Saturday, February 24, 2007

Fringe Benefits

The reviews for Fringe Benefits have been fantastic! Here are a few snippets:

"F. M. Meredith keeps you guessing throughout the book. I am hoping that she will continue the Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery series. This is the third book in the series and my first so I have some catching up to do. Fringe Benefits is a fast, interesting read and I think the police officers in Rocky Bluff are typical of police officers everywhere with the same ambitions and stumbling blocks but I hope there aren't too many Cal Sylvester's out there."
REVIEWED BY PATRICIA REID

The third of Meredith’s Rocky Bluff P. D. series. Lets hope there are many more. 02/07 Jack Quick, Book Bitch Reviews

Highly recommended reading for those looking for a good mystery, an entanglement of lives and the results of deadly provocation." Review by Bonti

"In a way, Fringe Benefits is reminiscent of a Wambaugh novel...the plot takes a twist, which the reader (at least this one) doesn’t expect. It’s a fast and enjoyable read.."—Theodore Feit

The book was also reviewed in our local newspaper too--the reporter is a good friend of mine but mostly likes literary novels and non-fiction so I didn't expect her to like it. She called me before she wrote her article and absolutely raved about it and called it "wonderful." Needless to say, I've been floating about two feet off the ground.

This is particularly gratifying because I truly wondered how readers would take to this book since it is about an extremely bad cop. Oh, there are plenty of other good police officers in the novel, but you never know how things will be taken by a reader.

Now I'm off to the local book launch for Fringe Benefits.

Marilyn
http://fictionforyou.com

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Fringe Benefits


Thought you might like to see the cover for Fringe Benefits.
I've been thrilled with the comments and reviews I've been receiving.
The best way to order the book is from my website, http://fictionforyou.com
It is also available from Amazon. com but if you order it from my website I'll autograph it.
If you prefer it as an ebook, go to Fictionwise or the publisher's site: http://www.tigresspress.com
Marilyn

Left Coast Crime

As usual LCC was a terrific exprience. I've been to the airport (SEATAC) in Seattle before but never the city. Despite all the press about rain, it only rained one day while we were there. The rest of the time the sky was cloudless and sunny--however it was cold!I'm not sure what day things happened, so I'll just give the highlights.

First dinner we had at McCormick's which was two blocks down and three over from the hotel. The hills were daunting both going down and up. Second memorable dinner was at a Japanese restaurant with friends from Crime and Suspense--a couple I'd never met before. Dinner was scrumptious, conversation top notch.

Hubby and I went to three hours of forensic information arranged by author Jan Burke that was absolutely fasincating. All the panels I went to were either entertaining or informative. I was on one that talked about true or made-up settings. All mine are made-up of course though the small town setting in my Tempe Crabtree mysteries and my Christian horror are based on the town I live in. The Rocky Bluff P.D. series is a town on the coast about twenty miles north of Ventura CA--not fashioned after any real town.

We got to spend time with lots of our favorite mystery people too many to mention. The Anthony Award banquet had the best food I've ever eaten at a banquet anywhere. (I'm beginning to sound like a foodie.)I sold a few books, made new friends, and had a grand time.

Marilyn

http:fictionforyou.com

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Some BSP

When we started on our trip to Seattle and LCC, I discovered this on my Blackberry:
"The WOW January book selection is CALLING THE DEAD by Marilyn MeredithOne of our judges commented that it was like reading a book that J.A. Jance and Tony Hillerman co-authored."
Here’s part of my first review for Fringe Benefits:
"Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true. Officer Cal Sylvester certainly found this statement to be true in Fringe Benefits. Not only did he wish for another police officer's wife but he put a plan in motion to make his wish come true. The death of Cal's wife so that she would be out of the picture and the proceeds of her insurance to keep Darcy Gordon happy went a long way towards making his wish come true, but the dream turned into a nightmare."Fringe Benefits take you into the lives and homes of several police officers of Rocky Bluff a small community in California. You learn their interactions with their wives and families as well as their thoughts towards their jobs...."F. M. Meredith keeps you guessing throughout the book. I am hoping that she will continue the Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery series. This is the third book in the series and my first so I have some catching up to do. Fringe Benefits is a fast, interesting read and I think the police officers in Rocky Bluff are typical of police officers everywhere with the same ambitions and stumbling blocks but I hope there aren't too many Cal Sylvester's out there."
REVIEWED BY PATRICIA REID
And here’s the second from Book Bitch Reviews:

FRINGE BENEFITS by F.M. Meredith: If you are going to commit a murder, it can be helpful to be a cop. Officer Cal Sylvester’s affair with Darcy Butler, wife of a fellow policeman, is going into the deep freeze. Only money will rekindle the flame and Sylvester thinks he knows how to get it, by collecting his wife’s life insurance. Of course, there is one little detail that needs to be taken care of. Enter sixteen-year-old Adler "Patch" Costello, who runs away from home and right into trouble. In the meantime there is a dangerous rapist on the loose who strikes every Wednesday. The third of Meredith’s Rocky Bluff P. D. series. Lets hope there are many more. 02/07 Jack Quick

To order FRINGE BENEFITS, head over to my website: http://fictionforyou.com

Marilyn