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Last chance to preorder & enter contest!

I'm counting down the days until the release of Murder at Feathers & Flair. I'm always amazed at how quickly time passes leading up to each new release.

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If you prefer to read on iBooks, Kobo or Nook now is your chance to get your copy of Murder at Feathers & Flair as it will be available exclusively on Amazon shortly after it is released. If you are a Kindle Unlimited member you may want to hold off until after launch.

Preorder now before Murder at Feathers & Flair goes into Kindle Unlimited!

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 The Ginger Gold Shopping Spree giveaway closes in three days – so make sure to get your last few entries in now!

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And now onto Friends of Lee Friday! I hope you enjoy these great mysteries.

Murky Passions and Scandals

After private investigator in training, Raina Sun witnesses a kidnapping, the victim shows up unharmed and claims nothing happened. The case grows even murkier when Raina's client, the husband of the supposed victim, is found dead at the old pumpkin patch, the site for a contentious new mall development. Can Raina see her way clear to the end, or will a storm come crashing down when the murderer realizes she's hot on the trail?

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A Raina Sun Mystery Book

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Murder in the Art Gallery

Georgie Kaye lives every day as if it were a gift, because to her it is. She beat cancer, against all predictions, and is following her life’s dream to draw portraits of the fur babies of the world.

When Georgie and her twin sister Aleta arrive at an art gallery that wants to show Georgie’s work, they schmooze with donors, charm the artists, and overindulge at the sweets table.

Everything is working perfectly in their favor, until an owner of the gallery is killed..

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Book 1 in a brand new cozy series – includes recipes!

Pet Portraits Cozy Mysteries – NEW RELEASE

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Speak of the Wicked

Now a chief agent for USCAB’s paranormal division, newlywed Mandy Rowling has arrived. Unfortunately, Manhattan’s social elite have little regard for her, except for the very wealthy Mrs. Karen Rosenberg who, it turns out, is in need of someone with paranormal skills.

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A fast-paced mystery full of quirky characters and unexpected twists.

Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery Series – NEW RELEASE

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Fashions of Murder at Feathers & Flair and Friends of Lee Friday!

Murder at Feathers & Flair opens during a theatre production Ginger's sister-in-law, Felicia, is performing in. After the show Felicia greets her fans wearing this Jean Patou chiffon evening gown.

Felicia's grandmother and Ginger Gold's grandmother-in-law, Ambrosia, almost enters the 20th-century fashion scene with this silk tangerine gown with long bell sleeves and a hemline that actually shows a bit of ankle.

Egyptian themes had become popular in fashion and design since Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in ’22, and Ginger has many of them available in her dress shop, Feathers & Flair.

Of course there is a murder victim! To Ginger's Feathers & Flair New Year's gala, she wore a stunning creamy chiffon with three layers flowing to below the knee and a back panel dragging along the floor.

I hope you enjoyed this peek into Ginger's world of fashion. Now onto Friends of Lee!

 

Sigils and Spells

SIGILS & SPELLS includes more than twenty exclusive novels that roam the sands of Egypt, slip into the shadows of 1940s Los Angeles, voyage to the mystical land of Mabi, and dare to traverse the stars. From the deserts of Africa to the streets of San Antonio, mythological adventurers strike out to discover brand new worlds and unravel the mysteries of Earth in a limited edition boxed set offering the diversity and originality you haven’t been able to find before now.

A dangerously beautiful vision of unique worlds that’s sure to leave its mark. 

A Limited Edition Urban Fantasy Collection

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Delayed Death by Beate Boeker

Have you met the Mantonis? This eccentric Italian family has a fatal tendency to fall over dead bodies, and their unique reactions to murder will keep you giggling all through the night. Delayed Death is the first in the cozy mystery series Temptation in Florence that combines romance with humor in one of the most beautiful cities of the world.

“…a wonderfully witty novel” “Beate Boeker is a wonderful storyteller.”

Temptation in Florence Series Book 1

Month in Review + Friends of Lee Friday

September month in review.

Sept-2017

September 2017 in point form.

-Finished Murder at Feathers & Flair and started the editorial process. Yay!

-Booked photographer for son's wedding next summer – exciting 🙂

-Booked tickets to Mexico for the new year – we're snowbirds now!

-Packed and prepared for flight to Dresden, Germany – my alternated reality.

-Arrived in Germany and suffering through jet lag, but happy to see my friends! I'm here until the end of October.

-My parents are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary today – Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

 

On to Friends of Lee Friday! I hope you enjoy these well-written mysteries.

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Murder in the South of France

When her long missing sister ends up dead, Maggie Newberry flies to the south of France to find the little niece that no one in the family even knew existed. Along the way, she finds a sexy Frenchman to help search for her sister's child while her sister's murderer sets his sights on the little girl–and Maggie.

The Maggie Newberry Mystery Series Book 1

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Murder in the Village

One Small Village. Two Connected Murders. Diane must use all her cunning in her attempt to stop a third… Diane is attending the local village Fête. All is well until a murder during the festivities plunges her into yet another mystery.

A Diane Dimbleby Cozy Mystery

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Some Friday FUN — Prizes, books and more!

Are you a fan of fashion, shopping, and books?

