Monday, April 20, 2020

NBtM Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Murder by Munchausen Trilogy by M.T. Bass

Welcome to my stop on the NBtM virtual book tour for the Murder by Munchausen trilogy by M.T. Bass. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you and a highly interesting guest post regarding the Manson Family murders. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Check out the rest of the stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
--
A Cyber Crime Thriller Series: Notorious serial killers digitally resurrected to live & hunt again in hacked replicants, pursued by detectives of the Artificial Crimes Unit.
--
Title: Murder by Muchausen
Series: Murder by Muchausen #1
Author: M.T. Bass
Publisher: Electron Alley
Publication Date: April 2nd 2017
Print Length: 228 pages
Genres: Thriller, Police Procedural
~
Bosch Meets I, Robot: A police procedural thriller ripped from future headlines!

After Jake shoots and kills a murder suspect who turns out to be the son of a powerful city councilman, he finds himself demoted to the Artificial Crimes Unit, tracking down androids hacked and programmed to be hit men.

When his case of an “extra-judicial” divorce settlement takes a nasty turn with DNA from a hundred-year-old murder in Boston and a signature that harkens back to the very first serial killer ever in London, Jake finds himself tangled up in the brutal slayings of prostitutes being investigated by his former Robbery/Homicide partner, Maddie--who is now his lover.

Artificial Intelligence? Fuhgeddaboudit!

Artificial Evil has a name…Munchausen.

**The eBook is on sale for $0.99**

---
EXCERPT:
This particular Android Subject apparently went off the rails and killed a luckless pedestrian on his way to a bodega for some iced tea or bottled water to quench his thirst. A one-in-a-million occurrence, but every so often it still happens. Anyone who believes technology is infallible is a fool. The incident didn’t appear all that nefarious when first reported, but shortly thereafter the Atlas data stream went dark and patrol called our unit in. It quickly became obvious we were dealing with a malware hit, not a malfunction. The luckless pedestrian was actually not so luckless, being on what appeared to be the winning side of a particularly nasty termination suit with his ex, who we suspected had outsourced the final settlement to extra-judicial parties.

It might not make sense, but the beloved Media tags it “Murder by Munchausen.” For a price, there are hackers out there who will reprogram a synthoid to do your dirty work. The bad news: no fingerprints or DNA left at the crime scene. The good news—at least for us—is that they’re like missiles: once they hit their target, they’re usually as harmless as empty brass. The trick is to get them before they melt down their core OS data, so you can get the unit into forensics for analysis and, hopefully, an arrest.

EC’s scanner returned a hard ping. His quick double blink put his cross-hairs up on my lens and I followed his eye line to the northwest corner of the building…
-

Title: The Darknet
Series: Murder by Munchausen #2
Author: M.T. Bass
Publisher: Electron Alley
Publication Date: February 2nd 2018
Print Length: 212 pages
Genres: Thriller, Police Procedural
~
Hell hath no fury like a detective scorned!

It was the case of a lifetime……but then it went sideways on her. The suspect Maddie put behind bars might have been crazy but it turns out he was innocent, and now she finds herself in the Artificial Crimes Unit hunting a serial killer from two hundred years ago and a madman breathing life back into him with modern technology. Worse yet, she’s partnered up with Jake, her former lover.

When androids are hacked and reprogrammed into hit men, Maddie and Jake investigate and track down the the cyberpunk hackers. But now, an evil genius is using droids to recreate the infamous Jack the Ripper murders.

Artificial Intelligence? Fuhgeddaboudit!

Artificial Evil has a name…Munchausen.

-
Title: The Invisible Mind
Series: Murder by Muchausen #3
Author: M.T. Bass
Publisher: Electron Alley
Publication Date: August 25th 2018
Print Length: 212 pages
Genres: Thriller, Police Procedural
~
When androids dream of murder…

Now unleashed, the “Baron” is resurrecting history’s notorious serial killers, giving them a second life in the bodies of hacked and reprogrammed Personal Assistant Androids, then turning them loose to terrorize the city. While detectives Jake and Maddie of the police department’s Artificial Crimes Unit scramble to stop the carnage with the Baron’s arrest, the cyberpunk head of the Counter IT Section, Q, struggles to de-encrypt his mad scheme to infect world data centers with a virus that represents a collective cyber unconsciousness of evil.

Artificial Intelligence? Fuhgeddaboudit!

Artificial Evil has a name…Munchausen.

---
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
M.T. Bass is a scribbler of fiction who holds fast to the notion that while victors may get to write history, novelists get to write/right reality. He lives, writes, flies and makes music in Mudcat Falls, USA.

