Wednesday, November 23, 2016

THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE FANS WHO READ THE SILVER SISTERS MYSTERIES. 

We listened to you and gave the twins' 80 year old mother and uncle, Flossie and Sterling Silver, the starring role in the latest Silver Sisters funny crime caper.

The first two books, A CORPSE IN THE SOUP, and TERROR IN A TEAPOT, are available in paperback, Kindle and audiobook. The next two, VANISHING ACT IN VEGAS and DIAMONDS IN THE DUMPSTER, have only been in paperback and Kindle.

GREAT NEWS! We will soon be signing a contract for those two to also be in audio.

And, we are considering having all of the books also available in a variety of digital platforms besides Kindle.

In 2017 we will begin writing the next zany mystery, and it will be mostly in Portland, Oregon. Working title is BONES IN THE BELFRY.

Check out all of the books on Amazon at http://bit.ly/SilverSisters  Paperback edition at most online booksellers, or order from your local favorite bookstore.

Remember they make a great gift for those on your list who like funny mysteries.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

SPECIAL OFFER

Post a review for DIAMONDS ON THE DUMPSTER on Amazon and/or Goodreads, and receive a free Kindle or PDF copy of one of the previous Silver Sisters Mysteries. THAT'S RIGHT! Just post a short review, use the Contact Form in the sidebar to send us a copy of your review and your email or Kindle email address along with the title of the  book you want, and we'll send it right out to you. 

Kindle edition just 99 cents on Amazon until the end of August.



If you use your email address, you can send it to your Kindle address yourself by forwarding it. The ePub will work on most readers. Prefer a PDF? Just let us know.

We appreciate all of our fans and supporters and this is our way to show it.

Have a wonderful day.

MORGAN ST. JAMES and PHYLLICE BRADNER

Saturday, July 30, 2016

THIS IS IT, FOLKS! 

For you Silver Sisters Mysteries fans, DIAMONDS IN THE DUMPSTER, the 4th book in the series, is finally available for presale in the Kindle edition -- official release date August 15.

We listened to our fans, and gave the twins mother Flossie and great Uncle Sterling staring roles in this book. What kind of trouble can 80 year-old former vaudeville magicians get into on a cruise ship? Well, as you'll find out, the sky is the limit. And what about their dog Waldo the Wonder Dog? Turns out he's great at sniffing out the bad guys. Who would have thought so?

Meanwhile Goldie and Godiva have their hands full with the nasty web that's been woven. As usual there are twists and turns in this fast-paced comical crime caper and we challenge you to figure out the ending.

As a thank you for all of the support our silver-haired Mae West lookalikes have had through the years, we are offering the Kindle edition of this book at only 99 cents through the end of September. Then it will go up to the regular price of $2.99, so act now if you want to save two bucks. 

The paperback edition will be out by the end of August, too, and we've placed it on Amazon's matchbook program -- buy the paperback for $14.99 or whatever Amazon lists it for, and get the Kindle edition free. Read the paperback in your comfortable armchair and keep reading on your Kindle or Kindle app when you're on the go.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

DIAMONDS IN THE DUMPSTER - ALMOST THERE!

It's been a long time coming since their last zany escapade, VANISHING ACT IN VEGAS, but the Silver Sisters and their delightful octogenarian mother and uncle are finally all set for their latest adventure.

IT'S CRUISE TIME and Flossie and Sterling encounter far more on the high seas than they bargained for. We have Waldo the Wonder Dog, their trustworthy performing dog, sailing along with them. Here is a little sneak peek:



CHAPTER 1

Eighty-one year old Flossie Silver poked the front page of Magic Moments Monthly with her bony finger and held it up for her daughters and brother-in-law Sterling to see.

“Just look at this!”

The headline,Sheik’s Assistant Sizzles in Macabre Mishap,” jumped off the page. Right next to the horrific story was a photograph of a smiling magician accompanied by a beautiful Asian girl wearing a skimpy harem costume.

Sterling Silver put down his fork, and leaned across the kitchen table to reach for the newspaper. “Let me see that.”

The elderly man adjusted his reading glasses and studied the image of Sheik Ali Kazaam, elegantly dressed in cape and turban. He shook his head and handed the paper back to Flossie. She passed it over to her daughter, Godiva, then turned back to Sterling.

Oy vey, did you read the part about how his poor assistant, Pearl Woo, was accidentally electrocuted during a rehearsal? It happened at the Chateau Magique in Vancouver. Didn’t we do our act there one time?”

