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.

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.

BUY from AMAZON

Some Good News

People are buying my books.

My top five selling titles for 2017

New releases in October

 

It’s real buzz for writers to know that people are reading and enjoying their books – and I’m no exception to that.

These days, e-books are so inexpensive you can buy one for less than the cost of a coffee and blueberry muffin. And, if you want, you can read them on your phone in the coffee shop or on your commute.

Enjoy your reading.

 

 

Costs of Retail Therapy

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A little self-indulgent shopping can’t be bad for you, can it?

We’ve all bought ourselves a little something to distract ourselves from the reality of our lives. That’s one of the benefits of living in a consumer society where there’s stuff to buy and easy access to credit.

My weakness is stationery. There is something about paper and pens I find irresistible. The upside of my self-indulgence is I always have a pen and something to write on. The downside is some of those stationery items can be expensive. Fortunately, I do not turn to retail therapy very often.

But, if your self-indulgent shopping involves fashion accessories or clothes, your retail therapy sessions may cost you a lot more than mine.

It’s a sad fact that turning to retail therapy, instead of dealing with life issues, often leads to serious financial distress, especially when that self-indulgent spending generates credit card debt.

If you’re looking at your credit card statement and wondering how things got to this, you might find Everyday Money Management a useful addition to your library.


Peter Mulraney is the author of the Everyday Business Skills series.

Crime fiction set in Australia

The Stella Bruno Investigates series is set in and around Adelaide, South Australia.

A few things to bear in mind when reading The Identity Thief.

Australia went metric in 1975. The units of measurements are the same ones you encounter in Europe.

Distance is expressed in kilometres (and we spell it that way too), temperature in degrees Celsius, weight in kilograms, and height in metres or centimetres.

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