass Lane Mysteries (Official Site)
30 Christian Authors Who Write Whodunits (Christian Fiction News)

More amateur sleuths:
EARL WALKER by Chris Well
PAIGE TURNER (Garden Gate Mysteries) by Susan Sleeman
RUTH BUDGE (Finny's Nose Mysteries) by Dana Mentink
Scents of Murder Mysteries by Lynette Sowell
CASEY ALEXANDER by Elizabeth Ludwig and Janelle Mowery
TRISH CUNNINGHAM (Mayhem in Maryland) by Candice Speare Prentice
EMILY GRAY (Mainely Mysteries) by Susan Page Davis and Megan Elaine Davis
BAILEY WALKER by Anita Higman
SUMMER MEADOWS by Cynthia Hickey
ANNIE PETERSON (Bridal Mayhem Mysteries) by Janice Hanna
IVY MALONE by Lorena McCourtney
150+ Mystery Series: 1841-2010

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Forgiving Solomon Long: Director's Cut

My very first novel was Forgiving Solomon Long, which could be described as The Replacement Killers meets King Lear. Back when I was working with my original publisher, the content editor mistakenly thought the book was supposed to be a mystery—and pressured me to remove a crucial piece of information from the book.

As a result, more than one scene that had been written to be suspenseful...wasn't. Because you had no idea that these people were in danger. On top of which, some reviewers also complained that a particular character just dropped out of the book without explanation—but, of course, the "missing" information explained (well, implied) what happened.

All of which is to say, I am in the process of proofing Forgiving Solomon Long for its eBook debut...and I am taking the opportunity to replace a chapter that had been deleted, and to replace some missing information in another chapter.

These aren't enormous changes to the overall book—this is not Greedo shooting first. But it makes the book a better read. Maybe now I can just get on with my life.

Watch for the all-new eBook editions of my Kansas City crime series Forgiving Solomon Long, Deliver Us From Evelyn, and Kingdom Come.*

*(Yes, I changed the title of the third book. But that is a story for another day.)

PS—The new cover above features an illustration by Erica Well and cover design by Allie Krukowski.

Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.