If you saw the lead on my home page, you know the cat is out of the bag and my long-awaited mystery novel, MATANZAS BAY, is now available to eBook readers. Take a look at the cover and you instantly get the feel that something is amiss in the nation's oldest city. You might think it's the name of the author. Who is this Parker Francis? you ask. As blogged last week, that's my newest persona, a pen name under which you'll find the Quint Mitchell Mystery series and a short story collection to follow soon.
MATANZAS BAY has had a long gestation period, undergoing countless rewrites and winning two major awards as an unpublished manuscript. Now you can read about the nasty doings in St. Augustine for yourself. Download MATANZAS BAY to your Kindle by clicking here, or to the Nook from the Barnes & Noble catalog. And for a limited time, the price is only $2.99.
Here's the book description: When PI Quint Mitchell volunteered to help with an archaeological survey in St. Augustine, he didn't count on digging up a murder victim. In the nation's oldest city, Mitchell discovers links to ancient sins, comes face to face with his own past, and unleashes powerful forces that will do anything to keep their secrets — even if it means taking his life.
The eBook also contains the prologue and first chapter of the second Quint Mitchell Mystery, BRING DOWN THE FURIES, hopefully available by the end of the year. Let me know how you like it.