We’re solidly into November, a month that’s proving to be one of the busiest times of the year for us. We have books available in three separate Storybundles this week, and I have new news about the WMG Holiday Spectacular 2019 to tell you about.

First, the latest Storybundle: The Historical Mystery Bundle. Curated by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, this new bundle features three WMG books—Fiction River: Past Crime, edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch; Stone Cribs: A Smokey Dalton Mystery by Kris Nelscott; and The Idanha Hotel: A Thunder Mountain Novel by Dean Wesley Smith.

You’ll also recognize a number of the other authors with books in this bundle from the pages of Fiction River and Pulphouse Fiction Magazine.

Here’s what Kris has to say about this bundle:

Most people misunderstand the mystery genre. They expect Agatha Christie type stories—you know, bodies in the library and implausible murders and lots of puzzles. And while that is a form of mystery (cozy), it is not the entire genre.

Really, if we were going to name the genre correctly, we would call it the crime genre. But if we do that, then readers expect true crime, which is a nonfiction genre.

So we’re stuck with the inadequate word “mystery” when we mean “crime.” At least the word “historical” works for us. Although it covers a broad scope. At least in this bundle.

Click here to read much more about the bundle.

And while you’re on the Storybundle website, be sure to check out the other bundles with WMG books on offer there if you haven’t already: The Saving the World Bundle, which ends this week, and The 2019 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle, which runs until late November.

And now that news about the WMG Holiday Spectacular 2019. If you missed the Kickstarter for this project (or realized you want to order more to fill out your gift list), you’re in luck! WMG is now selling the WMG Holiday Spectacular 2019—which includes a holiday story per day sent to you automatically for 35 days, from November 28 to January 1—on our website for $25. Your purchase includes the Calendar of Stories, which includes a holiday story per day sent to you automatically for 35 days from November 28 to January 1, as well as the WMG Holiday Spectacular 2019 ebook compilation, which includes all 35 stories and introductions in one volume and will be released in July.

Click here for more information about this gift that will last throughout the holiday season.

So many great deals! What a wonderful time of the year.

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.