Born in Athens, Ohio, M.T. Bass grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, majoring in English and Philosophy, then worked in the private sector (where they expect “results”) mainly in the Aerospace & Defense manufacturing market. During those years, Bass continued to write fiction. He is the author of eight novels: My Brother’s Keeper, Crossroads, In the Black, Somethin’ for Nothin’, Murder by Munchausen, The Darknet (Murder by Munchausen Mystery #2), The Invisible Mind (Murder by Munchausen Mystery #3) and Article 15. His writing spans various genres, including Mystery, Adventure, Romance, Black Comedy and Techno Thrillers. A Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor, airplanes and pilots are featured in many of his stories. Bass currently lives on the shores of Lake Erie near Lorain, Ohio.

---
GUEST POST:
- Which true life crime story has you the most intrigued?
Well…intriguing. That’s an interesting word.

I’m not sure that’s how I’d describe it, but certainly the Manson Family murders are at once inconceivable and mesmerizing. A pregnant Sharon Tate and six others were brutally butchered in August of 1969:
Before these crimes, Manson had spent more than half of his life in correctional institutions. An unemployed ex-convict and aspiring songwriter, he somehow became involved with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys and the group recorded one of his songs, "Cease to Exist," as a B-side to "Bluebirds over the Mountain.” He was obsessed with the Beatles and laid claim to “Helter Skelter” as an image for a coming apocalyptic race war. But look at the man:
And, yet, he recruited a “family” of middle class teenagers—homecoming queen Leslie Van Houten, athlete and honor student Charles “Tex” Watson, glee club and the local church choir member Susan Atkins and middle class Patricia Krenwinkel—and convinced them to savagely shoot and stab to death Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, Abigail Folger, Steven Parent, and Leno & Rosemary LaBianca:
The State of California tried Manson for the Tate and LaBianca murders with co-defendants, Leslie Van Houten, Susan Atkins, and Patricia Krenwinkel, in a circus of a trial that included Manson trying to kill the judge, who then came to court wearing a .38 revolver. Not even President Nixon could stay out of it at the time. Tex Watson was later convicted in a separate trial. They were all sentenced to be executed, but were spared when the death penalty was declared unconstitutional in 1972. The Manson trial was the longest murder trial in American history when it occurred, lasting nine and a half months. Manson died in prison on November 19, 2017, at the age of 83.

The Sixties were no doubt a crazy enough time. But the Manson story—with the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the “Family,” Helter Skelter, and those brutal murders in 1969—certainly killed the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.

Manson and Watson appear for a brief bit in my novel, In the Black. If you want information on the crime, I’d recommend reading Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi, who was the prosecutor in the case:
---
GIVEAWAY:
M.T. Bass will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

212 comments:

  1. Good Morning! Your book sounds great and I'm glad I got to learn about it. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sounds like a very interesting book.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Heather --

    Thanks for hosting my blog tour for the Murdery by Munchausen Trilogy.

    That was a great question for my guest post. It made me stop and think about it.

    Just so your folks know, the entire trilogy is available as a box set in the Kindle Unlimited program.

    Have a great day.

    ~Mudcat

    ReplyDelete
  4. thanks this sounds like an interesting book

    ReplyDelete
  5. I like the cover. It has great graphics.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  6. The covers of your books are colorful and highly detailed.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  7. This sounds like a fantastic story. I do enjoy good thrillers when I'm not reading historical romances. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Sounds like an interesting book and the cover is mysterious looking.

    ReplyDelete
  11. happy monday whose your fave author

    ReplyDelete
  12. This book sounds like an amazing read, I love what they did with the cover here.
    @tisonlyme143

    ReplyDelete
  13. happy tuesday i love to know what your fave song is ?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Of all the songs by all the groups, I guess I'd have to say my all time favorite is "Kid Charlemaign" by Steely Dan:

      https://youtu.be/jJ9Xk-VoGqo

      If you want to hear more of my favorites, my rock 'n' roll novel, Crossroads, has 28 more included in the story:

      https://mtbassauthor.wordpress.com/scribblings/crossroads/

      Thanks for asking.

      ~Mudcat

      Delete
  14. Happy Tuesday! The entire trilogy looks awesome. Thanks for the opportunity to win

    ReplyDelete
  15. They sound like really interesting books. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love the covers, it sounds like a great series.

    ReplyDelete
  17. The covers are really eye catching! The colors are amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  18. This story sounds very intriguing. I think I would enjoy it.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Have you started writing your next book yet?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Bernie --

      As a matter of fact, I'm finishing up the final edits on my next novel, which is called "Jungleland."

