Billie Johnson (OTP Publisher) decided to republish two older books in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series, Fringe Benefits and Smell of Death. These two book were originally published by a good publisher but after she published these two books, she decided publishing was not the business for her.
I had the books I'd purchased, and I'd soon sold them all. Needless to say, I was delighted to hear that Billie wanted to publish them again. They are now available in the usual places. I've ordered copies of both since I have several in-person events coming up.
And today, while waiting for the time I'm supposed to be somewhere, I've been busy promoting both books on line. I wrote blogs about them for Make Mine Mystery and The Stiletto Gang which will appear the same day this one does. And I've put the covers on Pinterest and mentioned them on Facebook and Twitter.
These books are number 3 and 4 in the series. One and 2 are still to come.
When I wrote the first book in this series, it was intended to be a stand alone. Because I became so interested in the characters I wanted to find out what happened to them next--and the only way to do that was write another book. Though the many of the same characters appear from one book to the next, each major plot is complete and the mystery solved.
I hope that those who have enjoyed the later books in the series will go back and try these.
Marilyn or F. M. Meredith, the name I used for writing this series.