• NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Coming September 20: The Offside Coroner!

    The Fenway Stevenson Mysteries Book 8

    A coach, a protégé—and a scandal that turns deadly.

    A fancy dinner date with her boyfriend turns into Coroner Fenway Stevenson's worst nightmare. Sucked into investigating a wife accused of adultery, Fenway finds herself caught in the crossfire when the head coach for a professional soccer team ends up with his skull bashed in. As a sex scandal engulfs the team, Fenway tries to protect the prime suspect.

    Can Fenway unmask the killer before the body count rises?

     

    Available September 20 (or two weeks early to all Patreon Reader subscribers)

    Three New Releases in Three Months!

    Coming this autumn: a new novel and a novella from The Fenway Stevenson Mysteries series.

    The Clandestine Coroner: Book 7 1/2

    Available in August, or read now with Kindle Vella or to Patreon Reader subscribers

    When a member of a secret society is found dead in the local temple, Coroner Fenway Stevenson finds herself embroiled in an underground world where no one plays by the rules. The society leader turns hostile, a dead body goes missing, and an embezzlement scheme threatens disaster. Can Fenway find allies to uncover the truth before the killer gets away?

     

    The Clandestine Coroner takes place between Book 7 (The Accused Coroner) and the upcoming Book 8 (The Offside Coroner). The novella (about 1/3 the length of a Fenway novel) is available NOW to my Patreon Reader subscribers or in the USA to Kindle Vella readers. It’ll be released at the very end of August in ebook and paperback on all major reader platforms. (Due to Kindle Vella rules, it won’t be available for preorder.)

     

    The Christmas Coroner: Book 5 1/2 

    Available October 25

    Buried secrets. A dead celebrity. Just in time for Christmas.

    As County Coroner Fenway Stevenson deals with her first Christmas without her mother, a dead Instagram celebrity chef is murdered in a remote cabin. The local foodie community reveals its dark underbelly as Fenway and the sheriff unearth a perplexing code that could lead to the killer.

    Can Fenway figure out the puzzle before the killer strikes again?

     

    The Christmas Coroner is a short novel set between Book 5 (The Courtroom Coroner) and Book 6 (The Watchful Coroner).

     

    Available October 25 (or two weeks early to all Patreon Reader subscribers)

    Preorder The Christmas Coroner now!

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  • About Paul Austin Ardoin

    Paul Austin Ardoin is the USA TODAY Bestselling Author of The Fenway Stevenson Mysteries and the Murders of Substance series. His stories and essays have appeared in the anthologies The Paths We Tread, 12 Shots, Bottomfish, and Sweet Fancy Moses. His network security articles have been published in California Computer News and European Communications. Paul has a B.A. in Creative Writing from University of California, Santa Barbara, and he makes his home in the Sacramento area with his wife, two teenagers, and a menagerie of animals.

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