A Small Gift for You

A Small Gift for You


What am I celebrating? You, my readers! As a way of saying Thank you for being a fan of Darcy and Flora as well as Ned, I’d like to send you a pen. All you have to do is share this blog on your Facebook page or in a blog post. When you’ve shared it, message me on my Facebook page–https://www.facebook.com/blanche.manos and tell me where I should send your pen. I’ll send one of these pens  to the first twenty people who tell me they’ve shared this blog. Thanks for reading and thanks for participating. This promotional will run only two days–today, Thursday, October 25 and tomorrow, October 26. Here is the link to this blog: http://www.blanchedaymanos.com/a-small-gift-for-you/

Altogether, I’ve written seven cozy mysteries, although the seventh is not yet published. The first four were Darcy and Flora cozies. The protagonists are Flora Tucker, and her daughter Darcy Campbell. They live in Levi, a small northeastern town in Oklahoma. When Darcy returns home to Levi from Dallas, Texas, she expects to relax, enjoy puttering around with her mom, and heal from the recent loss of her husband. Alas, this was not to be. Immediately, Darcy and Flora are plunged into finding out who murdered a lifelong friend and left his body on top of a brush pile at Goshen Cemetery. The Cemetery Club is the name of the group that keeps Goshen Cemetery running and it is an apt title for the mystery in which Darcy and Flora find themselves. 

Life doesn’t get any more peaceful in Grave Shift. Not one, but two Oklahoma earthquakes uncover a two-year old mystery. The climax comes when Darcy meets the murderer face to face and finds out there’s more than one person in Levi determined to silence her for good.

Best Left Buried leads Darcy into discovering some hidden things about her family’s past. She thought she knew all about her ancestry and knew quite a  bit about the people who had lived in Levi all her life. An object hidden in an old well uncovers things that…well, that Darcy wonders might have been Best Left Buried.

Flora thought that Darcy’s heritage was well-known, one that she could be proud of. Flora is upset when events occur that turn her long-held beliefs upside down. What will Darcy think? What can Flora do? She is handing her daughter a Grave Heritage but it’s one that Darcy wouldn’t change for the world.

In the Ned McNeil moonlight series, Ned inherits a Victorian house, replete with a shady history and more than one mystery. Strange to say, the full moon shining down on Granger Mansion (the name the town’s people have given her house) seems to have something to do with mystifying discoveries. Moonlight Can Be Murder but it can also light the way to a new and exciting life for Ned.

By the Fright of the Silvery Moon involves new friends, a new job for Ned, and a few secrets contained within her old house. Strange things happen, all connected in some way to an old-time outlaw whose mother may have been the first owner of her house. And, the culprit? Well, it’s someone Ned would never have suspected–not in a million years!

The moon continues to play a vital role in the mysteries of Granger Mansion and in the soon-to-be-published third book. Ned’s friend Pat, who as you remember, is somewhat superstitious, is convinced that the blue moon which occurs in this fractious month, is what’s behind all those unexplained murders. The only logical answer, Pat declares, is that the people at the Carver estate are moonstruck. Moonstruck and Murderous!

Remember to share today or tomorrow! The first twenty lucky people who share this blog post and let me know they’ve shared will receive a Blanche Day Manos, Mysteries with an Extra Shiver pen.




  1. Hi Blanche, I shared on my Facebook page, Paula Straitiff Adams. I love the titles of your books, very clever.

  2. Christi King says

    I shared your blog on my FB page and sent you a private message. Thanks for the chance!

  3. Jovina cornel says

    Hi blanche! Love your books 😍😍

  4. Hi Blanche. What a kind gesture. I’ve shared your post. Your books are amazing and I’ve enjoyed those I have had time to read.

    • Blanche Manos says

      Thanks for sharing. I’m glad you enjoy my books. If you’ll send me your address, I’ll get a pen on its way to you.

  5. Hi Ms. Blanche Day Manos. I just came across your site and love the pens they are really cute. I am about to share it on Twitter and Facebook

  6. Sandy Hemsher says

    Love your books and would love a pen!!!!! Sharing!!!

  7. sandy hemsher says

    Love your books and share Facebook .Twitter

  8. Blanche Tourville says

    Hi Blanche my name is also Blanche and I enjoy your books thanks.I shared your post..

    • Blanche Manos says

      It’s fun to know another Blanche! I’m glad you enjoy my books. Thanks for sharing. If you’ll send me an address, I’ll get your pen in the mail.

  9. Nancy Bradford says

    Done and done

    • Blanche Manos says

      Thanks so much, Nancy. If you’ll send me the address where you want the pen sent, I’ll get it in the mail.

  10. I shared the blog. My phone is acting up so it might show up twice

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