Upcoming Events

    2017 EVENTS
    Still remaining in 2017

    Lockport, NY
    Sunday, October 8.
    Murder Mystery Train
    **Ticketed event--limited seats left! $66 includes 6 hour train ride, interactive mystery, stop at vineyard, dinner on lake.
    For info, go HERE.

    Toronto, Canada
    Oct. 12-15
    Panel/Signing
    Bouchercon Mystery Conference






30 Second Death is Out

July 13th, 2017

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Tobi Tobias Mystery # 2 (aka 30 Second Death) is now available!  The digital version is just $4.99. There is also a trade paperback size available for those who prefer print books. You can purchase the book at your favorite online book vendor. If you haven’t yet started the series, Death in Advertising is waiting for you at just $3.99 for the digital.

As for the book, here’s the back cover copy:

To help an old friend, Tobi Tobias gets a third-rate thespian a part in a commercial, and learns that in the advertising business, bad acting can lead to murder . . .

When Tobi Tobias opened her own advertising agency, Carter McDade was there for her every step of the way. A brilliant hairdresser, Carter has just landed his dream project: doing hair and makeup for a theatrical production of Rapunzel. But the dream turns into a nightmare when he runs into Fiona Renoir, a cruel, talentless starlet who won’t let Carter touch a hair on her head.

To get Fiona out of Carter’s hair, Tobi hires the difficult actress for a bit part in her latest commercial. But true to character, Fiona is a terror on set, and Tobi is starting to think she’s made the biggest mistake of her life. But things get even worse when Fiona drops dead in the hairdresser’s chair, and the only suspect is the man left holding the tainted hair dye, Carter McDade. And unless Tobi can prove his innocence, he’ll never do hair in this town again.

A bit more curious about the characters?  You can read a blog post written by my main character, Tobi Tobias, HERE (for book # 1, Death in Advertising).    And you can read a blog post written by her best friend, Carter McDade, HERE (for 30 Second Death).

Next up?  And Death Goes To… (book # 3 in my Tobi Tobias Mysteries) will be out December 5th.   Dial M For Mousse (Emergency Dessert Squad # 3) will be out January 2nd.   Amish # 6 will be out in late winter/early spring.   Portrait of a Sister, my first ever Amish-based women’s fiction novel, will be out in summer 2018.

Hugs!

~Laura


News, News, And More News

June 5th, 2017

I’m in the final stretch of yet another deadline but wanted to take a few moments to share some news with all of you.

First… patterned_after_death (1)

PATTERNED AFTER DEATH, the 12th book in my Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries (written under the pen name, Elizabeth Lynn Casey) is out today! It’s an action packed book that has the Sweet Briar crew on edge, that’s for sure. If you’ve been following these ladies from the start, I think you’re really going to love this final book in the series!

 

 

Next… death in advertising

If you haven’t tried my new Tobi Tobias Mysteries, the month of June is a great time to give DEATH IN ADVERTISING (book # 1) a try as the E-book version is just 99 cents wherever you buy your e-books.  This debut title in the series is getting great reviews everywhere. So, if you like to have your murder served with a side order of laughs, this is definitely the series for you.

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Then…

30 SECOND DEATH (Tobi Tobias Mystery # 2) will be out on July 11th. Tobi, Grandpa Stu, Carter, and the rest of the gang are back in this one with even more laugh out loud moments.  You can pre-order here.

 

 

And finally (for today, anyway)…

For those of you awaiting word of Amish Mystery #6, it will be out in Spring 2018. So stay tuned here and to my Facebook Author Page for more details in the coming months.   I can tell you that Eli and Esther will have their baby, a new love just may be on the horizon for Benjamin, and as for Claire and Jakob…well they have a pretty big murder to solve in Heavenly, PA.

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Oh, and before you go…

I’ve got three more releases on the horizon to mention.

AND DEATH GOES TO… (Tobi Tobias Mystery # 3) will be out in December.

 

 

 

 

 

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DIAL M FOR MOUSSE (Emergency Dessert Squad # 3) will be out on January 2nd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, last but not least, PORTRAIT OF A SISTER (my Amish Women’s Fiction novel) will debut in July 2018. I’m beyond excited about this new book and can’t wait to share the cover…and the jacket copy…and the story, itself with all of you here! More to come in the months ahead!

