Join us in exploring the colorful coastal community in Laura Elizabeth’s new cozy mystery, ‘All Is Now Lost’

This summer, we are inviting readers nationwide to:

Preorder the first cozy mystery in our publishing house’s new Front Edge Mysteries imprint. It’s titled: All Is Now Lost and represents Book No. 1 in The Island Mysteries series—and now is available for pre-order from Amazon.

Click on the cover to visit the book’s Amazon page.

Connect with author Laura Elizabeth in her new online If you already are a fan of cozies, then you understand how strongly loyal readers feel connected to their favorite authors, often meeting them virtually if not in person in public events. One way Laura is offering authentic hospitality is through her once-a-month email newsletter. And here’s a valuable—and very tasty—tip! If you do visit her website right now in June 2023—and sign up for that newsletter—then you will receive the July issue that will include the recipe for the Toll House Cookie Pie that turns up in one chapter of this first book. Yum!

Connect with Front Edge Editor David Crumm on Goodreads, where David is beginning a chapter-by-chapter “commentary track” on the novel, pointing out gems that are likely to interest both readers and other writers and editors. So far, David has posted a short note on Chapter 1. He will continue to add intriguing chapter-by-chapter comments (but no spoilers) as the summer unfolds. So, if you are not already following David (or have become a friend on Goodreads), then now is the time to make that connection.

Care to get involved as an ally of this new mystery series?

Mystery fans enjoy being part of the action. Laura Elizabeth, David Crumm and the whole publishing house team are offering various ways to get involved.

On her website, Laura offers this contact page for folks who would like to become full-scale “brand ambassadors” for this cozy mystery series, which is based on the historic Daufuskie Island off the Atlantic coast of South Carolina’s southern tip. Fill out that contact form on Laura’s website if you would enjoy being in touch with a favorite mystery writer as a new series unfolds. Make contact and discuss with her how you might become an ally in this adventure.

And, as we explained above, on Goodreads David is welcoming his 400-plus friends along for a preview of the highlights of this new novel. If you are active on Goodreads and would like to play a more active role in that process of discussing this new cozy mystery, email us at [email protected] and please let David know about your interest. Or, if you’re active in Goodreads, you also can send David a note or comment via Goodreads itself.

About David Crumm

David Crumm is founding Editor of Front Edge Publishing. Nationally, he is known as a veteran journalist—a top writer and editor—with experience both in the U.S. and overseas. He is based in Canton, Michigan, where he also serves as Editor of Read the Spirit online magazine. His columns on trends in media appear twice a month on our Front Edge Publishing website.

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