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 Post subject: The Art of Murder
PostPosted: 16 Sep 2016, 10:12 
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I always feel shy about plugging my books but the publisher has surprised me by emailing that it's up on Amazon today. Paperback will follow probably next month. It would be lovely if anyone here read it and an Amazon review would be very welcome. Now I'm going to drink a gallon of tea to get over the shock! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Murder-Har ... cola+slade

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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
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Congratulations and good luck with sales.

Years ago I self published a couple of very small books as a charity fundraiser. (They were written by 2 Siamese cats about their life with me and raised enough money for the building costs of the feline ward at PDSA's Newcastle hospital to be attributed to them.) It was in the days before self publishing became so popular and applying for an ISBN was still free, so I went the whole hog and did it all "properly". I can still remember the surprise and shock when I discovered that, as a result, they were being advertised on Amazon! (It also took me aback at the time and still makes me chuckle even now, to think that copies of both are held in, amongst others, The British Library and The Bodleian, as yours will be too!)


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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
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I always feel shy about plugging my books but the publisher has surprised me by emailing that it's up on Amazon today. Paperback will follow probably next month. It would be lovely if anyone here read it and an Amazon review would be very welcome. Now I'm going to drink a gallon of tea to get over the shock! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Murder-Har ... cola+slade



Great news, Nicola! :D And mirabile dictu, the Kindle version is available on amazon.ca at a "steal" price, so have downloaded it, along with Murder Fortissimo, which I haven't read either. I'll look forward to reading them both.


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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
PostPosted: 16 Sep 2016, 17:21 
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How nice, Elder; thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
PostPosted: 16 Sep 2016, 17:29 
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I too have gone to get it Nicola :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
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I have such exceedingly nice friends! Thanks, Gil.

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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
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Have just bought it as well. Looking forward to reading it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
PostPosted: 16 Sep 2016, 20:41 
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This is the time of year when I have to abstain from book-buying but I've put it on my birthday & Christmas present request list!


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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
PostPosted: 16 Sep 2016, 21:26 
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Fantastic. Have bought it and will read as soon as I've finished my current book. Looking forward to seeing Harriet again.


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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
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I've also downloaded it and have made a start - looking very good so far (about a third of the way through)!


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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
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Have downloaded it and very happy to meet Harriet and Sam again.


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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
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<Runs off to download it>...


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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
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I've just bought it too. I hope to read it when I am down in Hampshire for my holiday next month.


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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
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I hope to have read it by then, too - as that's the next time I'll see Nicky.

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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
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I'm halfway through... the only bad thing about Kindle books is that you can't check in the back to see whodunit... :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2016, 21:28 
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Abi wrote:
I'm halfway through... the only bad thing about Kindle books is that you can't check in the back to see whodunit... :shock:


You're as bad as SLOC! I prefer to read from the beginning to the end, but he always wants to look at the back page!!

I'm about 2/3 of the way through a Gil Cunningham at the moment, so want to finish that before starting this.

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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
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Abi wrote:
I'm halfway through... the only bad thing about Kindle books is that you can't check in the back to see whodunit... :shock:

Why not? I do it all the time....

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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
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Abi wrote:
I'm halfway through... the only bad thing about Kindle books is that you can't check in the back to see whodunit... :shock:

Why not? I do it all the time....


Me too!

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I suppose you could actually... how didn't I think of that?!

It's too stressful for me, not knowing. What if it turns out to be my favourite character? It's like a betrayal!

(Why yes, I do have a slight problem with the divide between fiction and reality)

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 Post subject: Re: The Art of Murder
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2016, 22:09 
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Abi wrote:
I suppose you could actually... how didn't I think of that?!

It's too stressful for me, not knowing. What if it turns out to be my favourite character? It's like a betrayal!


My daughter simply cannot grasp that I am much happier watching a film if she tells me what happens to certain characters as we go through it. "Does he die?" "Does she escape?" "Will she recover?" I need to know! Much the same with books.

Abbey - I like Gil Cunningham

Nicky - I thoroughly enjoyed Harriet and Sam. I think their interaction is great and very much like that it does not depend on a romantic interest.....

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