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Some Happy News

My book Colours of Death: Sergeant Thomas’ Casebook was released just on a year ago. I’m pleased to say it has sold over 500 copies in that time. A reasonable portion of those came from my most recent 99c promotion. I used a few different promoters this time and whether it was just the fact that my book was new to their lists or that they are just better lists, it was my most successful promotion ever. I sold over 150 copies. This was enough to put me on a bestseller list. That’s me at #6, outselling Sherlock!

Then last weekend I decided to google myself (not a euphemism) and stumbled upon a review for my book. The reviewer had bought it at Continuum last year. Here are some of my favourite parts:

“It’s an anthology of detective stories, following the same detective and following the theme of colours. Each story has a different colour as the title and that colour is plays a role in the mystery. It was great. I love the ingenuity of the author in figuring out some of the deaths. I’d never thought of any of those methods before so each one was a real eye-opener.”

“So, do I recommend it? Oh, definitely.”

You can read the full review here: https://www.suzs-space.com/colours-of-death-robert-new/

As of August the ebook has had a discount to US$3.95 and AUD$4.95 (Amazon US and AU respectively).

I’m pleased to report I’ve now written seven out of a planned nine stories for a sequel collection. I’m really happy with how the stories are turning out, even in first draft form. It’ll probably take me another month or two to write the last stories, but hopefully I’ll be able to get the book in ‘time for the editor’ shape by the end of the year. Who knows, maybe it’ll even be able to be out in time for the next Continuum, which I can only hope will run (& in a world which has eliminated covid).

Upcoming Promotion and Give-Aways.

In celebration of my son and my upcoming birthdays (we’re two days apart), and to celebrate the April 6th launch of Eddy’s Treasure which we wrote together, I am making my other titles e-books either free or super-cheap ($0.99) over the next couple of weeks.

The bonanza commences tomorrow on the 2nd of April when my best-selling book Incite Insight becomes free for five days (until April 6th). (AU, UK, US)


My most recent book, Colours of Death: Sergeant Thomas Casebook gets an 80% discount to $0.99 or €0.99 from the 3rd April to the 10th April. (US, UK),


My speculative short story collection, Movemind, is free from the 10th April to the 14th. (AU, US, UK)

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