04/04/2016

New From Nancy!

Have you read my newest?  The idea for Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything came to me while visiting my daughter after she moved to Texas with her family. For those of us who have lived all our lives in quiet Pennsylvania, Texas was quite a culture shock!  So I began to think about a young woman who moved to a state that's so very different from her home. And of course....I had to throw in a dog!  Those of you who loved Spike in the Blackbird books will surely appreciate Miss Ruffles---another "bad" dog with a heart of gold. Check for the book everywhere your favorite books are sold. Ruffles2

An Update from Nancy

By now, maybe you've heard that the Blackbird Sisters are on hiatus--perhaps indefinitely. My editor was downsized, then the publisher was absorbed by another and basically disbanded. But..... I feel as if the series had run its course. A writer can tell the momentum is lessening when sales flatten out. The most recent book sold only 23 copies more than the previous book----which is very clear writing on the wall.  So it's time for me to reinvent---again!--and I'm working on new projects.  I am sure my readers wish me well in new ventures. I may self-publish more Blackbird "shorts" like the Mick Abruzzo stories, but I do feel as if I left Nora and her sisters and Mick and even Ralphie in a good place--on the road to happy lives.

 

Best wishes!

Nancy

08/03/2015

New Paperback!

The paperback edition of A LITTLE NIGHT MURDER  is now available in stores!  If you'd like an autographed copy, contact my local store, Mystery Lovers Bookshop, and I'll be happy to personalize a book for you. http://mysterylovers.com/index.php?target=products&product_id=73029  Little_Night_Murder

10/14/2014

LADY BE GOOD

Here's the new Blackbird Sisters prequel, LADY BE GOOD, the story of Grace Vanderbine, Nora's sister-in-law (Todd Vanderbine's sister) and how she finds true love......on a book tour!  This book is an experiment for me. It started out as a romance novel I wrote back in the 80s! But I have revisited this book, updated, made changes, added a different plot (you'll recognize some Blackbird characters!) and improved the writing.  (I wasn't at the top of my game back then! Haha!)  I think Blackbird readers will enjoy the romance. The story isn't a strong mystery, so if you're a hardcore mystery fan, this may not be the book for you.  But the low price--$3.99--should be tempting.  I hope readers enjoy this light read! Here's the Kindle version:   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OI1ZAX4  Readers who use other devices--don't panic! LADY BE GOOD will be available for all readers very soon.  Unfortunately, this book will only be available as an ebook.

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10/03/2014

Nice cover!

Here's the cover for the first Blackbird Sisters and Friends Prequel--a romance featuring Nora Blackbird's sister-in-law Grace Vanderbine. (That's Todd's sister.)  Grace is launching a new etiquette book, and her problems include a pesky snowstorm, a hot ex-football player, and a mystery that involves one of the Blackbird sister.  This ebook will be released very soon, so stay tuned for where you can purchase this special addition to the Blackbird world.  Martin_LadyBeGood

A Little Night Murder

Have you seen all the reviews of A Little Night Murder on Amazon?  I'm so grateful to all my readers for posting such nice comments. It makes such a difference these days.  Thank you.    http://www.amazon.com/Little-Night-Murder-Blackbird-Sisters/dp/0451415272/ref=asap_B001H6IIF0_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412379721&sr=1-1  

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07/26/2014

The second Mick Abruzzo story

Have you wondered what Mick Abruzzo is up to when he's keeping secrets from Nora? Were you hoping to read the scene when Nora breaks the big news to Mick--the scene I left out of LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF MURDER?   Then I have a short story for you!  It's available as an e-book through all the places that sell e-books. MickAbruzo-2ndWIRE_BB Plus it's the perfect appetizer to read before the August 5 release of A LITTLE NIGHT MURDER. 

Get MICK ABRUZZO: THE SECOND WIRE for your Amazon Kindle here. (It's already on the bestseller list!)

Or for your Nook here.

More Mick.  Could that ever be a bad thing?

07/06/2014

Countdown!

A LITTLE NIGHT MURDER hits stores August, 2014.  Would you like an autographed copy---for yourself or for a gift?  You can order from Mystery Lovers Bookshop, and I will sign or inscribe any book for you:  http://www.mysterylovers.com/  Little_Night_Murder

02/26/2014

A LITTLE NIGHT MURDER

Do you like Stephen Sondheim musicals? Me, too!  Listening to his music inspired me as I wrote the new Blackbird Sisters Mystery----A LITTLE NIGHT MURDER, due in stores August 2014. It's a humdinger!  LITTLE NIGHT MURDER#451A55C (1)

08/15/2013

Would you like to read what I had to say about a mystery writer who really inspired me?  I felt as if Anne George was a member of my family.  Read my article in Mystery Scene Magazine here.
The Blackbird Sisters Mysteries, written by Nancy Martin, feature Nora, Libby and Emma Blackbird, three Philadelphia heiresses whose parents have run off with their trust funds, forcing all three women to get jobs for the first time in their lives. Nora Blackbird becomes the assistant to a newspaper society columnist and attends parties for a living. Unfortunately, Nora also stumbles over a lot of dead bodies while she's covering the social scene on the Main Line. Follow Nora's amateur sleuthing as she solves crimes of fashion as well as aristocratic murder!