Friday, July 28, 2017

August Reading List! #Zombie #Mystery #Monsters #Lizzie Borden

I've already seen school supplies at Walgreen's and the ads are on TV. Can you believe it??? Where'd summer go already?

But it's ALWAYS a good time for a good book! So here are some GREAT choices for your end of summer reading!

Monsters! Mystery! Steampunk, Oh My!

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Sherlock Holmes enlists the Invisible Man and Count Dracula to solve the murder of a close friend... steampunk meets electricity. 

    Sometimes what a detective can’t deduce, an invisible man can see and a vampire can taste. 


Small Town - Big Crime Mystery!

The second book in Jean Rabe's new Piper Blackwell mystery series, The Dead of Night,  comes out Sept. 15!  Be sure to check out her website for news on her upcoming blog tour!

* Check out the first Piper book in the series, The Dead of Winter.  

CONTEST: * One lucky reader will win a print copy of the first book. (Sorry, US mailing only.)  Comment here on the blog  - be sure to put Winter at the beginning  & a way to contact you- and share about your favorite part of Christmas (since the book involves Christmas cards!) Ends 7/23. 

* Learn more about Jean's books and Piper in my new Author Snapshot column at (It will be up the end of July-early August.)

Mystery - History - True Crime - Lizzie Borden

 I'm reading an advance copy of  Erika Mailman's fascinating new take on the Borden tale - The Murderer's Maid (coming in October!)
     A dual past and present story focusing on the Borden's maid Bridget Sullivan and a modern-day barista fleeing for her life.
    Her Lizzie will make your toes curl! And it's nice to finally learn more about the mostly-silent family maid and how the murders affected her life.

Mystery -Supernatural:

   THE HAUNTING OF DR. BOWEN , A Mystery in Lizzie Borden's Fall River - C.A. Verstraete  
PRE-ORDER is UP!!!  Kindle & Kindle Unlimited, print.

* How did the Borden murders affect the family doctor and neighbor? Aug. 4 is the 125th anniversary of the Borden murders...

Now, two years after the Borden murders, Dr. Bowen is determined to uncover the mysteries stirring up the city’s ancient, bloodthirsty specters. Can he discover who, or what, is shattering the peace before Fall River runs red? Or will he be the next victim? BUY:
* Sign up for my newsletter - the box on the top of the webpage - (not the pop up) to be entered to win a print copy. Sorry, US shipping only. Ends 7/25.

Paranormal Detective - Vampire:

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Stake Out-Paranoramal Detectives Book 1, Lily Luchesi - In a city overrun with the undead, an ex-cop is given a chance to get revenge...

Danny Mancini is on a case, following a murder suspect. When he catches him, he finds out that the perp isn't even human: he's a 200 year old rogue vampire! But no one believes him and he’s put on early retirement, until an FBI agent in a special unit asks him to help her catch the wayward vamp- which won’t be easy with werewolves and other creatures in the way.


 Devil in the Countryside (Of Witches and Werewolves Book 1),  Cory Barclay - It's the Reformation and a killer is terrorizing the German countryside. Reports are a legendary werewolf has returned. Now four divergent souls fight to keep their sanity, and their lives, in a volatile religious and political climate. 


2017 marks the 125th anniversary of the Borden murders. - Now a reason why Lizzie did it...

New 2nd edition & new cover!
 Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter, C.A. Verstraete -

Every family has its secrets…

One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become zombies?


* So sad to hear of the death of George Romero recently!

 Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology - edited by Jonathan Maberry and George Romero. Stories based on the 1968 Romero film that started it all - Night of the Living Dead.  Can't wait to read this!

Zombies - YA 
Humanity's Hope,  Pembroke Sinclair - Seventeen-year-old Caleb 
came out of the zombie uprising, alive but scarred.  Then he discovers he's immune to the zombie virus. Fighting zombies is one thing. Fighting humans is volatile. 

More Monsters! Bonus!

Monsters of Myth, Gary J. Green - Everything you wanted to know about Bigfoot to the Mongolian Death Worm and more! Free! 

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