Pat on Back

. . . or A Shameless Saturday Promotion as it might have been called back when (haven’t posted one of those in a long while).

The Connecticut Corpse Caper, the first in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series, was recently featured in a top-genre list on the new Next Chapter blog.

How exciting (for me).  😊

https://www.nextchapter.pub/blog/free-cozy-mysteries

Corpse, as an FYI, revolves around a week-long stay in a creepy oversize Connecticut mansion, replete with hidden passageways, disappearing and reappearing corpses, and seven quirky inheritance recipients.  And if that’s not enough to make for hair-raising moments on a secluded storm-bound estate, how about a ghost named Fred?

A stipulation in the will of Jill Fonne’s aunt: if a guest leaves early, his or her share will be divided among those remaining.  The first one to leave—permanently—dies just hours after arriving.  People soon start dropping like flies.  Donning amateur sleuth caps, Jill (later called JJ) and her associates, Rey and Linda, endeavor to solve the mystifying murders.  Others jump in, and the bumbling and stumbling—and mayhem—begin.

Perhaps you might check us out . . . and learn how and why the trio decided to become professional P.I.s—the proud founders/owners of the Triple Threat Investigation Agency?  😊

The Eagle has Landed

Not really, but it makes for a great dramatic heading/title.  😉

Actually, what’s landed is the landing page for . . . me.  (Thanks once more, Next Chapter.)

https://www.nextchapter.pub/authors/tyler-colins

Per Next Chapter, this landing page receives considerable traffic via their marketing platform’s Facebook and Google Ads advertising campaigns, as well as book back links.  The goal is to have appealing, easily navigated page(s).

Amazon, Apple, B&N, Kobo and Google Books and all major marketplaces can be found on the Buy Button.

Perhaps you might take a second and check out my landing page . . . and help out a fellow writer/blogger . . . and very hopeful gal?   I’d truly welcome any and all feedback.  😊

A Good Day for Shameless Self-Promotion(s)

Despite the trio’s prodding (nagging) re my providing a creative/fictional post piece as they did recently, I felt compelled to push them . . . as in promoting the Triple Threat Investigation Agency.  JJ, Rey, and Linda have solved some challenging cases in the last while and it seemed a great time to share them again—thanks to Next Chapter!   😊

We have a few more landing pages, which help in the traffic to various marketplaces; given the gals so enjoy telling their tales, the more places, the better.  😉  If you have a minute or three, perhaps you might check them out?  We’d welcome your feedback.

The Connecticut Corpse Caper, which had been posted about not long ago, details some sinister goings-on at a haunted mansion.  Hidden rooms and secret passageways are dark and dank . . . and deadly.  Donning amateur sleuth caps, the women soon determine that solving mysteries might make for an interesting career.  Professional P.I.s anyone . . .?

https://www.nextchapter.pub/books/the-connecticut-corpse-caper

Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie, Coco’s Nuts, and Forever Poi showcase three official P.I. jobs JJ, Rey and Linda readily [enthusiastically] accept.  They have their work cut out for them.  Every one provides trails and tribulations (and we won’t mention nutcases) not yet encountered.  But learning is part of the process.  And dealing with murderers that seem quite skilled at what they do, is tricky if not tough.  Yes, they err a few times but, eventually, they figure things out . . . and rather successfully, too.

https://www.nextchapter.pub/books/can-you-hula-like-hilo-hattie

https://www.nextchapter.pub/books/cocos-nuts

https://www.nextchapter.pub/books/forever-poi

1whitebox1On a final note, Coco’s Nuts is being made into an audio book (narrated by Kathy Handrock)!  Can you spell e-x-c-i-t-i-n-g?  😊

Gotta Love them Freebies

Hey, it’s Rey.  So, we’re back on posting duty for the next week and a half.  Me first, then Lindy-Loo, then Cousin JJ.

The Connecticut Corpse Caper (Triple Threat Mysteries Book 1), our first unofficial case—where strange doings and dastardly deeds got us wanting to become private eyes—was recently added to the Free Books page on the Next Chapter website.  Woo-hoo.  Gotta love them freebies.

So you have a clue . . . a bunch of inheritance recipients are gathered for a week-long stay at JJ and my wacky aunt’s estate.  There’s a resident ghost, a bunch of secret corridors, weird sounds, and things (and people) that go bump in the night—like dead bodies.  Suspects abound, as does the weirdness; we amateur sleuths have our work cut out for us!

Why are those bodies dropping, you wonder?  Well, two-hundred thousand dollars is to be awarded to every person after he or she has stayed the course.  Should someone leave, regardless of reason, his or her share will be divided among those remaining.  Someone, obviously, wants to make sure that inheritance won’t be shared.

