Green Witch, Dead Witch – FREE!

Green Witch

Do you want to read the 4th book in the Detective Annie Avants series for FREE?  This book is now permanently available free.  Click this link to get a list off all the many places you can download Green Witch, Dead Witch:.

http://reneebenzaim.com/annie-avants-books/green-witch/

AND, as an added bonus, inside the book is information on how to get the Prequel to Green Witch, Dead Witch for FREE  – COYOTE’S SONG.

Each book is a full-length novel and stand alone.  Here’s some information about Coyote’s Song:

A mysterious 30-year old Miwok Indian woman has visions about the victim in Det. Annie Avants case, Green Witch, Dead Witch. Who is this woman, and what is her connection with Kern County? She lives in the mountains of Calaveras County, near West Point, on indian land.
Evangeline Mason has a mystery of her own. Is she the fulfillment of an old Miwok Legend?

There was a legend among the Sierra Band of Miwok Indians. It said that a female would someday become the Shaman of the band and she would reunite the Miwok Indians and make them strong again. Many people believed in the legend at first but, throughout the years, less and less Miwoks even remembered the legend and it didn’t get passed down to the newer generations. At least, not to all of them.
There were a few who still remembered, and waited. The old Shaman was one of the believers, but one day he walked into the mountains and was never seen again. Everyone thought he had gone away to die.
The band dwindled after that. They had a chief who was strong, but the young people left, especially those who lived in the isolated mountain town of West Point, California. There was nothing there for them.
Then, one day in 1989, a little Miwok girl disappeared from her front yard on the reservation.

This book tells the story of Evangeline Mason and  begins on August 6, 1989, the day she disappeared from the front yard of her home on indian land just outside of West Point, California.  Where did she go?  What happened to her?  How did she get involved with Detective Annie Avants?

Coyote's Song

Cause of Death Description

SERIAL KILLER – BLACK WIDOW SPIDERS = DEATH

He got up and walked over to a shelf along the wall. She turned her head and followed him with her eyes. She could see that the shelves held row after row of pint-size canning jars. He seemed to contemplate the contents of the jars.

“Ahh, this one looks perfect. A little bigger than the other two,” he said, as he walked back over to her cot carrying a jar.

Her eyes opened wide in terror. Inside the jar she saw a huge black widow spider.

Sweet southern belle detective Annie Avants hunts down murderers and serial killers in Kern County California.

In this first book of the Detective Annie Avants crime fiction mystery series, we meet Annie and her partner, Detective Tom Weston.

In the dusty small-town farm communities of Kern County, someone is kidnapping, torturing, and killing young Hispanic females. The weapon of torture – black widow spiders.

As the detectives work with their peers and race against time to catch this serial killer, the suspense builds right up until the last moment as more victims are found.

Annie Avants was born and raised a true southern belle in Mena, Arkansas. From a young age, she knew she wasn’t destined to become a farmer’s wife and give her parents a passel of grandbabies.

It upset her family when she joined the Polk County Sheriff’s Department and became one of the youngest detectives of record. After a few years of working in Arkansas, she was ready to spread her wings and took a job offer she couldn’t refuse with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office in California.

It wasn’t long before she was one of the lead detectives in the Robbery/Homicide Unit.

Her partner, Detective Tom Weston, had only one goal. To finish out his last five years and retire. When his pregnant wife was killed in a bungled bank robbery a few years ago, his life came to a halt and he barely existed. Now, with the help of his young, vibrant new partner, he is taking a new lease on life and was even brave enough to ask Laine DelMonte, the Chief of Technical Investigations, for a date.

One major conflict in Annie’s life at this moment is the unwanted pressure by Deputy District Attorney Jesse Greyeyes to make her commit to a relationship between the two of them. Feelings of dread, and being trapped, rise to the surface in Annie each time Jesse puts on the pressure.

Into this setting, the four friends work with slim clues to find out who is killing young, Hispanic females and why.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

Cause of Death by Renee Benzaim – This exciting book is fast-paced, easy to follow, with engaging characters and a highly suspenseful storyline. I couldn’t put it down. I didn’t put it down, and read it straight through in a day. I just had to find out whodunit! JaneReads

Good Author – well written, suspenseful, hated to put it down to fix dinner for family! Recommend this author to other folks anytime. Glitzy

Fantastic!!!! Loved it! Kept me in suspense to the end! Great police story, made my skin crawl! Keep up the good work. Pam Gilstrap

CAUSE OF DEATH is a spine-chilling crime fiction story that keeps you guessing right up to the last minute – and makes you wonder about the “normal” people in YOUR daily life.

