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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Death by Autopsy

Fourth Installment in Toni Day Crime Mystery Series is Released
Author & pathologist Jane Bennett Munro presents a story that most in her profession only joke about in latest fiction novel

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Author and career pathologist Jane Bennett Munro has released the fourth installment in her award-winning Toni Day murder mystery series, “Death by Autopsy.”

The story follows pathologist and crime investigator Toni Day as she is faced with a situation that most in her field only joke about – Beulah Pritchard comes back to life on her autopsy table. To save her career and the hospital, Day sets out on an investigation uncovering a decades-old scheme and must confront a vicious and clever murderer who will do anything to keep the past under wraps.

“I was inspired to write this story after one of my friend’s daughters said ‘Ewww, you do autopsies? On dead people?’ after she found out I was a pathologist,” said Bennett Munro. “I responded back, ‘Certainly. Those live ones whine too much’ with my friend adding in ‘Besides, it would be death by autopsy.’ This story has since assumed a life of its own and after receiving encouragement by my friend, it became the topic of the fourth book of my Toni Day crime mystery series.”

“Death by Autopsy” is an award-winning novel, having received third place in best mystery by the Feathered Quill Awards, is a five-star reviewed book on Amazon, and has received critical praise.

“Readers may know in their heart of hearts that Day is too competent to cause a death, but this lively whodunit will keep them guessing until the end.” – Kirkus Review

Bennett Munro, who herself has nearly four decades in pathology experience, incorporates her own medical and forensic knowledge into her grisly descriptions of her book’s victims, offering readers a realistic and gritty story that will leave them riveted.

“Death by Autopsy”
By Jane Bennett Munro
ISBN: 978-1-4917-4479-6

About the author

Jane Bennett Munro holds a medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, and is certified in anatomical and clinical pathology. A hospital-based pathologist for 39 years, Bennett Munro has some experience working in forensics. She currently resides in Twin Falls, Idaho. To learn more, please visit

Welcome to my blog Jane.  Please tell my readers and I more about yourself and your books.

Tell us about your latest worktitle, genre, etc. — and why you wrote it?
My latest work is called The Body on the Lido Deck, and it’s the sequel to Death by Autopsy. It’s a murder mystery that takes place on a cruise ship in the Caribbean, and I got the idea for it when I was sitting up on the Lido Deck one day and it started to rain. So they closed the roof. As I watched those massive gears grind and groan to get the roof closed, it occurred to me that would be a dandy way to kill somebody and have it look like an accident.
What draws you to your genre(s)? Why is this type of story compelling to you?
I don’t know, it just always has, starting with Nancy Drew. I like to write what I like to read.
What is your writing process like? Do you map the whole thing out or do you just let it unfold?
I just let it unfold. I tried an outline once, but I couldn’t stick to it, it just didn’t feel right.
What kind of research was involved?
They offered a tour of the behind the scenes areas of the ship, and I asked endless questions. Plus I Google a lot.
How much of YOU makes it into your characters?
Quite a lot. Toni Day is based on me.
How do you balance the need to have time to write with the needs of family, society, etc.?
Not very well, apparently. My 6th Toni Day Mystery has been two years in the making, and still isn’t done.
Have there been any authors in particular, that inspired your writing?
Lots. Mostly women. My absolute favorite is Dorothy Sayers, who wrote the Lord Peter Wimsey series, which takes place in England between the World Wars. I want to be her when I grow up.
Is there a story you want to tell behind or about your work(s)?
They all contain vignettes from my own life and career, people I’ve known, loved, and hated, things that have happened to me, good and bad. I just take them a lot further in my books.
What other projects are you currently working on or about to start?
My 6th Toni Day Mystery will be called A Deadly Homecoming, and it takes place in Long Beach CA where both Toni and I grew up. A haunted house is involved, and that’s all I’m going to say about that.
Could you share some of your marketing strategies?  Which ones are the most effective in your opinion?
When a new book comes out, I hold a launch party. I have a book signing at our local Barnes & Noble. I participate in 3 local art festivals every year. Other than that I let iUniverse do their thing, if I can afford it.
What would be the top five, (or 3 or 1 or however many) things you would tell aspiring authors?
Just start writing. Anything you want.
Write what you know.
Be yourself. Don’t try to imitate anybody else, it doesn’t work.
Get involved in a local writers’ club. You can find them online.
Start a blog and talk about it.
Again, thanks Jane for taking the time to share your knowledge with us. We appreciate you and your work. My pleasure.

Monday, February 5, 2018


Greece, 2017. A country on its knees due to the on-going economical crisis.
An atrocious domestic crime.
A missing billionaire.
A murder/mystery hotel with an agenda of its own.


Captain Papacosta and Lieutenant Ioli Cara are faced with the most complexed case of their careers. Stakes are high as their own, police officers Alexandro and Valentina, are trapped in the hellish hotel. Lives are on the line and the body count is on the rise. 14 guests... 13 guests... 12 guests...
Join the investigating duo on their final journey of suspense, mystery and murder across the turquoise Aegean sea.
Grab your copy of this new, highly-anticipated, wildly-acclaimed Greek Island Mystery and dive into the riveting end to the series today!
Note: The book can be read as a stand-alone.

·         From the author of the #1 bestselling murder/mystery, DEATH OF A BRIDE.
·         Follow-up to one of the best mysteries of 2016 (ReadFreely)
·         'Cyprus is proud to have such a talented writer' - CyprusMail
·         'The writer of hits' - Reporter
·         'Luke Christodoulou has done it again' - The Writer's Dungeon Book Club
·         'The Greek island setting and the colourful Greek characters are a major bonus in this well-written story.' - Amazon Reviewer
·         'A spine-chilling mystery... Real and clever...' - Goodread's Reviewer
·         'Another great book' - Reader's Gazette

About the Author
Luke Christodoulou is an author and an English teacher (MA Applied Linguistics - University of Birmingham). He is, also, a coffee-movie-book-Nutella lover. His books have been widely translated and are available in five languages.
His first book, THE OLYMPUS KILLER (#1 Bestseller - Thrillers), was released in April, 2014. The book was voted Book Of The Month for May on Goodreads (Psychological Thrillers). The book continued to be a fan favorite on Goodreads and was voted BOTM for June in the group Nothing Better Than Reading. In October, it was BOTM in the group Ebook Miner, proving it was one of the most talked-about thrillers of 2014.
The second stand-alone thriller from the series, THE CHURCH MURDERS, was released April, 2015 to widespread critical and fan acclaim. The Church Murders became a bestseller in its categories throughout the summer and was nominated as Book Of The Month in three different Goodreads groups.
DEATH OF A BRIDE was the third Greek Island Mystery to be released. Released in April, 2016 it followed in the footsteps of its successful predecessors. From its first week in release it hit the number one spot for books set in Greece. It was chosen as one of the best mysteries of 2016 by ReadFreely and was BOTM in the Goodread's group, Mysteries and Crime thrillers.
MURDER ON DISPLAY came out in 2017 and enriched the series.
Luke Christodoulou has also ventured into 'children's book land' and released 24 MODERNIZED AESOP FABLES, retelling old stories with new elements and settings. The book, also, features sections for parents, which include discussions, questions, games and activities.
He is currently working on the fifth book of his planned Greek Island Mysteries book series.
He resides in Limassol, Cyprus with his loving wife, his chatty daughter and his crazy newborn son.
Hobbies include travelling the Greek Islands discovering new food and possible murder sites for his stories. He, also, enjoys telling people that he 'kills people for a living'.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Movie Synopsis: 

Written by Hollywood screenwriter David Howard and Jon Enos, and directed by Alan Peterson, TREK is a family comedy that follows a group of LDS teens as they stumble their way through the sagebrush looking for their pioneer heritage as well as their own testimonies. 

Watch as Tom, a young Mormon teenager and his friends try to smuggle in unsanctioned food, battle sibling rivalry, encounter a “special ops” Young Mens leader, ponder doctrinal brain teasers, and match wits with a Twinkie-loving skunk.  Through all of the ups and downs, they are revealed to be “real” LDS youth who are struggling with real challenges—doubts, divorce, relationships.  When they encounter unexpected trouble, their faith is tested much like their pioneer ancestors. 

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