If you’re interested in learning what happened—like how we solved the complex crime—you can find Corpse here:

https://www.nextchapter.pub/free-books

As an FYI, there are currently over 50 series starters available, and more are being added weekly.  Just thought I’d give NC a little plug, too.  😉

Free-For-All

. . . as in free for all and not an argument or bruhaha.

My publisher, Next Chapter, has undergone a wide distribution expansion and have added ProlificWorks as part of their marketing platform. This fabulous service will allow readers to download my book for free.  No hitch.  All you have to do is sign up for their mailing list.

My initial free giveaway is the first book in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series—The Connecticut Corpse Caper.  Find out what exciting (challenging, dangerous, curious, and crazy) adventures impelled JJ, Rey, and Linda to become professional private eyes and set up shop on the beautiful island of Oahu.

You can find this ProlificWorks giveaway here:

https://claims.prolificworks.com/free/Y8UINrA0

The gals and I hope you’ll partake.  😊

Brain Drain . . . ?

Hey, it’s Rey.  The Boss has left us high and dry this week.  So, it’s on us to put together a post.

I can’t think of a thing.  You guys?

It’s JJ, hey.  He-he.  Can’t think of anything terribly exciting . . . you, Linda?

Given this isn’t a wine-review blog, I’d have to say no.  I’ve got brain fatigue this week.

More like brain drain.  It’s Rey again, hey.  We-ell, that puts us in a bit of a bind.  I say, let’s give a quick synopsis of our five cases—

Four.

Don’t be picky, Lindy-Loo.  Connecticut wasn’t an official case, but it did give us the idea to become private eyes.

You decided that.

Funny, you two . . . not.  I simply put the idea out there.  And you two agreed.

Not initially.

Did too, Cousin Jilly!  Did too!

LOL.  Okay, did too . . . but not really.  Anyway, Cousin Reynalda, honeybun, why don’t you give our friends a quick rundown of our five “cases”?

Love to!

The Connecticut Corpse Caper

This has the three of us gathering for a week-long stay at wacky Aunt Mat’s haunted mansion (guess where it’s located?).  There’s a sizable inheritance to be collected by those who manage to stay to the end.  Those that decide to leave early—maybe not by choice—must give up their share.  Bodies start to drop and the suspect list grows.  Add to that a resident ghost, dark and dank passageways, and weird sounds behind walls, and you’ve got one heckuva mystery.

Can You Hula Like Hula Hattie?

The three of us have moved to Oahu and opened the Triple Threat Investigation Agency.  Our first paying case has us trying to discover the “secret” of the young and pretty wife of an elderly millionaire.  Sadly, she dies before we get too far.  Several persons seem to have wanted her dead so we have our hands full figuring out who the murderer is.  As luck would have it, a few more bodies turn up—and the perp list grows.

Coco’s Nuts

Buddy Feuer’s a gorgeous former socialite turned truck driver who’s been set up to take the fall for two murders.  We don’t believe she’s guilty, no matter what the police believe and the evidence suggests.  There’s one oddball character, Coco Petersen, who appears to be the key to solving this puzzler, but he’s disappeared.  We have our P.I. work cut out for us!

Forever Poi

Who torched two Chinatown art galleries and left two charred bodies in the rubble?  That’s what we have to figure out.  Are the arsonist and killer the same person?  We think so and there is no end of possible perps.  The day before the fire, Carlos Kawena, one of the arson victims, had an “ugly break-up” with his partner, James-Henri Ossature.  There were financial issues, too.  Could James-Henri have done the dastardly deed to collect insurance and be rid of his lover?  What about the second victim, Mary-Louise Crabtree, a former queenpin?  Given her sketchy past, might some former foe have murdered her?  If so, was Carlos merely collateral damage?  It’s a head-scratcher . . . but we do so love those.

HA-HA-HA-HA (or Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha if you’re on Amazon)

This case finds us on a serial killer’s “buddy” list.  When he’s not taunting us, he’s challenging us to “play the game”—by his rules.  The GrimReaperPeeper, as he introduced himself not long after we solved the art-gallery case, proves to be as intelligent as he is devious and dangerous.  GRP, as we prefer to call him, leaves a lot of calling cards . . . and victims.  DNA and fingerprints are never found; the guy’s good, unfortunately.  But we’re not bad, either.  <wink, wink>

So, maybe not that much of a brain drain.  Maybe we’ve been relaxin’ a bit too much on the beach of late.  <he-he>

And Still Free on the Fifth . . .

. . . day of . . . The Connecticut Corpse Caper promotion.