Causa Mortis FREE through Oct. 17th, 2015

Annie Avants' Causa Mortis in Portuguese

CAUSA MORTIS, the Portuguese version of the first book in the Det. Annie Avants series, Cause of Death, is now available FREE through October 17th, 2015.

Here are the links where you can find the eBook at Amazon outlets:

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Read the first Annie Avants story in Portuguese

Annie Avants first story, CAUSE OF DEATH, is now available in Portuguese!

I’m happy to announce that the translation of Cause of Death into Portuguese – CAUSA MORTIS – is now available from several vendors. The vendors available at the moment are Apple (iBooks), Barnes & Noble (Nook), KOBO, and Scribd.

Many other vendors will be added as the book is published on their sites.

Here are links to the pages where you can buy Annie Avants’ CAUSA MORTIS now:

BARNES 8 NOBLE

Apple iBooks

KOBO

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As CAUSA MORTIS becomes available on other sites, I will update this list and send out tweets.

Here is the description of CAUSA MORTIS in Portuguese:

Annie Avants virou as costas para suas raízes no interior e tornou-se uma detetive de homicídios no Condado de Kern, Califórnia, depois de trabalhar por muitos anos em Mena, Arkansas, sua cidade natal.

Seus pais não gostaram dos caminhos que seguiu. Eles sempre sonharam em vê-la sossegada em Mena, casada com um bom marido e criando vários filhos. Isso não era nada do que Annie queria na vida. Ela está mais feliz agora, enquanto desvenda as mentes criminosas de assassinos em série e monta engenhosos quebra-cabeças com evidências, solucionando os misteriosos casos que a confrontam e protegendo as vítimas dos crimes.

Seu parceiro, Tom Weston, sofre com seu próprio drama pessoal depois de ter presenciado sua esposa sendo assassinada ao vivo, diante das câmeras de TV, durante um assalto a banco com reféns que terminou mal.

O promotor público Jesse Greyeyes quer ser um bom procurador e quer Annie ao seu lado. Mas suas origens fazem com que ele seja um tanto quanto arrogante e inseguro de si. E Annie tem medo de se envolver em um relacionamento, medo de ser controlada.

Laine DelMonte, investigadora chefe da Polícia Científica é muito competente em seu trabalho e tem um papel fundamental ao lado de Annie e Tom, investigando e solucionando casos. Mas essa atraente e bem-sucedida profissional tem um segredo e está sempre tentando encobrir seus rastros.

Nesta quente e empoeirada cidade, alguém está sequestrando e matando jovens latinas. A arma do crime – aranhas viúvas-negras.

O serial killer não deixa pistas e quase nenhuma evidência. Annie, Tom e seus colegas de trabalho estão completamente perdidos, enquanto o pânico toma conta da comunidade e uma terceira garota é sequestrada.

O que virá a seguir?

Causa Mortis é um suspense arrepiante que vai te fazer imaginar e querer adivinhar – e também te fazer pensar sobre quem realmente são as pessoas “normais” em SEU dia-a-dia.

Annie Avants' Causa Mortis in Portuguese

FREE Det. Annie Avants book when you preorder Agent Down: 999 (book 5)

Would you like a FREE copy of one of the 1st four Det. Annie Avants books?

Cause of Death
Damage Control
Southern Secrets
Green Witch, Dead Witch

If so, here’s what to do to get your free eBook:

1.  Pre-order book #5, Agent Down:999, for the pre-order price of just $1.99;
2.  Send a copy of your pre-order receipt to me at reneebenzaim@gmail.com.  Put – Free Ebook for Preorder – in the subject line;
3.  Tell me which book you’d like to receive free!

It’s that simple. I’ll send you the link and a unique coupon code so you can download your free eBook right now.

If you click on the tab above that says “Det. Annie Avants Books” you will get a description of each of the books.

Agent Down:999 can be pre-ordered at one of the following links:

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Agent Down: 999 available for pre-order

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FLASH! You can now pre-order AGENT DOWN: 999 (Det. Annie Avants 5) at these links:

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DESCRIPTION:

Drug trafficking in Kern County has increased drastically due to Interstate I5, which runs adjacent to Bakersfield, and goes from the Mexican border to Canada. Kern County’s many law enforcement agencies work in their own jurisdictions to solve the problem. Sometimes they work together, but most of the time they do not.

