NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- For mystery book fans, there's perhaps nothing more disappointing than diving into a new read only to discover that everything from the storyline to the characters is downright predictable. A good mystery should entertain, inspire and perhaps even educate, and that's exactly what Liz Marvin, author of "The Betty Crawford Mystery Series" (http://www.bettycrawfordmysteries.com), has achieved in her first mystery e-book, "Murder Takes a Bow." In fact, with the launch of the new, free 200-page e-book, Marvin takes the meaning behind mystery to a whole new level, incorporating a riveting plot with diabetes awareness, thanks to her lead character and heroine, Betty Crawford, a diabetic.
According to the publisher, Rick Johnston of Johnston Media, LLC, the premise behind the e-mysteries came about several years ago when his friend was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. "When my buddy Scott Anderson was confronted with major health and lifestyle changes associated with this disease, he suggested that a diabetic character in a book might be a fresh way to generate awareness," Johnston says. "The idea was to provide an exciting twist to a traditional genre, and I thought it was superb. With Scott's help, this concept is now developing into an entire series."
Available at BettyCrawfordMysteries.com, "Murder Takes a Bow" is a free PDF download. Throughout the text, there are links to information and education on diabetes, such as the Dole Nutrition Institute, a leading research and education organization. Moreover, the e-book itself features a collection of recipes fit for the diabetic diet. Yet within "Murder Takes a Bow" there's also a hearty menu of all the mystery-appropriate ingredients -- romance, suspense and friendship -- making it an appealing read to a more general readership.
"'Murder Takes a Bow' is a totally unique type of mystery in that we've harnessed the power of online tools and incorporated them into an entertaining experience that strives to educate and connect people to valuable information," Johnston says. "Readers are going to love that this mystery download is free, but, even better, the product is much more than just a thrilling read. 'The Betty Crawford Mystery Series' enables people to learn about a serious, complex disease that affects a massive community of people and provides solid tips for a healthy lifestyle."
For more information and to download the free mystery e-book, visit http://bettycrawfordmysteries.com.
Publisher, Johnston Media, LLC
SOURCE Johnston Media, LLC