      Sweating it out in the Belgian Congo as a civil war mercenary, with Sparks turning wrenches on his T-6 Texan, Hawk splits his time flying combat missions and, back on the ground, sparring with Ella, an attractive young missionary doctor, in the sequel to "My Brother’s Keeper:"

      https://mtbassauthor.wordpress.com/scribblings/my-brothers-keeper/

      It will be heading off to my editor in the next couple of weeks.

      Thanks.

      ~Mudcat

      Delete
  20. Definitely intrigued. I like the premise and am looking forward tor reading.

    ReplyDelete
  21. sounds like a fun one

    ReplyDelete
  22. This sounds like an amazing read.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wow..spooky covers.. I'm digging this!

    ReplyDelete
  24. happy wednesday have you picked up any new crafts

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi --

      No, not really. I've just been working on the same old stuff -- mostly playing guitar and working on my books.

      Thanks.

      ~Mudcat

      Delete
  25. Have you read any good books while in quarantine?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Bernie --

      I read "Boomerang" by Alan Hutcheson, "Perfect" by R.E. Weber, and "Guts and Glory" by Mark Garrison. I review them on my blog:

      https://owlworks.wordpress.com/category/opinion/what-ive-read/

      Right now I'm finishing up "Congo" by Michael Crichton and the biography of Steve Jobs.

      Thanks.

      ~Mudcat

      Delete
  26. Hi Folks --

    I really appreciate all the kind comments on my covers.

    At my last blog stop, I did a guest post on how I came up with the design, if anyone is interested:

    https://fabulousandbrunette.blogspot.com/2020/04/murder-by-munchausen-trilogy-by-mt-bass.html

    I look forward to reading your reviews.

    Thank you very much.

    ~Mudcat

    ReplyDelete
  27. Cool book cover and the book sounds interesting.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Looks like I wouldn’t want to start this at night! Looking forward to reading. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oh my gosh!!! I love stories like these, and analyzing murderers is so much fun (provided you don't idolize them, lol)!

    ReplyDelete
  30. How did your book change from your first draft to your final draft?

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hey Bernie --

    I once tried outlining one of my books with pretty disasterous results. None of the characters would pay attention to what they were supposed to be doing and I gave up trying.

    Murder by Munchausen pretty much went the way I thought it would, but by the time I got to The Darknet, I still didn't know who the Baron would be. And then…it came to me. And suddenly it all made sense.

    So, I pretty much work without a net, starting in on a story and seeing where it takes me. And, of course, that keeps things interesting for me.

    Thanks.

    ~Mudcat

    ReplyDelete
  32. This is a fantastic trilogy.
    Thank you for sharing the review.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Definitely a thriller I would have a hard time putting down ~ phenomenal art work also

    ReplyDelete
  34. Sounds like a good series!
    Thank you for sharing with us!

    ReplyDelete
  35. happy saturday i am loving the excerpt you showcasing

    ReplyDelete
  36. Interesting cover, sounds intriguing.

    ReplyDelete
  37. happpy sunday fave author andgenre ?

    ReplyDelete
  38. Interesting cover, I am interested to learn why you chose it.

    ReplyDelete
  39. I am definitely interested in reading this book after going through the excerpt.

    ReplyDelete
  40. happy monday hope quarantine life is going well stay healthy

    ReplyDelete
  41. happy tuesdayy loving you as the hostess

    ReplyDelete
  42. happy hump day loving the characters in book

    ReplyDelete
  43. happy thursday i appreciate you hosting

    ReplyDelete
  44. i love fridays and i love the cover

    ReplyDelete
  45. How do you pick which crime you write about?

    ReplyDelete
  46. happy saturday thank ypou for hosting this. im loving everything about this book

    ReplyDelete
  47. happy sunday this is good hosting post.

    ReplyDelete
  48. happy monday what is your least fave genre of books and why

    ReplyDelete
  49. happy tuesday happy cinco de mayo and taco tuesday whats your fave type of tacos

    ReplyDelete
  50. happy wednesday hope alll is well

    ReplyDelete
  51. Sounds like a suspenseful read!

    ReplyDelete
  52. I like the cover and would love to read this book sounds really interesting

    ReplyDelete
  53. happy friday i am loving a supenseful read

    ReplyDelete
  54. Good afternoon! Hope you have a great day.

    ReplyDelete
  55. A question for the author: When you travel, do you have a special place you like to visit?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  56. happy sunday and thank you for hosting this amazing giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  57. happy monday thanks so much for hosting this giveaway and love the article

    ReplyDelete
  58. happy tuesday i love this. thanks for hosting this

    ReplyDelete
  59. this looks like great read thank you

    ReplyDelete
  60. HAPPY FRIDAY WHAT ARE YOU DOING

    ReplyDelete
  61. happy saturday thank you for this

    ReplyDelete
  62. happy sunday i hope it will go great for you. i cannot wait to read more books of yours

    ReplyDelete
  63. happy monday hope it goes well.

