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Murder by Munchausen Trilogy by M.T. Bass - Book Tour + Giveaway

Murder by Munchausen Trilogy 
by M.T. Bass




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GENRE:   Mystery

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BLURB:

A Cyber Crime Thriller Series: Notorious serial killers digitally resurrected to live & hunt
again in hacked replicants, pursued by detectives of the Artificial Crimes Unit.

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EXCERPT
Murder by Munchausen Chapter 1 – The Warehouse

This particular Android Subject apparently went off the rails and killed a luckless pedestrian
on his way to a bodega for some iced tea or bottled water to quench his thirst.
A one-in-a-million occurrence, but every so often it still happens.
Anyone who believes technology is infallible is a fool.
The incident didn’t appear all that nefarious when first reported,
but shortly thereafter the Atlas data stream went dark and patrol called our unit in.
It quickly became obvious we were dealing with a malware hit, not a malfunction.
The luckless pedestrian was actually not so luckless,
being on what appeared to be the winning side of a particularly nasty termination suit with his ex,
who we suspected had outsourced the final settlement to extra-judicial parties. 

It might not make sense, but the beloved Media tags it “Murder by Munchausen.”
For a price, there are hackers out there who will reprogram a synthoid to do your dirty work.
The bad news: no fingerprints or DNA left at the crime scene.
The good news—at least for us—is that they’re like missiles: once they hit their target,
they’re usually as harmless as empty brass.
The trick is to get them before they melt down their core OS data,
so you can get the unit into forensics for analysis and, hopefully, an arrest.

EC’s scanner returned a hard ping.
His quick double blink put his cross-hairs up on my lens and I followed his eye line to the northwest
corner of the building…


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Author Interview

1. What would you consider to be your Kryptonite as an author?

Research. I kind of get carried away. Whether it is about Navy SEALs for Article 15, Elon Musk’s Neuralink for Murder by Munchausen, the Trans Alaska Pipeline for Somethin’ for Nothin’ or Congo civil wars in the sixties for Jungleland (Coming Soon), I tend to go a little overboard and dig way deep into the subjects.  Probably only about 10-15% of research ever makes it into the book, but you’ve got to put forth the effort.  An Irish acquaintence of mine, Jay Spencer Green, says being a novelist isn’t writing about what what you know; it is knowing what you write about.

2. If you could tell your younger writing self, anything, what would it be?

Never, ever give up.  My creed is:  Persistence to the point of stupidity…but never beyond. (And I’m pretty good at it.)

3. Favorite childhood memory involving books?

My all time favorite childhood book was the biography of Captain Joseph McConnell, Jr., Sabre Jet Ace by Charles Irn Coombs. (Yeah, do you believe that it is $958.79?!?!?!) McConnell was the Air Force’s top F-86 Ace in the Korean War. He was definitely one of the main reasons I became a Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor—which, of course, is the most fun you can have with your clothes on.

4. Did you want to be an author when you grew up?

When I was a kid, I was too busy just being a kid to want to grow up to be an author.  It was way too much fun riding my bike (without a helmut), playing baseball (and keeping score), and exploring the unknown woods at the far end of suburbia (without a cell phone).  Who in the world would want to give all that up to sit in front of a typewriter all day?

5. If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
           
“I am a rebel.”

6. What is your most unusual writing quirk?

I am never, ever done.  It does not matter how many times I go over a manuscript or how long it has been since I’ve published a book, when I pick it up again, there are dozens of changes I want to make.  I don’t believe a work of art is ever finished.  It is simply abandoned.

7. What’s one movie you like recommending to others?

Seven Psychopaths with Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, and Christopher Walken. You just have to see it.

8. If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?

I have a Labrador Cat-triever named Frank.  He’s a cat who thinks he is a dog.  He is the perfect pet for me.

9. Have you ever met anyone famous?

Back in the 1980s, I was hanging out at the United Red Carpet Club in Denver and I met Billy Joel & Christie Brinkley. There have been others, but what I remember most was that they were very, very nice to my five-year-old daughter, who was a huge fan.  And, man, it was just like Lewis Black said, Christie “was made entirely of cream.”  What a gorgeous woman.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

M.T. Bass is a scribbler of fiction who holds fast to the notion that while victors may get to write history,
novelists get to write/right reality. He lives, writes, flies and makes music in Mudcat Falls, USA.

Born in Athens, Ohio, M.T. Bass grew up in St. Louis, Missouri.
He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, majoring in English and Philosophy,
then worked in the private sector (where they expect “results”) mainly in the Aerospace &
Defense manufacturing market. During those years, Bass continued to write fiction.
He is the author of eight novels: My Brother’s Keeper, Crossroads, In the Black, Somethin’ for Nothin’,
Murder by Munchausen, The Darknet (Murder by Munchausen Mystery #2),
The Invisible Mind (Murder by Munchausen Mystery #3) and Article 15.
His writing spans various genres, including Mystery, Adventure, Romance, Black Comedy
and TechnoThrillers. A Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor, airplanes and pilots are
featured in many of his stories. Bass currently lives on the shores of Lake Erie near Lorain, Ohio.

M.T. Bass Author Links

M.T. Bass Website Links
The Invisible Mind Page: https://bit.ly/379K1aR

Murder by Munchausen Purchase Links
The book will be on sale for $0.99.
Amazon
Amazon - Murder by Munchausen: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NBTE2C5
Amazon - The Invisible Mind: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DFF75L3

Apple Books
Apple Books – Murdery by Munchausen:  https://apple.co/2MCJLHV
Apple Books – The Darknet:  https://apple.co/2AKlQng
Apple Books – The Invisible Mind: https://apple.co/3f7374l

Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble – Murder by Munchausen:  https://bit.ly/2MQzZSR

Kobo Books
Kobo Books –
Murder by Muchausen:  https://bit.ly/2zbSkX1
Kobo Books – The Darknet: https://bit.ly/2AKxAX0
Kobo Books – The Invisible Mind:  https://bit.ly/2MFLcoU

Smashwords
Smashwords – Murder by Munchausen:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/739086
Smashwords – The Darknet:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/757708

Audio Books – Murder by Munchausen









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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

M.T. Bass will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner
via rafflecopter during the tour.





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7 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new release and thanks for sharing your great book.

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  2. HI Jasmine --

    Thanks for featuring me on the Jazzy Book Review and for the great interview questions.

    The Murder by Munchausen Trilogy is now on sale for $3.99. It is also free for folks in Kindle Unlimited.

    Thanks.

    ~Mudcat

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    1. You're very welcome! Thank you for answering the interview questions. :)

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