Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New eBook Releases 11/12 - The Munch Mancini Mysteries

A unique spin on the cozy mystery is rereleased today in eBook format - The Munch Mancini Mysteries by Barbara Seranella.

What makes a cozy mystery? According to the experts at Cozy Mystery List, the main ingredients of a cozy mystery include a woman who is an amateur sleuth in a small town setting where all of the characters know each other. She is often friends with or in a romantic relationship with a police officer or someone else who has insider access to police reports. The victims are often not-so-nice people riddled with vices and may even have brought their deaths upon themselves.

The Munch Mancini mysteries are set in the opposite of a small town - they're set in the gritty underbelly of Los Angeles. At their heart is Miranda "Munch" Mancini, an ex-junkie trying to make good as a top notch auto mechanic. But she can't escape her past, as friends, family, and even enemies from her hard-living days turn up on her doorstep, either desperate for her help or - gulp - dead.

Munch is drawn into the world of amateur sleuthing in No Human Involved when she is the lead suspect in her abusive father's death. Munch knows she's innocent, and works with her old contacts in ways the police never would be able to in order to catch the killer before he strikes again.

Throughout the series, Munch continues to improve her life, growing from rough and tumble auto mechanic to a respected member of the business community. But she never forgets where she came from, and uses the connections - both platonic and romantic - she's developed with various LAPD officers to continue to help her old friends who've fallen on hard times themselves.

The seven book Munch Mancini series is available today for all eReaders. Check them out, in addition to the other chilling mysteries and thrillers from Diversion Books.