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M. S. Spencer
Romance in Suspension ~ Tales to Make You Tingle

Amazon Author Page
Contemporary romantic suspense, M/F, 1-3 flames
                                                 Upcoming Events

Coming in February:
2/1 I’ll be at a book signing at Anna Maria Public Library, 1-3 pm
Address is: 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL
2/2 Leslie Ann Sartor My Story My Way: LINK
2/5 J. C. McKenzie: LINK
2/7 Princess of the Light: LINK  I’ll be giving away a copy of the Pit &
the Passion
2/19 My guest is Donna Simonetta & her new book Love is Lovelier,
Book 2 of the Rivers Bend Trilogy.

                                               Other News

Lapses of Memory and the Penhallow Train Incident are in
production for audio format. Look for news of it here and on my

Information and purchase links on The Penhallow Train Incident will
be going out to some 2,000 libraries in January-it may be showing
up in a library near you! 

Lapses of Memory will appear in the US and International
Distribution Partners Catalog beginning January as well. It goes to
over 40,000 companies, retailers, and libraries, including Baker &
Taylor and Ingram.

                                      M.S. Spencer's Books

Still available in ebook and print:
Lapses of Memory
A Widow’s Walk
Whirlwind Romance
Artful Dodging: the Torpedo Factory Murders
The Mason’s Mark: Love and Death in the Tower
The Penhallow Train Incident
Dear Philomena: Love, Lust & Murder on Chincoteague 
Mai Tais & Mayhem: Murder at Mote Marine
Exquisite Christmas: 21 Romance Authors Share Holiday Stories &
Recipes My story Che Gelida Manina, as well as 2 wonderful recipes
(Swedish coffeebread and Rosemary Ginger Shortbread) appear in

All books are also available at Amazon, iBooks, Createspace (print),
Smashwords, KOBO, Bookstrand, and Barnes and Noble. Check
out the links at my website: LINK

To stay current on my events, please visit my blog: LINK
Although M. S. Spencer has lived or traveled in five of the seven continents, the last thirty years were spent mostly in Washington, D.C. as a librarian, Congressional staff assistant, speechwriter, editor, birdwatcher, kayaker, policy wonk, non-profit director, and parent. After many years in academia, she worked for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Department of the Interior, in both public and academic library systems,, and at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, a diploma in Arabic Studies from the American University in Cairo, and Masters in Anthropology and in Library Science from the University of Chicago.  All of this tends to insinuate itself into her works.

Ms. Spencer has published eleven romantic suspense or murder mystery novels. She has two fabulous grown children and an incredible granddaughter. She divides her time between the Gulf Coast of Florida and a tiny village in Maine.
            The Pit and the Passion: Murder at the Ghost Hotel

At midnight, in the darkness of a deserted hotel, comes a scream and a splash. Eighty-five years later, workmen uncover a skeleton in an old elevator shaft. Who is it, and how did it get there? To find out, Charity Snow, ace reporter for the Longboat Key Planet, teams up with Rancor Bass, best-selling author. A college ring they find at the dig site may prove to be their best clue.

Although his arrogance nearly exceeds his talent, Charity soon discovers a warm heart beating under Rancor’s handsome exterior. While dealing with a drop-dead gorgeous editor who may or may not be a villain, a publisher with a dark secret, and an irascible forensic specialist, Charity and Rancor unearth an unexpected link to the most famous circus family in the world.

The Pit and the Passion: Murder at the Ghost Hotel
Wild Rose Press, Imprint: Crimson Rose, January 22, 2018
Theme(s): Mystery, Humorous/Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense
Rating: Spicy (PG13)
418 p.; 97370 words
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