Sterling nodded solemnly and speared a slice of bright green avocado.

The two retired vaudeville magicians ate breakfast in Godiva Olivia DuBois’ large airy kitchen every morning at nine o’clock. Several years before, Godiva’s millionaire husband, Max, had dropped dead in Las Vegas minutes after winning a huge jackpot. A few months later her Uncle Sterling moved into the gardener’s cottage on her Beverly Hills estate. The following year, her mother Flossie sold her kitschy stucco bungalow in Hollywood and moved into the guest house. Breakfast in the kitchen had become a morning ritual. Although Godiva’s career as a syndicated advice columnist kept her very busy, she enjoyed joining her mother and uncle whenever possible.


But that morning the discussion about a beautiful young woman dying during a magic act was anything but enjoyable. She looked up from the last bite of her omelet and stared at the newspaper. “What did you say, Mom? Electrocuted? How could that happen during a magic act?”

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL SILVER SISTER FANS--AND THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO BECOME FANS

2016 is here and it will be time for a new SILVER SISTERS MYSTERIES escapade. Look for the publication of DIAMONDS IN THE DUMPSTER in early 2016.

We will be looking for some advance reviews, so if you would like to be an "early reader" and will agree to give us a fair review, we'd be happy to send you an ePub, .mobi or PDF copy prior to publication. Just email marinapublishing@gmail.com with a subject line of DIAMONDS IN THE DUMPSTER, your format preference and your email. We will put you on the list. The first 3 books all have Amazon ratings between 4.4 and 4.8.

If you haven't read them, this is a great time to begin. In A CORPSE IN THE SOUP Godiva is accidentally poisoned on a cooking show and her twin Goldie rushes to her side from Juneau Alaska. Godiva, in her inimitable way, winds up dating the celebrity chef who becomes a murder suspect. The twins and their mother and uncle, 80 year old former magicians, set out to prove he didn't do it.

Then came TERROR IN A TEAPOT. Russians on the rampage in Juneau Alaska. When Godiva and Chef Caesar Romano travel there for Goldie's mother-in-law's birthday bash, little does Godiva realize she will be in the middle of a crime wave in quiet Juneau. Goldie got the wrong shipment of Russian antique samovar tea dispensers, and now everyone who bought one at her antique store has either been killed or assaulted, and the samovars were stolen. What made them worth killing for?

Next was VANISHING ACT IN VEGAS. Godiva's son Torch, an award-winning FX man, moves to Las Vegas for a dream job on a TV series. He's looking forward to life as a swinging bachelor when he meets and falls for headliner magician MARA THE MAGNIFICENT, but Mara is hiding an astounding secret. The twins and oldsters travel to Las Vegas and before they know it, they're involved in murder and mayhem. This time the aging magicians are center stage and almost wind up doing a disappearing act of their own!




Monday, November 16, 2015

FOR THE MYSTERY LOVERS ON YOUR GIFT LIST

If you haven't downloaded or read A CORPSE IN THE SOUP yet, here is a chance to read an excerpt of this zany romp through the world of TV chefs

http://joom.ag/4TEb

And, if you want to buy the book as a Kindle edition ($2.99) or paperback ($14.99) you'll find it at 

http://amzn.to/1mzTh7T,

Also available in audio CD and MP3. Take some time to laugh while trying to figure out the real killer.

The perfect gift for anyone who loves funny mysteries with a twist--or two. Even makes a good gift for yourself.





Monday, November 9, 2015

PROMOTION FOR TERROR IN A TEAPOT WILL BE MOVED TO JANUARY

The promotion for the 1st book in the series, A CORPSE IN THE SOUP,  was a real success, with nearly 3,400 Kindle copies downloaded. Many thanks to everyone in the U.S. and all the other countries who downloaded copies.

With so many copies out now, we want to give people a chance to read them. I know sometimes I download a book and it takes me a while to get to reading it. 
Also, we hope some of the people who read A CORPSE IN THE SOUP will post Amazon reviews. I can't begin to tell you how much authors appreciate reviews.

We will be rescheduling the promotion for the 2nd book in the series, TERROR IN A TEAPOT, for the beginning of the year, and it will most likely be a Kindle Countdown deal, but maybe free. 

A promotion for the 3rd book in the series, VANISHING ACT IN VEGAS, will also be scheduled in 2016. 

And the release of the 4th book, DIAMONDS IN THE DUMPSTER, is targeted for 2016.

Once again thanks for your support of the zany Silver Sister twins and their wacky family. Always laughs and lots of twists and turns.