SEASONAL READING FOR DECEMBER

SOPHIE SAYERS’ CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

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Sophie’s Christmas special, available in paperback and Kindle ebook

When Sophie Sayers’ plans for a cosy English country Christmas are interrupted by the arrival of her ex-boyfriend, her troubles are only just beginning. Before long, the whole village …stands accused of murder.

Damian says he’s come to direct the village nativity play that Sophie has written, but she thinks he’s up to no good. What are those noises coming from his van? Who is the stranger lurking in the shadows? And whose baby, abandoned in the manger, disappears in plain sight?

Enjoy the fun of a traditional Christmas festive season, with echoes of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, as Sophie seeks a happy ending for her latest village mystery – and for her new romance with charming local bookseller Hector Munro.

…AND A FESTIVE OFFER FOR READERS IN THE UK & EUROPE

Throughout December, readers in the UK and Europe can download the ebook of Murder in the Manger for just 99p/99c instead of the usual £2.99/€3.99.

What readers say about Murder in the Manger

  • “I really enjoy the Sophie Sayers mysteries and this may be my favourite yet. I feel I’m getting to know the villagers’ inner lives and becoming fond of them all. Debbie Young’s books are cosy, comforting and a nice gentle read, and as the series progresses, she’s getting better and better.A lovely, relaxing read for dark winter evenings” – Ava D Reader on Amazon UK
  • “This was a lovely read and perfect for the time of year… I loved the humour and vivid depiction of the characters. Thoroughly recommended for dark December evenings by the fire.” – Misha Dragonfire on Amazon UK
  • “Funniest opening line ever, bar none… I loved this book and so will you.” – Wendy H Jones

Order your copy in paperback or ebook online here – or ask your local bookshop to order the paperback quoting ISBN 9781911223221. (Please support your local bookshop if you can!)

CHRISTMAS SHORT STORIES BY DEBBIE YOUNG

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These two stand-alone short stories and a collection of twelve short stories provide a light-hearted antidote to festive stress. All are available as ebooks and as tiny, slim paperbacks ideal to slip inside a Christmas card, to stuff into a Christmas stocking, or to buy for a very acceptable “Secret Santa” present.

Click these links to find out more or to order:

The Owl and the Turkey * Stocking Fillers * Lighting Up Time

PREFER TO LOOK FORWARD TO SPRING?

Ebook coverSophie Sayers’ fifth adventure, Springtime for Murder, set in the spring, is now available to order in both paperback and ebook.

Meet new characters, including a wily old lady, her batty daughter and the over-eager representative of the Cats Prevention charity in this lively story of love, loss, family, friendship – and copious quantities of cats!

Here’s how the first reviewers have described it:

BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN… The perfect way to lose an afternoon!” – Kindle Customer via Amazon.com

THE PERFECT FEEL-GOOD ANTIDOTE TO WINTER BLUES” – Susan Grossey, author of the Sam Plank historical mystery series

“GENTLE AND FUNNY WITH WELL-OBSERVED CHARACTERS – This lovely book kept me company during the long dark evenings bringing some light into shade and a smile to push back the cold.” – Jo via Amazon UK

SUCH FUN!… This entire series is such an adventure!”  Amie McCracken, writer and editor

NEW BOX SET OF BOOKS 1-3 AT BARGAIN PRICE

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The first three Sophie Sayers books are now available in a virtual box set – a single ebook – offering a substantial saving

If you haven’t yet started reading Sophie’s adventures, you can now download an ebook of the first three adventures in a single volume for just £4.99 – that’s a saving of nearly £3 compared with buying all three books separately. Even if you’ve already bought book 1, you’ll still save 99p compared to buying books 2 and 3 together this way. (All prices here are in pounds sterling but this special deal is available worldwide in your local currency.)

Here’s what the first reviewer has just posted about this box set:

REALLY GOOD! Just discovered Debbie Young and will be looking out for more of her books. Glad to hear there are seven in the Sophie Sayers series – warm, very witty and quirky characters. Well written and good fun. So, what are you waiting for? Download the first three in a bundle and thoroughly enjoy. Recommended. – “PeachesMum” on Amazon UK

MORE ABOUT THE SOPHIE SAYERS VILLAGE MYSTERIES

Find out more about the other books in the Sophie Sayers series, and sample the first chapter of each one, here.

All the Sophie Sayers books may be read as standalone novels, but I hope that if you enjoy one, you’ll want to read the whole series!

Catch up with the first four online here or place an order at your local bookshop for the paperbacks, quoting the following ISBNs: