Woohoo! Missing Alibi has been edited, beta read, and proofed, and it’s now ready to be launched on Amazon as an ebook January 18th. Paperback and even hardcover to follow in February. WOOHOO!!
In Missing Alibi, a successful author of romance, erotica and mysteries, is found dead in the bottom of the stairs in Elm House. Was it an accident or murder? DI Greene and DC Ford have their work cut out for them, chasing suspects from Vancouver in Canada to Stockholm, Sweden, with Jimmy Carter from the Abbey Chronicle chasing them. Was it something she wrote? Or was it something else?
Writing mysteries is actually fun, and one gets to talk with a lot of people about strange things. Today I got a call from a service manager with Jaguar Land Rover dealer here. I had left him a message yesterday. And he was just a tad curious about my question – you see I needed to know about a particular part of a Land Rover engine (and I won’t tell you which part as it all will be part of my new book).
He was initially rather concerned about my inquiry since it appeared that I was hell-bent on basically getting his best advice as to how to kill someone! I ensured him that oooh nooo, I wasn’t actually planning to murder anybody, I was a mystery writer. After we cleared that part up, we had a good and as strange as it may sound, we laughed a lot . And he ended up wishing me good look and good fortune with my book so that I can get back to him and buy a Land Rover or even a Jag I wish!
Book Viral – a book review site just posted a review of “Remember Me?”
They said –
“As with the best of crime novels, Remember Me? proves a tense and compelling debut as A K Lakelett takes a tried and tested formula and adds her own impressive twist. Creating something innovative in such a popular genre is no mean feat and here she shares her story as a play, cutting between action scenes and chorus. Green, Ford and Carter are deftly drawn and in eschewing the genre tendency towards stoic stereotypes Lakelett delivers rich protagonists who are plausibly imbued with the depth and characteristics of their roles. This makes them feel both authentic and refreshingly original and with an enticing plot she manages to maintain intrigue and a satisfying balance between suspense and transparency which armchair detectives will undoubtedly appreciate. The pace is measured, the twists are well pitched, we become involved in her narratives web of mystery, but more importantly she’s built the foundations for what appears to be an innovative and promising new series. ”
Click here to see the full review.
Faukon Abbey Chronicle, page 8
The Annual Art Fair results
Thank you all for attending this years’ Art Fair, the results once again proved why Faukon Abbey is such a phenomenal place to live. Our newest resident, author Christina Granger, who recently bought Elm House, won the bid for two of the largest gnomes. Mrs. Granger said she is planning to add a fountain in the garden and the dark blue gnomes would be a good addition.
The Art Fair organizing committee wishes to thank all of the visitors and the sponsors. The proceeds of this years fair will be going towards a new wing at the hospital.
Banner Books and Gifts is looking for your suggestions for a new name. Helen Banner would like the new name reflect the fact that they are now a select seller of mysteries, detective stories, true crime and alike. Their other big sellers are their books about hiking on Dartmoor and other outdoor related topics. Leave your suggestion in here. Ms. Banner will then select a few choices, and let all of you vote for the winner.
As you all like reading, and good deals, now you have a chance to get $220 in Amazon Gift Cards are up for grabs in the Phenomenal Fall Giveaway offered by 12 mystery, thriller & suspense authors. And it’s all very simple! Just click here !!
When it comes to news about Faukon Abbey, patience is required. A new resident, an author, is moving in to Elm House. Jimmy will interview her for the Abbey Chronicle.
If you ever wanted to know more about Faukon Abbey, and all the locations mentioned in the book, you can now get the Faukon Abbey Companion booklet for FREE!
In the booklet you’ll find maps, and locations and some recent stories from the Abbey Chronicle. It’s something to read while you’re waiting for that rain to stop.
You can get your free booklet here
When Eric Warner was found dead in Tersel Woods in May 12th, we thought it was a bit unusual for anybody to be out and about and be found dead without any form of identification. Apparently he wasn’t the only one.
The BBC reported in June 6th a story about a man found deceased in the Chew Track in Dovestone Reservoir, in the Saddleworth Moor, part of the Peak District National Park. He was found on a small patch of grass, beneath what is knowns as Rob’s Rocks. And like Eric Warner, the Mountain Rescue volunteers wondered whether he had suffered a heart attack! And like Eric Warner, this man had no mobile phone, no credit cards, no clue who he was. And it’s now been six months and they still don’t know who he was.
You can see the whole story here