Given the bad year most of us had, I think Santa has a nerve to expect we were all good in 2020.
So I hope he cut you some slack and left you a new e-reader under the Christmas tree.
If so, you’ll be needing some new novels to start filling it up.
I’ve lowered the price of my five-novel bundle from my funny Windy Mountain series to $USD 4.99 (the price varies slightly from platform to platform, something that is out of my control).
All five books are available separately but if you buy them that way it’ll cost you a lot more!
WHAT’S BUNCH OF FIVE ABOUT?
Years after the town drunk woke up in a bus shelter and saw an extinct Tasmanian tiger breathing down on him, the laughs keep coming in Windy Mountain.
1 — LIE OF THE TIGER
How could secret doggy business possibly solve the mystery of the Tasmanian Tiger?
Find out in this funny but touching story about two old men and an Irishman who are trying to save a failing Tasmanian Tiger museum.
Lie of the Tiger will take you on an emotional rollercoaster but leave you feeling good.
2 — BLOKES ON A PLANE
The Mayor is missing … someone is stealing important landmarks … and the Tasmanian Tiger starts being elusive once again.
Two old men go from being unlikely tourists to becoming unlikely sleuths in this funny novel.
Octogenarians Oodles and Wish-Wash had been planning to go to Ireland to retrace family history.
But they are forced to reassess their priorities when they realise no one else seems to share their concerns about the strange things happening in the normally sleepy little town.
3 — WHITEY AND THE SIX DWARFS
When a garden ornament goes missing, the new once-shady owners of the Tasmanian Tiger Museum get sucked into a funny whodunnit.
The clues include a skeleton, a chess set, and a concrete marsupial with a secret pouch.
Who better than two ex-cons to catch a criminal? It would be easier though if they knew who the bad guy really was!
4 — BLOKES IN DONEGAL
The old men think they’re flying to Ireland to trace family history and to inherit a castle. The reality is very different.
It seems St Patrick was so busy chasing the snakes out of Ireland, he overlooked ridding the country of Tasmanian Tigers. Or did he?
THE PREQUEL — 30 YEARS BEFORE THE START
WHO KNEW TASMANIAN TIGERS EAT APPLES
This novel has revenge like you have probably never seen, dealt up by a Tasmanian Tiger hunter who doesn’t really want to deal it.
The Tasmanian Tiger hunter tangles with a greedy mayor who believes no one can tell him what to do with an apple orchard that was handed down from his great, great, great grandfather, who was a tyrant who struck fear into the hearts of Irish convicts under his command.
This book is set in the early 1990s and takes a satirical dig at a small town and some small-minded officials.
When claims are made Tasmanian Tigers have been spotted in the orchard, the mayor doesn’t believe a word of it. Why would he? The last-known Tasmanian Tiger died in 1936, and the species was later declared extinct.
The Tasmanian Tiger hunter doesn’t believe the claims either, so why he does what he does is a mystery to the Mayor and his cronies — and a boon for a visiting American millionaire.
If you haven’t actually been good enough this year to get an e-reader, fear not.
Some of the ebook retailers offer free apps for your smartphone or tablet. I know both Amazon and Kobo do.
I read a lot on my phone these days. It’s a much better experience than I expected, and it’s very convenient.