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Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for MURDER BY MUNCHAUSEN Trilogy by M.T. Bass. It stops at R...

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for MURDER BY MUNCHAUSEN Trilogy by M.T. Bass. It stops at Readeropolis with an author interview. The mystery is available now from Electron Alley Publications. 

Murder by Munchausen Trilogy 
by M.T. Bass


GENRE:   Mystery



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.



The Invisible Mind Chapter 2 – Richard Speck

It sat on a bench outside the dormitory of nursing students, waiting with its kind’s infinite patience. Originally acquired and programmed for landscaping at the Cleveland Clinic, the synthoid was one of a brigade of units which had been hacked and Munchausened, then returned to their menial daily services to mankind to await the Baron’s call.

There was no adrenalin surge behind the extremely life-like facade of humanity when that call came. Data packets, sent scatter-shot through the Atlas Grid, coalesced at the location outside the Cole Eye Institute where the synthoid methodically trimmed and shaped the immaculate shrubbery around the building. To avoid Q’s metadata sniffing algorithms from detecting a download spike in the grid, the information came in digital sprinkles over the course of its human handler’s work shift, slowly building a malevolent intent to be executed that night. In the middle of the afternoon, the synthoid left the unfinished topiary to melt into the hospital shift change and disappeared.

Personality modules were a Gen-3 feature upgrade, which is why the earlier models were initially preferred. Swapping out a few IC chips and uploading hacked firmware was a relatively easy way to turn a quick buck with an automated contract killing. But evil innovates, too, and the same features that made synthoids even more human-like in their behavior also helped create robotic assassins which could better camouflage their malicious intents and evade the reach of the Artificial Crimes Unit by melting into and moving undetected through the humanity that surrounded them. For the Baron, it allowed for a greater measure of artistic expression in programming the synthoid’s behavior to not only recreate infamous crimes of the past but to mimic the behavior of their perpetrators, which intensified the thrill of watching the video feed through the eyes of Jack the Ripper, Ted Bundy or, this particular evening, Richard Speck. Jake wasn’t the only history buff, and it amused Jamal that London police had photographed the eyes of Jack the Ripper’s victims, hoping to capture the last thing they ever saw: their killer’s face. If only Scotland Yard could have imagined the future…


AUTHOR Interview:

How did you come up with the title of your book or series?

The working title of the series was Exit Alley, which referred to the Artificial Crime Unit’s offices in a converted warehouse down the alley from the regular police station.  It was kind of a play on being exiled from the regular cops.  But when I read the chapter out loud in the Cleveland Writer’s Group, Dave, the ever-astute leader, called out “Murder by Munchausen” from the passage as the title.  He was right and I used it. 

Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?

When I got ready to publish my first book, My Brother’s Keeper, I haunted the fiction section of Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. I measured book cover dimensions and carefully studied my favorite authors:  Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Berger, and Carl Hiaasen.  All of their books look similar. They all had an author-centric cover design.  So while they may have different cartoon images for each story, a reader can easily recognize their covers as one of their books. I wanted the same concept for my novels, especially since I write in different genres.  Most important, though, was that I wanted the titles and my name to appear clearly on the small Amazon icons, so I went with a tri-color design around a cartooned front image.

Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series:

Since Murder by Munchausen is a high-tech, artificial intelligence-type of story, I decided that none of the main characters should have a last name. I thought that would make it a bit more intimate for the reader.

Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?

Well, that I’m not allowed to mention, but I play guitar, keyboard, and sing in a music group called Project Mojo.  We released an album called Operation Thunderclap a while back and I continue to write and record songs.  In fact, I released a book of lyrics and verse last month called Dephying the Laws of Physics.  I’m also a Commerial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor—which is why there are so many airplanes on the covers of my books.

What can we expect from you in the future?

I’ll be releasing a sequel to my very first book, called Jungleland, on October 22 of this year. I’m working on an audio book of The Darknet and I’ve got about 25% done of Murder by Munchausen #4. It’s called Motherless Children.

Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?

Never give up. You’ve just got to keep at it.  My motto is: “Persistence to the point of stupidity.” 

And, frankly, I often go well beyond stupidity.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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 TechnoThrillers. 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.

M.T. Bass Author Links:

Amazon Author Page:

M.T. Bass Website Links:

Murder by Munchausen Trilogy Page:
Murder by Munchausen Page:
The Darknet Page:
The Invisible Mind Page:

Murder by Munchausen Purchase Links: The book will be on sale for $0.99.


Amazon - Murder by Munchausen:
Amazon - The Darknet:
Amazon - The Invisible Mind:

Apple Books:

Apple Books – Murdery by Munchausen:
Apple Books – The Darknet:
Apple Books – The Invisible Mind:

Barnes & Noble:

Barnes & Noble – Murder by Munchausen:
Barnes & Noble – The Darknet:
Barnes & Noble – The Invisible Mind:

Kobo Books:

Kobo Books – Murder by Muchausen:
Kobo Books – The Darknet:
Kobo Books – The Invisible Mind:


Smashwords – Murder by Munchausen:
Smashwords – The Darknet:
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Audio Books – Murder by Munchausen

Listen to Sample:




Barnes & Noble:

Chirp Audiobooks:

Google Play:

Kobo Books:



M.T. Bass will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. I appreciate getting to hear about a new book. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us. 

  2. Hi Guys --

    Thanks for being a stop on my Trilogy Blog Tour.

    Great questions. I had a blast.


  3. Best of luck with the books and book tour! I included the tour in the Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:

    1. Hi Mayor --

      Thanks much. I appreciate all the help I can get.


  4. The covers for these books are very interesting.

  5. Thanks for the opportunity to win! And thanks for sharing. These book tours are awesome


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