CHRISTMAS CONTINUES

I have thought long and hard and decided my Christmas gift to my present and future readers of a FREE copy of my first Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery, “Death in the Primrose Hotel” should continue into the New Year.

All you have to do to download your FREE copy of my first Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery, Death in the Primrose Hotel, from your favorite e-book retailer using any one of the links below or at Smashwords dot Com at: www.smashwords.com/books/view/467861

From Barnes & Nobel for your Nook at: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/death-in-the-primrose-hotel-a-jake-curtis-vanessa-malone-mystery-tony-flye/1120200441?ean=2940046116526

From Kobo at: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/death-in-the-primrose-hotel-a-jake-curtis-vanessa-malone-mystery

As usual Amazon Kindle users may obtain your FREE copy in the “mobi” format for your Kindle from: www.smashwords.com/books/view/467861

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Death in the Primrose Hotel, is the story of a Prohibition era skeleton discovered by Vanessa Malone on the floor behind one of the two intricately carved walnut bars in the old, long abandoned speakeasy in an unknown sub-basement beneath the Primrose Hotel.
The cast of characters include the skeptical police detective, Tom Forsythe, who didn’t believe the sub-basement speakeasy nor the secret elevator in room 607 even existed until he rode the elevator down to the speakeasy. A wizened former plumber at the hotel who knew more than he let on. A former maid at the hotel who in the course of cleaning room 607 made a startling discovery. A retired maintenance man who often drank with John Thomas. John and his brother Emmett Thomas were both in love with Mabel and fought over her. John Thomas disappeared, supposedly with a maid. Emmett then married Mabel. Did Emmett murder his brother John? That’s what the police thought at the time.
The hotel night manager knew something unusual about room 607 and something unusual about a wooden door in the basement of a dress shop at the other end of the block that should have opened into dirt. The shy, gay former kitchen scullion at the hotel witnessed what happened to the missing maid and kept this deep, dark secret all these years. Jake and Vanessa pry the truth from the man about an unfulfilled love triangle that culminated in the solving one of the seventy plus year old murders.

The investigation leads to a old woman who knows the truth about what happened and is and determined to protect her family by taking the secret with her to her grave. After days of repeated questioning, the truth is painstakingly pried from the old woman’s lips revealing who the skeleton found in the abandoned speakeasy was, who killed the skeleton and who shot Jake Curtis.

There is nothing an author loves more than a review. If you enjoyed your Christmas present, please leave a review so others may know how much you enjoyed“Death in the Primrose Hotel.”

A FREE BOOK FOR CHRISTMAS

My first of the six Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery, “Death in the Primrose Hotel” is my Christmas present to you. From now until midnight Christmas Day “Death in the Primrose Hotel” will be FREE from your favorite e-book retailer or Smashwords dot Com at: www.smashwords.com/books/view/467861

From Barnes & Nobel for your Nook at: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/death-in-the-primrose-hotel-a-jake-curtis-vanessa-malone-mystery-tony-flye/1120200441?ean=2940046116526

From Kobo at: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/death-in-the-primrose-hotel-a-jake-curtis-vanessa-malone-mystery

As usual Amazon Kindle users may obtain your copy in he “mobi” format for your Kindle from: www.smashwords.com/books/view/467861

“The vacant eye sockets of the cobweb covered skull, laying in pile of dust on the floor behind one of the two intricately carved walnut bars in the old, long abandoned speakeasy beneath the Primrose Hotel, stared up into the depths of Vanessa Malone’s soul,” is the first sentence of “Death in the Primrose Hotel, a Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery.”

The Primrose Hotel housed an impenetrable speakeasy, the only known entrance was through a sixth floor hotel room and a creepy elevator ride down to the sub-basement. A speakeasy that for almost eighty years harbored a dead body.
Jake Curtis, an inactive US Marine turned private investigator and his wife, Vanessa Malone, a prominent Washington, D.C. attorney and partner in the private investigation firm, stumbled across a skeleton while touring the old hotel before its demolition.
The cast of characters include the skeptical police detective, Tom Forsythe, who didn’t believe the sub-basement speakeasy nor the secret elevator in room 607 even existed until he rode the elevator down to the speakeasy.
A wizened former plumber at the hotel who knew more than he let on. A former maid at the hotel who in the course of cleaning room 607 made a startling discovery. A retired maintenance man who often drank with John Thomas.
John and his brother Emmett Thomas were both in love with Mabel and fought over her. John married Mabel after Emmett left town. John Thomas disappeared, supposedly with a maid. Emmett then married Mabel. Did Emmett murder his brother John? That’s what the police thought at the time.
The hotel night manager knew something was unusual about room 607 and something unusual about a wooden door in the basement of a dress shop at the other end of the block that should have opened into dirt.
The shy, gay former kitchen scullion at the hotel witnessed what happened to the missing maid and kept this deep, dark secret all these years. Jake and Vanessa pry the truth from the man about an unfulfilled love triangle that culminated in the solving of the seventy plus year old murder.
Jake Curtis is shot and wounded on the sidewalk in front of police headquarters by an unknown assailant. Vanessa fires back twice at the shooter.
The investigation leads to a old woman who knows the truth about what happened and is and determined to protect her family by taking the secret with her to her grave.
After days of repeated questioning, the truth is painstakingly pried from the old woman’s lips revealing who the skeleton found in the abandoned speakeasy was, who killed the skeleton and who shot Jake Curtis.

There is nothing an author loves more than a review. If you enjoyed your Christmas present, please leave a review so others may know how much you enjoyed“Death in the Primrose Hotel.”

 

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DEATH IN THE SMITHSONIAN

Sales of “Death in the Smithsonian” are going up.  A short summary: The theft of a beautiful new client’s valuable diamond necklace leads Jake Curtis and his wife Vanessa Malone into a conflict between two rival D.C. Crime families for control of the city’s vice trades culminating in a major confrontation the day before Christmas Eve in the Grand Rotunda of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of Natural History. You may purchase your copy of “Death in the Smithsonian” for $7.99 from Smashwords.com at www.smashwords.com/books/view/596972; Barnes & Nobel at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/death-in-the-smithsonian-a-jake-curtis-vanessa-malone-mystery-tony-flye/1123083393?ean=2940152496826, from Kobo at http://store.kobobooks.com/search?Query=Death%20in%20the%20Smithsonian%2C%20A%20Jake%20Curtis%20%2F%20Vanessa%20Malone%20Mystery%20(Tony%20Flye)&ac=1&acp=tony%20flye; ibooks and many other fine ebook retailers.  Kindle users may download any of  my books in the “mobi” format directly from smashwords.com.  www.smashwords.com/books/view/596972 While you are visiting smashwords.com, or your favorite ebook retailer, look at the other books of mine listed there:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=Tony+Flye.  Once you have read this book, I’m sure you will want to read my other books. After you finish this story, I would appreciate: 1, a nice review and 2, tell all your friends about it.  Thank you and I know you’ll enjoy my books.

Tony

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