Stella Bruno Investigates is a series of quick reads – books designed to be read in one sitting.
They’re stories designed to be consumed in one irresistible gulp. The kind you can read on the way to work or before you go to sleep. Something addictive to distract you while you wait in line. Intriguing mysteries to enjoy on the train, in the car, or on a flight for less than the price of a Starbucks coffee, with ten times the kick.
Set in and around Adelaide, South Australia, the stories focus on the criminal investigations led by Detective Sergeant Stella Bruno.
Stella is assisted by Detective Constable Brian Rhodes, who’s approaching retirement, harassed by Detective Inspector Frank Williams, and distracted by Shaun Porter from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
In addition to all the crime, the stories follow Stella’s developing relationship with Shaun and provide insights into her life as a single mother with a teenage son. You’ll also discover some of the benefits she enjoys being part of an extended Italian family.
If you’ve never been to Australia, this series will give you a little taste of life ‘down under’ where you can experience the North Wind as hot and blustery, and winters without snow and ice.
Season one has 6 stories:
The series is also available in two collections for those who prefer their books printed on paper.
Peter Mulraney is the author of the Inspector West and Stella Bruno Investigates crime series.
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably reassessing what’s going on in your life right now and making plans for a better year in 2018.
Funny how starting a new year gets you thinking about setting goals or making plans to improve your life in some way.
If you’re planning some new projects for 2018, check out Everyday Project Management for an easy-to-understand introduction to project management.
If you’re thinking about lifting your game at work to a new level of performance, you’ll find the workshop-in-a-book inside Everyday Productivity full of ideas to help you make that a reality.
If this is the year you’ve decided to get control of your finances, Everyday Money Mangement is the money management strategy you’re looking for.
Peter Mulraney is the author of the Everyday Business Skills series.
It’s that time of the year again. Time for a look back over the last twelve months and for a gaze into the crystal ball for 2018.
2017 has been a big year: 15 new titles across my range of writing interests.
Continue reading “Annual Review – 2017”
A guest post by LA Frederick, author of the sci-fi urban The Government Rain Mysteries series.
I’m delighted to announce my latest two sci-fi novellas, The Forgetful Man and Second-In-Command.
The stories are dark, with gruesome happenings throughout. They are from the sci-fi genre and are written in an urban setting, based in modern times in the fictional city of New Hampton. To give you an idea of the type of city you’re dealing with, reviewers have referred to the city as reminding them of Gotham City or Sin City.
The mystery theme plays a big part in both novellas and in my overall series.
These novellas delve into the background of a few characters and add a little more information to the overall world itself.
Now, to the good stuff… Continue reading “The Government Rain Mysteries series”
A guest post by B. L. Blair, author of the Lost and Found Pet series.
The Lost Macaw is the fourth novella in the series.
Alexandra Prescott is a licensed private investigator specializing in finding missing animals. Reuniting pet and owner is more than just a job.
A former client hires Alex to find her lost parrot. The bright colored bird has flown away before, but this time there is evidence that Molly was kidnapped. The demand is simple—the bird for the pictures.
When her client suffers a stroke, Alex is left with a ransom note, a missing bird, and some very incriminating photos. She is in a race against time to solve the mystery of the lost Macaw. Continue reading “The Lost Macaw”
Something for those interested in the thoughts of modern-day mystics: a library of resources on the Teachings of Christ Mind.
From the introduction on the welcome page of the library.
Christ Mind flows from a way of being that is Christ. It is a way of living that was demonstrated by Jesus and others and expressed fully by the quote:
Not my will but thine be done.
There is a depth to these words that is revealed through deep self-honesty and an acknowledgement of the wisdom found at the center of an open heart and recognized by a mind at peace.
The Way of Christ is not a belief but a way of life that allows and forgives and cultivates the recognition of innocence and safety in each moment.
Christ Mind teachings guide and inspire such a life. They are not new and have been expressed by many throughout human history. Few have given themselves fully to living such a life yet this is changing and changing rapidly. We are living in a time where the call to awaken is being heard and embraced.
Teachings of Christ Mind offers a small but growing collection of Christ Mind teachings easily accessible and freely available. We hope you will find it helpful on your journey and a source of inspiration and encouragement.
Peter Mulraney is the author of My Life Is My Responsibility: Insights for Conscious Living and several other books.
A guest post by Jaci Wheeler, author of Silent Song, giving us an insight into deafness. Well worth the read even if you’re not into YA books.
Many authors I know pull from events or people from their own lives for inspiration or storyline. I’ve never been that way personally. I’m an extremely private person by nature, so it’s very unusual for me to use any of myself in my books. That is actually my favorite thing about writing, I’m able to fully create worlds and people out of thin air. It allows you to become whoever you want for the moment. I usually create a main character who is nothing like me because it allows me to be and do all the things I’ve always wanted to. Continue reading “Silent Song coming to life by Jaci Wheeler”
Abduction, Suspense, and a Strange Demand.
Detective Sergeant Stella Bruno investigates the abduction of eight-year-old Julia Ryan, taken from her nanny at gunpoint.
When the kidnapper demands something outside the control of Julia’s family as ransom for her release, Stella is determined to find him before it’s too late.
Detective Constable Brian Rhodes is confident the kidnapper will make a mistake.
If you enjoy mystery and intrigue, you’ll love Taken, book five in Peter Mulraney’s Stella Bruno Investigates series of quick reads.
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A guest post by fantasy writer Simon Lindley, author of Mannethorn’s Key. I write and read a lot of crime fiction but I also read a lot of fantasy and thought you might like to explore a new fantasy voice with me.
The Realm, The Land, Middle Earth, Narnia – I presume you have spent some time visiting at least one of them. I know I have. And, if all goes well with the ‘travel brochures’, Drageverden will soon be another fantasy ‘tourist’ destination. However, I expect people will only visit if the place promises immersive adventure! Continue reading “World-Building 101 by Simon Lindley”