Saturday, March 7, 2020

The countdown is on!

by Shelby Cox from the Castle Bookshop Mysteries,
                 by Essie Lang


I'm so excited, I can hardly wait. Great news, it won't be much longer now. Book #2 in the Castle Bookshop Mysteries, DEATH ON THE PAGE, hits the bookshelves on Tuesday. And I can hardly wait to hear what you think about my new adventures.

I'll give you a bit of the backstory right now. I'm co-owner of Bayside Books in Alexandria Bay, NY and we have a seasonal location in Blye Castle on Blye Island in the Thousand Islands region. I love working in the castle, home of many stories, including the fact that one of the owners was Joe Cabana, a notorious gangster and rum-runner during Prohibition. His body was found in the Grotto on the island, and it's rumored his ghost walks the halls of the castle at night.

Which was part of the reason popular author Savannah Page wants to spend the night in Blye Castle. That's all I'll tell you about that, except that her doing two book signings for us before the overnighter set off some chain reactions. And, ah well, poor Savannah!


To have your name entered in a draw for a signed hardcover copy of DEATH ON THE PAGE, leave a comment about your favorite bookstore. Be sure to leave your email. A winner will be drawn on Monday at 6 PM EDT. Open to US and Canada.


TROUBLE ON THE BOOKS is now available in trade paperback!

Trouble on the Books is also available in hardcover, e-book, and audio book.

 

 AND ... COMING MARCH 10TH!

Also available:


COME DINE WITH ME!

The Dinner Club Mysteries by Linda Wiken are available at your favorite bookseller or online!

 

Writing as Erika Chase:


Look for A KILLER READ,  (#2 on the Barnes and Noble Mystery Bestseller List and an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Mystery),  READ AND BURIED, COVER STORY, BOOK FAIR AND FOUL, and LAW AND AUTHOR on-line or at your favorite bookstore.

                                                                                           
Visit Linda at www.lindakwiken.com
at my Facebook author page and
on Twitter  @LWiken 







36 comments:

  1. Oh this book sounds WONDERFULLY fun,actually all of the books look Fabulous.
    I adore the covers, so interesting and fun a lot
    Going on like a fun puzzle to look at..Beautiful.
    Bookcases -library theme is wonderful.
    The rum running during prohibition & dead ganster
    history in a castle is very realistic,I can 👀 see
    what a terrific journey this story will be.

    I can't wait to go take the journey thru a spectacular READ. Thanks so much for this interview giving us insight to your FABULOUS
    Book.
    Blessings on much success on this book :-)

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  2. My favorite bookstores are Murder by the Book and The Poisoned Pen. I've never visited them in person, but keep up with them online. Congratulations on your Tuesday book release and thanks for your giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  3. My favorite bookstore let the staff bring their dogs to work. They also had the Humane Society bring adoptable dogs once a week or so. But they moved to a new location and don't do it anymore. Thanks for the giveaway. I really liked the first book and would love to win this one. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. Sounds like a good story. My favorite bookstore was a small local used bookstore called Books & Books. It was small but jam-packed, the staff was always friendly and had great recommendations, they had hard-to-find books and first editions and featured authors that I loved. Alas, they closed and now all we have is the local Barnes & Noble. sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. My favorite bookstore is Page One. Great events, wonderful children's section and interesting speakers. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I love Sweet Reads, the little independent bookstore in nearby Austin, MN. They have new & used books, locally made products, author talks, special events, poetry nights, murder mystery nights, and so much more. And Lisa, the owner, is awesome!
    kozo8989(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I don't live in an area where there are any independent bookstores. B&N is the only bookstore in my area, so I buy most of my books at Amazon. I wish we had a cool independent bookstore in the area with author events and signings.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. My favorite bookstore is Vroman's in Pasadena, CA. They have a great selection & fun events.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  9. It used to be Barnes and Noble but now I get most of mine on Amazon! tWarner419@aol.com

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  10. Barnes and Nobles. Amazon.

    rjprazak6(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I have a favorite bookstore. So cozy, welcoming to all and wonderful. Bookworks. Love real bookstores which are so rare. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. My favorite bookstore is Brookline Booksmith.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  13. I get all my books from amazon and I buy by the way the cover looks..cozy mysteries are my favorite. Started with A Killer Read and going through the list..terrysaunders29@hotmail.com

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  14. My fav bookstore is Mystery To Me in Madison, WI. I especially look forward to author signing events.

