Cathy Macleod, 13 December 2009. CHRISTMAS brings peace on Earth and goodwill to all, plus merry murder for whodunit fans. A chilling crime, located in a large hospital, is author Ann Morven’s festive gift to mystery enthusiasts. A gift? Well, actually, you pay 99c to receive this digital text in the format of your choice, but that’s less than one pays to send a Christmas card from Australia where she writes her brain teasers.
Kill Him Sweetly, 3240 words, features folksinger Sheil B Wright, the heavyweight chump of crime fiction. The bumbling balladeer, deft at spotting human frailty, sets out to unmask the killer and thereby qualifies as next candidate for the morgue.
Another Christmas goody from Ann Morven is her latest whodunit novel, The Killing of Hamlet, released as an ebook this week. Furthermore, Booktaste has negotiated a whopping discount exclusive to readers of this blog. Instead of paying $7.95 at the online checkout, quote coupon FE98G and the price drops to $4.95. The discount is short term, ending on January 30.
Set in a modern English village, the murders involve newly found Shakespeare plays such as Adam and Eve. Also a sequel to Hamlet. And a clever plot twist that relies on Shakespeare’s factual link to The Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
Still in the gift season, until January 30, Booktaste readers can claim a similar $3 discount (that’s nearly 40%) for Murder Piping Hot. Get it for $4.95 by quoting our exclusive coupon number ZF46E. Happy reading!