New Cheops Books LLC Brochure

Cheops Books LLC will issue a new brochure. We will feature four new historical thrillers by Dora Benley: Egyptian Spy, Paris Peace Plot, Armistice Plot, and Old Faithful Affair. It will be sent to a library list provided by the ALA in late June in New Orleans, but if you want one just ask through the Contact area of the website.

In Egyptian Spy Dora, Lady Ware, her husband, Colonel Sir Edward Ware, his boss, Wickie, and Wickie’s wife, Jane, all travel to the Sphinx outside Cairo for the Christmas holidays when Edward’s mother, the Dowager Lady Ware, comes to visit in the 1930’s between the wars.

There are mystery figures hanging about even on top of the Sphinx and Dora cannot quite make them out. When she is left alone for a moment, a stalker approaches her and threatens her if she does not hand over the military maps that they want.

She flees and the stalker chases her. She finds herself on top of the Sphinx with a spitting cobra, only to be saved by Leopold, a young man who has befriended her.

But he is suddenly gunned down. But whom? And who is Leopold? Dora had better find out or she could soon be dead, too, in Egyptian Spy, a new thriller by Dora Benley.

Recent Reader Reviews:

Ginger Pollard: This was a Goodreads win. Thank you, Goodreads. A fast paced little mystery. Enjoyable and laugh out loud funny at times.

Mary: It was amazing. A great storyline that kept my attention throughout.

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Armistice Plot Bookmarks:

Armistice Plot bookmarks will be given away at the ALA Convention in New Orleans in late June. Go to the IBPA booth where a copy of Armistice Plot, the paperback, will be displayed. Pick up a free book mark.

The novel Armistice Plot begins at an archaeological site at Carchemish in 1914 as Edward Ware’s father and Leonard Woolley close down their dig in the face of war. As Edward peers into the tent at midnight he sees a dark-robed intruder brushing past the figurine of an ancient Hittite king that he and T.E.Lawrence excavated at Carchemish this summer in 1914.

Is this a spy sent by the Germans to steal the maps Lawrence is sketching for the British military? Edward first encounters the vamp who will haunt the rest of his life prowling among the finds, looking for the military maps that his fellow archaeologist T. E.Lawrence is drawing for the British government. All during the ensuing Great War Edward must fight to keep the maps secret.

Finally during the Battle of Damascus Edward and Lawrence defeat the Turks and make them sue for peace. They will sign the Armistice ending the war. But the vamp, though imprisoned in Damascus, escapes. Edward must chase her down.

There are hints that she is fleeing to join with the Austrian corporal, Adolf Hitler, who is beginning a new movement in Munich. Signs of a new war appear on the horizon though the first has just come to an end with an Armistice that isn’t worth the paper it is written on.

This is an historical thriller about Edward’s contest to the death first with the German Kaiser and then with Hitler himself. It will determine the woman he will marry and the woman he will not. It will drive him to the brink of madness in a century gone insane.

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Armistice Plot To Appear At ALA:

Cheops Books LLC will be represented at the ALA Conference in New Orleans in late June by Armistice Plot. The historical thriller by Dora Benley, the eighth in the Edward Ware Thrillers at War Series, will be found in the IBPA cooperative booth at the library conference. The brand new cover by Daniel Teran will be on display for all visitors in this 100 year commemoration of the end of World War 1.

The novel Armistice Plot begins at an archaeological site at Carchemish in 1914 as Edward Ware’s father and Leonard Woolley close down their dig in the face of war. As Edward peers into the tent at midnight he sees a dark-robed intruder brushing past the figurine of an ancient Hittite king that he and T.E.Lawrence excavated at Carchemish this summer in 1914. Is this a spy sent by the Germans to steal the maps Lawrence is sketching for the British military?

Edward first encounters the vamp who will haunt the rest of his life prowling among the finds, looking for the military maps that his fellow archaeologist T. E.Lawrence is drawing for the British government. All during the ensuing Great War Edward must fight to keep the maps secret.

Finally during the Battle of Damascus Edward and Lawrence defeat the Turks and make them sue for peace. They will sign the Armistice ending the war. But the vamp, though imprisoned in Damascus, escapes. Edward must chase her down. There are hints that she is fleeing to join with the Austrian corporal, Adolf Hitler, who is beginning a new movement in Munich. Signs of a new war appear on the horizon though the first has just come to an end with an Armistice that isn’t worth the paper it is written on.

This is an historical thriller about Edward’s contest to the death first with the German Kaiser and then with Hitler himself. It will determine the woman he will marry and the woman he will not. It will drive him to the brink of madness in a century gone insane.

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Harvey Reminds Me Of My Visit To The Gulf Coast:

I was reading about Hurricane Harvey and gawking at photos taken of a very flooded East Texas. Like everything else it is a matter of geography. The Gulf Coast is full of low lying lands. It is also very flat. This is ideal for flooding. The land in this area absorbs the water and turns into a swamp. This area has lots and lots of natural swamps, too. I know. I drove through them. We also got stranded there when we came back from Tucson on the Sunset Limited, the Amtrak Train, the first time we visited there and got stuck in South Crawley, Louisiana. What an experience! The swampers came out of their houses to help us. I remember them feeding us bologna and cheese sandwiches.I led a group of passengers across the street to knock on doors and ask to use the bathroom. And remember New Orleans, Louisiana is below sea level. You would not want to live on the Gulf Coast.

Cheops Books LLC writes novels about various locales. Several young adult thrillers, Edward Ware Thrillers YA, are set along the Gulf Coast. Bienville comes to mind. It is the only novel set in New Orleans and takes catastrophe for granted, especially when aided by supernatural intervention.

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Today for one day only Bienville is available on Amazon Kindle to download for free. It is the Cheops Books Friday Freebie. The young adult thriller will be available only through midnight tonight. So hurry! This offer will not be repeated this year.

Laura has just turned seventeen —- in a New Orleans orphanage. This is her last chance to find parents. Someone named Bienville wants to adopt her. But who are they? They look elegant and well-dressed, but they are as old as grandparents.

She has had a dream about them as if somehow she knew them before long ago when she could not remember. They whisper to her in her sleep about a past life when she was someone else. Why else would she have been brought to the orphanage as a baby dressed in fine silks and with one hundred thousand dollars in an envelope under her silken pillow?

Should she go with the Bienvilles to their elegant house in New Orleans or should she marry her boyfriend, Robert, who wants her to come to New York? Robert she knows and trusts. But the allure and danger of the unknown beckons. Should she fight back? Or should she allow herself to be tempted? Laura is aware that this might be the most important decision she will ever make in her life — or perhaps in two lives.

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