It’s Rey today, hey!  It’s the last day to get Caper for free!

A week-long stay in a creepy colossal Connecticut mansion has us tripping over disappearing and reappearing corpses, hearing weird [scary] sounds from behind walls, and walking down shadowy hidden passageways.  Why?  Because seven quirky inheritors have gathered to collect their share of the money that wacky Aunt Mat left for them in her will.  And if dead bodies aren’t enough to make for hair-raising moments on a secluded storm-bound estate, how about a ghost named Fred?

There’s a clause in the will: if a guest leaves early, his or her share will be divided among those remaining.  The first one to leave—permanently—dies just hours after arriving.

Cousin JJ and my BFF Linda and I pull on amateur sleuth caps and determine to solve the mystifying murders.  We don’t do too badly, either.  Our “results” result (he-he) in the three of us opening the Triple Threat Investigation Agency and becoming professional private eyes.

Won’t you please check us out at . . .

https://www.amazon.ca/Connecticut-Corpse-Triple-Threat-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01KEDWHMG

Free on the Fourth . . .

. . . day of the free promotion for The Connecticut Corpse Caper.

You have Linda today and I’m here to tell you a little about our first sleuthing “adventure”, before we became official private investigators and proud owners of the Triple Threat Investigation Agency.

Caper has the three of us at Rey and JJ’s eccentric aunt’s haunted mansion for a week-long “collect your inheritance” event with a few other guests.  Yes, it’s truly haunted, but that’s nothing in comparison to the crazy goings-on . . . and multiple murders.  Is someone hoping that everyone dies so that the inheritance pot contains all shares?  That would be rather obvious, but as JJ likes to say, never say never.

Things go bump in the night, as do we when we saunter down dark/dank hidden passageways.  Creepy sounds resound—and hair-raising oddities found—throughout the eerie place. Who in the cast of curious characters is the culprit?  We endeavor to find out, hoping we don’t end up victims as we discover a few unsettling secrets.

If you’d like to check us out—and as Rey pointed out, it’s free so whaddya have to lose?—please check us out at . . .

https://www.amazon.ca/Connecticut-Corpse-Triple-Threat-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01KEDWHMG

Us Three, Still Free

It’s Linda posting today to let you know that the adventures of us three solving our first unofficial case is still free!  The Connecticut Corpse Caper shares how my BFF, Rey, and her cousin, JJ, and I track down a crazed killer.

It begins with a week-long stay at Rey and JJ’s eccentric (wacky, if you ask me) Aunt Mat’s haunted mansion.  Several guests must remain there for a full week to collect their portion of the inheritance; if anyone departs early, they forfeit the money and it goes back into the pot.

Not long after arrival, someone passes, and it’s not courtesy of natural causes.  Within a few hours, another guest departs, not the mansion but this earthly plain.  We’re all on edge, which goes without saying, and it’s not because we’re stuck in a creepy haunted mansion with a homicidal maniac on the loose.

The three of us become amateur detectives—Nancy Drews, as JJ’s boyfriend calls us (I’d prefer Sherlock Holmes, but whatever).  Hidden passageways, a resident ghost, weird sounds and happenings keep us on our toes, and—despite the odds, accusations and finger-pointing—we manage to figure out what’s what and who’s who.  Yes, I’m being cryptic, but I’m hoping I’m enticing you to read how the Triple Threat Investigation Agency came to be.

If I’ve succeeded, please check us out at . . .

https://www.amazon.ca/Connecticut-Corpse-Triple-Threat-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01KEDWHMG

We’re . . . Free

. . . The Connecticut Corpse Caper is, actually.  Hi, it’s JJ today.

Today, through May 12th, you can get our first unofficial “case” for free.

In Corpse, my cousin Rey and I meet up again (we’d not seen each other in years) at a week-long stay at our eccentric Aunt Mat’s haunted antebellum mansion.  Linda, Rey’s BFF, is along for the ride, as is my beau, Adwin.

We, with a few other guests, have to stay the seven-day course; if anyone leaves early, his/her portion of the inheritance is put into the pot for the others to share.  Someone bows out—permanently—not a few hours after arrival.  Soon, more guests drop.

It’s creepy enough staying in the old eerie mansion with weird sounds and dark winding hidden passageways, a resident ghost and bizarre happenings, but a nasty storm is rapidly approaching, threatening to take down power lines.  Before there are more victims, we don amateur sleuthing caps and determine to find the killer.

If you’re interested in finding out how the Triple Threat Investigation Agency came to be, please check us out at . . .

https://www.amazon.ca/Connecticut-Corpse-Triple-Threat-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01KEDWHMG

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