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How About a Little Weekend Reading For a Change??

There are seven Carina Quintana Mysteries to choose from, all available from Amazon or the Apple/iBooks store–

–Late Boomer

–Roomer Has It

–White Tie & Tales

–Dead On a Rival

–Loose Canon

–All the Rage

–Money Side Up

Or, if you’re more in the mood for a sci-fi/action adventure with a healthy dose of romance, you could always try Dark Fire; Yesterday’s Tears, available from Amazon in either e-book or convenient paperback formats!

Whatever you choose, have a great weekend!

Five-Star Review!

On Friday, I noticed five stars and the following review on the Amazon sales page for Money Side Up:

“Carina is back at it again! Great to read a series of books with such a strong female! [Benson] never fails to keep you guessing where the plot will go and I definitely didn’t see this one coming! Must read!”

So, if your weekend plans haven’t quite lasted the entire weekend, download a copy of Money Side Up by David M Benson now from (or Apple iBooks) and the last part of your weekend will be great!

Rev Up Your iPads!

Money Side Up--the new Carina Quintana Mystery–is now available in the Apple iBooks store!

And the even better news is that it’s available at the same introductory price as at Amazon. In fact, all of the Carina Quintana Mysteries* are available for $2.99 for a limited time from both Amazon and Apple!

So, what are you waiting for?



*Those would be:

  • Late Boomer
  • Roomer Has It
  • White Tie & Tales
  • Dead On a Rival
  • Loose Canon
  • All the Rage

Money Side Up (Up, and Away!)

Money Side Up, the seventh Carina Quintana Mystery, has now been published!

This action-packed adventure opens with a lethal, pre-dawn gun battle on a Fort Lauderdale beach between an outlaw motorcycle gang and Florida police in which Carina is wounded, and from there the complex, fast-paced and winding plot begins its many twists and turns.

Twisted might also serve as an apt descriptor for the story’s antagonist, a deadly young woman named Regina Roy who is on dual quests–first, to climb out of the shadow of her late, identical twin brother, Rex, who was the gang’s local president and, second, to right the wrongs she believes that one member of every twin pair does to the other.

Both of these quests result in a trail of mangled corpses from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta and give rise to a series of interconnected cases that seem to defy solution. Will Carina be up to the task?  She has faced formidable foes before but Regina Roy is hardly your average killer. Weakened by a genetic disorder but strengthened by an iron will–along with an extreme workout regimen, the eye of a sharpshooter and the heart of an assassin–there are no limits to what Regina will do to survive and to win.

Money Side Up is available now from Amazon at a special introductory price and will be available shortly in the Apple Store and most other e-book outlets.  And because there are just too many David Bensons out there (!),  I’ve used the fuller David M Benson this time (as I did with Dark Fire; Yesterday’s Tears).

So what are you waiting for?

Last-Minute Christmas Gift Idea!

Just a thought. The paperback version of Dark Fire: Yesterday’s Tears by David M Benson–available at–would make a great last-minute gift or stocking-stuffer for that voracious reader in your life!

And for that loving person with whom you share an iPad or Kindle, there are six Carina Quintana Mysteries to choose from!

And, yes, number seven is nearing completion…

Happy Holidays everyone!

A Quick Thought From Rainy (!), Art Basel-y Florida

I’m 44,000 words into Money Side Up, the next Carina book, and loving it! God, I’ve get to figure out how to get these things made into movies! Rooney Mara as Carina?


Blood Moon

Laura and I stepped outside about a half hour ago to see the blood moon. Very cool. Never saw one and I hear there won’t be another for 17 years. Anyway, since I’m a warped (is there another kind??) writer, it made me wonder how many stories, plays, books or screenplays would be begun now called Blood Moon….




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