Reading After

After is not your typical police procedural.

Yes, it has a crime and a police investigation with complicating factors, and it’s a murder mystery with all the twists and turns you might expect. But, the police investigation plays second fiddle to the main story, which is Paul’s story.

While Inspector West and his team work on solving the mystery of Josie Ford’s murder, you’re taken into the world of Paul Ford to explore the impact an unexpected death has on the family of the victim. Continue reading “Reading After”

Reading Stella Bruno Investigates

Stella Bruno Investigates is a series of six books telling seven stories.

Each title in the series is dedicated to a particular crime, but the seventh story, Stella’s story, is interwoven through the six stories that make up the series.

To fully appreciate the gradual unfolding of Stella’s story, you’ll need to read the series in book order.

Set in and around Adelaide, South Australia, the stories open a window into Australian life and policing that allows you to explore life down under, without making the long-haul flight required to get there. That has to be a bonus.

All of the places mentioned in the stories exist – you can look them up using your search engine of choice. And, you can enjoy a meal at any of the restaurants where Stella and Shaun eat – if you ever make that long-haul flight and come to Adelaide. You might even spot me at one of the tables.

Australians are fairly informal in their working relationships, even within the confines of the rigid hierarchy of a police force. Working relationships are built on trust, and it’s not uncommon for officers of differing ranks to treat each other as equals – as Stella and Brian do. Of course, there is also a place for respecting rank, which is why Stella has a different relationship with DI Frank Williams, who is still coming to terms with the reality of his most competent detective sergeant being a woman. He gets better as the series progresses.

The other man of interest across the series is Shaun Porter. He works for the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions but that is secondary to his role as Stella’s new love interest. Yes, police officers have a life outside of investigating crime, and one of the joys of writing the series was witnessing the development of the relationship between Stella and Shaun. I hope you enjoy their story.

If you’re wondering what makes Australian crime stories different, Stella Bruno Investigates gives you the opportunity to find out in six quick reads.

Start with The Identity Thief.

Stella Bruno escapes into the wild.

Don’t buy your books from Amazon?

That’s okay.

Amazon isn’t the only bookstore in town. There are lots of others.

I’ve decided to make all my books available across a wide range of online bookstores, including my own StreetLib Store.

That means the Stella Bruno Investigates series, which I released exclusively with Amazon, is becoming available across that range of stores.

In fact, The Identity Thief and A Gun of Many Parts have already escaped into the wide. The other titles in the series will be running free over the next couple of months as their exclusive time with Amazon expires.

It’s a fun process distributing a book. It’s a process built on trust and it takes a little time for a book to make its way into stores across the globe – sometimes even I don’t know where the titles are available for purchase.

To celebrate Stella’s escape into the wild, The Identity Thief, the first book in the series, is now FREE in all stores.

Beyond the Words

While the crime writer was busy creating the Stella Bruno Investigates series, the mystic was quietly reflecting on the affirmations he’d shared in I Am Affirmations: The Power of Words.

Now he’s gathered those reflections into Beyond the Words: Reflections on I Am Affirmations and made them available for you to ponder.

You use affirmations every day – whether you’re aware of doing it or not.

Every time you use I am statements you make an affirmation reinforcing what you believe about yourself.

The meaning of the words you use in your affirmations is determined by the context of your life.

 

In Beyond the Words: Reflections on I Am Affirmations, modern-day mystic Peter Mulraney explores what the affirmations he shares in I Am Affirmations: the Power of Words mean to him.

This collection of easy-to-read reflections will expand your awareness of what your affirmations mean and encourage you to contemplate the meaning of the words you use in your I am statements.

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Stella Bruno Investigates – season one

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.

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Refreshing plans for 2018

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.

Annual Review – 2017

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.

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Stella Bruno Investigates – Book 5

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 Deadly Game of Hangman

Stella Bruno Investigates is a series of quick reads – books designed to be read in one sitting. Each book in the series only takes around an hour and a half to two hours to read. So, there’s no waiting for days to find out who did it. Continue reading “A Deadly Game of Hangman”