The Kern County Narcotics Division (Part of the Gang Suppression Unit) had been investigating a house in the Lamont area for several months. The eight residents of the home were alleged members of a Mexican Cartel that delivered their wares up and down the I5 corridor. This house was just one of many links on I5.

At 3:00 a.m. on April 13, 2014, Detectives Annie Avants and Tom Weston, of the Kern County Robbery/Homicide Unit, were called to the scene of a combined Narcotics Division/SWAT Team raid gone bad at the house outside of Lamont.

When the teams stormed the house, they found it empty. But a surprise package had been left for them. The body of a middle-aged Mexican male, executed “gang” style, was left at the scene.

When Tom and Annie talked to the Narcotics Division leader later that morning, he informed them that the man had been covertly working with them to close this house and get more information on the connections to the Cartel.

The conclusion: someone snitched and tipped off the residents so they could leave, and told them the name of the man who was working with the Narcotics Division.

Later, during their investigation, as Tom reviewed some of the videos made by the Narcotics Division, a figure caught his eye. He asked the video people to enhance the image and, when he was sure what he was seeing, he was shocked.

It appeared that one of the remaining men who lived at the house was a life-long friend of Tom’s whom he thought worked for the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency.

Don’t miss out! Pre-order your copy now for the pre-order price of just $1.99. Upon publication, the price will increase to $3.99.

COYOTE’S SONG available for Pre-Order

coyotes song

A mysterious 30-year old Miwok Indian woman has visions about the victim in Det. Annie Avants case, Green Witch, Dead Witch. Who is this woman, and what is her connection with Kern County? She lives in the mountains of Calaveras County, near West Point, on indian land.
Evangeline Mason has a mystery of her own. Is she the fulfillment of an old Miwok Legend:

There was a legend among the Sierra Band of Miwok Indians. It said that a female would someday become the Shaman of the band and she would reunite the Miwok Indians and make them strong again. Many people believed in the legend at first but, throughout the years, less and less Miwoks even remembered the legend and it didn’t get passed down to the newer generations. At least, not to all of them.
There were a few who still remembered, and waited. The old Shaman was one of the believers, but one day he walked into the mountains and was never seen again. Everyone thought he had gone away to die.
The band dwindled after that. They had a chief who was strong, but the young people left, especially those who lived in the isolated mountain town of West Point, California. There was nothing there for them.
Then, one day in 1989, a little Miwok girl disappeared from her front yard on the reservation.

This book tells the story of Evangeline Mason and  begins on August 6, 1989, the day she disappeared from the front yard of her home on indian land just outside of West Point, California.  Where did she go?  What happened to her?  How did she get involved with Detective Annie Avants?

Coyote’s Song will “go live” on April 23, 2015. You can Pre-order it now at the following Amazon outlets:

Amazon USA
Amazon UK
Amazon Germany
Amazon France
Amazon India
Amazon Spain
Amazon Japan
Amazon The Netherlands
Amazon Italy
Amazon Brazil
Amazon Canada
Amazon Mexico
Amazon Australia

Great Review for “DAMAGE CONTROL”

Damage Control by Renee Benzaim

Review by Devi Nair

March 4, 2015

damage control
Annie Avants is slowly becoming my favorite now. I started with her 4th book, then I went back and started with #1. Damage control is the #3 in the series of Det. Annie Avants mysteries. Every book sees her getting evolved from a new Detective, slowly gaining experience and developing character. The supporting characters in the series like her boyfriend, Jesse, her partner, Tom, and other people in her team.

Damage Control is about a missing and presumed dead attorney, and murders that follow. The thing with this book is that the clues are always right in front. Throughout the book, you could always feel “Maybe this character is the killer. But maybe, this is too easy and someone else just might be the killer” and it turns out you are right. That gives an amazing feeling because after so many years of reading murder mysteries, you have finally come and realized for a change, who the murderer is. Or maybe Renee is just letting you go easy on this one and will give a killer on the next one…

I thoroughly enjoyed the journey with Annie Avants yet again. It is always fun going on an adventure with her. She feels like the next Nancy Drew going on. I am going on to the next book pretty soon

Check out the book at:

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