Independent mystery imprint Adian Press is pleased to announce the publication of Serial Sleuths, Volume 1: Haunted, featuring five Awesome Indies-selected mystery authors: Susan Russo Anderson, DV Berkom, Jen Blood, Joanne Sydney Lessner, and Wayne Zurl. Just in time for Halloween, this collection features five exciting series sleuths in tales that will chill, charm, amuse, and downright terrify readers. 100% of the net proceeds from book sales will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.
“As a mystery novelist and book blogger, I’ve met some terrific writers whose work I was eager to showcase,” says publisher Jen Blood, proprietor of BloodWrites.com and author of the Erin Solomon mysteries. “They have very different styles, but their sleuths are all engaging and unique. When I proposed the idea of a collection of short stories with ghostly or paranormal overtones, they were very enthusiastic.”
The contributors proved equally keen on the idea of donating the proceeds to a charity. “After a brief discussion, we settled on Doctors Without Borders, a worthy cause we all support,” says Blood. “It’s a great opportunity all around. Readers get an inexpensive way to sample five new series detectives, while the writers, all indie-published, have an opportunity to cross-promote their work. And everyone involved can feel good about supporting a renowned organization that does critically important work around the globe.”
Serial Sleuths, Volume 1: Haunted features:
“Death of a Sad Face” by Susan Russo Anderson
Nineteenth-century Sicilian midwife Serafina Florio defies the local inspector by setting out to prove a connection between a missing orphan haunted by a hideous specter and the murder of an affluent family’s butler. http://susanrussoanderson.com/
“Let Sleeping Dogs Lie” by DV Berkom
In northern Arizona’s Navajo country, on-the-run heroine Kate Jones lands in trouble once again when she stumbles into the world of mysterious sorcerers called Skinwalkers. http://dvberkom.com/
“The Stone House” by Jen Blood
Reporter Daniel Diggins finds himself stranded overnight with 19-year-old protege Erin Solomon while investigating a 200-year-old mass murder in a haunted mansion in Maine. http://erinsolomon.com/
“The Ghosts’ High Noon” by Joanne Sydney Lessner
Enterprising actress Isobel Spice faces down a theater ghost to learn the truth behind an actor’s mysterious death during a performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s gothic operetta Ruddigore. http://joannelessner.com/
“Ode to Willie Joe” by Wayne Zurl
When multiple UFO sightings are reported around town, it’s up to wry and ever-reasonable Tennessee police chief Sam Jenkins to get to the bottom of the mystery. http://waynezurlbooks.net/
The second installment of Serial Sleuths will be published February 1, 2013, in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Authors interested in contributing can find submission guidelines at http://erinsolomon.com/serial-sleuths/.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. Today, MSF provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.
You can find Serial Sleuths, Volume 1: Haunted on Amazon for just $1.99.