On October 23rd I will be giving away a $100 Shopping Spree at Ginger Gold's dress shop ‘Feathers & Flair' OR a $100 PayPal cash prize.

Click on the images to view more prizes!

Pinterest, 1920s fashion

Already have a closet full of fashion? You could spend the $100 filling up your bookshelf! Perfect timing for the release of the Ginger Gold boxed set, and the fourth Ginger Gold Mystery, Murder at Feathers & Flair.

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Ginger Gold Boxed Set

 

Combine your artistic flair with your love of fashion in this roaring 20's adult coloring book!

“These are the styles that made the Twenties roar! Thirty-one gracefully rendered and historically accurate images recapture the era's fashions, depicting flappers ― and the occasional sheik ― in all their beaded, sequined, and glittering glory. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display.”

1920s Jazz Age Fashion

 

You could win all this and more if you enter Ginger Gold's Shopping Spree!

Already entered? Enter again to gain more points and increase your chance of winning! There are new ways to enter and the Pinterest and Facebook posts have also been updated so you won't be sharing the same pins or posts twice.

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Contest, $100 giveaway,

 

You can also enter this Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win a print copy of

Murder at Feathers & Flair!

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Ps. Have you read the first three chapters of Murder on the SS Rosa?

http://www.leestraussbooks.com/murder-on-the-ss-rosa-chapters/

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Free Book Friday – Licensed to Thrill

A great mystery series written by a good writer friend of mine, Diane Capri.

Pick up these 3 books FREE for a strictly limited time.

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Don't Know Jack – It's been a while since we first met Lee Child's Jack Reacher in Killing Floor. Fifteen years later, Reacher still lives off the grid, until trouble finds him, and then he does whatever it takes, much to the delight of readers and the dismay of villains. Now someone big is looking for him. Who? And why? Hunting Jack Reacher is a dangerous business, as FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are about to find out. By-the-book hunters who know when it's necessary to break the rules, but they Don't Know Jack. Is he friend or enemy? Only the secrets hidden in Margrave, Georgia will tell them.

Jack in a Box – After Margrave, Otto and Gaspar tried to take a weekend break, but Jack Reacher had out of the box plans. Where do Otto and Gaspar turn next?

Jack and Kill – FBI Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar get a lead on Jack Reacher. New Hope, Virginia, welcomed him yesterday. What trouble finds him there and who will end up dead?

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Friends of Lee Friday! A great way to discover new books and authors.

I've been promoting my own books for a while, so I wanted to highlight some other authors you may like. I hope you enjoy this selection of well-written mysteries.

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  Once Upon A Murder

Once upon a time there was a murder and an author. Can she clear her name for a murder and discover who is out to get her in this chaotically satisfying mystery set in a small town, or will she become post-humously famous?

“Quirky and fun murder mystery!”

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Bedtimes & Broomsticks

When Scarlett's 4-year-old daughter discovers a body behind their new home, Scarlett is forced to find the killer before they find her little girl…

“Wow, I really liked this book. It is definitely worth reading … anyone who likes cozies with a touch of paranormal will like it as well.”

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A Bad Éclair Day

Life in post-apocalyptic France has finally begun to settle down. When a Paris pastry judge dies of a poisoned éclair on the day of the big pastry contest in the little village of Chabanel, ex-pat super sleuth Jules Hooker needs to find the killer before there's a repeat performance!

Stranded in Provence – Book 4

“Pastries, Murders and Surprises … Oh My!!!”

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A House Of Mirrors

What would Sherlock Holmes be like if a woman told the story? Mrs. Hudson unlocks A House Of Mirrors…

“I loved ‘A House of Mirrors.' Splendid!” 

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Picked Clean

Picked Clean

Sherri's terrified.

No bones about it. Sherri got more than she bargained for when she won a storage bid auction, and now she must solve a murder…

Antique Pickers in Paradise Cozy Mystery – Book 7

“I am hooked on the Pickers series”

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Mercy & Mayhem

Traveling nurse Mercy Mares is used to surprises, but one thing she's not used to is being accused of murder. Can she find the killer and prove her innocence?

A Mercy Mares Cozy Mystery –  Book 1

“Engaging murder mystery with a unique twist” 

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Restless Natives

A big town girl, a small town coffee shop, and the ghost of a murdered man. Welcome to Horizon, Wisconsin, where murder and magic meet…

An Ellie Gooden Mystery – Volume I

“A Cozy Mystery With a Twist” 

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Murderous Craft

A corpse discovered in a popular bar and a cast of suspects possessing secrets they’ll do almost anything to keep. It’s enough to make reformed (sort of) party girl Blaise Runa want to quit her dead end job. But in the meantime she fully intends to grab her sexy private eye fiancé and dig into the mess…

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Ghostly Manners


A restless ghost, a murder to solve, and a job to keep! Follow Lorna Shadow, personal assistant to the British upper class, in this fun cozy ghost mystery. Accompanied by her best friend, Helen Holiday, and her even more faithful dog, Flipper, Lorna must solve the murder and help Beatrice while making sure the killer doesn’t decide she’s causing too much trouble! 

Good cozy ghost story for mystery lovers!”

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