The Summer Wedding Murder, the eighth STAC Mystery, was released at midnight. I checked on its progress at 6:30 this morning and it had already entered the UK Kindle British Detectives Top 100 at number 85.
At the same time the other seven were placed here and there in the same chart, and the two volumes of Flatcap humour were also in their charts. This means that of the 12 books I have on sale, no less than ten were showing in their respective category top 100s.
As always, this has nothing to do with me. I don’t sell these books. I simply make people aware that they are there. Their popularity is done to you, the readers, and I thank you all.
The Summer Wedding Murder is only the latest in the STAC series, not the end. I’m currently working on STAC #9, Costa del Murder, and STACs 10 and 11 are already past the planning stage.
If this is the first time you’ve come across STAC, you may be wondering what they’re all about.
They are cozy British whodunits, in the tradition of Holmes, Poirot, Marple, Father Brown, etc. (although I’m not comparing STAC to such classics). They’re written with a good deal of humour, much of which stems from the grumpiness and tight-fistedness of the central character Joe Murray. There’s a lot of me in Joe. No man ever had a tighter grip on his wallet.
There is no violence, no really bad language and when it comes to sex, we always stop at the bedroom door. They are simply entertainment, with a puzzle at the core, and a satisfactory outcome.
You can follow the adventures of Joe & Co in any order. Some books refer back to other titles, but STAC is a series not a serial.
You’re more than welcome to joins us but bring your wedding photographs and suggestions for the most useless wedding gift all all time.
The Summer Wedding Murder, STAC Mystery #8 is published by Crooked Cat Books and is available for download from:
And in paperback from: