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Jo Bannister

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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2020, 09:58:06 AM »
Thanks, Deb - I'm touched you want to read me!  Yes, there's a few options - there's half a dozen or so in the Castlemere series, about the same with Brodie Farrell. 

I suggest you buy one - whisper it, but you could get it cheap off Amazon, in case you don't like it! - and take it from there.  In either case - "A Bleeding of Innocents" was the first Castlemere book, "Echoes of Lies" the first Brodie Farrell - if you enjoy the first book you'll probably enjoy the rest: I think they got better as they went along. 

There are paperback editions for a lot of the books but not all; and mass-market (cheapie) editions from Worldwide Mysteries for some of them.  And one of them you could read in Japanese, if the notion took you!

If you find one, let us know what you think of it.  I'm a big girl now: I can cope with criticism!  But thanks again for the interest. 


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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2020, 01:48:47 PM »
Jo

Are they all on Kindle?

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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2020, 07:35:42 PM »
Er - now you're asking.  A lot of them are available as e-books, but whether they're on Kindle specifically I don't know.  Try asking Kindle.  I don't have one.

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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2020, 07:47:55 PM »
Yep, looks like they are all there. Hundreds of um!
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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2020, 08:39:51 PM »
Now, don't let's exaggerate, Mark.  There might be up to forty-odd.  Who do you think I am - Barbara Cartland?

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« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2020, 04:12:50 AM »
Carpenter is Romance, you are a crime fiction novelist. I'm looking forward to reading your books.

I looked up, "Most Prolific Female Mystery Writers" and Wikipedia came up with an alphabetical list. Looky here.
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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2020, 05:25:07 AM »
Jo, I see your Brodie Farrell novels ran as one per year from 2001 - 2009. Wow!


I had twenty or so questions but I read the interviews on your Wiki page. ;D

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« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2020, 09:29:06 AM »
Well, you seem to have a better grasp on my career than I have.  I didn't know I'd got a Wiki page.

You have to remember, this was my career for nearly thirty years.  Until my pension started arriving, it was my only source of income, and the only demand on my time.  I treated it as a job, put in the hours and produced pretty well one book a year.

Now I'm slowing down a bit.  In this as in all things.

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« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2020, 10:02:27 AM »
What's slowing you down? Lack of ideas, lack of time, or lack of enthusiasm?
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« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2020, 12:21:25 PM »
No, Mark, surplus of years!

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« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2020, 09:19:51 AM »
Got a trio of reviews in for "Dangerous Pursuits" - Kirkus, Booklist and Publishers Weekly.  Nothing to complain about in any of them. 

Booklist's my favourite: "Bannister's latest in this popular series is one of her best.  Strong characters, well-set-up twists, gentle humor, and a shock ending make for a fine read."

I mean, I'd read the book on the basis of that, and I know how it ends...

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« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2020, 01:23:38 PM »
I'm waiting for the kindle edition.

Why the delay, is that a marketing thing? Does your publisher earn more from print?
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« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2020, 01:32:39 PM »
Yes, but I think it's primarily a matter of maximising income from all sources.  The dearer editions sell better before the cheaper ones become available. 

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« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2020, 07:34:17 PM »
I'm late to the party, but congrats, Jo.
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« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2020, 09:28:02 AM »
Thanks, Dan.  I appreciate the support.  It still feels a biggish deal, even after all these years.