First of New Series Released

A wonderful surprise–my new mystery got a starred review (a rare thing!) in the Library Journal. Released June 1 and selling well, especially to libraries.

*Miley, Mary. The Mystic’s Accomplice. Severn House. Jun. 2021. 224p.  $28.99. 

Grieving pregnant widow Maddie Pastore didn’t know what her husband did for a living, until the Chicago mob shows up at his 1924 funeral. She ends up broke and loses her house, but she’s determined to make a living without calling on the mob for help. When the mystic Madam Carlotta, asks her to a séance, Maddie sees opportunity. She offers to research Carlotta’s clients, and discovers she’s good at digging through newspapers and wills and talking with servants. One of the mystic’s clients always cancels her sessions, claiming illness; Maddie learns the woman lost her husband and a nephew to tragedy and she begins to worry that the client could be the target of a killer . . . VERDICT Miley (“Roaring Twenties” series) returns to the jazz age in this mystery introducing a remarkable amateur sleuth, widow, and mother. It skillfully combines the tantalizing atmosphere of a speakeasy- and mob-filled Chicago, historical figures, and an intriguing mystery.—Lesa Holstine, 

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  1. Goodreads is carrying your recent publication under multiple author titles.

    It is also listing them under two different author profile designations, Mary Miley and Mary Miley Theobald.

    It currently has two unique listings, the 1st as “The Mystic’s Accomplice” and the 2nd as “Mystic” Accomplice” This duplication is and will be confusing to those searching or trying to maintain a record of their reading activity.

    Please identify and contact the Goodreads Librarian and get them to fix this complicated duplicat listing issue. Tell them as the author how you want the book and series carried or consolidated on their platform.

    In my opinion as this is the start of a new series I believe you should straighten it out before it becomes a irritant that discourages sales. It should be only carried by Goodreads in your preferred manner and only under the correct author profile and only under the proper book title.


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    • hanks for noticing. I’ll try to get them to consolidate the two.

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