Hugs,

~Laura


It’s Here!

March 7th, 2017

silenceflans_front mech.inddThe Silence of the Flans (Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery # 2) is finally here!!

And if you loved the first book, Éclair and Present Danger, I think you’ll really enjoy your follow-up visit with Winnie and the gang. You can find a teaser (in Winnie’s own voice) at Dru’s Book Musing.  Winnie’s post will give you a quick glimpse at the mayhem in store for her in the new book.

If you found yourself drooling over some of the desserts Winnie makes in the book, I included three recipes in the back. Two of them you can see in pictures via:

IMG_3406**My recent visit to Mystery Lovers Kitchen where I made Winnie’s Black-and-Blue Cookies. The giveaway associated with this post is now over, but the post and the recipe/pictures are still going strong. 🙂

**The amazing Kim Davis of Cinnamon and Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder made Winnie’s Apple Kootchy-Kootchy-Kook Kuchen and not only are the pictures of the kuchen mouthwatering, Kim also made a video of her making the delicious dessert. So be sure to check that out HERE.

I hope you enjoy The Silence of the Flans. If you pre-ordered it in advance of it’s release–thank you!!  If you purchased it on launch day, or plan to purchase it during launch week–thank  you!!  If you’ve requested your library to carry it–thank you! If you enjoyed the book and took the time to tell a friend and/or write a review–thank you!  I couldn’t continue to write all these books without the support of my amazing readers.

Thank you!

~Laura


The Verdict Is In

February 17th, 2017

With just 10 days under its belt, DEATH IN ADVERTISING is garnering some really nice reviews.

Here’s a sampling:death in advertising

Tobi and the other characters are so likable that you’ll wish you had your hands on book 2 right away – not because there’s a cliffhanger (there isn’t) but because you just want to keep spending time with them.
~Reading Is My SuperPower

Death in Advertising has a fun, quirky set of characters (including a couple of African Gray parrots) and a story-line that kept me guessing. This is a great start to a new series from Laura Bradford.
~The Book’s the Thing

Death in Advertising was a fun, quirky mystery and I loved the humor that was laced throughout the story, which made it an absolute delight to read.
~Moonlight Rendezvous

Filled with humor and a story so well written you will be guessing to the end.
~Shelley’s Book Case

Laura Bradford has seriously blown me away with this book!
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews

Honestly, if you wanted a cozy mystery to pick you up, make you smile, and even give you the chance to look at ad jingles differently this is an incredible book for you. Actually, just any reader looking for a five star book, should pick it up.
~Bibliophile Reviews

Bradford gives us plenty of interesting characters with a variety of motives…DEATH IN ADVERTISING is a promising start to a new series.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

The story is fast paced with surprises around every corner. I was engaged from the first chapter…
~Sapphyria’s Book Reviews

One thing you can count on in any of Laura’s books is a strong cast of characters who truly care for each other. Tobi has a wide and varied assortment of friends, neighbors, and family who all support her throughout this book.
~Carstairs Considers….

This is a delightful debut for this new series. The characters are very engaging and I really love this theme.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

Happy Reading!

~Laura 


Upcoming Events

2017 EVENTS
(more being added all the time)

Windsor Locks, CT
Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.
Talk/Signing
Windsor Locks Public Library
28 Main Street

Scottsdale, AZ
Saturday, March 18, 2 p.m.
Panel/Signing
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd #101

Tucson, AZ
Sunday, March 19, 1 p.m.
Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Scarsdale, NY
Wednesday, March 29, 1 p.m.
Talk/Signing
Scarsdale Women's Club
(private event)

Colchester, CT
Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
Talk/Signing
Cragin Memorial Library
8 Linwood Ave.
Colchester CT 06415

Lockport, NY
Sunday, October 8.
Murder Mystery Train
**Ticketed event--limited seats left! $66 includes 6 hour train ride, interactive mystery, stop at vineyard, dinner on lake.
For info, go HERE.

Toronto, Canada
Oct. 12-15
Panel/Signing
Bouchercon Mystery Conference


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