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What is a better way to start of a new week than with a cover reveal? #DeadInTheWater #StonebridgeMysteries @cmacwritescrime @RedDogTweets #CoverReveal

Good day there bookish person, welcome to the Reading Closet today! Thanks to the wonderful Meggy for three cover reveal invite. Haven’t we got a stunner for you today!

Dead In The Water is the second installment of Chris McDonald’s Stonebridge Mysteries – a cosy crime series with flecks of humour and of course, a crime!

Publication date for this newest addition is the 27th of March 2021, you can order directly from Red Dog Press here, I can promise you that all their packaged books are wrapped with love before sent safely to your door. You can also order from Amazon (but ordering indie is always better).

Okay, okay, I know you want to see, but I want to tell you about this dashing fella, the author and book father – Chris Mcdonald. Who is he?

Originally hailing from the North coast of Northern Ireland and now residing in South Manchester, Chris McDonald has always been a reader. At primary school, The Hardy Boys inspired his love of adventure before his reading world was opened up by Chuck Palahniuk and the gritty world of crime. A Wash of Black is his first attempt at writing a book. He came up with the initial idea whilst feeding his baby in the middle of the night, which may not be the best thing to admit, considering the content. He is a fan of 5-a-side football, heavy metal and dogs. Whispers in the Dark is the second installment in the DI Erika Piper series, and Chris is currently working on his latest series, The Stonebridge Mysteries, published by Red Dog Press in 2021.

Okay, now we have got the introductions out of the way, check out the synopsis for Dead In The Water.

The Stonebridge Regatta is looming. The town’s annual face-off against neighbouring Meadowfield is usually a weekend filled with sunshine, laughter and camaraderie.

This year is different.

A week before the race, the body of Stonebridge team captain Matthew Henderson is found dead in the water. The police file his passing as a tragic accident however, his grieving widow disagrees and suspects foul play is involved. She enlists the help of Adam and Colin, the town’s amateur (self-proclaimed) private detectives to unearth the truth.

Did Matthew simply slip and fall into the water, or is there more to his death below the surface?

Sounds like a great read doesn’t it?

The great thing about this series is that the novellas are short, sweet, fun and mysterious with a duo of protagonists that you’re going to love.

So let’s get to it, the sweet cover reveal that you’re actually here for – not my small talk! Can we have a tappage of drums please….


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How DAMN sexy is that cover?!

How awesome would that cover look hanging out in the garden with a cold beer this spring? Or even a tea, snuggled up in bed?

However you read it, I know you’re going to love it. Get pre – ordering!

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