    ReplyDelete
  64. happy hump day have you learned anything new?

    ReplyDelete
  65. Here's to a terrific Thursday! I can't wait to see more books by you. Thanks for the opportunity to win

    ReplyDelete
  66. happy friday what genre is your least fave ?

    ReplyDelete
  67. Hope you are well this sunny Saturday!

    ReplyDelete
  68. Hope you are having a fantastic Memorial Day weekend

    ReplyDelete
  69. happy tuesday what didyou dofor holidaty

    ReplyDelete
  70. Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday!

    ReplyDelete
  71. happy wednesay i am enjoying you hosting this .

    ReplyDelete
  72. Hope you have a wicked Wednesday!

    ReplyDelete
  73. What's your favorite part of the writing process?

    ReplyDelete
  74. HAVE YOU BEEN READING ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

    ReplyDelete
  75. HAPPY FRIDAY I LOVE TO HEAR WHATS NEXT THAT YOU ARE WRITING

    ReplyDelete
  76. happy sunday hope you are doing good. great stories

    ReplyDelete
  77. Hope you are having a super Sunday

    ReplyDelete
  78. I think that the covers of your books are clever and unique in style.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  79. Have a happy Monday and be safe!

    ReplyDelete
  80. Hope you are having an Amazing Monday!

    ReplyDelete
  81. happy tuesday !! I love this thank you for hosting

    ReplyDelete
  82. happy wednesday whats your fave past time ?

    ReplyDelete
  83. happy thursday thanks for this

    ReplyDelete
  84. HAPPY SATIURDAY HOIPE ITS A LOVELY DAY

    ReplyDelete
  85. HAPPY SUNDAY THANKS FOR HOSTING :)

    ReplyDelete
  86. This sounds like a lot of genres in one. Makes for an interesting read.

    ReplyDelete
  87. I've always been intrigued by Münchhausen. How can this ever happen.

    ReplyDelete
  88. Murder by Muchausen looks like a very interesting read.

    ReplyDelete
  89. David HollingsworthJune 7, 2020 at 7:32 PM

    Have a good day!

    ReplyDelete
  90. Ah that guy must be a government or federal or state worker drinking the kool aid too much. Stop slacking and start working :D

    ReplyDelete
  91. Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday! I've always been intrigued by the Münchhausen syndrome.

    ReplyDelete
  92. wow it sounds creepy (in a good scary kind of way with the serial killers resurrected) I cant wait to read this :)

    ReplyDelete
  93. It seems a little bit creepy.

    ReplyDelete
  94. happy thursday thaNKS FOR HOSTING THIS

    ReplyDelete
  95. These sound like great thrillers! Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  96. Hop you had a fabulous Friday! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    ReplyDelete
  97. happy saturday whats the plans for theweekend

    ReplyDelete
  98. this cover is spectular. i am really enkjoying it

    ReplyDelete
  99. Hope you are having a super Sunday! The cover is really awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  100. I HOPE YOUR MONDAY GOES WELL THANKS FOR THE BOOK SYNOPSIS

    ReplyDelete
  101. happy hump day i hope its great. whats your fave craft to do?

    ReplyDelete
  102. Hope you're having a wondrous Wednesday!

    ReplyDelete
  103. happy thursday thank-you for hozsting i love the cover of this book

    ReplyDelete
  104. Hope you are having a terrific Thursday!

    ReplyDelete
  105. happy friday hope that the weekend treats you welll.

    ReplyDelete
  106. happy sunday , what are your plans for father's day ?

    ReplyDelete
  107. Hope you are having a super Sunday!

    ReplyDelete
  108. happy monday what are your goals for week?

    ReplyDelete
  109. Hope you are having a merry Monday!

    ReplyDelete
  110. happy tuesday this is great article

    ReplyDelete
  111. Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday!

    ReplyDelete
  112. HAPPY HUMP DAY WEDNESDAY, HOPE IT GOES WELL

    ReplyDelete
  113. Hope you are having a Wicked Wednesday!

    ReplyDelete
  114. I like reading thrillers. This series sounds very good!

    ReplyDelete
  115. Hope you are having a fearsome Friday! This series sounds awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  116. i love this . i hope your fourth going well

    ReplyDelete
  117. Hope your Sunday is as sunny as mine!

    ReplyDelete
  118. happpy monday hope treats you well

    ReplyDelete
  119. Hope you are having a magical Monday!

    ReplyDelete