Upcoming FREE Book and New Release: July 2016 News

Admiral copy 2Great news for anyone who has not read The Admiral of Signal Hill.  To celebrate the release of Michelle Dutton’s Lillian in the Doorway, Amazon will offer the enovellaThe Admiral of Signal Hill FREE  July 22-26.  Grab it while you can. Here’s a description of the 1922 mystery.

The Admiral shook his finger at Joe. “I may be mad, Finn, but I can tell a grenadier from a guillotine.”

In 1922, Alice and her private detective boss leave their Chicago office to consult on a bootlegger’s death in Long Beach, California. Discovering that Robbie’s murder is linked to two others, Alice and Joe meet with a housekeeper having a litany of opinions and stories, an unforgettable handyman, a rich man’s mad wife, and the Admiral who lives under Signal Hill.

In the haunting shadow of battlefield trenches and prehistoric whale bones, this mystery novella tells of WWI survivors, their friends, and the ghosts that haunt them.

lillian with shoes copyThe 1924 romance novel Lillian in the Doorway is a sequel to The Admiral of Signal Hill.  So I’d recommend reading the novella first. Lillian will be offered for a dollar less in the first two weeks of its release.  Save money and get it now!

How far would you go to protect the ones you love?
When Chicago gangsters kills her detective boss, Lillian Pratt flees to California. Now living with a new identity, she teaches Americanization classes on orange ranches. To appease her fellow boardinghouse teachers, she agrees to a fake engagement with the local pharmacist, Jens Schreiber, a German widower beleaguered by his own friends to remarry.
She must face gangsters, ghosts, and Jens’s fearsome mother or run again to save the ones she loves.

I’m thrilled to be able to give away this novella especially to those interested in the Orange Ranch Brides series. Mark your calendars! At the start of The Admiral of Signal Hill giveaway period and on the release of Lillian in the Doorway, I’ll post a quick blog with the Amazon links.

I love this time in history for many reasons. If you have a novel set in this era that you enjoyed, tell me about it!

Happy reading!

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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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