Happy Birthday, Francis Bacon!

Baron Verulam (Bacon’s title at the time of his death) would be 458 today. Celebrate by doing something philosophical. Go out and study something in the natural world, to try to understand how it became the way it is, what it does, and how it affects the world around it. A tree, a bird… Or compare the warmth of warm things, like wool, sunlight, and a dog’s belly. How are they the same and how are they different?

You could also whisk over to the online bookstore of your choice and snag a free copy of the second book in my Francis Bacon mystery series, Death by Disputation. This amazing global phenomenon will persist only until midnight Central Standard Time, Friday, January 25.

You’ll find links to a bunch of bookstores below the cover image. Click on the image to go to the universal link, which supposedly remembers your favorite store for you.

Death by Disputation by Anna Castle




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A great deal on short historical fiction!

Medieval to Modern: An Anthology of Historical Mystery Stories is on sale for one week!

What’s inside the book?

Three novellas and five short stories, ranging from Wales in 1141 to Dayton, Ohio in the 1930’s.medieval-to-modern You’ll also get a sneak preview chapter from the first in each of our historical series.

But wait: there’s more!

We’re all putting other books on sale this week too. Some of them will be free, most are discounted to 99c. Here’s the complete list.

Libi Astaire:

Tempest in the Tearoom: A Jewish Regency Mystery  (Book 1)

The Doppelganger’s Dance: A Jewish Regency Mystery (Book 2)

Anna Castle:

Murder by Misrule: A Francis Bacon Mystery (Book 1) 

Death by Disputation: A Francis Bacon Mystery(Book 2)

M. Louisa Locke:

Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery(Book 1) 

Uneasy Spirits: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery (Book 2) 

Pilfered Promises: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery (Book 5)

M. Ruth Myers:

No Game for a Dame: Maggie Sullivan Mystery  (Book 1) 

Maximum Moxie: Maggie Sullivan Mystery (Book 5) 

Sarah Woodbury:

The Good Knight: The Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mysteries (Book 1) 

The Uninvited Guest: The Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mysteries (Book 2

The Fourth Horseman: The Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mysteries (Book 3) 

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