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Tuscany Press Thanks Readers for Making 'The Cana Mystery' #1

10/24/2013 - 11:33 AM PST

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WELLESLEY, MA (October 24, 2013) - We at Tuscany Press wish to extend our sincerest gratitude to our readers for making the mystery-adventure novel The Cana Mystery, by David Beckett, a huge success.

On October 16 and 17, we offered Mr. Beckett's debut novel for free as a Kindle download. We'd hoped this would provide the opportunity for many to read and enjoy this page-turning thriller, but we were astounded by the phenomenal response: the book was downloaded more than 60,000 times in two days, and reached #1 in several Kindle categories, among them "Crime" and "International Mystery & Crime."

We would not have had this level of success without the support of our readers. You shared this promotion with your friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter, and other social-media outlets, and that made the difference between a modest success and the incredible response we experienced. We are humbled and grateful for your support and encouragement.

Not only did you, our readers, download the book, but you've also responded with some wonderful reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

"Got an ad in my inbox from Tuscany Press for a free e-book. I don't usually respond to those, but I was getting ready for a plane flight and this looked like it could be a good, rather easy read. Downloaded it, and started it on my way home. Great story. Lots of action, tied both to history and to current events. The main characters are pretty incredible, but in the sense of people whom you would like to know--brilliant, witty, caring, honest. Faced with challenges they understand only pieces of, they struggle to make choices based on those deeper values that guide their lives. Isn't that what all of us are trying to do? Really enjoyed this. Look forward to Beckett's next effort." -- Carmel, via Goodreads

"Archaeology, Israel, Bible times, prophecy, ruins, travel, fast action, good vs. evil, exciting characters, wealth beyond belief, cyber-technology, story twists, fun word puzzles for levity and for quiet thinking . . .This is a great story and the only reason I couldn't read it straight through was the need of sleep!! Highly recommended." -- Susan, via Goodreads

"Riveting book: The historical plot was intertwined with a mind-boggling plot. A must-read for anyone interested in religious history. The underlying story of human drama kept me reading late into the night." -- Ronald, via Amazon

"Constant action, fascinating history and innumerable twists and turns. I couldn't put it down! Yet I was sorry when it was finished." -- Deborah, via Amazon

"I could not put your book down! This was one of the best reads I've had in a while and I truly enjoyed every page of it." -- Shelley, via Amazon

If you've read The Cana Mystery and haven't yet reviewed it, we ask that you take a few minutes to do so on Amazon or Goodreads. If you haven't read the book, we encourage you to give it a try. The free promotion is over, but the book is available in Kindle format for only $3.99 and is well worth the investment. There's a paperback edition available as well, which we think would be a great Christmas gift for the readers on your list!

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped to spread the word about this wonderful book. We're humbled by your support.

To request a review copy of The Cana Mystery, please e-mail

Tuscany Press publishes Catholic fiction that explores the spectrum of human relationships with God.

Contact: Peter Mongeau, founder and publisher


Tuscany Press, LLC  MA, 02481 US
Peter Mongeau - Publisher, 


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