Category Archives: Mystery titles

Ashes to Ashes by Mary Monica Pulver available as ebook

Ashes to Ashes cover

Ashes to Ashes cover

A body is found in “Crazy Dave” Wagner’s appliance store after the store is destroyed by a fire. Detective Peter Brichter is called in because local organized crime is thought to be involved. Brichter consults arson investigator Captain Isaac (Zak) Kader, and other officers in the police department, but no matter how many suspects they interview, they seem no closer to solving the case. Meanwhile, at home, Kori Brichter struggles with the right timing to tell Peter that she’s pregnant, after they agreed they would not have children.

Available as an ebook from Kindle and Smashwords

Posted by Publisher at 1/7/2012 11:48 AM

Show Stopper by Mary Monica Pulver available as ebook

FTL Publications is pleased to announce the publication of the mystery novel, Show Stopper by Mary Monica Pulver, in ebook form. This ebook is available on Kindle and Smashwords.

ShowStopper-Cover-FINAL

ShowStopper-Cover-FINAL

When Kori Brichter took her horses to the Fourth Annual Lafite Class-A All-Arabian Horse Show, she wasn’t expecting murder. But the next morning, an unpopular horse trainer is found dead in one of her stalls, and her 18-year-old groom is the prime suspect. Convinced of the groom’s innocence, she sets out to solve the crime herself.

A delightful mystery, particularly for horse fanatics. Kori Brichter is a horse farm owner, whose Arabian filly is competing in a local show. There, her 18-year-old groom is accused of murdering another groom, a man noted for his cruelty both to animals and his fellow humans. When the police delay the show in order to investigate, Kori decides to get it going by solving the crime herself. There is a lot of detail about horses, shows, and trading in this story that’s sure to hold the attention of animal fans as well as mystery lovers. —Susan McFaden, Fairfax County Library, VA  (School Library Journal)

Posted by Publisher at 12/14/2011 5:41 PM

Midwest Book Review of Secret Murder

Midwest Book Review
November 2011 Small Press Bookwatch

The Mystery/Suspense Shelf

Secret Murder
Ellen Kuhfeld
FTL Publications
PO Box 1363, Minnetonka, MN 55345-0363
9780982523285, $15.95, 
www.ftlpublications.com

Before forensics, the truth had to be found through determination.
“Secret Murder” is an alternative historical novel, set in a world
where the Europeans settled North America much sooner than
1492. When murder is afoot in a Minnesota trading outpost, Ellen
Kuhfeld blends this unique world into a fascinating read that will
prove hard to put down. “Secret Murder” is an excellent pick for
both historical fiction and fantasy collections, very much
recommended reading.

Posted by Publisher at 11/7/2011 1:48 PM

Secret Murder: Who Shall Judge? by Ellen Kuhfeld published

FTL Publications is pleased to announce the publication of Secret Murder: Who Shall Judge? by Ellen Kuhfeld. This is an alternate history and mystery novel.

Secret Murder paper front

Secret Murder paper front

What if, in the middle ages, North America had been settled by Europeans? The Americas would have developed very differently. Settlers from an eleventh-century Europe would have been on a relatively even footing with the local people. We could end up with an Anglo-French empire along the Mississippi up to the head of navigation at Saint Anthony Falls. North of that would be Norse, settling on the Iron Range; and north of the Norse, Finns. Large areas of North America would still belong to the indigenous peoples. Traders would travel about, by land and by river, as traders always have. At trade fairs, men and women of different lands, laws, and customs would come together. As always, jackals would gather to prey upon them …

Secret Murder kindle front

Secret Murder kindle front

Secret Murder is available through FTL PublicationsAmazon.comAmazon Kindle

Original Sin by Mary Monica Pulver available as ebook

FTL Publications is pleased to announce the publication of the mystery novel, Original Sin by Mary Monica Pulver, in ebook form. This ebook is available on Kindle and Smashwords.

Original Sin front cover

Original Sin front cover

Kori Price Brichter planned on a wonderful Christmas. She and her police officer husband, Peter Brichter, had invited their friends, Frank and Mary Ryder and Gordon Ramsey, to spend the holiday with them, their son Jeep, and their nanny, Jill. Most important, Kori had invited Evelyn Biggins to join them. Having believed that all of her relatives had died, Kori was particularly thrilled to have found Evelyn, now her only living relative, to tell her of her family history. But Evelyn had only been in the house for a few hours when she was found, dead, in the house’s library, victim of an apparent murder. Since the guests were now isolated in house because of a blizzard, the only possible conclusion is that one of them had killed Evelyn. But who?

Posted by Publisher at 8/18/2011 3:25 PM

The Unforgiving Minutes by Mary Monica Pulver available as ebook

Unforgiving Minutes cover

Unforgiving Minutes cover

FTL Publications is pleased to announce the publication of the mystery novel, The Unforgiving Minutes by Mary Monica Pulver, in ebook format on Kindle and Smashwords.

The Unforgiving Minutes on Smashwords
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/57709
on Kindle
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00507U1ES

Police officer Otto Peter Brichter is an outstanding detective, though socially awkward. An investigation of a local crime ring brings him to Tretower Ranch, where he meets Nick Tellios and his niece, Katherine McLeod Price. Kori, as she is called, is a young reclusive woman whose primary interest is in the horses on the ranch. Brichter falls head over heels in love with her, but the trauma of her parents’ murder as a young child still haunts her and makes her distant. As Brichter’s investigation continues, he finds that Tellios is linked to the local organized crime syndicate, and that Tellios is exploiting Kori and keeping her a virtual prisoner. When Kori is kidnapped, the evidence increasingly points to Tellios being behind it. Brichter finds that this is just the beginning of a mystery with far-reaching implications, some of which go back to the unsolved killing of Kori’s parents.

Posted by Publisher at 5/12/2011 7:28 PM