Indelible Beats: An Abishag’s Second Mystery is Now Available on Amazon

Indelible Beats copy-001On Chinese New Year’s Eve, Amazon published my second e-novella of the Abishag mystery quartet. Indelible Beats: An Abishag’s Second Mystery is now available for Kindle. I’d love to hear what you think. If you like it, please consider writing an Amazon review. I’ve said it before and it’s still true: indie books live and die by those 5 star reviews.

Here’s the Book Description for Indelible Beats:

Twenty-year-old college student Leslie Greene believes that dating a handsome lawyer is a fairy tale come true. Unfortunately, he requires that she wear an enchanting wardrobe too. Broke again, Leslie returns to her former job as an Abishag wife (temporary wives who comfort dying men). This time she chooses comatose artist Jordan Ippel, expected to die in his La Jolla, California home before Winter quarter begins (and her boyfriend finds out).

After finding a forged painting and losing the cook, Leslie and her friends must unmask a killer to save the reputation of her husband.

This short book might make the perfect (and inexpensive!) gift to celebrate the Year of the Horse OR for those on your February (or belated January) birthday list(s) OR for your favorite geezer on Valentine’s Day (if appropriate).

Sinking Ships Cover with Eric's picturePublished this past December, the first Abishag mystery, Sinking Ships, is doing great. The comments have warmed my heart.  I so appreciate the support.  Here are excerpts from two Amazon reviews posted today:

Fantastic! Am waiting for the second edition of this continuing saga. . . .she is a great writer which leaves you wanting for more and more.  J. Hiebert

I LOVED this novel. The smooth writing pulled me into a realistic plot through the thoughts of a youthful character. Lacking funds for her rent and school fees, Leslie enters into a business arrangement that made me gasp, as did the unknown body lying on the floor when she enters her new home. With the help of two friends, she uncovers blackmail and subterfuge and tries to work out who committed the murder, placing herself in harm’s way as well. I’ve awarded five stars because I found the writing style, descriptions and plot excellent.  Francene

I included these acknowledgements in Indelible Beats.  My heartfelt gratitude goes to:

Mari Lou at Elders Editorial Services (

My Beta Readers: Kris Klopfenstein, Rebecca Lang, LJ Sherlock, and Kristy Tate

OC Fictionaires: for support over too many years to mention and especially for the encouragement and comments for this novella.

Cover Artist: Bethany Barnette (

I sure appreciate your support and hope you enjoy this new episode in the Abishag series. Check it out at Amazon by clicking on Indelible Beats.  If you haven’t read the first Abishag mystery yet and can’t wait to start,  click on Sinking Ships or my Author’s page at Amazon.

Enjoy.  And Gung hei fat choi!

About mlknowlden

In 2011, I left engineering to write full-time. Between the years 1992 and 2011, I’ve published 14 stories with Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine that have featured the hypochondriac detective Micky Cardex and two stories that did not. The 1998 story “No, Thank You, John” was nominated for a Shamus award. Many of these stories have been included in anthologies and translated in multiple languages. With Neal Shusterman, I’ve also published a science fiction story for the More Amazing Stories anthology (Tor) published in 1998 and co-authored with Neal Shusterman an X-Files Young Adult novel (DARK MATTER) for HarperCollins in 1999 under the name Easton Royce. For Simon & Schuster in July 2012, we published an e-novella UNSTRUNG in Neal's UNWIND world. I have graduate degrees in English and Electrical Engineering.
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4 Responses to Indelible Beats: An Abishag’s Second Mystery is Now Available on Amazon

  1. Rebecca Ifland says:

    Oh boy! I ordered right away. Looking forward to reading time this weekend. Thanks, Michelle!

  2. Rebecca Lang says:

    Congratulations! I’m surprised how soon you finished. Not that I doubted you. More like, I just barely finished re-reading one book and I’m off to the next. Well done! I’m proud of you.

    Two down, two more to go. 🙂

    • mlknowlden says:

      Thank you! I can’t actually write, revise, proof, and format that fast. When I started working on the first one August 2012, I thought I’d publish all four at the same time. I’ve changed my mind since, but I’ll have a shorter time between releases because each manuscript is well along. Yeah, verily, two more to go. Working on #3 this weekend.

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