Nashville Flood

The Claret Murders

Most of my posts of late have promoted my new book Diversion, but I don’t want to overlook the other four books in the Mark Rollins adventure series.  My favorite is The Claret Murders.  It is about Nashville—with a devastating flood, a beautiful lawyer, a deadly secret, and wine to kill for.

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As the story begins, an old man finished a glass of wine--his favorite claret--goes to bed and dies. Now more than fifty years later, a stunningly beautiful Nashville attorney, Ann Sims, prepares to auction off his estate--a derelict old mansion with its forgotten secret. Sims is living with a secret of her own, a secret that could cost her the fortune she is to inherit and end her career. Afraid, for good reason, of the possessive and greedy men in her life, she turns to Mark Rollins for protection.

People are dead--possibly murdered. Rollins must deal with these events during a blinding three-day rainstorm that sends the Cumberland River over its banks and turns Nashville's streams and creeks into raging floodwaters.

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For signed copies of books by Tom Collins, go to the Unsigned print and eBook editions are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online bookstores. For Amazon go to For an audio edition of The Claret Murders go to eBook editions are also available through Apple iTunes’ iBook’s Store and For the new adventure novel on Amazon go to Diversion: A Mark Rollins Adventure.
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Vacation Time Discount

It is vacation time, and if you are planning to drive to your vacation spot, listening to a good book while traveling will make the time seem to go faster.

Between now and August 31, 2014, you can purchase the CD edition of the audio version of The Claret Murders for the flat price of $24.00 with free shipping. You can purchase the CD version from my online store. Just click on purchase now, or to keep it very simple, just email me with your shipping address.  I will ship your CD edition and invoice you.

If you don’t need the CD version, you can download the audio version to your iPhone or iPad for even less. The last time I checked, Amazon was selling the $19.95 downloadable version for only $17.46. Go to, or if you prefer go to iTunes or

If you prefer to read The Claret Murders while you are by the pool, you can download the Kindle version for only $2.99 or order the paperback edition for less than $15.00 by going to the same Amazon link,

I would be remiss if I did not also point out that you can purchase signed copies of The Claret Murders or my other books by going my online store at

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Tom Collins’ books include his book on leadership, The Language of Excellence, and his mystery novels including Mark Rollins’ New Career, Mark Rollins and the Rainmaker, Mark Rollins and the Puppeteer and the newest mystery, The Claret Murders. For signed copies, go to the author’s online store. unsigned print and ebook editions are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online bookstores. For an audio edition of The Claret Murders go to The ebook edition for the iPad is available through Apple iTunes’ iBookstore.