Category Archives: Mystery

Conflict of Interest

Camden Park Press is pleased to announce the ebook release of Lauryn Christopher’s new novel Conflict of Interest — a story of a professional assassin with a problem. Now, we all have work-related issues, but when Meg Harrison (the lead character from Lauryn’s novelette, With Friends Like These) has a work-related issue, someone usually ends up dead…

Conflict of Interest, a novel by Lauryn ChristopherConflict of Interest

It’s a bad idea to piss off a professional assassin, and Meg Harrison — corporate spy and sometimes assassin — is definitely pissed off.

Not only has a new, and very irritating, client hired her to kill her own sister, but to top it all off, Meg didn’t even know she *had* a sister. For Meg, this is a contract that hits a little too close to home.

Available on Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, and the iBookstore. $4.99

Two Authors – Two Novelettes

What’s a “novelette”? you ask. In the fiction world, a “novelette” is a story that is between 7,500 and 20,000 words in length (that’s about 30 – 80 manuscript pages, but could be shorter or longer in printed form, depending on the variables of formatting text).

With that in mind, we at Camden Park Press are pleased to present two very different novelettes by two of our authors. First up, a crime story by author Lauryn Christopher, followed by a political/romantic/science fiction story by author Leigh Saunders. Read on for the details…

With Friends Like These, a novelette by Lauryn ChristopherWith Friends Like These

How well do we really know our friends? Their secret lives? Their hidden pain? Liz, Deb, Mikki, Anna, and Meg believe they know everything about each other — but one of them carries too many secrets — secrets that tear at her heart and eat at her friendships. Secrets she will kill to protect.

Available on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords.  $2.99

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Marriage of Convenience, a novelette by Leigh SaundersMarriage of Convenience

An unexpected demand by the powerful Rhysa throws fragile treaty negotiations into a turmoil. Tasked with brokering an interspecies marriage of alliance between humans and Rhysians, Earth’s negotiation team finds themselves caught in an interstellar re-enactment of Beauty and the Beast – one demanding personal sacrifices to ensure peace, and where no one will be magically transformed in the end.

Available on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords.  $2.99

A “Side Dish of Death” Anyone?

Add a mysterious element to your next dinner party — serve up one of author Lauryn Christopher’s Side Dish of Death interactive dinner mystery series: “Whaddya Mean ‘Honor Among Thieves’..?” with variations for 8, 10, or 12 guests (sold separately). 

No acting background is required, and there are no lines to memorize; all your guests need is a willingness to step out of themselves for an evening and pretend to be one of the characters that has been created for them – and  the kit provides as many ideas on how to do that as possible. The twists the game can take depend entirely on the group of players, and it never plays quite the same way twice!

So invite your dinner guests to don their costumes and slip back in time to the 1920′s…

Side Dish of Death: Whaddya Mean 'Honor Among Thieves'..?Whaddya Mean ‘Honor Among Thieves’..?

An interactive, dinner-party mystery for 8, 10, or 12 players

Chicago – Spring, 1921: Prohibition is still in its early years, but in Chicago business is booming – primarily under the control of three dominant gangs:  the Americans, led by banker George “Bugs” Moran; the Irish, led by florist Dion O’Bannion; and the Italians, led until recently by Ricardo Cappelli.

It is Cappelli’s death that has gathered representatives of the three factions to meet tonight. In the hopes that the issue of succession can be resolved peacefully, you are meeting at Bentley’s, a private, neutral speakeasy, not controlled by any of the three groups. In addition, a representative from the Philadelphia gangs is in attendance. This representative, together with your hostess, will act as moderators during tonight’s negotiations. As “neutral parties,” they will decide which gang has proven themselves to be the strongest, and has earned the right to take over all or part of the Cappelli territory…

Available in PDF format (for easy printing and sharing with dinner guests) on Smashwords for 8 players, 10 players, or 12 players. $2.99