K-LYTICS – Monitoring Data. So You Don’t Have To

Has been monitoring the mystery, thriller, suspense, and crime fiction categories on Kindle for five years now. While many traditional publishers compete for this lucrative book market segment, they see a lot of smaller categories and niche markets available to indie authors. Here are three exciting facts from looking at the data right now: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense (MTS) has seen a 5-year upward trend on Kindle MTS holds on to its position of the second highest-selling Amazon bestseller list. All—yes, all— of the sub-categories in the main MTS category showed up in the "green zone" of attractive markets on the K-lytics Book Strategy Map. 100% - Wow! K-LYTICS announce the release of the latest K-lytics Mystery & Thriller genre AUGUST report. The report also includes Level 4 and Level 5 sub-categories. In total, it examines 137 Amazon Kindle categories. If you intend to do any kind of book project with elements of mystery, crime, thriller or suspense, this report is for you. Find out about trends, sales development, book supply, best categories, covers, top authors, publishers, keywords, price points, and more. The seminar comes with two reports and an explanatory video. With this data, you will have more market insights than most publishers out there.

Got the Rights Back to my Last Remaining Rafferty Novel!

DEADLY REUNION     This is the cover for my new/old Rafferty novel. I'm still formatting it, but when I've finished, I'll put it up at all retailers.

Rafferty Mystery The Hanging Tree #4, at 99c / 99p for two days only

'A great book. A wonderfully entertaining read' A Little Laughter. A Little Mayhem. A Little MURDER... 'The old crossroads used to run by here,' Sam told Rafferty. 'Legend has it that this was the original Hanging Tree.' The murder mystery of 'The Hanging Man', whose body disappears just before Christmas, and then turns up again, suspended from the ancient 'Hanging Tree', has Essex Detective Joe Rafferty questioning his belief in justice and his own role in its pursuit.

PUBLISHED AT LAST! All the Lonely People, Rafferty & LLewellyn #12

Finally got over the last hurdles with this book and published it to Amazon last night. So pleased. And so relieved! I swear that malevolent fate that follows my poor DI Joe Rafferty around has transferred its attentions to me. 🙂 But it's done now, in spite of the lost disc, in spite of the … Continue reading PUBLISHED AT LAST! All the Lonely People, Rafferty & LLewellyn #12


Why free? Because you get reviews (good, bad, indifferent). And reviews sell books. That's what we all hope, anyway!  If you would like a FREE copy of DEATH DUES #11 in the Rafferty and Llewellyn procedural series (more cozy than noir), in exchange for an honest review, check out my StoryCartel Book Page: http://storycartel.com/books/881/death-dues-11-in-the-rafferty-and-llewellyn-procedural-series/ DEATH … Continue reading WHY I DECIDED TO GIVE MY BOOK AWAY FOR FREE

All about the indie life v traditional publishing: See my article on the storyreadingapesblog

I wrote an article about my experiences both before and after I took up the indie author lifestyle for thestoryreadingapesblog. I enjoyed writing it and I've had some lovely, appreciative comments for my honesty (Rafferty's family wouldn't be impressed!). If you're contemplating the indie life yourself, you could do worse than take a look. Here's … Continue reading All about the indie life v traditional publishing: See my article on the storyreadingapesblog

New Rafferty & Llewellyn ebook: DEATH DUES #11 in the series

Just published!Latest Rafferty & Llewellyn ebook. £0.77 / $0.99 / Euro 0.86Bargain Price for two days only!‘Evans writes clearly and realistically. The wry humour in the badinage between Rafferty and Llewellyn keeps the story moving.’BOOKLIST ON DEATH DUES A Rafferty & Llewellyn cozy procedural #11With his wife-to-be’s wedding budget spiralling out of control and his superintendent … Continue reading New Rafferty & Llewellyn ebook: DEATH DUES #11 in the series


Today I'm very pleased to welcome JOHN DESJARLAIS, the author of VIPER, BLEEDER and other books. A former producer with Wisconsin Public Radio, John Desjarlais teaches journalism and English at Kishwaukee College in northern Illinois. His first novel, The Throne of Tara (Crossway 1990, re-released 2000), was a Christianity Today Readers Choice Award nominee, and … Continue reading JOHN DESJARLAIS INTERVIEW

Dowm Among the Dead Men ebook

Down Among the Dead Men, my first ebook, is now up for sale on kindle. This book, the second in the Rafferty & Llewellyn crime series, was originally published in hardback by Macmillan in 1994. It's so exciting. It took a few weeks getting it ready as Kimberly 'Hitch' Hitchens, the lady who masterminded this, … Continue reading Dowm Among the Dead Men ebook

Book Trailer for Down Among the Dead Men

Here's the book trailer for my first ebook. Would have put it up before, but I forgot how to do it!