Monday, 1 August 2016

Kindle sale. Get Kindred and the rest of the series for $1.99 each thru August.

Last month the first four books in my Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery series were in UK and Australia Kindle monthly deals. Now they're of offer in the US at throughout August, and for the first time my new book, KINDRED, is in the promotion.

'This series is a page-turner and keeps getting better and better.'
—Old Bones Genealogy

'Do you remember Stieg Larsson’s first book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? Yep it was that good and if you liked the Millennium series then you’ll like this series too.'

'If you love a little history with your mystery, you’re going to love Steve Robinson’s genealogical crime series.'
—Kittling Books

'I’ve read and really enjoyed all of Steve’s books, and it’s hard to say which is best because they’re all great.'

Saturday, 2 July 2016

99p Kindle Monthly Deal thru July

Kindle Sale!

This month you can get the first four books in my bestselling Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery series at just 99p each for Kindle in the UK and for .99AUD in Australia.

UK Amazon link  Australia Amazon Link 

Tuesday, 12 April 2016


KINDRED - the fifth Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery is out now!

It's publication day and my new Jefferson Tayte mystery is out!  If you're following the series, or want to start, I sincerely hope you enjoy it. The reviews from advance copy readers so far have been excellent with comments like this one from Cleopatra Loves Books: 'I don’t know if I have the right words to convey just how exceptional this book is; the storytelling was perfect ... An absolutely wonderful story.' You can read the full review HERE.

The most difficult book I've ever written.
If you would like to read about the inspiration and the challenges I faced while writing Kindred, I've added a detail page to my website, which gives some insight into why this book was so difficult for me to write. Follow this LINK to my website to read more.

If you'd like to hear Simon Vance's performance of Kindred you can listen to a sample on my website, or by clicking the link on my blog sidebar to the right. Telling Jefferson Tayte's own family history story has been a marvellous journey, often dark, but always fascinating. I very much hope you enjoy reading it. 

Saturday, 2 April 2016

KINDRED - Out 12 April

I'm very excited to say that my new Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery KINDRED will be out this month on 12 April. It follows on from The Lost Empress, which was released in October 2014, and as with all the books in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone story.

I'm also very pleased to report that multi-award winning narrator Simon Vance has once again performed the audio editions, and having listened to it I can say that fans of audio books are in for another treat.

If you would like to chance to win 1 of 20 copies of KINDRED in paperback, follow this LINK to enter the Goodreads giveaway, which runs until the launch on the 12th.

Netgalley members can request a download for review HERE

If you can't wait until the 12th to start reading, here's a snippet to whet your appetite. Click the link at the end of this extract to read the full prologue and a little bit of JT's opening chapter.


Karwendel Mountains. Bavaria, Germany. November 1973.
He wished now that he had taken the road. The road would have led him down to a town or village where he could have sought help. But he knew that if he had tried to escape by the road, he would already be dead. The mountains, on the other hand, gave him places to hide, but beneath an overcast sky, amidst frozen rocks that were already partly settled with snow, he felt so cold. He pulled his jumper up over his mouth and tried to calm himself. His breath, swirling up into the chill morning air, could certainly give him away. Despite trying to warm his hands in his pockets and in the folds of his jumper, his pale, blueing fingertips were already losing sensation and he had only stopped to rest for a few minutes. He had to keep moving...

Follow this LINK to read more. I hope you enjoy it.

To coincide with the release of KINDRED Amazon have reduced the price of the entire series in the US to $1.99 this month for Kindle and $7.99 in paperback, and in the UK they have extended last month's Kindle promotion until 17 April at £1.99. Here's a LINK to my author page in your country, where you can find out more about my books, or you can visit my website HERE.


Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Get all my highly rated mystery thrillers for just 99p each through March.

Kindle Monthly Deal!

In the Blood - 'Do you remember Stieg Larsson’s first book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? Yep it was that good.'

Ahead of the launch of my 5th book in the highly rated Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery series, Kindred, which is out 12 April, Amazon have reduced the price of my books on Kindle in the UK to just 99p during March, and in the Amazon store Australia to $1.49 as part of their Kindle Monthly Deal.

If you're looking for a new angle on crime fiction, and particularly if you enjoy cold case mysteries, why not take a look at the reviews and maybe try one out while they're on offer?

Friday, 26 February 2016

The charity auction has begun!

CLIC Sarget 'Get in Character' 2016 fundraiser.
I'm helping to raise funds for children and young people with cancer. If you would like the chance to be a named character in my sixth Jefferson Tayte book, and receive a personalised signed copy of the book once it's released, please follow this LINK to my eBay Auction page. The auction ends at 19:33 GMT on 6 March.

For more information, and to see a list of all the other authors taking part, please visit CLIC Sargent HERE.


Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Get in Character 2016 charity fundraiser

Get in Character 2016

This year I'm once again very proud to say that I've been invited to take part in CLIC Sargent's 'Get in Character' charity fundraiser for children and young people with cancer. In short it's an eBay auction where the winning bidder gets to have their name, or the name of a loved one, immortalised in one of my Jefferson Tayte mystery thriller books, together with a personalised signed copy from me. The eBay auction runs from Thursday 25 February for ten days. See below for all the details. I hope you can join in.

Your name, their book

Whatever genre you love to read – be it crime, chick-lit, thriller or romance – from Thursday, 25 February 2016 we have a fantastic selection of authors taking part in a unique 10-day eBay auction to name a character in a forthcoming novel after you or a loved one:
Alex ShawAli McNamara
Anthony McGowan & Jo Nadin
Anouska KnightCatherine AlliottClare Donoghue
Emma HanniganElly GriffithsEmma Donoghue
Jodi TaylorHolly MartinJane Fallon
Amanda JenningsJulie CohenKate Ellis
Katie FfordeKaty ReganLisa Jewell
Luca VesteLucy ClarkePaula Hawkins
Renee KnightRoger EllorySanta Montefiore
Sara GruenSarah HilarySarah Morgan
Simon KernickStephen EdgarSteve Robinson
Tim WeaverTammy CohenPenny Hancock
Christie Barlow

Get bidding 

Paula Hawkins, writer of the best-selling novel The Girl on a Train, is proud to be involved with Get in Character.
She said: "CLIC Sargent does invaluable work helping children and young people coping with the most difficult of circumstances."
It's an honour to be able to help out with a donation of a character name for my new book.
There is also the chance to get your hands on signed books from Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Tania Carver, Peter James, Liane Moriarty and Kathy Reichs, and aspiring writers can bid to have their work critiqued by best-selling authors Eve Seymour, Claire Dyer and Philippa Ashley.
Last year, the Get in Character auction raised £14,500 to help CLIC Sargent provide clinical, practical and emotional support to children, young people with cancer and their families.
The bidding starts at 8pm Thursday, 25 February and ends at 8pm Sunday, 6 March 2016.

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