For the next five days, Murder at the Maples – the first in the Flora Lively Mysteries – will be Free on Amazon. This will be the only time it will be free as part of an Amazon Select promotion, so if you haven’t already got a copy, now is your chance to read the book that has the following brilliant reviews (shameless self promotion coming up, watch out!):

“Joanne Phillips has an easy and appealing way of writing and she successfully drew me into the story. Murder at the Maples is well written with a cast of great characters and a good plot with just enough twists to keep a reader’s interest yet also remain within the realms of believability. It’s the perfect novel to curl up with on the sofa in winter (or a chilly summer’s evening for that matter) and lose yourself in Flora Lively’s escapades.” Kate Frost, author of The Butterfly Storm

“I’m a big fan of M C Beaton,Dorothy L Sayers, and Arthur Conan Doyle, and I have also read quite a bit of Agatha Christie, who together set the highest standards in this genre, so for me at least Joanne Phillips had a hard act to follow. But by the end of this story, I had the same sense of urgency to read the next one, just as I do with Beaton et al. The highest compliment a proposed series can hope to achieve!” Debbie Young, author of Sell Your Books!

It’s also been described as “well written and entertaining”, a “good old fashioned murder mystery”, and a ”great read”.

Flora Lively cover

Let’s get the word out! I’d like as many people as possible to discover Flora Lively over the weekend so please help me get the word out to your friends, family, Facebook friends and Twitter followers. Thank you, thank you, thank you πŸ™‚