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  15. My favorite bookstore is Aouthern Bound Bookshop. With a mix of used, vintage, and new books. .you never leave empty-handed!

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  16. My favorite store was called Books or Books. Sadly, they closed recently. mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  17. My favorite bookstore is Vintage books in Vancouver, WA. It's near our house, they have a great selection of books (particularly cozies) and two bookstore cats, Dickens and Maisie! Truly a happy place! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. My favorite bookstore is the one that I'm either in or the one I'm headed too. Retired now, we love to travel. The first thing I look for when we hit our destination is a bookstore. There's always a treasure to find be it new or old. I'm even tickled to go to the Barnes & Noble in Little Rock because going to Little Rock usually means doctor appointment or medical tests. So a side jaunt to the big bookstore at least makes it a little easier for the medicine to go down.

    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win a hardback copy of "DEATH ON THE PAGE". which is on my TBR list. The icing on the cake is that it's signed and would be a great addition to my private library to enjoy over and over and to share with friends and family.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  19. New store in town, Read Spotted Newt, Hazard, Ky. lesaneace@gmail.com.

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  20. In my town, there is only a Barnes and Noble. Your book sounds very interesting and I would love to win a copy.
    cecilialyoung at gmail dot com

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  21. Thank you for the opportunity
    lindalou64(at)live(dot)com

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  22. Near me there are only used book stores or Barnes & Noble. The indie bookstores have closed. Although there are a couple of really neat children't book stores I haven't visited in a very long time. Now that I have a grandbaby I will have to fo back and check them out. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  23. My favorite bookstore is cupboard maker books. Not only do they have great reads but also kitties for adoption.
    Jess
    maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Amazon is the only bookstore I have access to. Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Unfortunately we don’t have any fun bookstores in my immediate area so I have to rely on Amazon or an occasional trip to B&N (not in the immediate area either). Thanks for the giveaway entry! Tari H, barbie17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. My favorite book store is a small one were I can find everything.
    Theresa Norris
    weceno at yahoo dot c o m

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  27. Murder by the Book. It's a small bookstore with lots of character. They often host book signings.
    rgp1950@yahoo.com

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  28. I really enjoyed the first book in the series. My all time favorite bookstore is from my childhood. Paperbacks Unlimited, first in Highland Park, MI and then in one of the collar suburbs of Detroit. Every two weeks when my mother would get paid, she would take me to PU. It was a large store with huge bookcases filled with books of all stripes. I would be given my book "budget" and then be sent on my way to browse. I am a boomer so this was in an era when you didn't have to keep such a close eye on your kids. Lest everyone think my mom was negligent, I had to check in with her every ten minutes. When done, I had to show my selections for her approval. She didn't censor much but on occasion, a book would be deemed unsuitable. Thanks for the giveaway and the opportunity to revist a lovely memory of my Mom. Kimberley C. kim7corn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. NO book stores near me. Nearest is Barnes & Noble . I buy most of my books at Amazon. Thank you for this chance to win. I would love to read this book. 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. My favorite bookstore is Uncle Edgar's in Minneapolis I no longer live there, but try to get to Uncle Edgar's any time I visit.
    farrell@crosslake.net

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  31. I live in a very small town. The only bookstores I am able to deal with are on line. Since I read mostly on my Kindle I use Amazon to buy my books. If I have the pleasure to be able to visit two cities that are bigger I usually go to an Barnes and Noble. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. The only bookstore left in our area is Barnes and Noble. I always liked to go to the small bookstores when they were still around. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  33. This sounds like a fun series.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  34. My favorite bookstore is an independent bookstore in our town. It has new books and used books. You can turn in books you have read to get credit towards other books you buy. I love it! Thanks for a chance! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  35. We have books a million and small used and new book stores as well as a wonderful library system. Closet B &N is down in Towson, Maryland or on the internet.LaFonRC@aol.com

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  36. Unfortunately due to my health, I normally have to order online. Occasionally, I get a ride to the local College bookstore. Or to one of the Barnes and Nobles about 20 minutes away. Most of the local bookstores closed. They were my home away from home so I find that very saddening.

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